Saturday, 27 May 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:30
20 miles / 32.2 km
Meet SELLING station, Kent 9.29 (Victoria 8.07, Bromley South 8.23, Faversham 9.24).
A brisk linear walk of 19.5 miles to Faversham, via the Blean Woods Nature Reserve and the Saxon Shore Way. Lunch at Whitstable (choice of pubs and cafes).
Buy a return ticket to Selling.
Saturday, 3 June 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:05
15 miles / 24.1 km
Meet BROCKENHURST station, Hants, 10.04 (Waterloo 8.35, Woking 9.00).
A 15-mile linear walk, via Setley Common to Ashurst (New Forest), at a moderate-to-brisk pace, through pleasant woodland and open New Forest heathland. Bring a packed lunch, as there are no eating places along the route. (There is a pub at the end).
Outward and return lines branch from Southampton but a return ticket to Brockenhurst appears to be a viable option.
Sunday, 4 June 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:30
5 miles / 8 km
Meet ROTHERHITHE station (Overground), SE16 4LF, 10.30.
Rediscover the route of the Grand Surrey Canal, which once linked Rotherhithe, Camberwell and Peckham, and support local efforts to create an improved walking and cycling trail along the way. 5 miles (3 hours).
Ends New Cross Gate station (National Rail/Overground).
Saturday, 10 June 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:10
18 miles / 29 km
Meet HASSOCKS station, West Sussex, 9.07 (Victoria 8.20, Clapham Junction 8.26, East Croydon 8.36).
A hilly linear walk of 18 miles on the South Downs, ending at Brighton. Moderate-to-brisk pace. Bring a packed lunch (no pub/café on the route).
Buy a return ticket to Brighton.
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:45
12 miles / 19.3 km
Meet WENDOVER station, Bucks, 10.45 (Marylebone, 9.57).
A circular walk of around 12 miles, with lunch at Lower Cadsden. Some hills and good views
Saturday, 17 June 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:25
Meet ROWLANDS CASTLE station, Hants, 10.21 (Waterloo 8.45, Clapham Junction 8.52; or Waterloo 9.00, changing at Petersfield [dep 10.11).
A circular walk of about 18 miles at a brisk pace to Chilgrove for a late lunch (White Horse pub), via Walderton and Bow Hill with views over Kingley Vale. Then returning via the Marden villages and Stansted Forest.
Saturday, 24 June 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:55
16 miles / 25.7 km
Meet COWDEN station, Kent, 9.53 (London Bridge 9.08, East Croydon 9.23).
A circular walk of around 16 miles at a brisk pace via Hoath Corner, Chiddingstone and Penshurst Park to Penshurst for lunch (pub); returning to Cowden via Blowers Hill and Hobbs Hill Farm.
Saturday, 1 July 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:20
13 miles / 20.9 km
Meet at BERWICK station, Sussex, 10.20 (Victoria 8.47, Clapham Junction 8.53, East Croydon 9.03, changing at Polegate [dep 10.11]; or Victoria 8.50, Clapham Jn 8.56, E Croydon 9.06, changing at Brighton [dep 9.52]).
A linear walk of approximately 13 miles to Eastbourne with a lot of climbs and descents on the Downs. Lunch at Jevington.
Buy a return ticket to Eastbourne.
Sunday, 2 July 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Meet HAMPSTEAD station (Underground), NW3 1QG, 10.30.
Discover the surprisingly authentic and untamed countryside of this jewel among London’s green spaces, including Golders Hill Park, Kenwood, Highgate Ponds and the iconic view from Parliament Hill. A circular walk of 5 miles (3 hours).
Start time 10:35
Meet AMERSHAM station, Bucks, 10.32 (Marylebone 9.57).
A 16-mile linear walk along the Chiltern Heritage Trail to Great Missenden, with lunch at Little Missenden.
Buy a return ticket to Great Missenden.