Calendar

Dec
22
Sat
Winter Solstice Short Walk: River Lea and Gunpowder Park
Dec 22 all-day

Meet 10.05 on eastern side of Brimsdown Station level crossing. Either 191 or 307 buses with journey times of about 25 mins from Enfield Town, or 09.55 Greater Anglia Hertford East train from Tottenham Hale.

About 2½ hour linear walk, mainly on gravel paths, via Mossops’s Creek, River Lea, part of the Enfield Lock Heritage Trail and the nature reserves and restored meadows of Gunpowder Park. Shorter option. Ends at Enfield Island Village for 121 and 491 buses. Details: 020 8366 2242 or 07948 204 025. Leader: Dave Cockle

Dec
29
Sat
Walk: Hertfordshire Rivers
Dec 29 all-day

Meet 10.10 Hertford North Station entrance (09.44 train from Enfield Chase). About 7 mile circular walk with varied river scenes via the attractive town centre of Ware (lunch stop and option to end). Bring lunch or food available. Contact on day of walk only: 07490 480 251 (No voicemail facility). Leader: Stuart Mills

Jan
3
Thu
Walk: Northern Heights
Jan 3 all-day

Meet 10.05 Alexandra Palace Station ticket office (09.48 train from Enfield Chase).

About 2¼ hour linear walk through the Palace grounds and then along the disused railway path via Highgate Wood to reach Highgate Village for lunch stop. Shorter option. Bring lunch or food available. After lunch about 1½ hour walk across Hampstead Heath ending at a point convenient for return transport. Leader: Mick Spinks

Jan
12
Sat
Walk: The Tyburn: One of London’s Hidden Rivers
Jan 12 all-day

Meet 10.30 Hampstead tube Station (Northern Line — about 13 mins from Euston or 20 mins from Old Street Northern Line Stations).

A 7 mile linear walk that will show London from a different perspective as John follows the river’s course southwards via the open spaces of Regent’s Park and Green Park to The Thames at Pimlico. Many shorter options. Bring lunch or food available at lunch stop in the Baker Street area. Details: 07904 193 098. Leader: John West

Jan
17
Thu
Walk: Enfield Parks and Paths
Jan 17 all-day

Meet 10.30 Southgate Station (Piccadilly Line and 121, 125, 298, 299, W6 and W9 buses).

About 2½ hour linear walk on an interestingly varied route, which might well be new to you, that links parks by use of paths and quiet residential roads, before ending in the Enfield Town area. Shorter options. Details: 07973 747 454. Leader: Nigel King

Jan
26
Sat
Walk: London Loop
Jan 26 all-day

Meet 10.05 Chingford Bus Station. As at November 2018, 313 buses from Church Street, Enfield Town, run at 09.14 and 09.32 are scheduled to arrive Chingford at 09.37 and 09.57 respectively, but check beforehand and allow ample time.

A surprisingly rural walk with expansive views over the Lea Valley and North London ending by about 12.45-13.00 at Enfield Island Village for 121 or 491 buses. Only about 3¾ miles but may be muddy especially near Yardley Hill and Gilwell. Details: 020 8366 2242 or 07948 204 025. Leader: Dave Cockle

Jan
30
Wed
Walk: Ships, Planes and Greenways
Jan 30 all-day

Meet 10.30 Royal Victoria DLR Station (on Beckton branch of the DLR network and adjacent to the Emirates cablecar).

Initially this 8 mile linear walk gives an opportunity to view the newly redeveloped Royal Docks area near City Airport, and then goes via the Woolwich Foot Tunnel to reach Woolwich Common and Charlton Park. Ends at Charlton Station for return to London Bridge. Shorter option by ending at the lunch stop in Woolwich. Bring lunch or food available. Details: 07904 193 098. Leader: John West

Feb
4
Mon
Walk: Richmond Park and Ham Common
Feb 4 all-day

Meet 10.41 Barnes Station (10.26 South Western Railway Weybridge train from Vauxhall mainline station).

An attractive 6 to 7 mile linear walk, initially via the Beverley Brook into Richmond Park, then across the Park to Ham Common (lunch stop) before reaching The Thames to end at Kingston Station. Shorter option. Bring lunch or food available. Leader: Mick Spinks

Feb
13
Wed
Discovery Walk: London and River Thames
Feb 13 all-day

Meet 10.30 at the main Tooley Street and London Bridge Hospital exit from London Bridge tube Station. Exit escalators from both Northern Line and Jubilee Line bring passengers up into the tube main foyer and ticket machines area; then follow Tooley Street/London Bridge Hospital signs. Note: do not enter London Bridge mainline station.

About 3 hour linear walk which, after crossing Tower Bridge, enters the St Katharine Docks area and follows the northern bank of The Thames, tracing the changes from Saxon times to the present day. Shorter option. Excellent views beside the river. Ends near West India Quay DLR Station — nearby are lunch facilities and the Museum of Docklands. Leader: Stuart Mills

Feb
28
Thu
Discovery Walk: Gardens and Parks
Feb 28 all-day

Meet 10.40 Temple Station (Circle Line from Moorgate/Liverpool Street and Circle/District Lines from Victoria).

About 3 hour linear walk with a mix of gardens and historic buildings via Embankment Gardens, St James’s Park and other parks to end near Marble Arch. Shorter options and coffee stop en-route. If required, plenty of lunch facilities close to Marble Arch. Contact on day of walk only: 07425 136 628. Leader: Margaret Redman

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