Previous Southern Area Walks
This is the complete list of Southern events for the 12 months ending today. You can see the current Southern programme by clicking on the link below:
|Saturday 22 May 2021||SEVENOAKS, KENT||Leader: Chris|
|A 9/10 mile circular walk, via Knole Park. There are some steep climbs so it is quite a strenuous walk. Packed lunch.|
Meet 10.45 Sevenoaks Station (10.10 from Charing Cross, arrive 10.42). Parking is in Morewood Close, opposite the station.
|Saturday 29 May 2021||FARNHAM, SURREY||Leader: Greg|
|An 11 mile circular walk via Farnham Heath Nature Reserve to Frensham Little Pond. Return via the River Wey and Tilford. Packed lunch or takeaway from the kiosk (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/frensham-little-pond). |
Meet 10.55 Farnham Station (09.54 from London Waterloo, arrive 10.55). Station car park £3-50 (GU9 8AD).
|Saturday 12 June 2021||MILTON KEYNES, BUCKS||Leader: Dave|
|A 10 mile level walk mostly on good paths (but bring boots!), featuring the Teardrop Lakes and Bottledump Roundabout plus the North Bucks Way. Packed lunch.|
Meet 11.00 Milton Keynes Central Station (10.15 from London Euston, arrive 10.55 OR 09.40 from Clapham Junction, arrive 11.00).
|Saturday 26 June 2021||WADHURST, EAST SUSSEX||Leader: Chris|
|An 11 mile circular walk through the High Weald, an area of outstanding beauty. Packed lunch. Tea stop at the end.|
Meet 10.50 Wadhurst Station (09.35 from Charing Cross, arrive 10.47).
|Saturday 3 July 2021||DORKING, SURREY||Leader: Nick|
|A 10 mile walk in the North Downs. Packed lunch.|
Meet 10.35 Dorking (Main) Station (09.25 from London Victoria, arrive 10.21; 10.14 from Horsham, arrive 10.35; 10.13 from Guildford, arrive 10.35).
|Saturday 10 July 2021||PETERSFIELD, HANTS||Leader: Greg|
|An 11 mile circular walk in the South Downs. Packed lunch on Butser Hill. Continue via Queen Elizabeth Country Park for early afternoon tea. Return via the Hanger’s Way.|
Meet 10.35 Petersfield Station (09.30 from London Waterloo, arrive 10.32). Station car park £3-50 (GU32 3EE).
|Saturday 31 July 2021||HERTFORD, HERTS||Leader: Colin|
|An 8 mile linear walk from Hertford East to Broxbourne. Pub lunch in St Margarets.|
Meet 10.35 Hertford East Station (09.38 from Liverpool Street, arrive 10.34). Return from Broxbourne Station. Buy return to Hertford East.
|Saturday 14 August 2021||ASHURST, KENT (Another Pooh special!)||Leader: Chris|
|A 12 mile circular walk from Ashurst via Pooh Bridge, taking in the edge of Five Hundred Acre Wood. Packed lunch. Return via Hartfield with a tea stop at Piglet’s tearoom, around 3 to 3.30. Bring your Pooh sticks!|
Meet 11.00 Ashurst Station (10.07 from London Bridge, arrive 10.57). There is a large free car park, up Station Road. If we stop for tea we will catch the 5.56pm train to London.
|Saturday 21 August 2021||HAVANT TO PORTSMOUTH, HANTS||Leader: Greg|
|A 13 mile linear walk from Havant to Portsmouth via Farlington Marshes following the coastline of Langstone Harbour and the eastern side of Portsea Island. Packed lunch. Finish with Fish ‘n’ Chips on the seafront in Portsmouth.|
Meet 10.45 Havant Station (09.30 from London Waterloo, arrive 10.45). Havant Station car park £3-50 (PO9 2ES). Return from Portsmouth Harbour Station. Buy return to Portsmouth Harbour.
|Saturday 4 September 2021||LEIGHTON BUZZARD, BEDS TO BLETCHLEY, BUCKS||Leader: Dave|
|A 10 mile linear walk featuring the Grand Union canal, Stockgrove Country Park and Blue Lagoon Nature Reserve. Pub lunch at the Old Red Lion, Great Brickhill.|
Meet 11.06 Leighton Buzzard station (10.24 from London Euston, arrive 11.06). Buy return to Bletchley.
|Saturday 11 September 2021||EVA’s BIG BIRTHDAY MEAL & SOCIAL, ST ALBANS||Leader: Eva|
|A meal and social in St Albans to celebrate Eva’s big birthday. See separate email for full details.|
Meet 13.55 St Albans City Station (13.36 from London St Pancras, arrive 13.54).
|Saturday 18 September 2021||OTFORD, KENT||Leader: Chris|
|An 8 or 10 mile circular walk (depending on weather) taking in the North Downs Way. Packed lunch. Finish with a tea stop in Otford.|
Meet 10.35 Otford Station (09.55 from London Victoria, arrive 10.31). Station car park £2.80 (TN14 5QY).
|Saturday 2 October 2021||MANOR PARK TO ILFORD, EAST LONDON||Leader: Dave|
|A 9 mile walk via the wildlife sanctuaries of Wansted Flats and Park, and Valentines Park. Café lunch and 2 tea stops, including afternoon tea at the leader’s house after the walk.|
Meet 10.45 Manor Park Station (Regular trains - every 10 minutes - from Liverpool Street, journey time 15 mins). Return from Ilford Station (3 minute train ride from Manor Park). For those driving, Clements Road multi-storey car park is 200m from Ilford Station.
|Saturday 9 October 2021||HASLEMERE, SURREY||Leader: Greg|
|A 10 mile circular walk via Hindhead and the Devil’s Punch Bowl.
Lunch at CafeTwenty5 in Hindhead.|
Meet 10.30 Haslemere Station (09.30 from London Waterloo, arrive 10.22 or 10.03 from Havant, arrive 10.30). Haslemere Station car park £3-50 (GU27 2PE).
|Saturday 16 October 2021||WELHAM GREEN TO NEWGATE STREET, HERTS||Leader: Eva & Brian|
|A 10 mile circular walk from Eva’s house to Newgate Street village and surrounding area. Pub lunch.|
Meet 10.30 at Eva’s house. If travelling by train, 10.03 from Moorgate or 10.17 from Finsbury Park, arr. Welham Green 10.44 - we will collect anyone from the station.
|Saturday 23 October 2021||BALCOMBE, WEST SUSSEX||Leader: Nick|
|A completely new 10 mile circular around Balcombe, including paths not previously used. Please ring for lunch details.|
Meet 10.35 Balcombe Station (09.45 from London Bridge, arrive 10.25 OR 10.12 from Brighton, arrive 10.34).
|Saturday 30 October 2021||KEMSING, KENT||Leader: Hilary|
|A 9 mile circular walk partly through woodland to take account of the autumn colours via Oldbury Wood. Packed lunch.|
Meet 10.40 Kemsing Station (09.55 from London Victoria, arrive 10.36).
|Saturday 6 November 2021||GREG’s BIG BIRTHDAY MEAL & SOCIAL, WINCHESTER||Leader: Greg|
|A meal at the King Charles <https://www.kingcharleswinchester.co.uk/> pub in Kings Worthy (booked for 2pm) to celebrate my big birthday. After the meal travel into Winchester to see the multi-sited Fireworks <https://winchesterbonfire.co.uk/> display at 7pm. If you would like to come, please contact Greg by 15th October to confirm. A deposit is not required.|
Meet 14.00 at King Charles pub, Kings Worthy (S023 7NU) or meet Greg at 13.20 Winchester Station (12.05 or 12.09 from London Waterloo, arrive 13.04 or 13.18); then bus to Kings Worthy.
|Saturday 13 November 2021||EPPING FOREST, ESSEX||Leader: Hilary and Bob|
|An 8 mile circular walk taking in the autumn colours on the west side of this lovely beech forest. Pub lunch at the Owl, Lippits Hill.|
Meet 10.35 Chingford Station (10.03 from Liverpool Street, arrive 10.32) or meet at Barn Hoppitt car park on A1067 heading east from Chingford Station (Satnav E4 7QH) - £6 parking charge, pay by phone only.
|Saturday 20 November 2021||ARUNDEL, WEST SUSSEX||Leader: Roger|
|A 10 mile circular walk in the South Downs via Arundel Park and Amberley. Packed lunch.|
Meet 10.30 Arundel Station (09.05 from London Victoria, arrive 10.28).
|Saturday 27 November 2021||WOLDINGHAM TO OXTED, SURREY||Leader: Aline|
|A 10½ mile linear walk from Woldingham via Marden Park Woods and the North Downs Way before descending to Godstone and following the Greensand Way to Oxted. Packed lunch.|
Meet 10.30 Woldingham Station (09.52 from London Bridge, 10.10 East Croydon, arrive 10.26). Return from Oxted Station. Buy a return to Oxted. If it's a long 10-12 car train then you'll need to be in the front 9 coaches due to a short platform at Woldingham.
|Saturday 4 December 2021||CHOLSEY TO GORING-ON-THAMES, OXON||Leader: Simon|
|A 10 to 11 mile linear walk from Cholsey to Goring-on-Thames in the North Wessex Downs AONB, with pub lunch at Aldworth.|
Meet 10.10 Cholsey Station (08.57 from London Paddington, arrive 10.09). Return from Goring-on-Thames Station at xx.48. Buy a return to Cholsey.
|Saturday 8 January 2022||HOLMWOOD TO DORKING, SURREY||Leader: Peter|
|A 10 mile linear walk in the North Downs from Holmwood via Leith Hill, Wotton Common and the Greensand Way to Dorking. Packed lunch.|
Meet 10.35 Holmwood Station (09.20 from London Bridge (calling 10.25 Dorking), arrive Holmwood 10.32). Return from Dorking Station. Buy return to Holmwood.
|Saturday 15 January 2022||RADLETT, HERTS||Leader: Phil|
|An 8 mile circular walk from Radlett. We head NW out of the village through pleasant countryside to delightful Bricket Wood. After a pub lunch at The Gate, Bricket Wood we follow the River Ver for a while before heading back towards Radlett. Be prepared for some muddy stretches!|
Meet 10.35 Radlett Station (10.03 from London St Pancras Thameslink, arrive 10.31). Station car park (on opposite side to main entrance): £2.80.
|Saturday 29 January 2022||FARNBOROUGH TO FLEET, HANTS||Leader: Greg|
|An 11 mile linear walk from Farnborough to Fleet following the Basingstoke Canal. Café lunch in Ash Vale.|
Meet 10.35 Farnborough (Main) Station (09.02 from London Waterloo, arrive Woking 09.57; change & depart 10.13, arrive Farnborough 10.32). Return from Fleet Station. Buy return to Fleet.
|Saturday 5 February 2022||NEW ADDINGTON, SOUTH LONDON||Leader: Simon|
|A 9 mile circular walk in the North Downs. Lunch at the White Bear, Fickleshole
at 13.15. Please let me know by Thurs 3rd Feb if you wish to eat at the pub.|
Meet 10.30 New Addington (Croydon) tram terminus. Frequent trams (No.3) from East Croydon station. Parking on local roads or at Addington Hills car park (CR0 5HQ), then catch tram from nearby Coombe Lane tram stop.
|Saturday 12 February 2022||COOKHAM, BERKS||Leader: Jim|
|A 10 mile circular walk from Cookham along the River Thames, up to winter hill with views across the river to Marlow. Pub lunch.|
Meet 10.45 Cookham Station (09.43 from London Paddington, arrive Maidenhead 10.24; change & depart 10.34, arrive Cookham 10.41).
|Saturday 26 February 2022||COULSDON SOUTH, SURREY||Leader: Nick|
|A 10 mile circular walk in the North Downs. Packed lunch, tea shop at end.|
Meet 10.40 Coulsdon South Station (10.09 from London Victoria, arrive 10.38).
|Saturday 5 March 2022||HENLEY-ON-THAMES, OXON||Leader: Richard M.|
|An 11 mile circular walk from Henley-on-Thames via Aston and Mill End to Hambleden for pub lunch at the Stag & Huntsman. Return via Fawley and the Oxfordshire Way. Please let Richard know by Wednesday 2nd March so that pub numbers can be confirmed.|
Meet 10.30 Henley-on-Thames Station (09.27 from London Paddington, arrive Twyford 10.07; change & depart 10.16, arrive Henley-on-Thames 10.28; or 09.52 from Reading, arrive Twyford 09.57 for same connection).
|Saturday 12 March 2022||EDENBRIDGE, KENT||Leader: Hilary and Aline|
|A gentle 9 mile walk on the Kent/Surrey border. Figure of 8 walk with two loops around the small town of Edenbridge. Packed lunch. Drink stop at the end. It's possible to just do the walk in the morning if some prefer as we will be returning to Edenbridge at lunchtime. Afternoon part of walk very muddy!|
Meet 10.45 Edenbridge Town Station (10.07 from London Bridge, arrive 10.45). Free parking at the station.
|Saturday 19 March 2022||HARLINGTON, BEDS||Leader: Dave|
|An undulating 10 mile circular walk in the Chilterns AONB including Sharpenhoe Clappers. Pub lunch at The Chequers, Streatley.|
Meet 11.00 Harlington Station (09.51 London St Pancras, change to replacement bus at Luton 10.35, arrive 11.00). Station car park £2.80 (LU5 6LD).
|Saturday 26 March 2022||BOTLEY TO FAREHAM, HANTS||Leader: Greg|
|A 12 mile linear walk from Botley along the River Hamble and the Solent to Titchfield. Pub lunch at The Old Ship in Lower Swanwick. Catch bus (X4) from Titchfield (xx.55) to Fareham Station (xx.05). Please let Greg know by Wednesday 23rd March so that pub numbers can be confirmed.|
Meet 10.40 Botley Station (09.09 from London Waterloo, arrive 10.38). Return from Fareham Station. Buy return to Fareham.
|Saturday 2 April 2022||WADHURST, EAST SUSSEX||Leader: Chris|
|An 11 mile circular walk via Bewl Water. Packed lunch on the banks of Bewl Water around 13.00. A choice of cafe or pub later for ‘tea’ in Wadhurst. Fairly easy walking with a few moderate climbs. Some muddy patches.|
Meet 10.50 Wadhurst Station (09.45 from Charing Cross, arrive 10.50). For car parking buy a £1.50 ticket at the ticket machine on the platform.
|Saturday 9 April 2022||ALDERMASTON, BERKS||Leader: Simon|
|A 10 mile circular walk from Aldermaston. Pub lunch in Upper Bucklebury. |
Meet 10.25 Aldermaston Station (09.32 from London Paddington, arrive Reading 09.55; change & depart 10.12, arrive Aldermaston 10.24).
|Saturday 23 April 2022||HURST GREEN TO LINGFIELD, SURREY||Leader: Aline and Hilary|
|A 10 mile linear walk from Hurst Green to Lingfield passing through Staffhurst Woods where the bluebells should be on display. Please bring a packed lunch. We will stop for tea in Lingfield towards the end of the walk.|
Meet 10.35 Hurst Green Station (09.50 from London Victoria, arrive 10.34). Return from Lingfield Station. Buy return to Lingfield.
|Saturday 7 May 2022||LANGLEY TO TAPLOW, BERKS||Leader: Greg|
|A 13 mile linear walk from Langley to Taplow via Langley Park Lake, Black Park, Fulmer and Burnham Beeches Nature Reserve. Pub lunch at the Black Horse, Fulmer. Possible pub at end.|
Meet 10.20 Langley Station (09.43 from Paddington Tfl, arrive Langley 10.10 or 09.52 from Reading Tfl, arrive 10.18). Return from Taplow. Buy return to Taplow (from London).
|Saturday 14 May 2022||EMSWORTH, HANTS||Leader: Peter|
|A 9 mile circular walk from Emsworth around Thorney Island. Tea stop possible at end of walk. Bring packed lunch.|
Meet 11.20 Emsworth Station (09.35 from London Victoria, arrive 11.17; alternatively 09.30 from London Waterloo, arrive Havant 10.45, change & depart 10.55, arrive 10.58).