Benefits

Walking is good for your heart and lungs, improving cardiovascular fitness.

You can get major health benefits from relatively mild exercise, as long as you do enough and do it regularly.

Regular walking can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis.

Walking will increase your muscle tone and increase the efficiency of your heart and lungs. It will help reduce cholesterol, boost metabolism, and improve the health of bones. Ease stress, raise your energy levels and improve sleep. Combined this can also help you reduce body fat and lose weight.

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Timetable

SCHW LogoWe publish our walks timetable twice a year, one timetable covering April to September the other covering September to April. The start point for the walks (and the timing of the Saturday afternoon walk) change depending on the time of year.

The walks take place every day of the year, except for Bank Holidays and two weeks around Christmas & New Year, see timetable for exact dates.

Click here for advice on Footwear and our policy on Dogs.

Current Timetable
Tuesday 18th April to Sunday 1st  October 2017

DAY

TIME

MEETING PLACE

LINK

MILES

GRADE

MONDAY

10.00

Millennium Field, Sonning Common

 

Map

½-1¾

FS

11.30

Peppard Stores Crossroads, Stoke Row Road

Map

2½

B

TUESDAY

10.00

Kingwood Common

 

Map

1¾

C

WEDNESDAY

14.00

Until 28th June

Greys Court (rear), Rocky Lane

Map

3-3½

 

B

From 5th July

Old Copse end of Woodlands Road, Sonning Common

Map

3-3½

 

B

19.00

No Evening Walk currently

 

 

 

THURSDAY

10.00

Until 29th June

Map

2½

B

Greys Court Car Park

From 6th July to 17th August

Peppard Cricket Club, Stoke Row Road

Map

2½

B

From 24th August to 28thSeptember

Map

2½

B

Cricket Ground, The Hamlet, Gallowstree Common

FRIDAY

09.30

Until 30th June

All Saints’ Church, Peppard Common

Map

3½–4

A

From 7th July

Shiplake Scout Hut, Shiplake Road

Map

3½–4

A

SATURDAY

 

09.30

Sonning Common Health Centre

 

Map

4-5

A

14.00

 

Old Copse end of Woodlands Road, Sonning Common

Map

2½-3½

B

SUNDAY

10.00

Until 25th June

Kingwood Common

Map

2½-3

B

From 2nd July

Red Lion Pub, Peppard Common

 

Map

2½-3

B


The current timetable is available in hard copy format from any of the Health Walk Leaders, from Sonning Common Health Centre, Sonning Common Library and The Herb Farm in Sonning Common. To download a printable version (pdf) click here.