Saturday, 26 January 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 12:45
5.5 miles / 8.9 km
A winter afternoon walk via fields, woods and downs on both sides of the Darent Valley to Lullingstone Visitor Centre and return. A few hills, excellent views and probably muddy.
Lunch: Afternoon walk. Coffee/snacks available towards the end of the walk.
Sunday, 27 January 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 12:00
3.5 miles / 5.6 km
Meet outside station under the canopy.An easy walk through Embankment gardens to Waterloo Bridge, crossing the river to join the 'Low Line', a developing walking route between Waterloo and London bridge which utilises the arches of the railway viaduct.Several stops at points of interest - an old Thames watergate; a mad hatter's shop; the original Blackfriars station; an ancient burial ground and new developments including a brief visit to Jerwood Space Art Gallery.
Lunch: Lots of places to eat and drink around Borough Market and London Bridge at the end of the walk.
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:30
9 miles / 14.5 km
Moderate pace heading down through woods to follow the lovely Chess Valley, then up hill for lunch at Sarratt Bottom. After lunch we descend to follow the Chess to Rickmansworth. Can be muddy.
Lunch: Pub/picnic Cock Sarratt Bottom
Saturday, 2 February 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:15
6 miles / 9.7 km
A morning walk to celebrate recent reopening/ rerouting of two stretches of the Thames Path. The walk will include newly created riverside sections between Woolwich Dockyard and Thames Barrier, and a reopened stretch between the O2 and Ballast Quay. Dramatic river views as we swing round the Greenwich Peninsula, and a kaleidoscopic mix of historic and contemporary buildings and heavy industry. Easy walking, though some sections still rough in places. Walking at a moderate pace, we'll arrive in time for lunch, with a chance for anyone who wishes to explore Greenwich in the afternoon.
Lunch: Pubs, cafes or picnic at end of walk in Greenwich
Wednesday, 6 February 2019 (Group: South Bank)
10 miles / 16.1 km
A brisk walk along part of the Darent Valley Path. We start through residential areas of Swanley before crossing fields, passing through part of Farningham Wood, then by Brooklands lake and finishing at Dartford.
Lunch: Pub/picnic lunch at Darenth.
Saturday, 9 February 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:05
12 miles / 19.3 km
We cross the Chiltern Way twice during the day in south Buckinghamshire. Walking south in morning and west in the afternoon. Joint walk with Hampstead Group.
Lunch: Picnic/ Pub (Royal Standard of England) at Forty Green.(12th century pub)
Start time 10:45
4 miles / 6.4 km
Meet in Euston Sq, in front of station by the Robert Stephenson statue.A morning stroll around the area between Fitzroy Sq & Oxford St exploring some of its industrial & artistic past. Stopping along the way to see some interesting, curious & bizarre features. Finishing at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church at approx 13.00 allowing time for lunch & then to attend the Inner London AGM at 14.00.
Lunch: Numerous facilities available locally. Picnickers can use the Church meeting room prior to the meeting, tea/coffee available.
Sunday, 10 February 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:25
At moderate pace through woods and fields to Polesden Lacey for lunch then descents and ascents via Ranmore Common to return from Box Hill & Westhumble station. Great views across fields and vineyards.
Lunch: Cafe/picnic at Polesden Lacey cafe (National Trust card not needed)
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 11:20
4 miles / 6.4 km
Enjoy Turneresque seascapes on a potentially bracing short walk along the coast. Mostly hard surfaces.Time in Margate to view the Turner Contemporary Gallery (free entry). Many pubs cafes, craft beer on the Harbour Arm, cream teas or fish and chips. The walk will officially end at the Turner Contemporary Gallery where the leader will point out places of interest (including the station) and then lead us to the town's museums a 5 minute stroll away.
Lunch: Cafe or picnic at St Mildreds Bay
Friday, 15 February 2019 (Group: South Bank)
5 miles / 8 km
Exploring the paths and passageways of the old village of Clerkenwell. Stopping along the way to visit historical places associated with crime, punishment, sanctuary and intrigue.
Lunch: Picnic lunch in St James Church or pub lunch in local hosteleries.