Wednesday, 17 October 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:40
8 miles / 12.9 km
Meet in Station Square, Petts Wood. An easy, pleasant walk through woods & farmland including the actual Petts Wood, in the middle of London's SE suburbs with two memorials to locals, one we particularly remember twice a year. Also Scadbury Park Nature Reserve with a ruined moated manor house once the home of a spymaster. SWC 309.
Lunch: Picnic/Pub (Sydney Arms) Perry Street
Friday, 19 October 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:45
13 miles / 20.9 km
Brisk pace and strenuous particularly after lunch - via Austin Lodge, Romney Street, Fackenden Down, Otford, Poll Hill Bank, Shoreham and Lullingstone taking in some good views of the area and passing through two areas designated as Nature Reserves. Three hills of note, climbing a total of 1400 feet during the day. Some road but mostly footpaths through woodland and farmland, some chalk paths can be slippery if wet when walking poles are recommended.
Saturday, 20 October 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:00
At a brisk pace. Ashurst to Chiddingstone for lunch before returning from Hever. Natural feeling countryside. Lots of climbs/descents but none too steep. A few awkward stiles. Possible afternoon drop-out at Cowden Station (10.5 miles). Deja vu? - please note this walk is identical to WEALDEN W+S (1) of 14th July 2018, but with a further 2.5 miles added on the end.
Lunch: Pub, picnic or cafe at Chiddingstone
Start time 10:30
5 miles / 8 km
Exploring the fascinating social and industrial heritage of this corner of Southwark and taking in a hospital, an ancient abbey, a Leather Exchange, London’s first railway terminus, a King’s manor house and a Soviet tank.
Lunch: Picnic/cafe Southwark Park
Sunday, 21 October 2018 (Group: South Bank)
10 miles / 16.1 km
Walk at a brisk pace. Terrain - some very steep hills (especially after lunch), woods, fields and a bit of forest lane walking. Can be muddy after heavy rain. Route - Coxgrove Wood-Dunsmore-Little Hampden-Lower Cadsden-Grangelands nature reserve-Pulpit Hill-Beacon Hill-Ellesborough Church for tea/cake if time permitting-Coombe Hill & Balcombe Hill. Attractions: Calorie burning, fungi spotting, autumn wild flowers and autumn colours. Joint walk with Hammersmith & Wandsworth Group.Lunch: Picnic/Pub at Lower Cadsden (The Plough)
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:35
9 miles / 14.5 km
Moderate walk via Limpsfield Common and the High Chart, partly on the Greensand and Vanguard Ways. Varied countryside with some lovely views. Woods, fields, some ups and downs and a few stiles.
Lunch: Picnic/Pub Carpenters Arms Limpsfield Chart.
Friday, 26 October 2018 (Group: South Bank)
Start time 10:10
11.5 miles / 18.5 km
Superb views overlooking Farthing Downs. Woodlands, farmland and ancient villages with an opportunity to stop at the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Chaldon village to see the mural.
Lunch: Pub lunch at Harrow Inn, Coulsdon Common. Picnic area close to pub.
Saturday, 27 October 2018 (Group: South Bank)
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, occupied by a wealthy merchant. (National Trust £7.50 entrance)
Lunch: Pubs/cafes/picnic Coggeshall
7 miles / 11.3 km
Walk rescheduled for Saturday 29 December.Meet outside ticket barrier.A gentle walk mainly on surfaced paths through Osterley Park, Norwood Green, the Grand Union Canal and Hanwell. We finish in Osterley Park in time for a late lunch. There is a National Trust café and shop but plenty of picnic space available in the park.Visits to the House and Garden are free for National Trust and Art Fund members. Either £11.40 or £9.05 to non-members (depends on whether winter rates have started).Lunch: In Osterley Park, either in the cafe or bring a picnic.
Sunday, 28 October 2018 (Group: South Bank)
A moderate pace walk. We will walk West with one gentle climb through Denbies Vineyard, then along the North Downs Way. great views to Leith Hill and the Greensand ridge. Return to Dorking from the South.
Lunch: Picnic/pub in Westcott.