Saturday, 23 June 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 11:20
12 miles / 19.3 km
Along the Great Stour river, through Blean Woods to the University of Kent Campus with great views of Canterbury and its cathedral as we descend to the city centre.
Lunch: Picnic at Blean with many opportunities for afternoon tea (or something stronger) in Canterbury
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 11:05
11.7 miles / 18.8 km
Via Penshurst, the Medway valley and Stockland Green. Rivers, woods and rolling hills.
Saturday, 30 June 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 9:50
Moderate paced walk. In the morning, flat terrain following the river Eden and the Vanguard Way to lunch at Crockham Hill. After lunch, there is a steady climb before continuing to Oxted. Plenty of stiles.
Lunch: Picnic only, no seats so bring something to sit on. (Note: the pub that was previously advertised in the programme is closed)
Sunday, 1 July 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 11:00
6 miles / 9.7 km
Following the 'Chain Walk' to Clay Hill then through Whitewebbs Park (seeing sections of the 'Old New River'!) and then on to Myddleton House which is our lunch stop allowing time to look around the beautiful gardens. Heading on to Gordon Hill via Forty Hall Estate and part of the London Loop. Some sections could be muddy after heavy rain.
Lunch: Picnic or cafe at Myddleton House Gardens
Monday, 2 July 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:30
6 miles / 9.7 km
Meet by Eros Statue. Passing by gentlemen's clubs, Free French HQ, on towards Victoria through Royal Parks, by Westminster Cathedral, Pimlico, the Embankment then visiting the Chelsea Pensioners. Including mid morning coffee break.
Lunch: At Sloane Square at end of walk.
Wednesday, 4 July 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:45
A brisk walk up to the Wye National Nature Reserve, with breathtaking views, then high up on the Crundale Downs to an isolated Norman church at Crundale for lunch, before crossing the River Great Stour and returning to Wye through its churchyard. Some very steep hills and parts of the route can be very muddy in wet weather.
Lunch: Picnic only at Crundale church (a few benches but otherwise on grass).
Friday, 6 July 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 11:35
Easy/Moderate walk along the cliffs (Thanet Coast Path) to Margate where we can enjoy the sea and sand or have all the fun of the fair in Dreamland! We will have a slightly longer lunch break in order to view the sea caves at Kingsgate Bay (tides and weather permitting). Optional, self-guided walk extension to Westgate-on-sea or Birchington.
Lunch: Pub at Kingsgate Bay (The Captain Digby) or picnic.
Saturday, 7 July 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:20
14 miles / 22.5 km
Takes in an ancient yew grove at Kingley Vale and two medieval Downland churches. Tremendous views. Two short steep climbs and one steep descent, plus gradual ups and downs. Finishing at Walderton, then a 20-minute bus ride to Chichester Station. Pub at Walderton. A joint walk with Blackheath Group whose programme specifies that the walk will be slightly slower than their usual pace. Not for beginners, however, as fixed return time requires about 3 mph average pace.
Lunch: Picnic at viewpoint
8.5 miles / 13.7 km
Via Hooley, Harps Wood, Marling Glen Wood to Merstham, continuing via Pilgrims' Way and North Downs Way to Reigate Hill offering splendid views of the Mole Valley and beyond then downhill to Reigate Station. The walk has 900' of ascent spread throughout.
Lunch: picnic at viewpoint sitting on grass at Church Hill followed by drinks a little later at Merstham
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:15
9 miles / 14.5 km
Part 1 and 2 of the Stevenage Outer Orbital Path. There is a 15 min bus ride from Stevenage station to the beginning of the walk.
Mostly flat land through open countryside.
Lunch: Picnic only. There is a tea stop towards the end of the walk at the golf club