Saturday, 25 November 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:25
14.5 miles / 23.3 km
Meet FARNHAM station, Surrey, 9.25 (Waterloo, 8.23).
A brisk linear walk of 14.5 miles via Moor Park Nature Reserve and Charleshill to Shakleford for lunch (Cyder House Inn); then via Puttenham Common and the North Downs Way to Wanborough.
A return ticket to Farnham should suffice.
Saturday, 2 December 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:35
15 miles / 24.1 km
Meet HOLMWOOD station, Surrey, 9.32 (Victoria 8.31, Clapham Junction 8.37).
A brisk circular walk of 14-15 miles via Coldharbour Common, Wotton, Abinger Roughs, Abinger Common (lunch at the Abinger Hatch pub), Holmbury St Mary, Leith Hill and Bushy Copse. Quite steep in places.
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Sunday, 3 December 2017 (Group: Blackheath / London Strollers)
Start time 10:30
4 miles / 6.4 km
Meet PUDDING HILL LANE DLR station, E15 2PH, 10.30.
End 2017 and start 2018 by following the Line, London’s first dedicated art walk. This first part follows the River Lea through Three Mills, with a linking route through East End parks to Royal Victoria Docks.
Discover four artworks, including one by Damien Hirst, and much more besides. 4 miles / 2½ hours. Ends Royal Victoria DLR.
Saturday, 9 December 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:05
16 miles / 25.7 km
Meet LEATHERHEAD station, Surrey, 9.05 (Waterloo 8.24, Clapham Junction 8.33).
A hilly circular walk of 15-16 miles at a brisk pace, via Headley Heath, Juniper Top and Box Hill to West Humble for lunch (Stepping Stones pub and café options). Then returning to Leatherhead via Chapel Wood and Norbury Park.
Sunday, 10 December 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:15
12 miles / 19.3 km
Meet DORMANS station, Surrey, 10.13 (Victoria 9.23, Clapham Junction 9.29, East Croydon 9.40).
A brisk linear walk of about 12 miles to East Grinstead. Packed lunches only but lots of places to eat/drink in East Grinstead.
Buy a return ticket to East Grinstead.
Saturday, 16 December 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
9 miles / 14.5 km
Meet OXTED station, Kent, 9.01 (Victoria 8.23, Clapham Jctn 8.29, East Croydon 8.41).
A brisk circular walk of 9 miles, finishing at The Old Bell, Oxted, for our Christmas lunch; plus an optional 5 miles’ additional walking (circular) after lunch, making 14 miles in total, for those who wish.
Lunch menu at chefandbrewer.com. Please send menu choices to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sunday, 17 December 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:00
7 miles / 11.3 km
Meet WEST DULWICH station (National Rail, Zone 3), SE21 8SN, 10.00.
A moderately brisk walk of about 7 miles exploring the parks, cemeteries and uplands of southeast London, through Dulwich, Honor Oak, Brockley to Ladywell Station (Zone 3).
Saturday, 23 December 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:00
Meet WOLDINGHAM station, Surrey, 8.56 (Victoria 8.23, Clapham Junction 8.29, East Croydon 8.41).
A brisk 15-mile linear walk to Edenbridge Town station with lunch at the Old Bell, Oxted.
Buy a return ticket to Edenbridge Town.
Start time 9:30
8 miles / 12.9 km
Meet TOWER HILL tube station, EC3N 1JL, 9.30.
A moderately-paced linear walk of 7.5 miles via the Thames Path to Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs, through the Greenwich Foot Tunnel and on to Greenwich Park, finishing at Blackheath Station.
Stations are within TfL Zones 1-3.
Saturday, 30 December 2017 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:20
Meet HAYES (KENT) station, BR2 7EN, 9.18 (Victoria 8.28, Lewisham 8.49, Ladywell 8.52).
A brisk linear walk of 14.5 miles through attractive countryside to Oxted, with lunch at Chelsham (Bull Inn). Lots of woodland, some good steep hills and fine views.
If you are feeling a tad bloated from your Christmas excesses, this is the hike for you!
Use Oyster or Travel Card to reach Hayes (Zone 5); buy a single ticket for the return journey from Oxted.