Saturday, 30 July 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:30
18 miles / 29 km
Meet HITCHIN station, Herts, 9.28 (King’s Cross 8.55). An 18-mile circular walk at a moderately brisk pace. Mainly across hills, with woods to the south and west, the route will take in parts of the Icknield, Chiltern and Hertfordshire trails. Lunch at Great Offley. Leader:
Saturday, 6 August 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:25
Meet ROWLANDS CASTLE station, Hants, 10.21 (Waterloo 8.45, Clapham Junction 8.52).
A brisk 18-mile linear walk on a roundabout, scenic route with a series of hills and views in the afternoon. Sticks may be advisable for one very steep descent on chalk. Picnic/pub lunch at Buriton. Via Queen Elizabeth Park, Butser Hill, reaching Petersfield from the west and north.
Buy a return ticket to Rowlands Castle.
Joint walk with South Bank Group.
Sunday, 7 August 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:30
5 miles / 8 km
Meet ABBEY WOOD station (National Rail), SE2 9RH, 10.30.
A linear walk of 5 miles (3 hours) to Falconwood, exploring part of the Green Chain Walk.
The route includes the ruins of Lesnes Abbey, some of London’s ancient woodland and Shooters Hill.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:20
10 miles / 16.1 km
Meet KNOCKHOLT station (Zone 6), Kent, 10.18 (Charing Cross 9.36).
A circular walk of 10 miles with lunch at the Blacksmith’s Arms, Cudham. Some hills.
Saturday, 13 August 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:50
Meet FAVERSHAM Station, Kent, 9.50 (Victoria, 8.37; Bromley South, 8.53).
A brisk circular walk of 18 miles, with expansive views from the lookout at Round Wood.
Lunch at the Red Lion, Badlesmere.
Saturday, 20 August 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
15 miles / 24.1 km
Meet LEWES station, East Sussex, 10.24 (Victoria 9.17, Clapham Junction 9.23, East Croydon 9.33).
A linear walk of 15 miles to Plumpton Green, with an extended lunch at the Half Moon, Plumpton.
Buy a return ticket to Lewes.
Sunday, 21 August 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:05
Meet HARLINGTON, Beds, 10.02 (Blackfriars 8.54, St Pancras 9.04).
A brisk linear walk of 14.5 miles to Leagrave, with pub/tearoom/picnic lunch en route. Some hills.
Buy a return ticket to Harlington.
Saturday, 27 August 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:15
Meet BURES station, Suffolk, 10.13 (Liverpool Street 9.02, Stratford 9.09; change at Marks Tay).
A linear walk of about 18 miles to Sudbury, mostly along the scenic Stour Valley Path. Optional pub lunch.
Buy a return ticket to Sudbury.
Sunday, 28 August 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:10
7 miles / 11.3 km
Meet LONDON BRIDGE station (by barrier to Platform 14), 10.07 (Peckham Rye 9.53).
A linear walk of about 7 miles at a moderate pace to Lewisham, following St Alfege’s Trail from Southwark Cathedral to Greenwich and on, through layers of history along the Thames via Bermondsey, Rotherhithe and Deptford.
Saturday, 3 September 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
17 miles / 27.4 km
Meet HENLEY-ON-THAMES station, Oxon, 10.02 (Paddington 8.57; change at Twyford).
A brisk linear Thames Path walk of around 17 miles via Remenham, Aston, Medmenham with lunch at Marlow and on through Cookham to Taplow.
Buy a return ticket to Henley-on-Thames.