Lunch stop with a view.

Southern Day 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.

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.

Where a walk involves public transport it is advisable to check the train or bus times beforehand. Where a pub lunch is offered, please let the leader know by the Wednesday before the walk so that a table can be booked.

Saturday 2 MarchTRING, HERTSLeader: Dave
Change of leader. A 9 mile circular walk from Tring Station. Pub lunch.
Meet 10.55 Tring Station (10.09 from London Euston, arrive 10.51).
Saturday 9 MarchREIGATE, SURREYLeader: Nick
A 9 mile circular walk from Reigate. Please ring for lunch details, tea stop at end.
Meet 10.45 Reigate Station (09.46 from London Victoria, arrive Gatwick Airport 10.19; change & depart 10.29, arrive Reigate 10.45; or 10.10 from Guildford, arrive 10.35).
Parking details added. An 11 mile linear walk from Reading (Green Park) including the River Kennet and lakes to the south of Reading. Pub lunch at the Fox & Hounds, Sheffield Bottom. Continue to Mortimer via Burghfield Common.
Meet 10.45 Reading (Green Park) Station (10.37 from Reading, arrive 10.44; Or 10.23 from Basingstoke, arrive 10.41). Note: Reading (Green Park) is a new station on the Reading to Basingstoke line that opened in May 2023. Car drivers are advised to park at Mortimer Station (£3 per day via APCOA Connect App) then catch the 10.36 train to Reading (Green Park).
Saturday 23 MarchSOLE STREET, KENTLeader: Aline and Hilary
An 8½ mile circular walk via the Weald Way and North Downs through wooded areas, across fields and with some fine open views. Packed lunch.
Meet 10.35 Sole Street Station (09.42 from London Victoria, arrive 10.32).
Saturday 13 AprilLONG HANBOROUGH, OXONLeader: Simon
An 11 mile circular walk via the Evenlode valley and Blenheim Great Park. Pub lunch at Stonesfield.
Meet 10.55 Hanborough Station (09.50 from London Paddington, arrive 10.53). Return at 17.19 (hourly service).
Saturday 20 AprilSTAPLEHURST TO CRANBROOK, KENTLeader: Chris
A 9½ mile linear walk from Staplehurst to Cranbrook via Sissinghurst Castle (N.T). There are permissive paths across the estate and the tea room is accessible without paying an entrance fee. Option to finish at Sissinghurst after 8 miles / tour the Castle. The walk has a fine bluebell wood en route. Packed lunch.
Meet 10.30 Staplehurst Station (09.29 from Charing Cross, arrive 10.27). Return by hourly bus from Cranbrook (xx.51) or Sissinghurst (xx.59) to Staplehurst.
Saturday 27 AprilSTEVENAGE, HERTSLeader: Diana
A 10 mile circular walk in rural North Hertfordshire. Quickly leaving Stevenage behind us, we will head for Knebworth House & Country Park. Pub lunch at the Lytton Arms in Old Knebworth. Afternoon includes woodland walk carpeted with bluebells.
Meet 10.35 Stevenage Station at ticket office (10.01 from London St. Pancras, arrive 10.31).