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)
Start time 10:05
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.
Sunday, 4 September 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:30
5 miles / 8 km
Meet LOWER SYDENHAM station (National Rail), SE26 5BN, 10.30.
A linear walk of 4½ miles (3 hours) to Deptford Bridge DLR. Enjoy fine green footpaths along Lewisham’s rivers, with wildlife-rich banks, industrial heritage and fine green spaces like Ladywell Fields. This walk forms part of the Walk About festival.
Saturday, 10 September 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
18 miles / 29 km
Meet CHICHESTER station, West Sussex 10.04 (Victoria 8.36, Clapham Junction 8.42, East Croydon 8.53).
A circular flat walk of about 18 miles at a fast pace by some of the coastal waters around Chichester harbour. The walk follows the Chichester canal and marina to West Itchenor, then the coastal path to West Wittering for lunch (pub and café available).
After lunch, returning inland to West Itchenor and taking the short ferry crossing and coastal path to Bosham, before returning inland to Chichester.
Please note that you will need £2.50 for the ferry crossing.
Meet LEWISHAM station (National Rail), SE13 7RY,10.30.
A circular walk of 4½ miles (3 hours), on lesser known footpaths to Greenwich, with fine views to the Cutty Sark, and back to Lewisham along the River Ravensbourne.
A joint walk with Lewisham Healthy Walks.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:25
11 miles / 17.7 km
Meet BERKHAMSTEAD station, Herts, 10.22 (Euston 9.54).
An 11-mile linear walk to Tring, with lunch at the Red Lion, Water End, and an afternoon tea stop at the Bridgewater Monument. Hilly in parts.
Buy a return ticket to Tring.
Saturday, 17 September 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:40
Meet NEWHAVEN TOWN station, East Sussex, 9.39 (Victoria 8.17, Clapham Junction 8.23, East Croydon 8.33; change at Lewes).
A (near-circular) linear walk of 18 miles to Seaford on the Downs (and ups!), with lunch at Alciston.
Buy a return ticket to Seaford
Saturday, 24 September 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:15
20 miles / 32.2 km
Meet WENDOVER station, Bucks, 9.15 (Marylebone 8.27).
A 20mile circular walk at a brisk pace, via Coombe Hill, Whiteleaf Hill, Little Hampden, Lee (lunch at the Old Swan, after 12 miles), Buckland Common, Hastoe and Cock’s Hill. Rolling hills and woodland.
Saturday, 1 October 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:55
16 miles / 25.7 km
Meet PLUCKLEY station, Kent, 9.51 (Charing Cross 8.40, Waterloo East 8.43, London Bridge 8.49).
A linear walk of around 16 miles to Headcorn, via Little Chart and Egerton to lunch at Grafty Green, then back to Headcorn via Ulcombe Hill and Sutton Place.
Buy a return ticket to Pluckley.
Sunday, 2 October 2016 (Group: Blackheath)
Meet WIMBLEDON station (National Rail/Underground/tram), SW19 7NL, 10.30.
A linear walk of 4½ miles (3 hours) to Robin Hood Gate bus stop (near Richmond Park). Continuing on this intriguing orbital trail through green spaces around Wimbledon, including Cannizaro Park and the Common.