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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.

Sunday 19 AugustDIGSWELL, HERTFORDSHIRELeader: Colin
Further update to train time. A 9 mile circular walk through Bramfield woods & Tewin. Followed by a visit to the Tewin Classic car show & Craft fair. Packed lunch.
Meet 10.35 Welwyn North Station in Digswell (10.02 from Kings Cross, arrive 10.34).
Saturday 1 SeptemberSOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT TO SHAWFORD, HANTSLeader: Greg
New Walk. A 9 mile linear walk from Southampton Airport to Shawford following the Itchen Way. Pub lunch at the Toby Carvery, Bishopstoke.
Meet 10.45 Southampton Airport Parkway Station (09.35 from London Waterloo, arrive 10.41). Return from Shawford Station.
Saturday 8 SeptemberANGMERING, WEST SUSSEXLeader: Graham
Train time updated. A 10 mile circular walk via Patching, Clapham, Durrington and Highdown Hill. Possible pre-walk coffee stop. Packed lunch. Possible evening or late afternoon meal if required.
Meet 10.50 Angmering Station (09.16 from London Victoria, arrive 10.50).
Saturday 15 SeptemberSANDLING TO WYE, EAST KENTLeader: Hilary and Aline
A 13 mile linear walk from Sandling to Wye following one of the best sections of the North Downs Way with fine views for nearly the whole walk. Packed lunch and Pub drink stop. Refreshments at end.
Meet 11.15 Sandling Station (09.40 from London Charing Cross, arrive 11.13 or 10.08 from London St Pancras, arrive Ashford International 10.46; change & depart 11.02, arrive Sandling 11.13). Return from Wye Station.
Saturday 22 SeptemberSANDY, BEDSLeader: Dave
A 10 mile circular featuring part of the Greensand Ridge Walk. Lunchtime pub stop, tea shop at end.
Meet 11.10 Sandy Station (10.22 from King's Cross, arrive 11.08). Free parking in Sandy High Street satnav SG19 1AG, or pay parking at the station.
Saturday 6 OctoberILFORD, EAST LONDONLeader: Dave
An 8 mile circular walk via Wansted Park, Wansted Flats and Valentines Park. The walk will include Ilford Chapel and Valentines Mansion. Café lunch. Afternoon tea at the leader’s house after the walk.
Meet 10.45 Ilford Station (Regular trains - every 10 minutes - from Liverpool Street, journey time 15 mins). For those driving, Clements Road multi-storey car park is 200m from the Station.
Saturday 27 OctoberEPPING FOREST, ESSEXLeader: Hilary and Bob
New Walk. A 10 mile walk taking in the autumn colours in this lovely beech forest. Pub lunch. This will be a different walk than in past years.
Further details, including start time and meeting point, to follow.