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. If required, plenty of lunch facilities close to Marble Arch. Contact on day of walk only: 07425 136 628. Leader: Margaret Redman.
Meet 10.40 Crystal Palace Station. Travel with John on 09.55 London Overground train from Highbury & Islington. Otherwise by 10.01 Southern Beckenham Junction train from platform 11 London Bridge mainline station, or by 10.06 Southern West Croydon train from platform 9 Victoria mainline station. 8 mile linear walk from Effra’s main source in Westow Park via Crystal Palace, Norwood, Belair and Brockwell Parks to Brixton. Shorter options. The Effra is much altered from the 1820’s when it was fished by John Ruskin. Route passes the 1948 Olympic Games velodrome. Lunch stop in the Herne Hill area. Bring lunch or café/pub food available. Details: 07904 193 098. Leader: John West.
Meet 10.30 near entrance to platform 9, King’s Cross mainline station. Varied scenes throughout this linear walk, including King’s Cross regeneration area, Regent’s Canal/Park, picturesque Little Venice (lunch stop), Paddington Basin and Royal Parks. Shorter options. Bring lunch or food available. Leader: Mick Spinks.
Meet 10.30 near entrance to platform 1, Liverpool Street mainline station. Today’s walk will show contrasting aspects of the City from Roman times to the present day, including buildings old and new, squares, gardens and sculptures, with some river scenes. Many shorter options. Bring lunch or food available. Leader: Stuart Mills.
Meet 10.30 Salisbury House, Bury Street West, N9. Note: toilets are in adjacent Bury Lodge Park. On 192 bus route, or short walk along Bury Street West from either 231 bus stop on Great Cambridge Road or 329/W8 stop at Ridge Avenue/Church Street traffic lights. About 21⁄2 mile linear walk using the newly opened Salmons Brook Greenway and Wetlands, then via Edmonton Cemetery to enter Firs Farm Wetlands for a guided tour, before reaching the Winchmore Hill lunch stop. Bring lunch or food available.
Afternoon walk of about 21⁄2 miles departs 13.30 from Orange Tree pub in Highfield Road and follows the New River via the Town Park Wetlands site to end in Enfield Town. Shorter option in both morning and afternoon. Details: 020 8366 2242 or 07948 204 025. Leader: Dave Cockle
Meet 10.30 Cheshunt Station (10.14 London Overground train from Southbury Station or 10.10 Greater Anglia Cambridge train from Tottenham Hale). About 7 mile circular walk with an attractive mix of waterways, lakes and woodland. Lunch stop in Broxbourne from where possible to end. Bring lunch or café/pub food available. Contact on day of walk only: 07506 334 019. Leader: Peter Mackey.
For tea/coffee before the walk, meet 10.00 onwards at House Café in Chalk Lane opposite Cockfosters Station. Note: if this mainly voluntary staffed café is closed, then meet at Miracles café in nearby shop parade. Otherwise, be at Cockfosters Station for 11.00 start. 2 mile circular walk that may coincide with the daffodil display, but will give an opportunity to see the works being carried out near Trent Park Mansion. Please respect Norman’s gentle pace. Contact on day of walk only: 07984 813 636. Leader: Norman Coles
Meet 10.45 Chesham Station. Either 09.42 Metropolitan Line train from King’s Cross St Pancras or 09.57 Chiltern Railways Aylesbury train from London Marylebone mainline station and change at Chalfont & Latimer. About 71⁄2 mile circular walk in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with excellent views and some steep hills as the route crosses various valleys near Chesham. No shorter option. Bring lunch or pub food may be available. Details: 07904 193 098. Leader: John West
Meet 10.37 Loughton station (10.11 Central Line train from Liverpool Street station). Car drivers could park at Loughton and return to start by train. About 71⁄2 mile linear walk mainly following broad tracks through part of the central core of the Forest with a canopy of majestic trees interspersed by open spaces and commons, ending at Epping Station. No shorter option. Lunch stop near Bell Common. Bring lunch or food probably available. Details: 07973 747 454. Leader: Nigel King.
Meet 09.58 Bayford Station (09.44 train from Enfield Chase). Car drivers may park in Bayford Village by 10.10 and await Mick but please don’t park in either the pub car park nor in the residents’ area. A varied 7 to 8 mile circular walk through attractive countryside south of Hertford with lunch stop in Hertford town centre, from where option to end. Bring lunch or food available. Leader: Mick Spinks.