Saturday, 25 May 2019 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:30
20 miles / 32.2 km
Meet PRINCES RISBOROUGH Station, Bucks, 9.27 (Marylebone 8.43).
A brisk linear walk of about 20 miles to Amersham via Loosley Row, Great Missenden (lunch – a pub and café options), Little Missenden and Winchmore Hill. Several hills in the morning.
A return ticket to Aylesbury will cover both journeys.
Saturday, 1 June 2019 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:05
18 miles / 29 km
Meet ARUNDEL Station, West Sussex, 10.01 (Victoria 8.36, Clapham Jn 8.43, East Croydon 8.53).
A linear walk to Pulborough of about 18 miles at a brisk pace.
Along the river Arun and over the South Downs to Chantry Hill for a picnic lunch. Then via Parham Park to the beautiful village of Amberley, where there will be a pub/teashop stop (for drinks only) before continuing to Pulborough station via Amberley Wild Brooks.
Please bring a packed lunch.
Buy a return to ticket to Arundel.
Sunday, 2 June 2019 (Group: Blackheath / London Strollers)
Start time 10:30
4 miles / 6.4 km
(Estimated finish time: 13:00)
Meet CUTTY SARK DLR Station (Zone 2/3), SE10 9EJ, 10.30.
First of a repeat series of walks from the Thames to the North Downs, from Greenwich’s historic waterside through fascinating streets and waterside paths to Lewisham and through Ladywell Fields.
Ends at Catford/Catford Bridge Stations (National Rail, Zone 3). 4 miles / 2½ hours.
Saturday, 8 June 2019 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:10
16 miles / 25.8 km
Meet NEWINGTON Station, Kent, 10.10 (Victoria 9.10, Bromley South 9.27).
A 16-mile circular walk. Via Upchurch and along the Saxon Shore Way by way of Lower Halstow to Iwade for lunch at the Woolpack pub; then a mix of paths and lanes via Bobbing and Key Street to Woodgate Lane, returning to Newington via Lower Hartlip.
Mostly flat Kent farmland and the edge of the Medway marshes
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:25
9 miles / 14.5 km
Meet ORPINGTON Station (National Rail), BR6 0SX 10.25 (Charing Cross 10.00, London Bridge 10.09).
An easy-paced linear walk of 9 miles via Farnborough village, High Elms Country Park and Downe to Chelsfield.
Surprisingly rural once we have escaped Orpington.
Morning coffee option at Holwood Farm and pub lunch in Downe.
Orpington and Chelsfield Stations are in Zone 6.
Saturday, 15 June 2019 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 9:05
22 miles / 35.4 km
Meet HARLINGTON Station, Bedfordshire, 9.05 (Blackfriars 8.12, St Pancras Intl 8.21).
A demanding 22-mile circular walk that explores an interesting group of chalk hills on the northern edge of the Chilterns.
Via Sundon Hills, Streatley, Deacon Hill, Pirton (lunch – choice of pubs), Knocking Hoe, Barton-le-Clay and Sharpenhoe Clappers.
Start time 9:50
19 miles / 30.6 km
Meet HENLEY-ON-THAMES Station, Oxfordshire, 9.50 (Paddington 8.42, changing at Twyford [arr 9.31, dep 9.38]).
A new 19-mile circular route through lush and rolling west Chiltern countryside, with steep gradients in places. Via Aston, Great Wood, Stonor, Pishill (lunch at Crown Inn), Warburg Nature Reserve, Bix Common and Badgemore. Brisk pace.
Sunday, 16 June 2019 (Group: Blackheath)
Meet TUNBRIDGE WELLS Station, Kent, 9.50 (Charing Cross 8.55, London Bridge 9.04, Orpington 9.20).
A circular walk of 15-16 miles through gently undulating terrain, via Groombridge (lunch – choice of pubs) and Frant.
Saturday, 22 June 2019 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 10:00
17 miles / 27.4 km
Meet LIPHOOK Station, Hampshire, 10.00 (Waterloo 8.45, Clapham Junction 8.52; or Waterloo 9.00, changing at Haslemere [arr 9.49, dep 9.55]).
A strenuous 17-mile circular walk via Poison Copse, Linchmere Marsh, Furnace Pond, Henley, Scotland Knob, Easebourne (lunch at The White Horse pub), Hollist Common, Telegraph Hill, Elmers Marsh and Stanley Common.
Saturday, 29 June 2019 (Group: Blackheath)
Start time 8:55
21 miles / 33.8 km
Meet BERKHAMSTED Station, Herts, 8.53 (Euston 8.24).
A 21-mile linear walk to Tring, via Berkhamsted Common, Whipsnade Zoo, Tree Cathedral, Bridgewater Monument, Ashridge Estate and Ivinghoe Beacon.
A short lunch stop at Whipsnade Zoo café will be followed by a longer one at the Red Lion pub, Dagnall.
Buy a return ticket to Tring.