Saturday, 18 August 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:05
15 miles / 24.1 km
Brisk paced walk on undulating terrain, most of the walk is through open landscape with a stretch of woodland in the afternoon. Going through Lychpole, near Cissbury Ring and Chactonbury Ring, Church Hill, Clapham wood and finally crossing the A27 to Goring by Sea. Drop out after approx 10 miles, and a 30 mins walk to catch a bus from Findon to Worthing.
Lunch: Picnic only
Sunday, 19 August 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 11:05
12 miles / 19.3 km
Moderate-to-fast pace walk exploring a beautiful part of the western South Downs. A few small hills and stretches of walking by the river. Fine views throughout of the glorious downs and Arun valley.
Lunch: pub or picnic in Arundel
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:30
8.5 miles / 13.7 km
Part of the Capital Ring, on paths, pavements and through parks. Through Beckton District Park, joining the Thames Path. We cross the Thames via the Woolwich Foot Tunnel. Then some road walking to reach parks, finishing at Charlton station. Mainly flat, but one long flight of steps.
Lunch: Pub/Cafe/Picnic at Woolwich Arsenal
Saturday, 25 August 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 11:35
8 miles / 12.9 km
Along the beach to Ramsgate and on to Pegwell Bay and its Viking Ship returning to Broadstairs along the clifftop.
Lunch: Lots of options in Ramsgate including Britain's newest and largest beachside Wetherspoons.
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 11:20
11 miles / 17.7 km
Higham, Cooling and the Marshes - explore the landscapes which inspired Dickens' great story. Mostly flat but open to elements.
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 11:00
6 miles / 9.7 km
A walk through parks, squares and urban spaces, looking at points of interest en-route from West Brompton to Ravenscourt Park via Hammersmith.
Lunch: Pub/Cafe/Picnic at Hammersmith
Thursday, 30 August 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:50
Pace moderate to brisk. Rather hilly walk with some high stiles. Terrain - woods, fields and country lane and some minor road walking with verges. Roads are generally quiet. Can be muddy after heavy rain even in summer! Route: Pratts Bottom-Burnt Gorse-Downe for lunch-Cudham-Knockholt Pound-Washneys-Broke Hill Golf course. Drop out: At Downe - buses to Orpington or Bromley S Stations. Attraction: Down House - home of Charles Darwin - drop out point and possible visit. Joint walk with Hammersmith & Wandsworth Group.
Lunch: Pub/Cafe/Picnic at Downe
Saturday, 1 September 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:35
A walk up to, along and then off the North Downs ridge. (If weather bad on the day, we will walk along the Pilgrims way rather than North Downs Way) Lunchtime drink in Detling village at the 'Cock Horse' pub. We pass through Boxley, cross the M20 before joining an urban path into the centre of Maidstone. A joint walk with Hampstead group.
Lunch: Cock Horse Inn pub in Detling
9 miles / 14.5 km
Through farmland to the historic market town of Saffron Walden. In the Middle Ages the centre of the saffron crocus industry. A 1.5 hour lunch stop to explore Saffron Walden. After lunch through the parkland & surrounds of Audley End, now one of Britains finest stately homes. Then some road walking to Audley End Station. SWC 130.
Lunch: Picnic, Cafes & Pubs in Saffron Walden
Sunday, 2 September 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:25
10 miles / 16.1 km
A beautifal walk through the Mid-Sussex Weald, via Balcombe Mill, Ardingly Reservoir and River's Wood. Undulating terrain throughout with a few hills. woods and many wonderful views.
Lunch: picnic or pub in Ardingly