Walks

 

Saturday 7 December Chipstead to Coulsdon South
London Bridge 9.47 (Caterham and Tattenham Corner service), East Croydon 10.02 arrive Chipstead 10.29. Chipstead and Coulsdon South are both within the Freedom Pass. A steady-paced walk on undulating terrain via Park Downs, Banstead Woods, Fames Rough, Chipstead Bottom, The Long Plantation, Poorfield Wood and Chipstead for lunch at the White Hart pub or a picnic on the Recreation Ground or beside the pond. Then via Hooley, Petershole Shaw, Netherne House, Devilsden Wood, Happy Valley and Farthing Down.to Coulsdon.
About 10 miles E146 L187 Led by Jane R

Wednesday 11 December – an early evening walk Bermondsey to Oxford Circus

Meet 4.30 Bermondsey Station (Jubilee Line, Zone 2). An easy paced fairly level evening walk to see the lit bridges and London’s Christmas Lights. We’ll follow the South Bank of the Thames to Hungerford Bridge cross over the River to Trafalgar Square and along Regent Street to finish at Oxford Circus.

About 4½ miles London A-Z Led by Stephen R

Saturday 14 December Liverpool Street to Stratford

Meet 10.30 Liverpool Street Station Main Line Station by War Memorial on upper level opposite platform 7 (Near McDonalds). An easy paced mainly level walk through the East End via several parks and gardens with a visit to Spitalfields City Farm. Lunch at Bethnal Green: pubs and cafés or picnic in museum gardens. Then via Victoria Park and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to Stratford.

About 7 miles London A-Z Led by Peter H

15 December – Note to Leaders – Deadline for details of your walks for the next programme February to April 2020 to Programme Organiser;

Saturday 21 December West Ruislip to Rickmansworth

Meet 9.45 West Ruislip Station (Central Line Zone 6). A level easy-paced walk through open countryside to the north of Ruislip and then through Bayhurst Wood Country Park, following the Hillingdon Trail. Lunch after about 7 miles at The Coy Carp Pub or bring a picnic. The last 3 miles is along the beautiful Grand Union Canal. Finish at Rickmansworth station (Metropolitan Line, Zone 7)

About 9 miles London A-Z Led by John M

A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR FROM THE COMMITTEE

Saturday 28 December Sevenoaks to Eynsford

Charing Cross 9.30 (Tunbridge Wells service) London Bridge 9 39, arrive Sevenoaks 10.05. Buy a return ticket to Sevenoaks. This is an easy, moderately-paced walk along the Darent Valley, passing through the Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve and Lullingstone Country Park and Castle. Lunch will be at the Kings Arms in Shoreham or picnic nearby. This is also a possible drop out point.

About 9¼ miles E136/147 L188 Led by Josie R

Wednesday 1 January Gerrards Cross to Cookham

Marylebone 9.46 (Gerrards Cross service), Wembley Stadium 9.55 arrive Gerrards Cross 10.16. Buy two singles tickets; to Gerrards Cross and from Cookham. A steady-paced moderately undulating walk with just two easy stiles. Start by crossing Bulstrode Park, past woods and lakes then through Hedgerley Green Nature Reserve to Hedgerley church, through Egypt Wood for lunch at Littleworth Common: Jolly Woodman Pub or bring a picnic. The walk ends alongside the Thames, going over Cookham Bridge to the Station to return to London Paddington via a change of trains at Maidenhead.

About 9½ miles E172 L175/6 Led by Stephen R

Saturday 4 January Orpington to Hayes (Kent)

Charing Cross (Hastings service) 9.45, Waterloo East 9.48, London Bridge 9.54 (where Leader meets the group) arrive Orpington 10.09. Both Orpington and Hayes (Kent) are within Freedom Pass Zone 6. A moderately- paced walk with one or two not-too-steep hills giving good views. Via Downe for lunch at Keston; pubs or picnic on Hayes Common. Then to Hayes Station.

About 8 miles E147 L177/187 Led by Janet D

Saturday 11 January Chislehurst Circular

Cannon Street 9.38, London Bridge 9.43 (Where leader joins the group), Lewisham 9.54 arrive Hither Green 9.58. Change to replacement bus 10.04, arrive Chislehurst 10.27 (Freedom Pass Zone 5). A steady-paced undulating walk. In the morning mainly through National Trust farmland and woods. Lunch at Ozzie’s café, edge of St Paul’s Cray or bring a picnic. Afternoon via Scadbury Park, the Scadbury Manor house and one of the richest private roads of Chislehurst.

About 7½ miles Led by Sue C

Saturday 18 January – No Walk today – Annual General Meeting – see programme page for details

Saturday 25 January Grove Park to Elmstead Woods
Charing Cross (Sevenoaks service) 10.04. London Bridge 10.13 arrive Grove Park 10.26. An undulating easy paced mostly Green Chain walk. Lunch at the Homestead café near the mansion in Beckenham Place Park. Light refreshments available or picnic in lovely walled garden. Both Grove Park and Elmstead Stations are within the Freedom Pass.

8½ miles London A-Z Led by Desiree L

February to April 2020 Programme: If you are interested in leading a ramble or a mid-week interest visit on the next programme, please contact the Programme Organiser, Stephen Ross by 15 December 2019.

Ramble Surveys:  Members surveying rambles for possible inclusion in a future programme are, subject to prior agreement, entitled to claim reimbursement of fares.  Please contact Stephen Ross for details.

Travel Information: Train times listed are the latest available at the time the programme was prepared. Alterations can take place at short notice. It is advisable to check with National Rail (Tel: 03457 48 49 50, www.nationalrail.co.uk) or if your journey involves travel on London Underground and/or London Overground, check with Transport for London (Tel: 0343 222 1234, www.tfl.gov.uk). At mainline stations please meet the group near the booking office in time for the train stated. Check our website walks page for programme changes before setting out.

Do make sure you have the correct ticket for the journey as London Underground and most National Rail Companies fine passengers without a valid ticket £50.

Guidance for Members

Follow leaders at all times and carefully watch where they are going. Make sure you know the time and place for meeting after lunch. If you do not intend to complete the walk, please inform the leader.

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Bring along some food and drink, as mention of a pub or café is no guarantee that food will be available.

Please bring some simple first aid equipment with you. Sorry, no dogs, except for assistance dogs

Please note that the Club is not liable or responsible for an individual’s personal safety.