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Blackheath Group

We are the Blackheath Ramblers. We offer long walks in the Home Counties and beyond, using public transport. We also offer shorter urban walks on Sundays.

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

Overview

Meet FALCONWOOD station (Zone 4), SE9 2RN, at 9.59 (Cannon Street 9.32, London Bridge 9.36, Lewisham 9.47).

A brisk-paced undulating 7-mile walk to Abbey Wood station (Zone 4).

Across meadow, woodland and common; passing Severndroog Castle, an 18th century folly at one of London's highest points, before heading towards Lesnes Abbey past the hosts of wild daffodils reputedly planted by 12th century monks in the woods above.

Sunday, 25 February 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
12:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
11.3km / 7.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

General notes on Blackheath Walks

Lunchtimes: Where walk descriptions stipulate a picnic/packed lunch, all walkers are asked to bring one with them. In such cases any lunchtime pub or café visit will be for drinks only. Lunch stops of this kind will last typically for 40-45 minutes, at the leader’s discretion. If, on the other hand, the option of lunch at a pub or café is offered, the duration will usually be about one hour.

Pre-booking is not required for Blackheath Ramblers walks unless indicated otherwise.

Starting times: Leaders do their best to adhere to the train times set out in the programme. However, the National Rail website publishes train timetables only 12 weeks in advance, and engineering work at weekends sometimes causes changes to departure and arrival times. So, please check train times with National Rail (0345 748 4950) / www.nationalrail.co.uk) before travelling.

Starting times will not be delayed unless absolutely necessary.

Safety: Please be aware that you take part in all Ramblers walks at your own risk.

Dogs: Some walks are unsuitable for dogs; please check with the leader before bringing one.

Blackheath Ramblers website: http://www.blackheathramblers.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/blackram

Features

  • Accessible by public transport

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 44584 75418
Nearest postcode:
SE9 2RL
what3words:
feast.elbow.melon
Start time:
10:00 am

Falconwood Railway Station, Greater London

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TQ 47358 78949
Nearest postcode:
SE2 9RH
what3words:
gloves.scarf.appear
Estimated finish time:
12:30 pm

Abbey Wood Railway Station, Greater London

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