Sunday, 8 March 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 9:55
14.5 miles / 23.3 km
(Estimated finish time: 17:00)
A varied walk over undulating terrain with good open views via Birling, the megalithic Coldrum Long Barrow, medieval Trosley Church and the “Bowling Alley”. Lunch stop at Birling at the ‘Nevill Bull’ pub or picnic in graveyard of nearby Grade 1-listed Church. Aim to catch the 5:00 pm train back to London. Map: E 148, L 188/177.
Friday, 13 March 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 10:30
4.8 miles / 7.7 km
(Estimated finish time: 13:00)
Circular round the lakes of Wanstead Park over level ground with no stiles and toilets at about the halfway point. Map: E 174, London A-Z.
Saturday, 14 March 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 10:50
8.5 miles / 13.7 km
(Estimated finish time: 15:45)
Circular. About 4 hours’ walking. Via Old Amersham and Upper Bottom House Farm to Chalfont St Giles for lunch stop (pub /café / shop / picnic options). Return by South Bucks Way at around 3:45 pm. Going: undulating in morning, flat in afternoon. Expected muddy in parts. Map: E 172, L 165.
Sunday, 15 March 2015 (Group: Hampstead / North West London)
Start time 10:40
10 miles / 16.1 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)
Linear to Upminster Bridge Station (District Line, Zone 6) mainly along the Thames until nearing Rainham and the lunch stop. Although neither pub provides food at weekends, there are two cafés where food can be had. In the afternoon the route follows the Ingrebourne Valley via Hornchurch Country Park. Level terrain. Map: E 162/175, London A-Z.
Sunday, 22 March 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 11:00
7 miles / 11.3 km
Circular over mainly level terrain with lunch stop at pub at Chipperfield but bring food with you; return via Grand Union Canal. Please come and support this walk as we hope to have at least one sighted person for each partially-sighted/blind one. This is a fun walk for all participants: the more the merrier. Map: E 172, L 176.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 10:10
Linear to Woolwich Arsenal Station (Zone 4) over level terrain along the Thames Path, passing the Crossness Sewage Pumping Station designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette after the ‘Great Stink’ of 1858 and the site of the 1878 Princess Alice Disaster – the worst ever to occur on a British waterway. Map: E 162, London A-Z
Saturday, 28 March 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
12 miles / 19.3 km
Circular via Bledlow, Chinnor Hill, Sprig’s Alley, Pophley’s Wood, Bledlow Ridge and Saunderton. Undulating terrain with some hills. No drop-out points. Lunch stop at Radnage at ‘The Crown’ pub or picnic. Map: E 181/171, L 165.
Sunday, 29 March 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 10:45
9 miles / 14.5 km
An easy-paced mostly level walk along the River Isis to Binsey, passing the ruins of Godstow Nunnery and via Port Meadow for lunch at Wolvercote Green: the ‘Trout Inn’ or bring a picnic. Then along the Oxford Canal by Wolfson College, along the River Cherwell and through the University Parks, passing the historic colleges on return to the station. Map: E 180, L 164.
Sunday, 5 April 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 10:05
Linear to Harpenden Station over undulating terrain which is likely to be muddy. Lunch stop at Coleman Green at the ‘John Bunyan’ pub or picnic nearby. Map: E 182, L 166.
Saturday, 11 April 2015 (Group: Hampstead)
Start time 10:25
13.3 miles / 21.4 km
Linear to Mistley Station over flat terrain via Little Oakley, Ramsey and Wrabness (drop out point after 8 miles). Lunch stop at ‘The Castle’ pub Ramsey or picnic at picnic spot ¼ mile away. Map: E 184, L 169.