Saturday, 25 February 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:45
16 miles / 25.7 km
Meet WATTON-AT-STONE station, Herts, 9.45 (Moorgate 8.49, Old Street 8.51, Highbury & Islington 8.57, Finsbury Park 9.02).
A brisk circular walk of about 16 miles, taking in Haultwich, Wood End, Ardeley (lunch at the Jolly Wagonner or adjacent cafe) and Burn’s Green.
Saturday, 4 March 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:10
Meet WITLEY station, Surrey, 10.09 (Waterloo 9.15, Clapham Junction 9.22).
A linear walk of 16 miles to Godalming, mainly along the Greensand Way, via Hambledon and Hascombe to Shamley Green for lunch, then to Godalming via Thorncombe Street and Catteshall.
Buy a return ticket to Witley.
Sunday, 5 March 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:30
5 miles / 8 km
Meet RICHMOND station (Over- & Underground/National Rail), TW9 2NA, 10.30.
A 5-mile (3-hr) walk to Kew Bridge station (Nat.Rail), along Richmond’s splendid riverside & past Kew Gdns.
Continuing our journey around the ‘alternative Capital Ring’.
Saturday, 11 March 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:30
14 miles / 22.5 km
Meet at PADDOCK WOOD station, Kent, 9.30 (Victoria 8.31, Bromley South 8.57, Orpington 9.04).
A linear walk of approximately 14 miles to Marden. The route includes the next section of this beautiful National Trail, with lunch at Goudhurst.
Buy a return ticket to Marden.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:15
11 miles / 17.7 km
Meet EPPING station, Essex,10.15. (About 40 minutes’ travel time from Liverpool Street on the Central Line).
A circular walk of around 11 miles with lunch at Toot Hill. A fairly flat walk.
Saturday, 18 March 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
18 miles / 29 km
Meet TILEHURST station, Berks, 9.26 (Paddington 8.30; change at Reading [dep 9.21]).
An 18-mile linear walk, at a moderately brisk pace, to Reading. Along the Thames, into the Chiltern hills, through the woods with some fine views and lunch at Woodcote.
Buy a return ticket to Tilehurst
Sunday, 19 March 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:05
15 miles / 24.1 km
Meet HASSOCKS station, East Sussex, 10.05 (or closest train; phone leader if in doubt).
A circular walk of about 14½ miles via Jack and Jill Windmills, lower Standean, Patcham (lunch) and Pyecombe.
Saturday, 25 March 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:50
Meet HASLEMERE station, Surrey, 9.48 (Waterloo 9.00).
A circular walk of about 16 miles at a brisk pace via Black Down and the Sussex Border Path to Chiddingfold for a late lunch (choice of pubs and tea shop).
Then returning to Haslemere via Frillinghurst Farm.