Meet 10.12 Elstree & Borehamwood Station (09.48 Thameslink St Albans train from St Pancras International mainline station platform B). Also possible to travel to start by 307 bus to Barnet, changing onto 107 bus, but this has a total journey from Enfield Town of at least 1 hour 20 mins.
About 7 mile linear walk on field paths and tracks via farmland and woods with some excellent long distance views. Option to end after about 4 miles from lunch stop at Shenley Park café (with bus to London Colney). Bring lunch or food available. Afternoon section ends at London Colney retail park for 84 bus return to Potters Bar Station. Contact: 07900 286 254. Leader: Mike Cranstone
Meet 10.14 Bishop’s Stortford Station (09.40 Greater Anglia Cambridge North train from Tottenham Hale or at 09.48 from Cheshunt — for latter connection use 09.14 London Overground train from Southbury Station).
8 mile linear walk following the scenic River Stort and Stort Navigation via locks, open countryside and parkland. Full route ends at Harlow Town Station but also shorter options from Sawbridgeworth lunch stop and at Harlow Mill. Bring lunch or food available. Contact: 07904 193 098. Leader: John West
Depart 10.20 Crews Hill Station (09.59 train from Enfield Chase).
6¾ mile linear walk via tracks, field paths and Northaw Village (lunch), ending at Tesco’s Potters Bar for 298 and 313 buses. Possibility of ending at Northaw by 242 bus but service currently very irregular. Contact on day of walk only: 07425 136 628. Leader: Margaret Redman
Meet 10.12 Bayford Station (09.59 train from Enfield Chase—buy Off-Peak Day Single ticket).
In morning about 4 mile linear walk via woods, tracks and field paths to Hoddesdon town centre for lunch break and option to end. Bring lunch or food available. After lunch a bus will be used to access the afternoon’s walk of no more than 3 miles via the waterways of the Lea Valley, ending at Cheshunt Station. Contact on day of walk only: 07490 480 251 (no voicemails). Leader: Stuart Mills
Meet 09.48 Hatfield Station (09.31 Thameslink Cambridge train from Finsbury Park mainline station or at 09.43 from Potters Bar Station—buy Off-Peak Day Single ticket to Hatfield).
After a short bus ride, today’s 8½ mile linear walk follows the River Lea through very pretty countryside via Lemsford (a favourite of Elizabeth l), Brocket Hall Park with Lord Melbourne and Palmerston connections, and then Waterend to reach Wheathampstead in about 5 miles. Bring lunch or food available. Option to finish with return by bus to either Potters Bar or St Albans—from the latter, option of a train into St Pancras or 84 bus to Potters Bar.
From Wheathampstead the route ends in Harpenden town centre, from where choice of a train into St Pancras or a bus to either Potters Bar or St Albans. Contact. 07904 193 098. Leader: John West
Meet 11.15 in entrance foyer to Richmond Station. Either 20 to 30 mins journey by South Western Railway from Waterloo and Vauxhall mainline stations, or 30 mins by District Line from Victoria, or 50 mins by London Overground from Highbury & Islington.
About 3½ mile semi-rural walk with attractive river scenes along the south bank of The Thames to Kew Bridge/Green for lunch. Bring lunch or food available. Then a short walk of about one mile ending at Kew Gardens Station. Contact on day of walk only: 07506 334 019. Leader: Peter Mackey
Meet 10.20 at 121 bus terminus in Enfield Island Village (also served by 491 bus). At tes news copy date 121 buses at 09.33 and 09.42 from Church Street, Enfield Town, are scheduled to arrive at 10.02 and 10.12. Allow ample time for Hertford Road cycle lane works.
A 6½ mile linear walk through the Forest with late Autumn colours. The morning walk of 3¾ miles ends at the Royal Forest Hotel/Butlers Retreat lunch stop—only 10 mins from Chingford bus/train station.
If joining for second half of walk, be at lunch stop by 13.30 (but earlier for lunch!). Afternoon walk of about 2¾ miles ends at Buckhurst Hill Station (Central Line) but with a shorter option. Contact: 020 8882 3602 or 07534 433 578. Leader: Martin Langer