Thursday 7 December – Kingston Christmas Market
Meet 11.00 Kingston Station (National Rail Zone 6). A circular walk along the Thames towpath to Teddington Lock, then through Bushey and Home Parks to finish at the attractive Kingston Christmas Market. Flat easy walking. Drop out possible at Teddington Station after 3½ miles.
About 7 miles London A-Z
Led by Joyce N
Saturday 9 December –
Laindon Circular Berkhamsted Circular
Euston 9.39: (Milton Keynes Central service, Platform 8), Harrow & Wealdstone: 9.51, Watford Junction: 10.00 arrive Berkhamsted: 1016. An easy-going steady-paced walk along the Grand Union Canal, then through bridleways and fields to Ashley Green for lunch; The Golden Eagle or picnic nearby. Thereafter, we go through Hockeridge Wood, Christmas Tree Place and Kingshill Way back into Berkhamsted.
About 9½ miles E181/2 L165
Led by Josie R
Wednesday 13 December – Osterley to Boston Manor, with optional Manor House tour
Meet Osterley tube station at 10.30 am to walk through Osterley Park, stopping for coffee/toilets at Osterley House, then via Long Wood and along the canal to Boston Manor Park (approx. 5 miles) arriving for a picnic lunch or café lunch at Boston Manor House. Boston Manor House has reopened after a five-year restoration project. We have been offered a guided tour for a max 20 people starting at 2 pm. Please book your place on the tour by emailing email@example.com by 15 November. The grounds and house are free to enter so you can also do your own thing.
About 5 miles London A to Z
Led by David B and Maureen C
Saturday 16 December – Amersham Circular via Chalfont St. Giles
Marylebone 9.27 (Aylesbury Vale Parkway service), Harrow-on-the-Hill 9.39 arrive Amersham 10.02 (Freedom Pass Zone 9). A fairly level easy-paced walk along gentle hills above the Misbourne valley to the attractive village of Chalfont St. Giles where we have lunch. Choice of the Feathers pub or Merlin’s Cave or bring a picnic. Some paths may be muddy.
About 8½ miles E172 L165/175
Led by Peter E
Saturday 23 December – Heron Quays to Lewisham
Meet 11.00 Heron Quays Station (DLR Zone 2) at southern end of the station. The route goes through Mudchute Farm and the foot tunnel from Island Gardens to Cutty Sark in Greenwich where there are various pubs and cafés or benches in the park for a picnic lunch. Then up through Greenwich Park and over Blackheath to Blackheath Village and Lewisham. A fairly level steady-paced walk mostly on paved paths with one climb up through Greenwich Park. Plenty of drop out points.
About 7 miles London A-Z
Led by Pauline L
Saturday 30 December – Hyde Park Corner Circular
Meet 10.30 Hyde Park Corner Station (Piccadilly Line Zone 1) at ticket barrier. This resplendent walk takes us through the fine residential streets and squares of West London, visiting on the way Kings Road, Thomas Moore’s Chelsea, Kensington Gardens, the museums and Harrods. A level easy-paced paved walk with many possible drop outs. Lunch along the Kings Road, cafés, pubs or bring a picnic.About 8 miles London A-Z
Led by Stephen R
Saturday 6 January – Putney Circular via Barnes
Meet 10.30 Putney Bridge Station (District Line Zone 2). An easy-paced level walk mostly on pavement or tarmac with several possible drop-out points. Following a long walk along the Thames passing Fulham Palace, Craven Cottage and Hammersmith we stop for lunch at Chiswick House, café or bring a picnic. Then return to the river to cross over to Barnes across the Common to follow the Beverley Brook rejoining the Thames to Putney.
About 8 miles London A-Z
Led by Stephen R
Saturday 13 January – to be confirmed
Saturday 20 January Henley Circular via Great Wood
Farringdon 9.08 (Elizabeth Line Reading service Plat B), Tottenham Court Road 9.11 (Plat B), Paddington 9.17 (Plat B), Ealing Broadway 9.26 (Plat 3) arrive Twyford 10.05, Change to 10.15 (Henley service Plat 1) arrive Henley 10.27. With Freedom Pass buy return from Twyford to Henley. A steady-paced stile-free walk, undulating in the morning up above Henley through Great Wood before dropping down to the quaint well-preserved hamlet of Hambleden for a late lunch at the Stag & Huntsman or bring a picnic. After lunch we make our way to the Thames to cross it on the impressive Hambleden Weir and follow the river the 2½ miles back to Henley.
About 10 miles E171 L175
Led by Susan W and Jan C
Saturday 27 January – Cockfosters to Enfield Island Village
Meet 10.00 Cockfosters Station (Piccadilly Line Zone 5 ) downstairs concourse. The walk is mainly along. the London Loop path. The surface has been much improved but could be muddy in places. Lunch at Forty Hall café after 6 miles or bring picnic to eat by the lake. Tea at Enfield Island Cafe. Return by 121 bus which goes to Enfield Lock and all Enfield stations. Several drop out points.
About 9 miles London A-Z
Led by Roddy Elmer
Note: Saturday 10 February – AGM at 2.30pm
at St Aloysius R C Church Hall, 20 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA
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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.
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)