Calendar

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

Feb
29
Sat
Walk: West London Open Spaces
Feb 29 all-day

Meet 10.30 Ealing Broadway Station (about 30 mins by Central Line from Oxford Circus). Toilets on station platform. No Great Northern trains today.

7½ mile linear walk via Walpole, Gunnersbury and Chiswick Parks, all with historic houses, ending at Turnham Green Station. Shorter options. Lunch stop near Kew Bridge/Strand on the Green. Bring lunch or food available. Contact: 07904 193 098. Leader: John West

Mar
5
Thu
Walk: Discovery Walk: Londinium
Mar 5 all-day

Meet 10.45 Tower Hill Station (Circle and District Lines).

About 5 to 6 mile linear walk which includes some surviving Roman remains and shows how the Romans continued to influence the City for centuries. Route ends in Leadenhall Market. Many shorter options. Lunch stop at The Museum of London which has Roman displays. Bring lunch or food available. Contact on day of walk only: 07425 136 628. Leader: Margaret Redman

Mar
11
Wed
Two walks over the Northern Heights
Mar 11 all-day

Meet 10.20 Alexandra Palace Station ticket office (10.03 train from Enfield Chase).

About 2¼ hour linear walk via the Palace grounds and the disused railway path to Highgate Wood and then into Highgate Village for lunch stop and option to end. Bring lunch or food available. After lunch about 1½ to 2 hour linear walk across Hampstead Heath, ending at a point for return transport. Leader: Mick Spinks

Mar
19
Thu
Walk: River Thames Scenes
Mar 19 all-day

Depart 11.10 from Tate Britain Gallery’s Manton entrance in Atterbury Street (not from the main entrance fronting Millbank and The Thames). About 10 mins signed walk from Pimlico Station (Victoria Line). Note: the Gallery opens from 10.00, has free admission, and within the Manton entrance are toilets and a café.

About 2½ hour linear walk via Battersea Park, Chelsea and Chelsea Harbour with an attractive mix of gardens, historic and modern buildings and The Thames. Lunch stop at a large supermarket café with option to end at nearby Imperial Wharf Station (London Overground). For those bringing own lunch there are nearby gardens but without any shelter.

After lunch about 1¼ hour linear walk with varied river scenes, ending at Putney Bridge Station (District Line). Contact on day of walk only: 07506 334 019. Leader: Peter Mackey.

Mar
28
Sat
Walk: Royal Parks
Mar 28 all-day

Meet 10.30 near station exit into Green Park at Green Park Station (Victoria, Piccadilly and Jubilee Lines).

About 6 to 7 mile walk with an attractive mix of parks in early Spring, conservation areas and historic buildings via Green Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Holland Park and Campden Hill, ending at a tube station. Lunch stop in Kensington Village (food available or bring lunch). Many shorter options. Contact on day of walk only: 07490 480 251 (no voicemails). Leader: Stuart Mills

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