Saturday, 24 June 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:50
11 miles / 17.7 km
From Canterbury to the coast partly along the route of the world's first regular passenger railway with time for oysters and ice cream in Whitstable. Lunch: Late lunch cafe/pub/seafood stall in Whitstable but we will make a brief picnic stop en route
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 (Group: South Bank)
9 miles / 14.5 km
Through the Garden of England via Hever and Penshurst castles, Chiddingstone stately home, the Medway Valley, woods, undulating hills and lovely villages. Lunch: Cafe at Chiddingstone Castle/picnic (no entrance fee)
Saturday, 1 July 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:10
16 miles / 25.7 km
Strenuous paced walk over the South Downs. Climbing out of Eastbourne and heading westwards along the coast to Beachy Head. Diverting inland to East Dean for refreshment break, before walking back to the coast and the Seven Sisters.
Lunch: Picnic / cafe / pub in East Dean
Tuesday, 4 July 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:45
8.7 miles / 14 km
A walk through woods & heathland with fine views. After lunch an ascent to Black Down the highest point in Sussex & the South Downs National Park. Some of the bridleways can be muddy, even in dry weather. (Time Out Vol 1/22).
Lunch: Picnic or Pub (Red Lion at Fernhurst)
Wednesday, 5 July 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 11:10
10 miles / 16.1 km
Climbing several hills and passing through a range of: sandy heath, woodland and meadow. From Witley we go to Hambledon then over Haydon's Ball to Winkworth Arboretum. In the afternoon we head to the river Wey and follow towpath into Godalming. Possible teashop at finish.
Lunch: Winkworth Arboretum - picnic or light snacks at NT cafe
Thursday, 6 July 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:30
5.5 miles / 8.9 km
A leisurely walk through parks and pathways exploring the history and geography of Camberwell and Herne Hill stopping to look at places associated with natural history, geology and rivers, as well as art and architecture. Street walking. Many drop off points, bus and rail.
Lunch: Cafe/ Picnic in Brockwell Park.
Saturday, 8 July 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:40
A brisk walk in the lower valley of the River Medway with views of a few of the Medway Megaliths, a group of Early Neolithic monuments. There will be some steep hills. Walk 2: Wednesday 9 August.
Lunch: Picnic only at Bluebell Hill picnic area.
Sunday, 9 July 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 13:25
4.5 miles / 7.2 km
Leisurely paced afternoon walk along the Green Chain via Avery Hill Park and Eltham Palace. Tea/coffee/cakes in The Tarn at the end of the walk.
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:35
Parks and commons on edge of London with linking footpaths
Lunch: Picnic or Sandrock pub, Upper Shirley.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:55
From Bourne End the route crosses the Thames and goes up Winter Hill on the Chilterns Way. Then through Quarry Woods to Cookham Dean for lunch. Afterwards to Cookham Dean Common and Pinkneys Green to Furze Platt.
Lunch: Picnic/pub - Jolly Farmer at Cookham Dean