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Capital Walkers Group

Welcome to Capital Walkers, the friendly London Ramblers group for people aged 40+. We walk every weekend and usually at least once during the week.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

This linear walk follows the London Loop (incorporating the Three Common Walk) anticlockwise from Hayes to Petts Wood. It’s linked by paths through Hayes Common to Keston Common with its ponds which are the source of the River Ravensbourne. We pass the Wilberforce Memorial Oak with views across to Biggin Hill and thereafter to Leaves Green and along fields to High Elms Country Park for a lunch stop. Please bring a packed lunch.
The final section of this walk takes us through Farnborough, Darrick Wood, Sparrow Wood, and Jubilee Country Park. Some paths will be muddy after rainfall. This is one of the greenest section of the Loop with a feel of being deep in the countryside.

Thursday, 28 December 2023
Start time:
10:55 am
Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14.5km / 9.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

Travel 

Take the 10:05 train from London Charing Cross Railway Station (London Bridge 10:15; Lewisham 10:25; Catford Bridge 10:31) arrives Hayes (Kent) 10:51.

Use Oyster/Contactless/Freedom Pass.

Drop-out points: Bus 320 from Keston after two miles for Bromley South Train Station and after lunch Bus 358 from Farnborough High Street for either Bromley South or Orpington Train Station.

The finishing time is an estimate only and will be dependent on a number of factors such as, weather, the speed at which the group walks and the number of breaks taken.

No booking required.

No dogs.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 40010 66063
Nearest postcode:
BR2 7EN
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sheep.voice.filer
Start time:
10:55 am

Hayes Railway Station

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TQ 44432 67556
Nearest postcode:
BR5 1DB
what3words:
drank.fortunate.trap
Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm

Petts Wood Railway Station

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking