Walks

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               Saturday 13 November            Farnham to Guildford                       Waterloo 9.24 (Alton service), Clapham Junction 9.31 arrive Farnham 10.25. Buy return to Farnham. An easy-paced undulating walk eastwards along the River Wey, mostly through paths and woodland meeting the Pilgrims Way from Winchester to Canterbury (only dating back to 1871 and without historical evidence, but a good name, and look out for two large wooden crosses on either side of a road bridge en route). We go through Runfold Nature Reserve, with abundance of wildlife and through the village of Puttenham, featured in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World 1932. Lunch – Will now be at Seale, the excellent Manor Farm Tea Room. Due to the reduced hours of daylight, the lunch break may only be 30 minutes.

Walk Length – About 12 miles E145 L186              Jan C and Susan W

Wednesday 17 November              London Loop Sections 12 & 13 Uxbridge to Moor Park

Meet 10.45 Uxbridge (Piccadilly & District Line, Zone 6).Section 12 to Harefield West follows the Grand Union Canal and is dominated by water on mainly firm and level towpaths; Section 13 takes us through remote countryside and luxuriant woodland on rough paths, tracks and grass. There are several stiles, some of which are quite high. Drop out possible after 5 miles at Harefield West by bus to Uxbridge. Lunch at the Coy Carp Pub Harefield, limited picnic facilities. Return from Moor Park station (Metropolitan Line, Zone 6/7)                                          About 10 miles London A-Z E172                    Led by Josie R

 Saturday 20 November          Theydon Bois to Chingford                      Meet 10.30 Theydon Bois station (Central Line, Zone 6).A steady paced undulating walk, mainly on good paths, through Epping Forest to Chingford Station (London Overground, Zone 5).Lunch at High Beach, there is the Kings Oak pub, two refreshment kiosks and picnic places.                                                                                                     About 8 miles. Maps E 174, L 166, 177           Led by Peter H 

 Saturday 27 November               Wendover to Chesham                 Marylebone 9.57 (Aylesbury Vale Parkway service), Harrow-on-the-Hill 10.09 arrive Wendover 10.45.An undulating steady-paced stile free walk partly on the Chiltern Link. Lunch at The Lee; Cock & Rabbit or bring a picnic. Return from Chesham Station (Metropolitan Line, Zone 9)

About 9 miles E181                                            Led by Ken P

Saturday 4 December           Holmwood to Reigate                         Victoria 9.25 (Horsham service), Clapham Junction 9.32 arrive Holmwood 10.29. Buy return to Reigate. A Low Weald Surrey walk in the Mole Valley along broad paths through gently undulating country with glimpses of the North Downs ridge to the North passing through Hammond’s Copse. Lunch at Leigh the Plough or bring a picnic. In the afternoon cross the Mole at Flanchford Bridge rising up to the Greensand Ridge near Reigate Priory to give extensive views of the North Downs.

About 10 miles E146                                          Led by Josie R

 Wednesday 8 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 11 December       Leatherhead to Dorking linear
Waterloo 9.24 (Dorking (Main) service), Vauxhall 9.28, Clapham Junction 9.33 arrive Leatherhead 10.06. Buy return to Dorking. A moderately-paced undulating walk over varied terrain via Mole Gap Trail, Norbury Park, Polesden Lacey. Ranmore Common, North Downs Way and Denbies Vineyard. Lunch stop at Polesden Lacey at the NT Café or bring a picnic. Possible tea stop at Denbies Vineyard. Drop-out possible  just over 9 miles to Dorking West station.

About 11 miles E146 L187                       Led by Jane R

14 December– Note to Leaders – Deadline for details of your walks for the next programme, February to March 2022 to Programme Organiser; stephenross79@gmail.com

Thursday 16 December           Kingston Circular

Waterloo 10.27, Vauxhall 10.31 Clapham Junction 10.36 arrive Kingston 10.55 (Zone 6).
Through Kingston town centre and Home Park towards Hampton Court then to The Pheasantry in Bushey Park for lunch (but please bring picnic). Along Teddington High Street to cross the river and following tow path back to Kingston. Kingston has Christmas lights, and you could take the opportunity to visit the Christmas Market – gluhwein possible. Level, no stiles and with drop-out points.
Approximately 7 miles London A-Z E161 L176                                                     Led by Joyce N

Saturday 18 December           Richmond Circular

Waterloo 10.28 (Windsor & Eton Riverside service), Vauxhall 10.32, Clapham Junction 10.38 arrive Richmond 10.47 (Zone 4). An easy-paced undulating Three Rivers Walk. Lunch at Kneller Park cafe or Twickenham Green where there are several pubs including one specialising in Thai food. Drop-out by bus after lunch.                         About 9 miles London A-Z E161                        Led by Pauline L 

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

Saturday 1 January (New Years Day)     Wood Green to Stoke Newington

Meet 11.00 Wood Green Station (Piccadilly line Zone 3). A stile free fairly level easy-paced walk on good paths via Alexandra Palace, along the Parkland Walk for lunch in Highgate Woods; Café or bring a picnic. Continue to Finsbury Park, Woodberry Wetlands, Clissold Park. Then passing the Old Church of St Mary’s via Abney Park Cemetery to Stoke Newington Station (Overground, Zone 2). Many drop-out points.      About 8 miles E161 L177 London A-Z              Led by Stephen R 

 Saturday 8 January            Gravesend Circular                                St Pancras 10.25 (Ramsgate service Platform 11), Stratford International 10.32 arrive Gravesend 10.47 or London Bridge 9.48 (Rainham, Kent service, Platform 4), Greenwich 9.57 arrive Gravesend 10.43. Where Leader meets the group. A mainly level walk with good riverside views though could be muddy in places. Along the Thames (Saxon Shore Way) to Shornmead Fort and then up to Higham for lunch; Pub or bring a picnic. Then back into Gravesend via Chalk Church and the old Medway Canal.                                                       About 8 miles    E161/2 L178                             Led by David T

 

Wednesday 12 January    Around Ealing, Queen of the Suburbs             

Meet 10.30 Acton Town station (Piccadilly and District lines, Zone 3). Discover why Ealing earned the nickname Queen of the Suburbs. A good winter walk on pavements and paths through six green spaces, by two historic houses (Rothschild’s and Sir John Soane’s) and a spectacular view of NW London from Hangar Hill. Lunch in central Ealing: cafes, pubs and park. Ends at North Ealing station (Piccadilly line, Zone 3).                                                                                          About 6 miles London A-Z                                    Led by Maureen C

 Saturday 15 January                Turkey Street to Enfield Lock

Liverpool Street 10.15 (Cheshunt service), Seven Sisters 10.33 arrive Turkey Street 10.47 (Freedom Pass Zone 6). A fairly level moderately-paced walk via the Turkey Brook (now flowing through Albany Park), River Lea wetlands, Gunpowder Park where the Lee Enfield rifle was produced and Enfield Island with its Royal Ordnance buildings. Lunch stop at ‘The Plough’ pub, Sewardstone Road or bring a picnic.              About 8 miles with optional 3 mile extension to Chingford Station following the London Loop over undulating terrain. E174 L166                                                   Led by Henriette V Z

 Wednesday 19 January        London Loop Section 14

Moor Park to Hatch End

Meet 11.00 Moor Park (Metropolitan Line, Zone 6/7). An easy-paced walk that crosses farmland around the community of Pinnerwood between cottages and well-kept ponds and lawns including Old Furze and Oxhey Woods. On clear days there are some great views. Bring a picnic or have a late lunch at Hatch End.                                            About 5 miles London A-Z E173 L176      Led by Stephen R          

Saturday 22 January – No Walk today

                         Annual General Meeting 

Saturday 29 January              Barming Circular

Victoria 9.55 (Ashford International service), Bromley South 10.12 arrive Barming 10.55. A fairly level steady-paced stile free walk in open countryside, small wood and orchards. Lunch at Teston, home of cricket ball manufacture. No pub but a community shop. Picnic in the churchyard. Coffee available at the community shop. After lunch a halt at the ‘Nature Park’: small coffee kiosk and toilets then 1½ along the River Medway to return to Barming.                                                     About 9 miles   E148 L188                                 Led by Sue 

 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 R 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. Wear a mask. 

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.

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.

Stephen Ross (Walks Organiser)