Wednesday 23 January                                                                  The Charming Streets of Chiswick

Meet Stanford Brook Station 11.00 (District Line Zone 2). A fairly level easy-paced stile-free walk around one of London’s loveliest riversides, where grand houses testify that this neighbourhood was once far removed from the city. The walk takes in Chiswick Mall, Chiswick House and Hogarth’s House. Lunch at Chiswick House Café or bring a picnic. The walk finishes at Burlington Lane for buses towards Hammersmith or Richmond.                                                                                                                                About 4 miles London A-Z                                                                                                                                                                 Led by Stephen R


Saturday 26 January                                                                                         Acton Town to Boston Manor

Meet 10.00  Acton Town Station (Central & Piccadilly Lines Zone 3).   An easy-paced generally level stile free walk that takes us to Gunnersbury Park and past the newly-refurbished museum, then beside the Potomac lake.  Having negotiated our way carefully across the Great West Road we pass the new Brentford Football Ground, under construction.  After crossing Kew Bridge, we walk along the Thames Path to Richmond lock and then retrace our steps for a short while but on the west bank of the river.  After passing Syon House we reach the outskirts of Brentford (possible drop-out point).   Walking along the towpath of the Grand Union Canal and through parkland, we end at Boston Manor station (Piccadilly Line, Zone 4).  Possible 3 mile extension via Osterley Park to Osterley station (Zone 4).  Lunch at Isleworth; London Apprentice pub or picnic nearby.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          About 8 miles E161 L176 London A-Z                                                                                                                                                Led by Quentin P

Saturday 2 February                              Coulsdon South Circular

Victoria 10.09 (Reigate service), Clapham Junction 10.16, East Croydon 10.27 arrive Coulsdon South (Zone 6) 10.38. A steady-paced walk, hilly in parts via Kenley Green, Riddlesdown Common and Dollypers Hill Nature Reserve. An early lunch at Coulsdon Common; The Fox or bring a picnic.

About 10 miles E146/161 L176/187                                                                                                                                                    Led by Ken P 

Monday 4 February                                                                                             St Paul’s to Mile End

Meet 10.45 at St Paul’s Station (Central line Zone 1). A level steady-paced walk along the River Thames to Shadwell Basin and Limehouse via the Regents Canal to Mile End Station (Hammersmith & City, District and Central lines, Zone 2). Lunch at Wapping; the Prospect of Whitby or bring a picnic.

About 6 miles London A-Z                                                                                                                                                                     Led by Renata Z 

 

Saturday 9 February                                                                            Capital Ring Sections 1 & 2 - Woolwich to Grove Park

Charing Cross 9.12 (Dartford  service) , London Bridge 9.21, Lewisham 9.30 arrive Woolwich Arsenal 9.44 (Zone 4) A steady-paced undulating walk starting from the River Thames via Maryon Wilson Park, Charlton Park  then climbing to Oxleas Meadows for lunch at the Café or bring a picnic. After which via Falconwood, passing Eltham Palace to finish at Grove Park Station (Zone 4).

About 11 miles London A-Z                                                                                                                                                                    Led by Stephen R

           

Saturday 16 February                                                                                          Great Missenden to Amersham

Marylebone 9.27 (Aylesbury service), Harrow-on-the-Hill 8.39 arrive Great Missenden 10.08. With Freedom Pass, for the outward pay from Amersham (Zone 9) to Great Missenden. An undulating steady-paced Chilterns walk. Lunch at Penn Street: Pubs or bring a picnic. Drop out: bus from Penn Street.

About 9½ miles E172/181 L165                                                                                                                                                                  Led by Ken C

 

Saturday 23 February                                                                                             Barnes Circular

Waterloo 10.03, Vauxhall 10.07, Clapham Junction 10.13 arrive Barnes 10.22 (Zone 3) A moderate to brisk-paced walk via north side of Richmond Park, Richmond Terrace, Thames Path, Ham House and Ham Common for a picnic lunch stop at the Isabella Plantation, which has a shelter. Returning to Barnes Station via Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath and Putney Park Lane. Gently undulating terrain. Several drop-out points including by bus near Wimbledon windmill.

About 13½ miles. E161, London A-Z.                                                                                                                                                           Led by Jane R     

 

Saturday 2 March                                                                                  Putney Bridge to Richmond

Meet 9.30 Putney Bridge Station (District Line, Zone 2. Via sections of the Thames Path, Beverley Brook Walk and Capital Ring. A steady-paced walk with no stiles, mainly fairly level with gradual ascent followed by a steep descent in Richmond Park. Coffee break in Barnes, lunch at Pembroke Lodge café or a picnic nearby. Many venues in Richmond for tea. The station is Zone 4.

About 9 miles  London A-Z, E161, L176                                                                                                                                                        Led by Peter H

                       

Saturday 9 March                                                                             West Drayton to Hatton Cross 

Paddington 10.27 (Didcot Parkway service), Ealing Broadway 10.35, Hayes & Harlington 10.42 arrive West Drayton (Zone 6) 10.46. A fairly level steady-paced London Loop walk full of contrasts including  the Grand Union Canal, Stockley Countryside golf club, a hi-tech Business Park planted with over 140,000 trees/shrubs, the River Crane and Cranford Park. Lunch at Cranford: cafés, pubs or bring a picnic. The walk ends at Hatton Cross Station (Zones 5/6).

About 7 miles London A-Z                                                                                                                                                                              Led by Dave C 

   

                  15 March – Note to Leaders - Deadline for details of your walks for the next programme, April to June 2019 to Programme Organiser; 

 Saturday 16 March                                                                         Brookmans Park Circular

Moorgate 9.20 (Welwyn Garden City service) Highbury & Islington 9.28 Finsbury Park 9.33, Alexandra Palace 9.41 arrive Brookmans Park 9.59 where leader will meet the party.  An undulating steady paced walk along field side paths and woodlands.  Lunch at the Blackhorse pub South Mimms or bring a picnic. Return via St. Mary’s church, North Mymms and the Swallow Holes at Waterend. Tea and cakes offered at end of walk at leaders home, 7 minutes from station.

About 7 miles E173/182   L166/174                                                                                                                                                                Led by Philip E

 

Monday 18 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

 

Thursday 21 March                                                                           Tottenham to Seven Sisters

Meet 11.00 Tottenham Hale Station (Victoria line and National Rail, Zone 3).  A surprisingly attractive moderately paced walk visiting nine parks in Tottenham, seven with cafés finishing at Seven Sisters Station (Victoria line and National Rail, Zone 3). Possibility of coffee stop at one of the park cafés and/or lunch 1½ miles from end at an interesting good food café.                  

About 6 miles  E173, London A-Z.                                                                                                                                                                      Led by Henriette V Z

 

Saturday 23 March                                                                             Haslemere Circular

Waterloo 9.30 (Portsmouth Harbour service), Woking 9.55, Guildford 10.04 arrive Haslemere 10.21. A steady-paced walk with some fairly steep sections through woodlands and over heathlands. From Haslemere through Marley Common National Trust Land for lunch at Fenshurst: the Red Lion or bring a picnic. The afternoon takes us up to the Temple of the Winds to take in fine views of the South Downs National Park. Be prepared for mud.

About 9 miles E OL33 L186                                                                                                                                                                                         Led by Stephen R

Wednesday 27 March                                                          Capital Ring Sections 3 & 4 - Grove Park to Streatham     

Charing Cross 9.34 (Sevenoaks service), London Bridge 9.43 arrive Grove Park (Zone 4) 9.57. A steady-paced generally level walk with some long and quite steep slopes and steps. The walk takes us via Beckenham Place Park and Crystal Palace Park for lunch at the new Crystal Palace Park Café (if it has opened) or bring a picnic. Then through Westow Park, Upper Norwood Recreation Ground, Biggin Hill Wood, and Norwood Grove to Streatham Common Station.

About 12½ miles London A-Z                                                                                                                                                                                   Led by Stephen R

 

Saturday 30 March                                                                                        Hollingbourne circular

Victoria 9.25 (Canterbury West service) , Bromley South 9.42 arrive Hollingbourne 10.31 A steady-paced walk with some moderate uphill sections which goes through the Woodland Trust's Hucking Estate, and then joins the North Downs Way through the grounds of Leeds Castle.  Lunch will be at the Dirty Habit pub in Upper Street, or picnic nearby.

About 11 miles E148 L188/9                                                                                                                                                                                         Led by Josie R

 

Saturday 6 April                                                                                               East Tilbury to Sole Street   
Fenchurch Street 9:24 (Southend Central service), West Ham 9:33, Barking 9.39, Upminster 9:47, East Tilbury 10.09. Stations are on different lines - buy two single tickets. A moderate to brisk-paced, fairly level walk, half in Essex and half in Kent, following a section of the London Countryway via Coalhouse fort, Tilbury fort and the ferry across the Thames to Gravesend (£4.00) for the lunch stop. Choice of pubs and cafés or picnic at the parish church of St George where there is a statue and memorial to Princess Pocahontas (1595-1617). Then mainly along the Wealdway, crossing the A2 (Watling Street) and HS1 and passing Ifield Court and Nash Street before finishing at Sole Street Station. Drop-out points at Tilbury Ferry terminal (to Tilbury Town Station) and at Gravesend.
About 12 miles. E163, L177.                                                                                                                                                                                    
Led by Jane R


Saturday 13 April                                                                                                        Guildford Circular

Waterloo 9.30 (Portsmouth Harbour service), Woking 9.55 arrive Guildford 10.03. Morning route along River Wey, then joining North Downs Way to climb St. Martha’s Hill for fine views. Lunch at the pretty village Shere village (White Horse pub/Dabbling Duck cafe/picnic). Steep climb after lunch to reach Newlands Corner for tea/toilet stop. Then drop down to Guildford via Pewsey Down.

About 11 miles. E145 L186                     .                                                                                                                                                                     Led by David B

Wednesday 17 April                                                          Capital Ring Sections 5 & 6 – Streatham to Richmond

Victoria 9.30 (Epsom Downs service), Clapham Junction 9.39 arrive Streatham Common 9.49. A steady-paced  undulating walk, starting on pavements through residential streets to Tooting Bec Common via Balham into Wandsworth Common to Wimbledon Common for lunch at the café by the windmill or bring a picnic. After lunch we cross Richmond Park to finish at Richmond Station.

About 12½ miles London A-Z                                                                                                                                                                                       Led by Stephen R

 

Saturday 20 April                                                                                                bbey Wood to Crayford

Charing Cross 9.42 (Dartford service, Zone 2)), London Bridge 9.51, Lewisham 10.00, Blackheath 10.03 arrive Abbey Wood 10.19. A steady-paced quite hilly walk up to Lesnes Abbey Woods Visitor Centre for a short break. Then along the Green Chain Walk to Erith for lunch at the Running Horses Pub or a picnic on the benches in the Riverside Gardens. Drop out possible from Erith Station. After lunch follow the small tidal River Cray to Crayford Station (Zone 2).

About 8 miles, London A-Z                                                                                                                                                                                              Led by Elena B

 

Easter Monday 22 April                                                                                 Albany Park to Chelsfield
Charing Cross (Dartford service) 9.48, Waterloo East 9.51, London Bridge 9.57 arrive Albany Park 10.21. A steady-paced undulating walk. After crossing the River Cray we walk through Joyden's Wood to Swanley Park (lunch).Then via Crockenhill and Chelsfield Village though farmland and woods. Drop-out point at Swanley 4.5 miles).Picnic/cafe lunch.
Approx.9-10 miles   E 147/162 L177/188                                                                                                                                                                               Led by Les W

 

Saturday 27 April                                                                                    Benfleet to Westcliff-on-Sea

Fenchurch Street 9.32 (Shoeburyness service), West Ham 9.41, Barking 9.46 arrive Benfleet 10.15. Buy return to Westcliffe. An undulating steady-paced walk through Hadleigh Country Park by the Iron Age roundhouse to Hadleigh Castle for lunch at the Salvation Army tea room. Then via Leigh-on-Sea, Chalkwell and the Cliffs Pavilion theatre for tea. Drop out possible at Leigh-on-Sea station.

About 8 miles E175 L178                                                                                                                                                                                                  Led by Desiree L

 

Monday 29 April                                                                                                 Kingston to Richmond

Waterloo 10.27 (Kingston service), Vauxhall 10.31, Clapham Junction 10.36, Wimbledon 10.43 arrive Kingston 10.55. A level easy-paced walk through Richmond Park to the Isabella Plantation.  Then to Pembroke Lodge for lunch, or bring picnic.  An optional afternoon walk, through the Terrace Gardens then along the riverside to Richmond station which would add another 3 miles

About 3 + 3 miles London A-Z                                                                                                                                                                                                 Led by Joyce N

 

















             

 

 

 
 
 
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