Saturday, 19 August 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 11:00
15.6 miles / 25.1 km
Brisk and strenuous. The morning is through the mostly flat valley of a young River Medway before pausing for an early lunch in the East Sussex village of Withyham. After lunch we climb to the uplands of the Kent/Sussex High Weald, then passing through Groombridge town before returning to Ashurst. Some fine views in this superb Wealden landscape. At least one long and steep climb. Bring snacks for a long afternoon.
Lunch: Picnic/Pub (Dorset Arms) Withyham
Monday, 21 August 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:50
10.5 miles / 16.9 km
Starting at Brighton with a sea side walk along the Undercliff to the village of Rottingdean for lunch. Then in the footsteps of Kipling to the lost village of Rottingdean at Balsdean and a smugglers route back down to Rottingdean. Up to the Beacon Nature Reserve with views of the old corn mill looking out to the sea. Back along the top of the cliffs, or bus back to Brighton. Please note more than half the walk consists of hard surface walking with little shade if sunny.
Lunch: Cafes/Pubs (suggest Plough Inn) or Picnic by Village Green & pond.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:25
9.5 miles / 15.3 km
A walk in the Surrey hills. From Dorking up on to the North Downs Way and Headley Heath to Headley Village. Then across Mickleham Downs to Westhumble. Ascent 300m.
Lunch: Picnic/ cafe / pub at Headley
Saturday, 26 August 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:15
11 miles / 17.7 km
Into Essex through the remains of Hainault Forest and through Havering Country Park
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:45
TOCW1.Walk 4 "Sloping fields, woods and hamlets.... Via Herberts Hole, Ballinger Bottom, Lee Common and the charming village called The Lee".
Lunch: Pub or picnic at the Cock and Rabbit in The Lee. Optional cafe stop in Gt Missenden
Saturday, 2 September 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:10
13 miles / 20.9 km
A circular walk on the Oxfordshire/Northamptonshire border. Drop out point just after lunch, after 7 miles, to Kings Sutton station. In mid afternoon we join the Oxford canal walk, northbound, back to Banbury. A joint walk with Hampstead Group.
Lunch: Lunch at the "Butchers Arms" in Kings Sutton.
Sunday, 3 September 2017 (Group: South Bank)
12 miles / 19.3 km
A moderate-to brisk pace walk to the south of Lewes. One steep climb in the morning to take us up to the South Downs Way. We follow the ridge, with great views of the Ouse valley, before dropping down to Rodmell for lunch. In the afternoon we will walk by the river for a short while, and then loop back to follow field paths as we return to Lewes from the south.
Lunch: pub/picnic at Rodmell
Tuesday, 5 September 2017 (Group: South Bank)
5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Slow to moderate paced undulating walk via East Sheen Common, Richmond Park and Thames Path.
Lunch: Cafe/picnic at Pembroke Lodge
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Brisk walk starting in the Eden valley and climbing towards the Greensand Ridge, passing through woodland and then back to the Eden Valley. There will be several steep hills and steps. Return from Penshurst station.
Lunch: Pub lunch, community cafe or picnic at Ide Hill.
Thursday, 7 September 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:30
7.5 miles / 12.1 km
Via Thames Path and Green Chain Walk, through parks and woodlands to the ruins of Lesnes Abbey
Lunch: Plumstead Common, Picnic/Cafe/Drinks at pub.