Our Walks

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TO HELP SUPPRESS THE SPREAD OF THE COVID19 VIRUS, AND PROTECT THE HEALTH OF OUR MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS, ALL NL&SH GROUP WALKS ARE SUSPENDED FOR THE TIME BEING. PLEASE SEE RAMBLERS GB CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

From where we live on the edge of London, we have easy access to lovely countryside in Hertfordshire, the Chilterns and Essex. Occasionally we do urban walks, exploring our local area or other parts of London.

Our walks are as varied as our leaders, but most of them are of moderate difficulty (country walking, with undulating to hilly terrain) and at a fairly purposeful walking pace rather than a gentle stroll (around 2½-3 miles an hour on level ground). If you haven't done a lot of walking before we'd recommend that you start with one of our short or social walks.

Long walks: Every Sunday we offer a full-day circular walk of between 10 and 15 miles. These usually start at 10am and aim to finish by 4pm or 5pm. We always take a packed lunch and generally stop near a pub around lunchtime for a drink (but not long enough to get lunch there). We also run a long midweek walk once a month.

Short walks: Most Sundays we offer a half-day walk of between 4 and 8 miles. These usually start at 10am and aim to finish between mid-day and 1.30pm. They are usually circular walks, but always check the programme. There is also an occasional Saturday stroll in town.

Social walks: On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, we have a leisurely social walk in High Barnet or Trent Park. These usually start at 10am and finish at mid-day.

Coach walks: A couple of times a year we hire a coach and head off further afield – on a Sunday in early May and a Saturday in September or October. We always try to go somewhere interesting and offer two or three walks so people can choose between a short walk and some sightseeing, or a long walk with just time for afternoon tea. On recent coach walks we have visited Brighton, Warwick and Rochester.

Train walks: Once a year we have a mid-week train walk of around 9 miles. Most recently we have visited Bristol and Norwich.

The London Loop: Some of our members are walking the 150-mile long-distance path, the London Loop. Staring in autumn 2019, we are walking one of the 24 sections each month.

Walking in all seasons:

A spring day

A walk from Redbourn

Autumn shade

A frosty morning walk