West Berks Ramblers

Working for Walkers

21 Walks for the 21st Century

21W21C cover front web 21W key plan for web

21 Walks for the 21st Century was published in 2000 as a set of A5 waterproof cards in a wallet. Unfortunately it has sold out - the increasing prevailance of the internet as a source of walk information means that it is unlikely to be reprinted.

Amendments as at November 2018 (this list may not be complete - please let our Secretary know if you become aware of any others that ought to be recorded):

  • Inside centre of wallet: Please refer to the About Us -> Contacts page on this website for up-to-date contact information for West Berks Ramblers.
  • Outside right of wallet: 'Roads Used as Public Paths' have now been superceded by 'Restricted Byways' with purple waymarks. These may not be used by the public with mechanically propelled vehicles (except for invalid carriages &c.)
  • Inside right of wallet - Trains: These operate as described but now under the Great Western Railway franchise. Services between Reading and Bedwyn are subject to significant disruption while the line is being electrified (the work is due to be completed in early 2019).
  • Inside right of wallet - Buses: Local buses have been subject to major changes and cutbacks in recent years and it isn't practical to detail them here, especially when further changes are liable to occur at short notice. Please use online (click here) or telephone enquiry services to check on the routes now operating in the area.
  • Outside back of wallet: If you can you should report problems on rights of way in West Berkshire online via the 'Report a Problem' service at www.westberks.org.uk.
  • Route information - stiles and gates: We are cooperating with West Berkshire Council in a programme to replace stiles by gates and you may find that where a route description refers to a stile there is now a gate. We are not attempting to record individual changes of this nature here - if you wish, for example, to establish whether a route you would like to follow now has no stiles, West Berkshire Council has online mapping available (click here and zoom in to the area of interest) which indicates the locations of gates (orange triangles), stiles (blue triangles) and steps (red triangles) and is kept reasonably up to date, though there are stiles that can in practice be bypassed which are still shown.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018