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Southern Area Walks

From the South Coast, North and South Downs to the Chilterns and all points in between, we have a selection of walks to suit all abilities. You’ll find details of the future walking programme on this page as well as a link to the last 12 months' programme so you can see what you've missed!

Non-members are welcome to ’try us out’ on a couple of day walks before deciding to join, but we ask you to check with the leader first. Click on the leader’s name to send an email. Where no email address is given use the contact form and we will put you in touch.

You can see the Southern programme for the last 12 months by clicking on the link below:

Where a walk involves public transport it is advisable to check the train or bus times beforehand. A packed lunch will be needed unless stated otherwise, although we try to finish most walks with a tea shop / pub stop.

Current Southern Walks Programme

You can download this programme in iCalendar format (compatible with most PC and smartphone calendar applications) by clicking here.

Saturday 23 FebruaryBEDFORDLeader: Dave
An easy 9 mile circular walk along the Great Ouse. Pub lunch, tea shop at end.
Meet 10.35 Bedford bus station (for the P&R*) or 10.45 Bedford Midland rail station (10.05 from London St Pancras arrive 10.40).
*Drivers may wish to use the Park & Ride from Elstow (MK42 9XF); free parking, £2.80 return bus fare, concessions accepted. Bus departs 10.15.
Saturday 2 MarchFARNHAM, SURREY TO ALTON, HANTSLeader: Greg
A 12 mile linear walk from Farnham to Alton following St Swithun’s Way. Pub lunch at The Star Inn, Bentley.
Meet 10.25 Farnham Station (09.23 from London Waterloo, arrive 10.25). Return from Alton Station. Buy return to Alton.
Saturday 9 MarchSEVENOAKS, KENTLeader: Martin
A 10 mile circular walk in the North Downs. Pub lunch.
Meet 10.50 Sevenoaks Station (10.15 from Charing Cross, arrive 10.49).
Saturday 16 MarchCROYDON, SOUTH WEST LONDONLeader: Simon
A 10 mile circular walk in the Surrey Hills. Pub Lunch at White Bear, Fickleshole.
Meet 10.30 Coombe Lane tram stop, near Croydon. Regular trams from East Croydon Station.
Saturday 23 MarchASHURST, KENTLeader: Chris
A 12 mile circular walk from Ashurst via Pooh Bridge, taking in the edge of Five Hundred Acre Wood. Packed lunch. Return via the attractive Wealden village of Hartfield with a tea stop at Piglet’s tearoom.
Meet 11.00 Ashurst Station (10.07 from London Bridge, arrive 10.57).
Details added. An easy 8½ mile linear walk following the River Crane from near Heathrow to Twickenham. Boots optional. Probably a cafe lunch, but please ring for details.
Meet 10.30 Hatton Cross Underground Station (Piccadilly Line Zone 6). Return from Twickenham Station (Zone 5). Buy London Travelcard to cover outward and return journeys.
Saturday 6 AprilPULBOROUGH, WEST SUSSEXLeader: Nick
A 10 mile circular walk in the Arun Valley. Pub lunch with afternoon tea stop.
Meet 10.55 Pulborough Station (09.36 from London Victoria, arrive 10.51; or 10.36 from Barnham, arrive 10.55).
Saturday 13 AprilWEST DRAYTON TO LANGLEY, BERKSLeader: Richard M.
A 10½ mile linear walk from West Drayton via Iver Heath to Black Park Country Park and then along the Colne Valley Trail to Langley. Pub lunch at The Black Horse, Iver Heath and café at Black Park Lake.
Meet 10.35 West Drayton Station (10.12 from London Paddington, arrive 10.33). Return from Langley Station. Buy return to Langley.
Saturday 27 AprilSAUNDERTON, BUCKSLeader: William
Distance and drinks stop updated. An 11 mile circular walk, including the Hell Fire Caves at West Wycombe, Hughenden Manor and beech/bluebell woods. Pub lunch and possible drinks stop at the end.
Meet 10.55 Saunderton Station (10.13 from London Marylebone, arrive 10.55).