Our walks until  30 April 2018                                                                                                                           

Wednesday 14 February                                              Walthamstow Wetlands

Meet 9.30 Hackney Wick Station (Overground Zone 2). Following the Lea Valley Walk up to Hackney Marshes, Walthamstow Marshes and Walthamstow Wetlands.  Flat walking along designated paths walking round the Middlesex filter beds.  Lunch at either the Engine House or Ferry Boat Inn. Short bus ride from Argon Road up to Silver Street Station (Overground Zone 4) for trains back to Enfield, Seven Sisters and Liverpool Street.  Walk can be cut short at Tottenham Hale. 

About 7 miles London A-Z                                                                                                                                                                                                   Led by Gillian S

Saturday 17 February                     Coulsdon South to Caterham (A Joint walk with The Enfield Society) 

St Pancras (Platform A) 9.24 (Thameslink Three Bridges service), East Croydon 10.04 arrive Coulsdon South 10.14.  Both Coulsdon South and Caterham are within Zone 6. A gentle-paced lovely downland scenery walk with long distance views, woodland and hidden valleys. Lunch near Whitehill Tower; The Harrow pub or bring a picnic.

About 8 miles E 146 L187                                                                                                                                                                                                 Led by Dave C                                        

Saturday 24 February                                            Wye Valley Circular

Charing Cross 9.11 (Ramsgate service), London Bridge 9.20, Sevenoaks 9.44 arrive Wye 10.38. Alternatively but more expensive St Pancras 9.34, Stratford International 9.41 arrive Ashford 10.11. Change to 10.32 (Ramsgate service) arrive Wye 10.38. A moderate-to brisk-paced circular walk via North Downs Way on Wye Downs, Wye Crown, Hurst Wood, Crundale Downs, Hobb's Hill, Sole Street, Church Wood, Crundale House, Warren Wood, Olantigh and Stour Valley. Lunch stop after 5½ miles at Sole Street at The Compass Inn or bring a picnic. Hilly. in morning. Afternoon more level but can be very muddy in wet weather.

About 11½ miles E137 L189                                                                                                                                                                                               Led by Jane R


Saturday 3 March                                                      Great Ashby to Stevenage

King's Cross 9.08 (Peterborough service), Finsbury Park 9.14, arrive Stevenage 9.41. Book return to Stevenage. Then by bus (SB7) at 10.16 to Great Ashby. Via the first leg of the Stevenage Outer Orbital Path. Lunch at Hooks Cross, Three Horseshoes or bring a picnic.

About 11 miles. Maps E193 & L166.                                                                                                                                                                           Led by Henriette V Z    

Saturday 10 March                                                           Cookham Circular

Paddington 8.42 (Reading service), Ealing Broadway 8.50 arrive Maidenhead 9.22 where the leader joins the group. Change to 9.38 (Marlow service) arrive Cookham 9.45. Along the Thames Path for lunch at Marlow; pubs, cafés or bring a picnic. Then up Winter Hill and along the Thames Path. A steady-paced fairly level walk with one steep section.

About 11 miles E160/2 L175/6                                                                                                                                                                                               Led by Ken P 


Friday 16 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 beautiful floral displays. To make this even more enjoyable Betty has free entry tickets for members. 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 17 March                                                 Gravesend Circular

St Pancras 9.55 (Faversham service), Stratford International 10.02 arrive Gravesend 10.17 where Leader will meet the group. Via old canal and Chalk to picturesque Cobham village known for its Dickens connections for lunch at the Darnley Arms or bring a picnic. If the church is open, time to see amazing set of brasses. Then back to Gravesend via Windmill Hill urban viewpoint. A generally flat walk in the Thameside landscape.

About 8½ miles E162/3 L177/8                                                                                                                                                                                                   Led by David T


Saturday 24 March                                                Amersham Circular

Marylebone 9.27 (Aylesbury service), Harrow-on-the-Hill 9.39 arrive Amersham 10.02. A steady-paced walk over varied terrain via Hyde Heath to Great Missenden for lunch; pubs, cafés or bring a picnic. Then, via Little Kingshill and Little Missenden to return to Amersham. Drop out possible at Great Missenden.

About 12 miles E172/181 L175/185                                                                                                                                                                                        Led by Jerry O’C


 Monday 26 March                                                Angel Islington to Finsbury Park

Meet 10.30 Angel Station (Northern Line, Zone 1). Via Canonbury and Highbury to Clissold Park for lunch at the café or bring a picnic. The walk continues via Woodberry Wetlands and the New River to Finsbury Park (Piccadilly and Victoria Lines also National Rail, Zone 2). A mainly level walk on pavements and good paths except it may be a little muddy by the New River.

About 7½ miles London A-Z                                                                                                                                                                                                   Led by Peter H             


Saturday 31 March                                                        Kings Langley Circular

Euston 10.21 (Birmingham New Street service), Harrow & Wealdstone 10.33, Watford Junction 10.43 arrive Kings Langley 10.47. A walk through farmland and woods over gently undulating ground offering fine views of the Chilterns. Lunch at Chipperfield; pubs, café or bring a picnic.

About 8 Miles  E172/182 L166                                                                                                                                                                                                  Led by Les W


Easter Monday 2 April                                       Guildford Circular in memory of Joyce Davis

Waterloo 10.00 (Portsmouth Harbour service), Woking 10.25 arrive Guildford 10.33. A steady-paced walk via St. Martha’s Hill and Shalford, one or two hills in the morning, flatter in the afternoon. Lunch at Chilworth; Percy Arms or bring a picnic.

About 8½ miles E145 L186                                                                                                                                                                                                         Led by Janet D


Saturday 7 April                                                               Grange Hill to Hainault

Meet 10.30 Grange Hill Station (Central Line Zone 4). Via Abridge for lunch at the Log Cabin Café, Deli, pub or bring a picnic. Then on to Lambourne Church and Hainault Forest Country Park for tea. It is then a short bus ride to Hainault Station. An undulating walk with several stiles.

About 8 miles E174/7 London A-Z                                                                                                                                                                                              Led by Peter H  


Saturday 14 April                                                    Welwyn North to Welwyn Garden City

Kings Cross 9.34 (Peterborough service), Finsbury Park 9.40 (where leader joins train), Potters Bar 9.50 arrive Welwyn North 10.05. Buy return ticket to Welwyn North. A gentle walk mostly level wak with a few steeper sections through Hertfordshire countryside, passing by St Peters Church and Tewin village.  Then to Burnham Green for lunch at the White Horse, or picnic nearby. After lunch, via Bulls Green and along the Roman Road near Datchworth, to Harmer Green.  Then we cross the main rail line by the Welwyn tunnels, and finish the walk at Welwyn ‘old town’, where there are frequent buses to Welwyn Garden City rail station.           

About 11 miles E182 L162                                                                                                                                                                                                     Led by Quentin P


Saturday 21 April                                                              Buxted Circular

London Bridge 9.08 (Uckfield service), East Croydon 9.23 arrive Buxted 10.16. A gentle walk over a mix of fields and woods from a quiet station on the Uckfield Line in East Sussex. There are views of the distant South Downs ridge for most of the walk. Lunch at the Crow and Gate pub at Poundgate or bring a picnic

About 10 miles E135 L199                                                                                                                                                                                                          Led by Josie R


Wednesday 25 April                                             Sudbury Town to Greenford
Meet 11.00 Sudbury Town Station (Piccadilly Line, Zone 4) Walk is via Horsenden Hill, Grand Union Canal and Paradise Fields.  Average pace.  Bring picnic or have late lunch in Greenford (cafés available).  Walk ends Greenford Station (Central Line, National Rail to Paddington, Zone 4).
About 4 miles; London A - Z                                                                                                                                                                                                Led by Barry S


Saturday 28 April                                                Birchington to Broadstairs or Ramsgate

St Pancras 9.27, Stratford International 9.34, Rochester 10.02 arrive Birchington 10.53. A linear walk via the hard surfaced Viking Coastal Trail, extended lunch at Turner Contemporary Gallery Margate, seats for picnics.  Ice Creams at Broadstairs.  For the energetic, a 3-mile extension to Ramsgate.

About 10 miles. Maps 150 L179                                                                                                                                                                                       Led by Stephen R