Saturday, 1 July 2017 (Group: Capital Walkers)
Start time 10:45
7 miles / 11.3 km
Travel: Take the 10:12 from Blackfriars, arrives Beckenham Hill at 10:37. Beckenham Hill is in Oyster Zone 4.
We will head via Beckenham Place Park and Kelsey Park to the Museum of the Mind which is situated in the grounds of Bethlem Hospital - which was a 2016 nominee for Museum of the Year. NB - If you would like to see the 14.00 presentation at the Museum (which I recommend) - you need to book a ticket at the following link: http://museumofthemind.org.uk/whats-on/events
Choose the MUSIC AS THERAPY IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY ASYLUM event and register through EventBrite. If you change your mind please cancel your ticket so that the Museum can reallocate it - there are a good number of devotees of the museum.
Plenty of exhibits for folk not enrolling for the talk (around 45 mins duration) to wander round in the meantime. We will then re-convene and head back to Beckenham Junction Station and a bar for post-walk drinks/food.
Terrain: Easy parkland and roads
Dropout points: Beckenham Junction and Eden Park
Start time 11:00
10 miles / 16.1 km
Travel: Meet at Putney Bridge Tube Station (Zone 2, District Line Wimbledon Branch) by 11:00
Leisurely walk to Chiswick via Thames Path visiting Bishop's Park Fulham Palace Upper Mall Hammersmith Chiswick Mall and Chiswick House return to Putney via Dukes Meadows Thames Path. Lunch at Chiswick House there is café or bring a packed lunch
Terrain: River/Park /Gardens
Dropout points: Various
Sunday, 2 July 2017 (Group: Capital Walkers)
Start time 10:30
10 miles / 16.1 km
Travel: Take the Metropolitan Line to Chorleywood Station (Zone 7). There are 4 trains an hour to Chorleywood – please check timetable on www.tfl.gov.uk. Meet around the entrance to the station. The end station, Chesham (Zone 9) is also on the Metropolitan Line.
A walk to take in lovely views of the pretty Chess Valley. Lunchtime stop will be in the village of Chenies where there is a Pub, but please bring a packed lunch.
Terrain: Fields, woods, hills.
Dropout points: Chenies village at lunchtime (taxi to Chorleywood)
Saturday, 8 July 2017 (Group: Capital Walkers)
Travel: Take the 10:02 from Fenchurch Street, arrives Benfleet at 10:45. Buy a return to Southend Central.
Slightly different from before. We'll start from Benfleet, walk through Hadleigh Country Park and Hadleigh Castle to Leigh-on-Sea and then along the coast to the beach at Chalkwell where we'll stop for a swim and picnic. Option for pub lunch in Leigh-on-Sea if anyone wants. We continue to Southend in the afternoon where there's the option of walking 1.34 miles to the end of the pier (£2.00 charge).
Terrain: Country park and seafront
Dropout points: Leigh-on-Sea (3.5 miles), Chalkwell (5 miles) and Westcliff (6 miles)
Sunday, 9 July 2017 (Group: Capital Walkers)
13 miles / 20.9 km
Travel: Take the 10:00 from Cannon Street arrives Hayes at 10:41.
The walk runs along Section 4 and a short part of Section 5 of the London Loop passing through West Wickham and Shirley, down through Selsdon to Hamsey Green and finally across to Riddlesdown. The route is mainly through woodland and there are a number of hills rewarded by splendid views. There are several commons, gardens and nature reserves at different points along the Loop. There will be a picnic stop for lunch and a pub stop at the end.
Terrain: Woods, parks and walking trails