Wednesday, 25 April 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:50
7.5 miles / 12.1 km
THIS WALK INCLUDES A 40 MINUTE VISIT TO BARON WALTER ROTHSCHILD'S NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF TRING (free admission).We follow the Ridgeway from Tring Station to Tring Park, then into the town of Tring for the museum visit and picnic lunch. Then we head North to pick up the Grand Union Canal towpath back to Tring Station. (Gentle hills plus some road walking in Tring Town)
Lunch: Picnic at Museum (NOTE :- NO PUB LUNCH)
Saturday, 28 April 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:10
9 miles / 14.5 km
Meet at Brighton Station to catch bus to Ditchling Beacon (see details below). From the hights of Ditchling Beacon atop the South Downs south through Stanmer Park & Sussex Uni Campus to Falmer for lunch. After lunch up through the Downs, including a couple of steepish climbs to Brighton Racecourse then decending into Brighton Kemp Town to finish at the Pier.
Lunch: Picnic/Pub (Swan Inn) at Falmer
Sunday, 29 April 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:40
13 miles / 20.9 km
One steep hill up Ivinghoe Beacon and 2 fairly steep hills afterwards. (Those who wish not to climb can wait at bottom for 20 + minutes - you can admire the wild flowers in the meantime in the fields). Can be muddy after heavy rain. Route: Ridgeway-Pitstone Hill-Ivinghoe Beacon-Ringshall Coppice-skirt round Donkey Wood-Ringshall Coppice-Little Gaddesden-Flat Isley (admiring the bluebells hopefully)-Bridgewater Monument (possible quick tea stop)-Albury Common-Berkhamsted Common. Attractions: Possibly best Blue Bells in the South at Flat Isley and Donkey Wood. Spring wild flowers. Bring your cameras. Joint walk with Hammersmith & Wandsworth Group.
Lunch: Picnic/Pub at Little Gaddesden
Tuesday, 1 May 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:30
10 miles / 16.1 km
Figure of 8 walk. Easy going but not on roads or hard surfaces were possible. Woods, some grassy and bracken paths. One short steep hill up Petersham Meadow. Appropriate walking shoes advisable. Route: Richmond station-Petersham Meadows-Richmond Gate-Pen Ponds-Isabella Plantation-Pembroke Lodge-Sidmouth Wood-Pen Ponds-White Lodge-East Sheen Gate. Attractions : Deer in park and hopefully Azaleas and Rhododendron in full flower at Isabella Plantation. (Bring your cameras) Joint walk with Hammersmith & Wandsworth Group.
Lunch: Picnic/Cafe at Pembroke Lodge (NT) cafe outside. Picnic on steps overlooking the Thames.
Wednesday, 2 May 2018 (Group: South Bank)
10.5 miles / 16.9 km
From Kingston to Hampton Court for morning coffee stop & on to lunch at Walton on Thames. Possibility of afternoon tea at Addlestone at end of walk.
Lunch: Picnic/Cafe/Pub at Walton on Thames
Saturday, 5 May 2018 (Group: South Bank)
9.5 miles / 15.3 km
A walk through woods and fields on this undulating part of the Chilterns marking the border between north Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Fine views throughout the walk which are surprisingly quick to reach from London. Sticks may prove to be useful on some inclines, especially if it is wet.
Lunch: Picnic/Pub (Fox & Duck ) Therfield Village.
Start time 11:20
5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Starting at the village of Glynde heading for Firle through the South Downs National Park with a chance to see the Church of St Peters and an opportunity to visit Charleston House, (entrance fee - see SB website for details) 17th Century Farmhouse and rural base of the Bloomsbury Group.
Lunch: Picnic/Pub - 17th Century Ram Inn at Firle village. The oldest part of the building is thought to be medieval complete with resident ghost, that of an old washerwoman with wooden leg? Clearly not a Rambler.
Sunday, 6 May 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:20
14 miles / 22.5 km
At a moderate pace in undulating countryside through the Cotswolds via the villages of Icomb, Bledington, Wyck Rissington and Bourton. Joint walk with Hampstead Group.
Lunch: Picnic/Pub at Bourton on the Water.
Wednesday, 9 May 2018 (Group: South Bank)
11 miles / 17.7 km
A scenic walk via a picturesque village, along the Ridgeway & through woodlands to Ininghoe Beacon. Two hills, one moderate & one fairly steep (optional).Drop out point on return to Tring after 7 miles. Walk continues along canal to Berkhamsted. Joint walk with Hampstead Group.
Lunch: Picnic/Cafeteria at Ashridge NT Estate.
Saturday, 12 May 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:05
A moderate paced walk to the north east of Oxford, around Otmoor RSPB nature. We pass through Elsfield and Woodeaton,cross the river Cherwell and back to the station. A joint walk with Hampstead Group.
Lunch: Picnic/Pub at the Abingdon arms in Beckley.