Saturday, 25 May 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:25
10 miles / 16.1 km
A fine walk through the fields and beech woodlands to the south of old Royston market town crossing over the undulating chalk escarpment of this part of the Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire border. There are fine views throughout particularly from Therfield village and Therfield Heath. Royston chalk is very muddy and sticky during a wet spell so sticks could prove useful.
Lunch: Picnic/Pub (Fox & Duck ) in Therfield Village.
Sunday, 26 May 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:40
11 miles / 17.7 km
A beautiful walk in the Surrey Hills. Two steep climbs in the morning over Pewley Down and St. Martha's Hill on the North Downs, with fine views. Mainly flat in the afternoon as we make our way to the River Wey Navigation, which we follow back to Guildford.
Lunch: Picnic/pub lunch at The Drummond in Albury.
Wednesday, 29 May 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:20
8 miles / 12.9 km
A brisk paced walk around the green hills of Dulwich vale. Walking up through Brockwell Park to Tulse Hill and down to Belair Park. Climbing up to Sydenham Hill via Dulwich Woods, pausing along the way for views looking North over the City. Then on through Dulwich Park for lunch to Champion Hill and Ruskin Park finishing at Denmark Hill. Numerous drop out points.
Lunch: Picnic/Cafe in Dulwich Park.
Friday, 31 May 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:50
9 miles / 14.5 km
An undulating walk through farmland and wooded areas offering distant views to London
Lunch: picnic at the pretty village of Chelsfield
Saturday, 1 June 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:05
6 miles / 9.7 km
This walk takes in many of the major points of interest and some of its prettiest streets. It then carries on out along the idyllic River Itchen to St Catherines Hill, the iron age hillfort, from where there are spectacular views of the city. On to St Cross including a pretty approach to the church along the watermeadows and back to Winchester for a late lunch with time to explore the City and Cathedral. One ascent and descent at St Catherine's Hill both by steps. (SWC15).
Lunch: Plenty of eateries & picnic spots in Winchester at end of walk.
Sunday, 2 June 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:30
13 miles / 20.9 km
Moderate to strenuous walk due to some steep hills via Dunsmore, Ninns Wood, Whiteleaf, Lower Casden pub (drinks only) Grangelands nature reserve, Cymberline Castle, Ellesborough Church (tea if time permitting) Coombe Hill to Wendover station.. Some very steep ascents and descents! Good mountain training exercise..Hiking poles very useful as chalky paths are slippery.. Attraction: Wild flowers especially wild orchids and butterflies hopefully. Use toilet on trains as Wendover station shuts loos at weekends.
Lunch: Picnic only - Drinks later at pub.
Tuesday, 4 June 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Moderate pace through the garden of England. Two castles, a stately home, lovely Kent villages, rivers, woods and undulating hills. Walk is via Chiddingstone and Penshurst and along the Medway Valley, (SWC CW1/19).
Lunch: Lunch at Chiddingstone. Picnic/cafes/pub at Chiddingstone Castle/village.
Wednesday, 5 June 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 11:05
11.2 miles / 18 km
We will cross the Thames from Goring to Streatley, before following the Ridgeway path up on to the Downs and then turning towards Aldworth, where we will have our lunch. The route back to Goring ends with a steep climb, and a view over the Thames, before a steep descent, and re-crossing the Thames into Goring. Apart from this climb the walk is through undulating, downs, farmland and woods.
Lunch: Pub/Picnic The Bell Inn, Aldworth
Friday, 7 June 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:45
8 miles / 12.9 km
An urban walk through parks and with some road walking to Valence House, a former manor house, now housing a local history museum. Free entry to the house and museum which can be viewed at lunch time. Return from Dagenham Heathway.
Lunch: Cafe or picnic at Valence House. Suggest bring a sandwich as cafe may be busy.
Saturday, 8 June 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:00
14 miles / 22.5 km
The Wealdway is a 83 mile walking route that connects the Thames Estuary with the English Channel through the Weald of Kent and Sussex.An early start for a great day's walking at a moderate pace. Initially following the Medway then ascending on to the High Weald to reach Camp Hill. The descent to Buxted is though woods and fields. Note - there is 380m of ascent.Wealdway Stage 6 will be on Sat 20 July.