Sunday, 1 July 2018 (Group: Hampstead / North West London)
Start time 10:05
14 miles / 22.5 km
Linear from Chalfont & Latimer Station (Chiltern Railways and Metropolitan line, Zone 8) to Amersham Station (same lines, Zone 9) over varied terrain. Lunch stop at Seer Green near a pub but bring food with you. Map: E172, L176.
Sunday, 8 July 2018 (Group: Hampstead / North West London)
Start time 10:00
15.5 miles / 24.9 km
Linear from Windsor & Eton Central Station to Marlow Station. Along a fascinating stretch of the Thames to Maidenhead for lunch at 'The Bear' pub in the High Street (Wetherspoon) or picnic. This is also a drop-out point. Then north along The Green Way to Cookham (drop-out point), west along the Winter Hill ridge with good views across the Thames to the Chiltern hills, through Quarry Wood and back across the river to the station. Map: E160/172, L175.
Sunday, 22 July 2018 (Group: Hampstead / North West London)
Start time 9:40
11 miles / 17.7 km
Linear to Stevenage Station along the second leg of the Stevenage Outer Orbital Path (STOOP), passing through attractive Hertfordshire countryside and villages. Undulating terrain. Lunch stop at St Paul's Walden at the 'Strathmore Arms' pub (only light meals available to 2.00 pm) or picnic near the church. Map: E192/193, L166.
Sunday, 29 July 2018 (Group: Hampstead / North West London)
Start time 10:55
8 miles / 12.9 km
Linear to Princes Risborough Station. An opportunity to enjoy views of the Chilterns without much climbing. There is a gentle ascent up from the station, but the rest of the morning is on the level, or downhill, apart from one very short hill. Lunch stop at Bledlow, where the pub gets very busy. So please bring your own food. Time will be allowed for an optional (free) visit to the steeply-sided Lyde Gardens before we move on to Princes Risborough. Map: E172/181, L165.
Sunday, 5 August 2018 (Group: Hampstead / North West London)
Start time 10:10
Linear to Walton-on-the-Naze. A very pleasant 7 mile walk along the sea wall to Walton-on-the-Naze for a one hour lunch stop. There are plenty of places for food, including 'The Royal Albion' pub, or bring a picnic to perhaps eat on the pier. Walton is also a drop-out point. In the afternoon there will be a 4 mile circular walk taking in the 'Naze', a wild headland containing a nature reserve and marshes, with good sea views. Map: E184, L169. Please note: if high winds and unseasonable stormy weather are forecast, the walk might be Cancelled.
Sunday, 2 September 2018 (Group: Hampstead / North West London)
Start time 10:45
11.5 miles / 18.5 km
Circular. An undulating walk in the Chiltern Hills with one or two steep ascents. Lunch stop at Lower Cadsden at the 16th century former coaching inn, 'The Plough at Cadsden', but bring food with you. Map: E181, L165.
Sunday, 23 September 2018 (Group: Hampstead / North West London)
Start time 10:15
13 miles / 20.9 km
Circular walk via Hadleigh Country Park and Visitors' Centre, with good views over the estuary, the picturesque resort of Leigh on Sea, a circuit of Two Tree Island, now a nature reserve with two bird hides, and returning to Benfleet along the estuary path. Hills in the morning, but otherwise flat. Lunch stop in Leigh-on-Sea with several pubs and cafes, but please bring own picnic, as these can get very crowded. This is also a possible drop-out point. Map: E175, L178.
Sunday, 21 October 2018 (Group: Hampstead / North West London)
Start time 9:45
13 miles / 20.9 km
Circular along the Hitchin Outer Orbital Path (HOOP), which allows you to explore the history of Hitchin and surrounding villages, taking you through beautiful Hertfordshire countryside and a wide range of wildlife habitats. Morning coffee stop in the historic Old Market Square. Late lunch stop at Ickleford at about 1:45 pm at 'The Plume of Feathers' pub (to download menu and book your meal, Tel: 01462 432729, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) - or bring a picnic. Map: E193, L166.
Sunday, 28 October 2018 (Group: Hampstead / North West London)
13.5 miles / 21.7 km
Linear to High Wycombe Station over undulating terrain. Northwest via Bovingdon Green, Copy Gree, Shillingridge Wood, Moor Wood and Widdenton Park Wood to Lane End for lunch at 'The Grouse & Ale' pub but bring own food. Then north across the M25 and through Great Wood and High Wood up to West Wycombe Hill, which is topped by the Sir Francis Dashwood-designed mausoleum and church with its 'golden ball' and affords good views (this is also a drop-out point by bus bus direct to High Wycombe Station). Continues northeast to Downley Common and southeast through Great Tinker's Wood. Map: E172, L175.