Wednesday, 5 August 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 10:25
12.5 miles / 20.1 km
Joint with Hammersmith & Wandsworth Group. Linear to Canewdon (4 miles from Rochford on foot – buses to Rochford at 4:31 or 6:02 pm) via River Roach, Paglesham Eastend, Paglesham Pool, Lion Wharf and New Hall. Flat terrain. Lunch stop at Paglesham Eastend at ‘The Plough & Sail’ pub or picnic. Map: E 175/176, L 178.
Saturday, 8 August 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 9:50
20 miles / 32.2 km
Linear to Overton Station via Egbury, then along Roman road to Watership Down for picnic lunch (bring food and drink). Then to Kingsclere for pub stop before heading south to Overton. Varied terrain. Map: E 144, L 185.
Sunday, 9 August 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 9:55
12 miles / 19.3 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)
Circular over undulating terrain via Latimer, Flaunden and Chipperfield. Lunch stop at Flaunden with a pub for drinks but bring food with you. Map: E 172/181/182, L 165/166.
Sunday, 16 August 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 10:15
12 miles / 19.3 km
Circular walk of 12+ miles encircling Harpenden through rolling countryside, including sections of the Lea Valley and Ver Valley walks and the disused “Nickey” railway line, a working flour mill and the site of Harpenden`s connection with the Dreyfus affair. Optional extension at end of walk through Rothamsted Park and, if legally possible, Rothamsted Research. No convenient dropout point. Picnic lunch in public gardens in Redbourn near several pubs. Map: E 182, L 166.
Start time 10:55
6.5 miles / 10.5 km
Linear to Wendover Station. A gentle climb through fields and woods up the Misbourne Valley, with lovely views each side, reaching the top of Coombe Hill, the highest point in the Chilterns. Bring picnic lunch; no pub or café en route, but plenty at the end. Map: E 181, L 165.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 10:05
7 miles / 11.3 km
Circular over level terrain including lakes, Grand Union Canal, Croxley Common Moor and Ebury Way. Map: E 172, London A-Z.
Sunday, 23 August 2015 (Group: Hampstead / North West London)
13 miles / 20.9 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:30)
Linear to Midhurst Bus Stand (for a Stagecoach Route 70 bus to Haslemere at 30 minutes past each hour) following the New Lipchis Way via Stanley Common, Upper North Park Farm, Woolbeding Common, Iping Mill and River Rother. Gently undulating terrain. Picnic lunch en route – bring food and drink with you. Aim to catch 16:30 bus from Midhurst.
Saturday, 29 August 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 10:45
8.5 miles / 13.7 km
(Estimated finish time: 15:30)
Circular over gently undulating terrain via Icknield Way, Hertfordshire Way, Kelshall and Therfield. Lunch stop at Therfield at the ‘Fox & Duck’ pub or bring own food (pub adjoins village green). Estimated finishing time 3:30 pm (allows time to visit old town centre and medieval Royston Cave). Map: E 194/209, L 153/154.
Sunday, 30 August 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 10:35
Linear to Eastbourne Station over undulating terrain following Vanguard Way to Alfriston and then the South Downs Way inland route. Lunch stop at Jevington Tea Rooms (or bring own food). Map: E 123, L 199.
Monday, 31 August 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 10:00
18.5 miles / 29.8 km
(Estimated finish time: 20:00)
Linear to Hove over undulating terrain via Lancing Ring, Steep Down, the ruins of Bramber Castle, South Down’s Way, Devil’s Dyke (popular with hang gliders), and Waterhall windmill. Lunch at Bramber after 6½ miles (several pubs but bring food), drinks later at ‘The Devil’s Dyke’. Map: E 121/122, L 198.