About our walks

The Footpaths Group arranges a regular programme of walks throughout the year, in a variety of town and country locations, on weekdays and weekends, and with a selection lengths to suit all abilities. Details of the current programme are published in each quarterly newsletter and can be viewed on our calendar page.

Our next walks

Walk: Christmas in St Albans
Dec 21 all-day

Meet 10.35 St Albans City Station. Either by Thameslink trains at 09.51 or 10.06 from St Pancras International Station (platform B), or by 84 bus from Potters Bar Station at 09.28 or 09.43. Note: car parking difficult at/near station.

In morning a TES 3½ to 4 mile attractive semi-rural and parkland walk ending near the Cathedral and City centre for lunch. Then the time is yours to spend independently. The Cathedral has the popular “Carols on the Hour” event—each service takes about 30 mins with the last at 16.00. The City centre will have Christmas lights, the Charter Christmas Market and, in the Town Hall, the Museum, Gallery and historic County Court with cells to view.

The 84 bus and frequent buses to City Station depart from near the Town Hall. Contact on day of walk only: 07490 480 251 (no voicemails). Leader: Stuart Mills

Walk: Hampstead Heath
Dec 28 all-day

Meet 10.30 Lauderdale House café, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill. The Waterlow Park bus stop outside the café is about 20 mins by 210 bus from Finsbury Park Station (Wells Terrace bus station).

About 6½ to 7 mile linear walk across the Heath and environs ending at a point for return transport. Shorter options. Bring lunch or food available. Contact on day of walk only: 07490 480 251 (no voicemails). Leader: Stuart Mills

Walk: Epping Forest
Jan 5 all-day

Meet 10.34 Enfield Lock Station (either 10.25 Greater Anglia Hertford East train from Tottenham Hale or by 121 bus). 9 mile moderately paced, undulating, linear walk from the Lea Valley into Epping Forest via High Beach lunch stop (pub, sandwich bar or bring lunch) and Loughton Camp, ending at Chingford Station. Muddy in places especially after wet weather. No shorter option. Joint walk with Hampstead Ramblers. Contact: 07590 604 391. Leader: Hadi Samsami

Discovery Walk: In the footsteps of Dickens
Jan 9 all-day

Meet 10.45 Embankment Station (Circle, District and Bakerloo Lines). Today’s linear walk highlights locations associated with Dickens during his time in London, with some significantly influencing his writings. Lunch stop near St. Paul’s (bring lunch or food available). Route ends in Borough High Street, but shorter options. Contact on day of walk only: 07506 334 019. Leader: Peter Mackey

Walk: Richmond Park
Jan 15 all-day

Meet by 11.00 in entrance foyer to Richmond Station and be ready to catch 371 bus at 11.06 to Richmond Gate. See Tuesday 19 Nov walk for train journey times. About 6½ mile linear walk through Richmond Park to Ham Common (lunch stop) before reaching The Thames to return to Richmond. Shorter option. Bring lunch or food available. Leader: Mick Spinks

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