Friday, 22 March 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:30
8 miles / 12.9 km
Flat walk at moderate pace with extensive views across the landscape of the Blackwater Valley. Medieval churches, beautiful old buildings including the opportunity to visit during an extended lunch break in Coggeshall, a monastic barn and Paycocke's Tudor House and garden, formerly occupied by a wealthy merchant. (National Trust £7.50 entrance)
Lunch: Pubs/cafes/picnic Coggeshall
Saturday, 23 March 2019 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:35
18 miles / 29 km
Meet SOLE STREET Station, Kent, 9.31 (Victoria 8.42, Denmark Hill 8.52, Bromley South 9.05).
A circular walk of about 17.5 miles, passing through the villages of Cobham, Birling (lunch at The Nevill Bull pub), Ryarsh and Luddesdown.
Saturday, 23 March 2019 (Group: Metropolitan Walkers)
Start time 10:05
Heading our way out of Rochester we will continue along the marshy coastline. Look out for the odd shipwreck along the way. Pub stop en route, bring a packed lunch. Walk will be held at a moderate to fast pace.
Terrain: Coastal, flat, marshes
Travel: Take 9:25 from London St Pancras International (9:32 Stratford Intl.). arr. Strood 9:58 (requires HS1 ticket). Alternatively take 9:10 London Victoria (9:27 Bromley South), change at Rochester (arr. 9:53, dep 9:59) arr. Strood 10:02. Buy return to Swale.
Start time 10:10
16 miles / 25.7 km
A varied hike on the edge of the Cotswolds. We'll follow the Oxford Canal, then a disused railway and tackle some rolling hills. We also take in the impressive family seat of a Polar explorer. Pub stop but bring a packed lunch.
Terrain: Canal bank, fields and a few tasty gradients.
Travel: Take 9:10 from London Marylebone, arr. Banbury 10:06.
Saturday, 23 March 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:20
10.9 miles / 17.5 km
Brisk paced walk. Beautiful landscapes going through fields, Woods, Farningham Woods Nature Reserve, Lullingstone Park. Some hard surface walking, expect mud. Drop out possible at lunch time. Expected finish 15.30 approx.
Lunch: Picnic, Cafe, Pub in Eynsford.
Saturday, 23 March 2019 (Group: Hampstead)
11 miles / 17.7 km
Linear to Chorleywood Station (Metropolitan line or Chiltern Railways, Zone7) over gently undulating terrain via Chiltern Way, Chess Valley and Chorleywood Common. Lunch stop at the 'Cock Inn', Church End or bring own food. Map: E173/182, L166.
Saturday, 23 March 2019 (Group: Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster / Hammersmith & Wandsworth)
Moderate pace, undulating.
Haslemere to Chiddingfold via Frillinghurst Wood; returning to Haslemere via Grayswood and Keffolds Farm.
Café, pub or picnic lunch at Chiddingfold.
About 4 to 4.5 hours walking; no drop-out points.
Meet at Haslemere Station at 10.20(Waterloo 09.15/Clapham Junction 09.22/Woking 09.43 arr 10.17).
Joint with Hammersmith, Fulham & Wandsworth Group
Saturday, 23 March 2019 (Group: West London)
Start time 10:25
7 miles / 11.3 km
(Estimated finish time: 15:30)
Fairly flat, partly along the Jubilee River. Pub or café lunch at Dorney.
Depart Paddington 9.42, Ealing Broadway 9.50, arrive Taplow 10.18.
Maps: Explorer 160/172. Day Return Taplow
Saturday, 23 March 2019 (Group: Capital Walkers)
Start time 10:45
13 miles / 20.9 km
Travel: Take the 09:13 from Liverpool Street, arrives Shelford at 10:44. We will return from Cambridge Station. There are 2 trains an hour back to London Liverpool Street and up to four trains an hour to Kings Cross. Buy a return ticket to Cambridge.
A walk in Cambridgeshire from Shelford via Hauxton & Haslingfield (lunch) and then on to the orchards of Grantchester, finally ending in Cambridge. Please bring a packed lunch. We will stop for tea & cakes at a National Trust Property late in the afternoon in Rupert Brooke's famous orchard. There will be a pub break in Cambridge City Centre at the end of the walk.
Terrain: A flat walk with pavements in the beginning, countryside and orchards in the afternoon.
Dropout points: None
Start time 10:50
Travel: Take the 10:00 from Waterloo, arrives Haslemere at 10:49. Please note this train does not stop at Clapham Junction.
A walk through some lovely countryside to the south of Haslemere, including Black Down (the highest point in both Sussex and the South Downs National Park) and Marley Common. There will be a pub stop just over halfway but please bring a packed lunch.
Terrain: Woods, heath, some hills