Walks

JULY

Saturday 30 July    
Leytonstone to Gants Hill
Meet 10.30 Leytonstone Station (Central Line Zones 3/4) Church Lane Exit. Via Wanstead Flats to Wanstead Park for a break at the Tea Hut. Walk continues via Ornamental Waters and quiet residential streets to Valentines Park for lunch. There are two cafés serving light meals (e.g. Jacket Potatoes) and picnic places. We then walk through the park to Gants Hill Central Line Station (Zone 4).   A leisurely-paced, mainly level walk on good paths, no stiles.
About 7 miles, London A-Z
Led by Peter H

  

AUGUST

Saturday 6 August
Great Chesterford to Newport via Safron Walden
Liverpool Street 9.28 (Cambridge North service), Tottenham Hale 9.40, where leader joins train, Cheshunt 9.48 arrive Great Chesterford 10.35. (Book return to Great Chesterford). Buy Super Off-peak return to Cambridge from London Terminals restricted to Greater Anglia services only. A moderate-paced linear walk to Newport (Essex) Station over gently undulating terrain consisting of large arable fields interspersed by small woods, chalk streams and ancient settlements containing many listed buildings. Via Little Chesterford, the historic market town of Saffron Walden, Audley Park (impressive view of Audley End House (English Heritage)), Abbey Farm (drop-out by road to Audley End Station), Debden Water and Newport. Lunch in Saffron Walden at the 15th century ‘Eight Bells’ pub or picnic in Bridge End Garden. Drop-out by 301 bus to Audley End Station.
About 11 miles E195/209 L154,
Led by Jane R

Wednesday 10 August
Lower Sydenham to Greenwich

Charing Cross 10.37 (Hayes Service) London Bridge 10.46 (Plat 7) arrive Lower Sydenham 11.01. A leisurely paced walk mainly through open spaces but with some road walking. Via the Waterlink Way to Ladywell Fields for lunch at the cafe, or bring a picnic. Walk continues via Lewisham to Elverson Road DLR Station then ascends to The Point for the view before descending via Greenwich Park to Greenwich where there are opportunities for tea. The homeward journey can be made from either Cutty Sark DLR Station or Greenwich Southeastern Trains Station. Several possible drop out points.
About 7 miles. Map E162,London A-Z.
Led by Peter H

Saturday 13 August
There is a National Rail Strike planned for this Saturday so, the planned walk from Polegate to Eastbourne  will be replaced by the following walk:-
Ealing Broadway Circular 

Meet 10.30 Ealing Broadway Station (District & Piccadilly Lines, Zone 3). A fairly level easy-paced walk in West London. Our route is rich in places of interest, passing Pitshanger Manor, the Grand Union Canal, Boston Manor, Syon House, Richmond Old Deer Park, Gunnersbury, Lammas and Walpole Parks. Lunch by the Thames at Isleworth,  the London Apprentice or bring a picnic. Several drop-outs possible. About 11 miles London A-Z                                                                     Led by Stephen R on the day 07540 437466

Wednesday 17 August         London Loop Section 20  Chigwell to Havering-atte-Bower Meet 11.00 Chigwell Station (Central Line Zone 4). A generally level walk with gentle slopes and four stiles almost entirely in open country, woodland and undulating farmland. Lunch at Hainault Forest Country Park; Café or bring a picnic. At the end of the walk take Bus 375 from Havering-atte-Bower to Romford Station (Elizabeth Line, National Rail Zone 6).

About 6½ miles London A-Z            Led by Susan W and Jan C

Saturday 20 August
As there is planned to be another train strike on this Saturday, instead of leading a walk from Tring, Ken P
, will lead the following:

Saturday 20 August                      Chorleywood Circular

Meet 10.30 Chorleywood Station (Metropolitan Line, Zone 7). An undulating steady-paced Chilterns walk. During the morning following the Chiltern and Bucks Ways. Lunch at Chalfont St Peter; The Greyhound or bring a picnic. Then return  to Chorleywood via Horn Hill.

About 11 miles E172 L165/175     Led by Ken P                                                                    


Saturday 27 August
Ashurst Circular

London Bridge 9.07 (Uckfield service Plat 10), East Croydon 9.22 (Plat 6) arrive Ashurst 9.57. An undulating steady-paced walk along the Medway Valley joining the Wealdway Path through the Buckhurst Estate to Five Hundred Acre wood, crossing over Pooh Bridge, passing through the villages of Withyham and Hartfield through varied countryside. The midpoint of the walk does not allow for a pub/cafe stop so bring a picnic. Time permitting a tea stop might be possible after about 8 miles at Hartfield where drop-out possible by bus to East Grinstead. 
About 12 miles E135 L187
Led by Jan C and Susan W

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 3 September
St Margarets to Sawbridgeworth
Liverpool Street 9.28(Cambridge North Service), Tottenham Hale 9.40, Cheshunt 9.48, Broxbourne 9.53. Change to Rail Replacement Bus arrive St Margarets 10.16, Buy return to Sawbridgeworth. Gently undulating terrain. Lunch at Perry Green where there are picnic tables and a cafe at the Henry Moore Studios Visitor Centre and ‘The Hoops Inn’ on the village green. Before finishing at Sawbridgeworth we will follow a stretch of the River Stort Navigation.
About 12 miles E194 l166/7
Led by Pauline L

Wednesday 7 September
Highlights of Barnes Common
Waterloo 9.52 (Weybridge service), Vauxhall 9.56, Clapham Junction 10.02 arrive Barnes 10.11 (Zone 3). A fairly level easy-paced interest walk including overgrown cemeteries, a shrine to a ‘glam rock’ legend and tales of a fire-breathing monster. Lunch at the end of the walk in Barnes; Pubs, cafés or bring picnic.
About 5½ miles London A-Z
Led by Stephen R

Saturday 10 September
Bishops Stortford to Harlow
Liverpool Street 9.40 (Stansted Airport service), Tottenham Hale 9.52 (where leader joins train) arrive Bishops Stortford 10.17. Buy return to Bishops Stortford. A walk mostly along the towpath of the placid waters of the Stort Navigation, generally along level paths but with some muddy sections, ending at Harlow Town station. Lunch at Sawbridgeworth (various cafes, pubs etc) or bring a picnic. Possible drop out at Sawbridgeworth station.
About 10 miles E194, L167
Led by Quentin P

Saturday 17 September
Pluckley Circular
Charing Cross (Ramsgate service) 8.40, London Bridge 8.49 (Plat 6) arrive Pluckley 9.50. A steady-paced undulating walk in the Kent countryside. An early lunch at Little Chart; the Swan or bring a picnic. Some tricky paths.
About 10 miles E137 L189
Led by Ken C and Julie L

Saturday 24 September
Horningsea Circular

Kings Cross 9.12 (Ely service Plat 8) arrive Cambridge North 10.07. Buy a return to Cambridge North. A fairly level steady-paced walk either side of a long loop of the lazy River Cam. Lunch at Horningsea: Plough & Fleece or bring a picnic.
About 10 Miles E209/226 L154
Led by Barbara A

OCTOBER

Saturday 1 October Biggin Hill Circular
Please note: the journey to Bromley South will be as follows:
Victoria 9.55 (Ashford International service, Plat 4) arrive Bromley South 10.11 . Take Bus 320 to the Biggin Hill Black Horse (Stop Q). A steady-paced walk with some steep hills known as the Kentish Alps. Lunch at Tatsfield; Pub, café or a picnic on the green. Possibility to buy eggs ¾ mile before the end of the walk. Take bus back to Bromley South.
About 8½ miles E147, L187
Led by Sue C

Wednesday 5 October
London Loop Sections 21 & 22 Havering-atte-Bower to Upminster Bridge
Liverpool Street 9.18 (Elizabeth line Shenfield service Plat 16) , Stratford 9.25, Ilford 9.35 arrive Romford 9.45. Change to 9.55 Bus 375 (Passingford Bridge service) to arrive at Havering Green 10.12. A steady-paced fairly level walk through high-lying undulating farmland to reach Noak Hill. Then beside Carter’s and Paine’s Brooks to Harold Wood for lunch; Pubs, Cafés or bring a picnic.Following which we go through Pages Wood and along the River Ingreboune through extensive pasture to arrive at Upminster Bridge (District line 6). Several drop-out points
About 9½ miles London A-Z
Led by Stephen R

Saturday 8 October
Faversham tp Whitstable
Victoria 9.10 (Dover Priory service Plat 5), Bromley South 9.27, Rochester 9.53 arrive at Faversham 10.25. Buy return ticket to Whitstable. Linear walk along coastal paths, hoping to have fresh oysters at Whitstable. Lunch stop at The Sportsman pub but food with you. Pace: moderate
About 10 miles E149, L178
Led by Gary C

Saturday 15 October
Kings Sutton Circular

Marylebone 10.00 (Birmingham Moor Street service Plat 6), High Wycombe 10.24 arrive Kings Sutton 11.02. A steady-paced fairly level walk with long views, mostly across large fields, through four small Northamptonshire villages; Aynho, Shouldern, Croughton and Charlton. Passing the grand 17th century Anynho Park, Souldern House and several other fine houses. Lunch will be at the Blackbird pub in Croughton, or picnic nearby.
About 10¾ miles E191, L151
Led by Josie R

Saturday 22 October
Bourne End Circular
Paddington 8.57 (Didcot Parkway service Plat 14), Ealing Broadway 9.05 arrive Maidenhead 9.29 (Zone 9). Change to 9.35 (Marlow service Plat 5B) arrive Bourne End 9.46. a steady-paced undulating walk via hills, woodland and river paths with views of the Thames valley. Via Wooburn and Woolman’s Wood to Cookham village for an early picnic lunch by the river, possibility of drinks at the Ferry Pub. Then head west from Cookham to Quarry Wood near Marlow. Return to Bourne End via Winter Hill.
About 10½ miles E172 L175
Led by Roddy and David E (Guest Leader)

Saturday 29 October
Uxbridge to Northwood Hills
Meet 10.00 Uxbridge Station (Metropolitan, Piccadilly Lines Zone 6). A walk through parks and open spaces with some road walking following the Polish Air Force Heritage Trail passing key sites visited by of the P.A.F. during WWII. The trail first passes the Battle of Britain Bunker, then the Polish War Memorial and Northwood Cemetery to end at Northwood Hills Station (Metropolitan Line Zone 6). Mostly level in the morning some gentle hills in afternoon. Lots of drop-out options. Lunch at Ruislip Gardens café or picnic in the park.
About 12 miles London A-Z
Led by Joyce N

 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)

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