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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.

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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 OXFORD CIRCUS Underground Station (Zone 1, Central, Bakerloo and Victoria lines), W1B 3AG, at 11.00, outside Scribbler card shop, 269 Regent Street. If travelling by underground, use Exit 4.

Finish: Baker Street station (Zone 1, lots of lines).

This fascinating walk marks International Women's Day on 8 March. The 2.5 mile trail will visit locations where women throughout the ages, famous and less well-known, shaped the area with their contributions to medicine, acting, architecture, philanthropy, etc. We will also stop off at the sites of at least two notorious scandals.

Due to the length of the walk, there will be no refreshment stop. Toilets available at the end of the walk. 

A joint walk with London Strollers.

Booking is required for this walk (max group size 30): please email HelenAbbott@aol.com

Sunday, 3 March 2024
Start time:
11:00 am
Estimated finish time:
1:30 pm
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
4km / 2.5mi
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

  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 29034 81219
Nearest postcode:
W1B 3AH
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Start time:
11:00 am

Oxford Circus Underground Station, Greater London. Outside Scribbler card shop, 269 Regent Street. If travelling by underground, use Exit 4

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TQ 27957 82075
Nearest postcode:
NW1 5LJ
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Estimated finish time:
1:30 pm

Baker Street Underground 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