Saturday, 18 August 2018 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:55
20 miles / 32.2 km
Meet LEWES station, East Sussex, 9.53 (Victoria 8.46. Clapham Junction 8.53, East Croydon 9.03).
A 20-mile circular walk in the hills around Lewes, with lunch at Rodmell (Abergavenny Arms).
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:45
8.5 miles / 13.7 km
Meet BOROUGH GREEN & WROTHAM station, Kent, 10.40 (Victoria 9.55, Bromley South 10.12).
An easy-paced 8.5-mile circular walk through orchards and farmland, via Old Soar Manor, Plaxtol and Basted.
Saturday, 25 August 2018 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:25
18 miles / 29 km
Meet BEDWYN station, Wilts, 10.23 (Paddington 9.07, Reading 9.40).
A brisk linear walk of about 18 miles to Newbury; via Shalbourne, Ham Hill, Wallbury Hill, Inkpen (lunch at the Crown & Garter pub/café) and Hamstead Marshal, then along the Kennet & Avon Canal into Newbury.
An attractive and varied route with fine views.
One steep ascent onto the ridge.
Buy a return ticket to Bedwyn.
Explorer Map 158.
Monday, 27 August 2018 (Group: Blackheath)
15 miles / 24.1 km
Meet FLITWICK station, Beds, 9.52 (London Bridge 8.51, Blackfriars 8.57, St Pancras Intl 9.06). A circular walk of around 14-15 miles at a brisk pace; passing through Woburn safari park, with picnic/pub/café lunch at Woburn village.
Saturday, 1 September 2018 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:45
Meet WYE station, Kent, 9.41 (Charing Cross 8.10. London Bridge 8.19).
A brisk circular walk of about 20 miles, with lunch in the picturesque village of Chilham (White Horse Inn or local café).
Sunday, 2 September 2018 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:30
6 miles / 9.7 km
(Estimated finish time: 14:30)
Meet SOUTH KENTON station (Underground/Overground, Zone 4), HA9 8RD, 10.30.
Our circuit of London continues across some of its most valuable open spaces, with ancient meadows, a reservoir rich in bird life and a massive shopping mall.
A little longer, hillier and more challenging than usual.
Ends Brent Cross station (Underground, Zone 3). 6 miles / 4 hours.
A joint walk with London Strollers.
Saturday, 8 September 2018 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:25
Meet CLANDON station, Surrey, 9.23 (Waterloo 8.33, Clapham Jn 8.42).
A brisk linear walk of about 18 miles to Boxhill & Westhumble station, with short stops at viewpoints.
Via Clandon Downs to the North Downs Way, then via Shere to Sutton Abinger (pub lunch at “The Volunteer”). Continuing via Holmbury St. Mary, the Greensand Way, Wotton and the North Downs Way.
Stations at start and finish are on different lines but a return ticket to Clandon should suffice.
OS Explorer Maps 145 & 146.
Saturday, 15 September 2018 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:05
Meet BATTLE station, East Sussex, 10.03 (Charing Cross 8.45, London Bridge 8.54, Orpington 9.10, Tonbridge 9.29).
A brisk linear walk of about 20 miles to Hastings, following the 1066 Country Walk path to Icklesham for lunch (Queen’s Head pub). Then via the Royal Military Canal Path and the coastal path, with steep ascents and descents, to Hastings.
Please bring a snack for the long afternoon.
Buy a return ticket to Hastings.
Thursday, 20 September 2018 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:50
11 miles / 17.7 km
Meet SHIPLAKE station, Oxfordshire, 10.45 (Paddington 9.42, changing at Twyford [dep 10.38]).
A moderately-paced linear walk of about 11 miles to Henley-on-Thames through the attractive scenery of the Thames Valley; via Binfield Heath, Rotherfield Greys (lunch at the Maltsters Arms) and Greys Court.
Buy a return ticket to Henley-on-Thames.
Saturday, 22 September 2018 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:35
17 miles / 27.4 km
Meet ROBERTSBRIDGE station, East Sussex, 10.34 (Charing Cross 9.15, London Bridge 9.24, Orpington 9.40).
A brisk-paced circular walk of about 17 miles, taking in parts of the Sussex Border Path, with lunch at The Moor village (Eight Bells Inn). Afternoon via Bodiam Castle.