Calendar

Dec
21
Sat
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

Dec
28
Sat
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

Jan
5
Sun
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

Jan
9
Thu
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

Jan
15
Wed
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

Jan
25
Sat
Walk: Historic Southwark
Jan 25 all-day

Meet 10.30 St. Paul’s Station (Central Line)— toilets nearby in One New Change Shopping Centre, Cheapside. 6 to 7 mile linear walk exploring North Southwark with historic buildings, major landmarks and ancient alleyways in London’s former entertainment centre. Lunch stop near City Hall. Bring lunch or food available. Route ends at Westminster Station. Shorter options. Contact: 07904 193 098. Leader: John West

Feb
1
Sat
Walk: Lee Country Park
Feb 1 all-day

Meet 10.24 Cheshunt Station (10.14 London Overground train from Southbury Station or 09.55 Greater Anglia Hertford East train from Tottenham Hale). About 6 mile circular walk with a mix of waterways, lakes and meadows, including the permissive link into Rammey Marsh. Option to end from lunch stop in Waltham Abbey. Bring lunch or food available. Contact: 07900 286 254. Leader: Mike Cranstone

Feb
5
Wed
Discovery Walk: River Lea and Bow Waterways
Feb 5 all-day

Meet 10.30 Hackney Wick Station (about 15 minutes from Highbury & Islington on London Overground Stratford service).

About 3 hour, 4 mile, linear walk exploring the natural and man-made waterways in and around the Olympic Park that create contrasting scenes. Coffee/toilet stop en-route. Route ends near Bow Church (DLR) and Bow Road (District Line) stations. Contact on day of walk only: 07425 136 628. Leader: Margaret Redman

Feb
15
Sat
Walk: North Mymms Snowdrops
Feb 15 all-day

Meet 10.25 outside White Hart pub, South Mimms Village (10.13 84 bus from Potters Bar Station). Please do not park in the pub car park.

A morning walk in memory of Roy Nicholls’ last outing that, hopefully, will coincide with the extensive snowdrop display. Depending upon weather conditions, the walk will be between 4¼ and 5¼ miles in length and may be muddy in places. We hope to return and finish in South Mimms by 13.30. Contact on day of walk only: 07490 480 251 (no voicemails). Leader: Stuart Mills

Feb
20
Thu
Walk: Rural London
Feb 20 all-day

Depart 11.00 from outside café/toilets at Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane NW3. About 30 mins by 210 bus from Finsbury Park Station—Wells Terrace bus station.

A surprisingly green linear walk linking Hampstead Heath and Hampstead Garden Suburb with the Dollis Brook Trail towards Barnet. Maximum distance about 7 miles but shorter options by either bus or from Northern Line stations, including from Finchley Central lunch stop. Bring lunch or food available. Leader: Mick Spinks

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