Tuesday, 21 November 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:35
9 miles / 14.5 km
Moderate pace through Kent's fields and woods. Mostly flat prior to lunch at Underriver then steeply uphill to follow the Greensand Way into Knole Park and on to Sevenoaks. Quite a few stiles and can be muddy.
Lunch: Pub/picnic Underriver
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:50
A brisk walk from East Malling through the countryside and orchards of Kent, past Wateringbury and along part of the River Medway. Fairly flat but a hill after lunch.
Lunch: Picnic only at Teston Lock picnic grounds.
Thursday, 23 November 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 11:30
4.5 miles / 7.2 km
A riverside walk from the source of the Hogsmill River, part of the London Loop. Relatively flat, a couple of gentle slopes & one steeper towards the end. Some paths are surfaced, but long stretches of the riverside follow dirt paths & grass banks which can be very muddy, so good boots are a must.
Lunch: Hogsmill Toby Carvery pub or you can eat packed lunch outside (confirmed, though buying a drink would be appreciated).
Sunday, 26 November 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:40
A moderate-to-fast pace walk. We walk west with one gentle climb through Denbies Vineyard, then along the North Downs Way. Picnic/pub lunch in Westcott. Return to Dorking from the south.
Lunch: pub or bring picnic
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:30
8 miles / 12.9 km
Walk through Chigwell old town before crossing fields to Lambourne End. Then Hainault Forest before linking with London Loop to return to Chigwell. Some road walking.
Lunch: Pub/picnic Lambourne End
Saturday, 2 December 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 9:50
10 miles / 16.1 km
Moderate paced walk over undulating terrain, heading east along the Sussex border path, then south through Ashurst Wood and along the Vanguard Way to Forest Road. Returning along the Sussex border path. Could be muddy!!
Lunch: Pub / cafe / picnic at Forest Row
Tuesday, 5 December 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 11:05
Along Darent river on flat flinty paths, past Tudor Lullingstone Castle, up a fairly steep hill for wonderful views before gently down to Eynsford. Up quiet Austin valley on country lane, then fields and woods (1 steep up and 1 down - poles may be useful) to Shoreham. 4 stiles. Drop out possible at Eynsford station.
Lunch: Eynsford - picnic or Plough Inn
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:10
From Waddon ponds we follow the Wandle trail through Beddington Park to Morden Hall Park, Merton Abbey Mills and Earlsfield. If light permits there could be an optional 1.5 mile extension to the River Thames.
Lunch: Picnic/Cafe at Morden Hall Park
Friday, 8 December 2017 (Group: South Bank)
A circular walk around Greenwich, finishing at the Cafe Rouge in Stockwell Street for Christmas lunch. Easy pace, but with steady climb up through Greenwich Park followed by descent to Cafe Rouge.
Lunch: Christmas Lunch at Cafe Rouge - PRE-BOOKED ONLY with £5 deposit - see front page of printed programme for details.
Saturday, 9 December 2017 (Group: South Bank)
From Kemsing Station east below the Downs, through Heaverham & the St Clere Estate. Then a climb up to join the North Downs Way & west to Cotman's Ash home of the unique Rising Sun pub. After lunch a descent to the pretty village of Kemsing & back to the station.
Lunch: Picnic only which can be eaten inside The Rising Sun. Hot & cold drinks available as well as beer..