Walks

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

Saturday 1 February         Theydon Bois Circular

Meet 11.00 at Theydon Bois Station (Central Line, Zone 6). An undulating steady-paced walk through woodland and over fields via Oaks Way and Essex Way. Lunch Toot Hill; The Green Man or bring a picnic.

About 12 miles E174/183 L167/177                    Led by Ken P

 

FOR OUR NEXT WALK!

Ian B has noted that Advance tickets are available for the 9.20 Paddington train that we’ll be using. Currently £5 instead of £28.10. 

Saturday 8 February            Oxford Circular

Paddington 9.20, Slough 9.34, Reading 9.49 arrive Oxford 10.14. An easy-paced mostly level walk along the River Isis to Binsey passing the ruins of Godstow Nunnery via Port Meadow for lunch at Wolvercote Green; Trout Inn or bring a picnic. Then along the Oxford Canal by Wolfson College along the River Cherwell through the University Parks passing the historic colleges returning to the station Expect some mud. Drop out possible after lunch by bus to Oxford.

About 10 miles E180 L164                Led by Stephen R

Monday 10 February       Angel to Tower Hill                 

Meet 10.45 Angel Station (Northern Line Zone 1). A fairly level steady-paced walk mostly on paved paths via Regents Canal and Victoria Park. Lunch at St Katherine’s Precinct, Limehouse; Yurt Café or bring a picnic. Then to Shadwell Basin and Tobacco Dock to Tower Hill. About 8 miles London A-Z.                Led by Renata Z

 

Saturday 15 February      Mill Hill East to Kentish Town

Meet 10.00 Mill Hill East Station (Northern Line, Zone 4).. A fairly level steady-paced walk mostly on paved paths partly on the Capital Ring. Lunch at Hampstead Garden Suburb: Toulous café or bring a picnic. Then across Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill to Kentish Town Station (Northern Line, Thameslink, Zone 2)                           About 9 miles London A-Z          Led by Henriette V Z

Saturday 22 February   Guildford Circular via Watts Gallery, Compton

Waterloo 9.45 (Portsmouth & Southsea service), Clapham Junction  9.52 (where leader joins party), arrive Guildford. 10.24.An undulating steady-paced walk via the Wey towpath and North Downs Way to the Watts Gallery, displaying the arts & crafts of G.F. Watts, celebrated Victorian painter & sculptor.  Lunch at Gallery Tea Shop or picnic. Option to drop out at lunch to visit gallery (admission charge) and retrace route or return by bus. Main walk returns to Guildford via Watts Chapel and Loseley Park.

About 8 miles E 145.L186                          Led by David B  

Saturday 29 February         Cheddington to Tring

Euston 9.24 (Rugely Trent Valley service), Watford Junction 9.39 arrive Cheddington 10.03.Buy return to Cheddington.  A moderate to brisk paced fairly level walk via Marsworth and Tring Reservoirs to Wilstone for lunch at the Half Moon pub or bring a picnic. Then past Drayton Beauchamp Church (Grade 1 listed) and through Tring Park, with a detour to the Natural History Museum at Tring for tea, to finish at Tring Station.

About 14 miles E181 L165              Led by Jane R              

Saturday 7 March        Denmark Hill to Crystal Palace

Meet 10.30 Denmark Hill Station (Overground, Thameslink, South Eastern Trains, Zone 2). Via Ruskin Park, Dulwich Village and Park. Lunch after 4 miles at Horniman Museum; café or picnic in the gardens. Walk continues via Sydenham Hill Woods to Crystal Palace Park and Station (Zone 3). Undulating in places on mainly good paths but some steps and maybe muddy in the wooded area.

About 7 miles London A-Z                Led by Peter H

Wednesday 11 March    London Loop Section 1 – Erith to Old Bexley

Charing Cross 9.40 (Dartford service), London Bridge 9.51 arrive Erith 10.25. An easy-paced fairly level walk initially following the Thames before turning inland to follow the Darent and the Cray to Crayford for lunch; Lindy Lou’s Vintage Tea Rooms or bring a picnic. Then by Hall Place and though Churchfields Wood to Bexley Village to return from Bexley Station. Both stations are within the Freedom Pass zone.

About 8½ miles London A-Z              Led by Stephen R

 Saturday 14 March         Shoeburyness to Leigh-on-Sea + Optional Extension to Benfleet

Fenchurch Street 9.18(Shoeburyness service), West Ham 9.27 (where leader joins party), Barking 9.33, arrive Shoeburyness 10.27. Buy return to Shoeburyness. A fairly level mostly paved steady-paced walk. Taking the coastal path through the old military town of Shoeburyness and resorts of Thorpe Bay, Southend and Westcliff-on-Sea to Leigh-on-Sea with its pubs, fish stalls, eateries and arts gallery. Lunch at Southend: cafes, pubs or picnic or possibly take train to cafe at end of pier.

About  7½  + 4 miles optional extension to Benfleet E 175/6 L178                                                         Led by Maureen C

15 March– Note to Leaders – Deadline for details of your walks for the next programme February to April 2020 to Programme Organiser; stephenross79@gmail.com

 

 Tuesday 17 March      A Spring visit to Kew Gardens

Meet Kew Gardens Station (District and London Overground lines, Zone 3 & 4) for a prompt start at 10.45. Enjoy a walk in the gardens in the spring sunshine admiring the floral displays. To make this even more enjoyable Betty has a dozen free tickets. If there is a large group it will be necessary for two people to share a ticket i.e. each person will pay half. Lunch in one of the cafes or a picnic in the grounds.

About 3 miles E161 L176 London A-Z                       Led by Betty B

 Saturday 21 March              Saunderton Circular

Marylebone 9.27 (Aylesbury service), Harrow-on-the-Hill 9.39, Amersham 10.02 arrive Aylesbury 10.18. Change to Platform 1, 10.25 (Gerrards Cross service)  arrive Saunderton 10.46.. A steady-paced undulating Chilterns walk over stiles with some steep sections through open countryside and woodland. Lunch at Bledlow; The Lions Pub or a picnic in the nearby garden. Return to Saunderton via Radnage.

About 11 miles E181 L165                         Led by Ken C

 

Saturday 28 March    Stansted Abbots/St. Margarets circular

Liverpool Street 9.42 (Hertford East service), Tottenham Hale 9.55,Cheshunt 10.09 arrive St Margarets 10.21.A fairly level steady-paced walk with a couple of stiles in the lovely conservation countryside of the Ash Valley. Lunch at Wareside; Pubs or bring a picnic. Return via Amwell Nature Reserve renowned for bird watching. Possible 1¼ mile extension to Rye House or a further 3 miles to Broxbourne

About 8 miles   E183/195 L167                     Led by Sheila S 

Saturday 4 April                Ockley to Warnham

Victoria 9.25 (Horsham service), Clapham Junction 9.32 arrive Ockley at 10.33. Buy return to Warnham.  This is a beautiful walk through unspoilt countryside of fields, woods and gentle hills, in a sleepy corner of the Surrey/Sussex border.  Lunch will be at the Scarlett Arms in Wallinswood, or picnic nearby. About 10 miles E13/146                                                       Led by Josie R

 

Wednesday 8 April               London Loop Section 2 – Bexley to Petts Wood

Charing Cross 10.18 (Dartford service), London Bridge 10.27 arrive Bexley 10.53. A fairly level easy-paced walk starting along the Cray Riverway through sports grounds and open areas, then beside the River Cray through Foots Cray Meadows, Sidcup Place to Petts Wood.

About 7 miles London A-Z                 Led by Stephen R

 

Saturday 11 April                                Betchworth Circular

Victoria 9.39 (Reigate service), Clapham Junction 9.46, East Croydon 9.57, Merstham 10.14 arrive Reigate 10.24. Change to 10.35 (Reading service) arrive Betchworth 10.39. Moderate walk with long easy stretches and one strenuous steep ascent, just two stiles. A varied walk that includes sections of the North Downs Way, Banstead Common and Headley Heath. Lunch at Walton-on-the-Hill where there is a choice of venues or bring a picnic. Then on through Headley and the Heath with its fine views. Can be muddy. Possible drop out point halfway at Walton-on-the-Hill, a short walk to Tadworth Station.

About 10 miles E146 L187                            Led by         Liz McS

             

Easter Monday 13 April                   Sevenoaks Circular

Charing Cross 10.00, London Bridge 10.09 arrive Sevenoaks10.36. An undulating walk along tracks with possibly some muddy stretches and a steep descent near to Ivy Hatch.  Good views of Knole House and the Weald. Through Knole Park to Godden Green then on to Ivy Hatch for lunch stop; The Plough Inn or down the road to the tea room at Ightham Mote (National Trust), or bring a picnic. Return to Sevenoaks via One Tree Hill and Fawke Common.

About 9½ miles. E136/147 L188                   Led by David T

 

Saturday 18 April       Tower Bridge to Thames Barrier

Meet 10.00 London Bridge Station, Tooley Street exit. A level mostly paved steady-paced walk following the Thames Path connecting some of the most evocative places on the historic riverside passing the Thames Barrier. Possible morning coffee break. Lunch in Greenwich: Cafés, Pubs or bring a picnic. The walk a finishes at Charlton Station (National Rail, Zone 3). Several drop out points.

About 11 miles London A-Z                    Led by Mary C

Wednesday 22 Aprill             Greenford to Alperton
Meet 11.00 Greenford Station (Central Line, National Rail, Zone 4).  Walk is via Paradise Fields nature reserve and Grand Union Canal.  No hills.  Lunch: bring picnic or use cafés/pubs in Alperton.  Walk ends Alperton Station (Piccadilly Line,; Zone 4).
About 3 ½  London A – Z             Led by Barry S

Saturday 25 April               Sunningdale Circular

Waterloo 9.20 (Reading service), Clapham Junction 9.28 arrive Sunningdale 10.08. A steady-paced fairly level walk starting on quiet residential roads, then into Windsor Park along Virginia Water by the Totem Pole and Savill Gardens for Lunch at the café or bring a picnic. Returning to the station through the stunning Valley Gardens.

About 10 miles E160  L175          Led by Elena B                                                                           

 Monday 27th April.         Kingston to Kew Bridge

Waterloo 10.27 (Kingston service), Vauxhall 10.31 Clapham Junction 10.36 arrive Kingston 10.55. An easy-paced walk through Richmond Park to the Isabella Plantation.  To Hollyhock Café in Terrace Gardens for lunch, or bring a picnic.  Then along Thames tow path to Kew Bridge. Drop out point after lunch (3.1/2 miles)

About 7 miles London A-Z                       Led by Joyce N

 

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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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