Saturday, 24 February 2018 (Group: Capital Walkers)
Start time 10:00
16 miles / 25.8 km
Travel: Take the 09:15 from Waterloo (Clapham Junction 09:22), arrives Godalming at 10:00. Buy a return to Godalming (note we're coming back from Guildford which has frequent services to London).
This walk is a very indirect meander from Godalming to Guildford, taking in quite a bit of the North Downs Way. Takes in quite a bit of wood, some fields and some great views. Note we will be going fast and there are no public transport drop out points. Please bring a sandwich, we'll stop for 10 minutes to snack but there won't be any major stops before the end. Pub stop at The Rodboro Buildings in Guildford, 5 minutes from the station.
Terrain: Woods, fields, some country lanes
Dropout points: None
Sunday, 25 February 2018 (Group: Capital Walkers)
Start time 11:00
12 miles / 19.3 km
Travel: Take the 10.13 from Liverpool Street, change at Broxbourne (arrives 10.45, departs 10.49), arrives Ware at 10.59
The walk starts and ends at Ware station. There are stretches along the scenic river at the start and end of the walk and it goes through fields, woods and villages in between. We stop at High Cross for lunch where there is a pub. Please bring a packed lunch. We may stop for a drink at the end.
Terrain - Riverside, fields, woods
Start time 13:00
3 miles / 4.8 km
Travel to the start point (Queensway Tube Station – Zone 1 Central Line)
We will take a short stroll through Hyde Park and Kensington ending at the Natural History Museum to visit the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. I will be buying a ticket for the 3.15pm entry to the Exhibition – it is advisable to pre-book your ticket as well as they can sell out. Please book here: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-53.html. After the exhibition we will visit Five Guys https://www.fiveguys.co.uk/ in South Kensington for an early dinner!
Please let me know if you would like to attend so that I look out for you: firstname.lastname@example.org (07949 108834).
If you plan to come to the exhibition but not the walk, please let me know so that I know to look out for you at the museum. It is not possible to book at Five Guys so we will just go straight there after the exhibition – please let me know if you only want to come to the meal.
Saturday, 3 March 2018 (Group: Capital Walkers)
Start time 10:25
11 miles / 17.7 km
Travel: Take the 09:43 from Liverpool Street (Seven Sisters 09:56), change at Broxbourne (arrives 10:15, departs 10:19), arrives St Margarets at 10:25
A walk in and around the beautiful Ash Valley, a packed lunch, we will stop at a pub en route. The end of the walk is along the River Lea towpath. Pub near station at the end of the walk.
Terrain: Riverside path, woods, fields, a few small hills
Dropout points: None
Sunday, 4 March 2018 (Group: Capital Walkers)
Start time 10:20
Travel: Starting at Totteridge and Whetstone (Northern Line) at 10:20am zone 4, meet at the station entrance and finishing at Cockfosters tube station zone 5 (Piccadilly Line).
On the northern edge of the metropolis, this walk has panoramic views across north London heading for drinks at the Three Hammers for lunch, please bring a sandwich. In the afternoon we pass by homes which were once live in by David Livingstone, Fanny Trollope and Spike Milligan. and also the site of the Battle of Barnet. Expect, good scenery, company, the usual afternoon tea stop at Trent Country Park and plenty of mud.
Terrain: Parks, farms, woodland
Dropout points: High Barnet after 9 miles