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 23rd April to Sunday 29th September 2019

DAY

TIME

MEETING PLACE

LINK

MILES

GRADE

MONDAY

10.00

Millennium Field, Sonning Common

Map

½-1¾

FS

11.30

Herb Farm, Peppard Road, Sonning Common

Map

2½

B

TUESDAY

10.00

Kingwood Common

Map

1¾

C

WEDNESDAY

14.00

Until 10th July

Peppard Crossroads, Stoke Row Road

Map

3-3½

B

From 17th July

All Saints’ Church, Peppard Common

Map

3-3½

B

19.00

No Evening Walk currently

 

 

 

THURSDAY

10.00

Until 23rd May

Greys Court Car Park

Map

2½

B

C

From 30th May to 11th July

Map

2½

B

C

Herb Farm, Peppard Road, Sonning Common

From 18th July to 15th August

All Saints’ Church, Peppard Common

Map

2½

B

C

From 22nd August to 26thSeptember

Map

2½

B

C

Peppard Cricket Club, Stoke Row Road

FRIDAY

09.30

Until 12th July

All Saints’ Church, Peppard Common

Map

3½–4

A

From 19th July

Cricket Ground, The Hamlet, Gallowstree Common

Map

3½–4

A

SATURDAY

 

09.30

Greys Court (rear), Rocky Lane

Map

4-5

A

14.00

Peppard Primary School, Peppard Common

Map

2½-3½

B

SUNDAY

10.00

Until 14th July

Kingwood Common

Map

2½-3

B

From 21st July

Sonning Common Health Centre

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.