Saturday, 19 August 2017 (Group: Metropolitan Walkers)
Start time 10:10
17 miles / 27.4 km
This walk explores the open heath and common land formerly used by the MOD for training purposes.
Bring packed lunch, pub stop for drinks only.
Travel: Take 9:05 from London Waterloo (9:14 Clapham Junction), change at Guildford (arr. 9:48, dep. 9:53), arr. Witley 10:12. Buy return to Witley.
Terrain: Heath and common land
Start time 11:05
12 miles / 19.3 km
This stage of the North Downs Way is one of contrasts: from the glorious viewpoint at White Horse Wood Country Park, to the lower trail of the Pilgrims Way, which passes a large tiling factory. Bring a packed lunch. Pub stops just after lunch, and at end.
Travel: Take 9:52 from London Victoria (10:09 Bromley South), arr. Bearsted at 11:01. Buy return to Lenham.
Terrain: Hills, woods
Start time 11:10
15 miles / 24.1 km
Hilly fitness walk. Bring packed lunch, afternoon cafe stop for tea & cake. Pub at end of walk.
Terrain: Chalk downs & field paths, hills 1000m total ascent
Travel: Take 10:20 from London Victoria (10:26 Clapham Junction, 10:35 East Croydon), arr. Hassocks 11:07.
Sunday, 20 August 2017 (Group: Metropolitan Walkers)
Start time 10:20
NB updated details for this walk including a different start point
Through exotic flora of Ravensbourne Park, to William Wilberforce memorial seat to the anti-slavery MP from the year 1862, flitting past potentially interesting Biggin Hill airshow, then Charles Darwin’s Downe House (where he wrote the Origin of the Species). We continue to the Old Jail pub mentioned by CAMRA and recommended in the Good Pub guide. After lunch, a walk into deeper countryside then view from top of the North Downs finishing with another recommended pub, the Botley Farmhouse, with another nice view. Good food at both pubs if desired. Walk finishes at a bus stop from where the 464 TfL bus takes us back to the Croydon Tramlink at New Addington for onward connections.
Travel: Take 9:30 from London Cannon Street (9:44 Lewisham, 10:01 Elmers End), arr. Hayes (Kent) 10:11. Use Oyster/Contactless throughout.
Terrain: Hills, fields, woodland, forest
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 (Group: Metropolitan Walkers)
Start time 19:00
3.5 miles / 5.6 km
A summer stroll along the river walking over Hammersmith Bridge to return back to Putney for some evening drinks. Hopefully the weather will be good enough to sit outside The Rocket Wetherspoons Pub along the river where the walk will end.
Terrain: River side, flat
Thursday, 31 August 2017 (Group: Metropolitan Walkers)
3 miles / 4.8 km
Walk via the Regent's Park and Primrose Hill ending at a pub near Kentish Town West Overground station. Other tube/train stations (e.g. Kentish Town & Chalk Farm) are a 10 minute walk away.
Please Meet at North exit by Boots (on Baker Street).
Terrain: Parks, pavement