West London Ramblers

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Thursday, 21st, 10:30am at Cockfosters Underground Station (Piccadilly Line) [TQ281963], London Loop - Cockfosters to Enfield Lock, An attractive rural section of the Loop passing through Trent Park, Enfield Chase, Hilly Fields Park and the Forty Hill Estate. Some gentle ascents but nothing too strenuous. Please bring a picnic lunch and we will probably stop for a drink at a pub en route. Mobile on the day only 07796 264 917.Map: Explorer 173 Oyster card, 9mi/14.5km, Contact Jackie
Saturday, 23rd, 10:40am at Teddington Railway Station [TQ160708], Teddington Circular, Thames Path to Hampton Court for lunch (cafe or picnic), returning via Home Park and Bushy Park.Depart Waterloo 9.57, Clapham Junction 10.05, arrive Teddington 10.35.Map: A-Z Oyster card, 9mi/14.5km, Contact Jackie
Sunday, 24th, 10:25am at Guildford Railway Station - meet at ticket office. [SU992496], Guildford Circular via Compton, Morning walk passes behind Losely House and through Binscombe (one hill up and down) on it's way to Compton for lunch at the Withies pub, or picnic nearby. Return passes the front of Losely House, then returns into Guildford via the North Downs Way.Depart London Waterloo 9.30, arrive Guildford 10.12.Map: Explorer 145 Return to Gulidford., 9mi/14.5km, Contact Jackie
Saturday, 30th, 10:10am at Hemel Hempstead Railway Station [TL042058], Hemel Hempstead Circular, Using Chiltern Way via Bovingdon to Chipperfield Common (lunch on common or pub). Continue across common using the Hertfordshire Way to King's Langley and canal towpath back to Hemel Hempstead. Possible drop-out point at King's Langley after 8 mls. Gently undulating countryside. Mobile on the day only 07713 025494. Depart Euston 9.34, Harrow & Wealdstone 9.46, arrive Hemel Hempstead 10.06.Map: Explorer 182 Return to Hemel Hempstead., 12mi/19.3km, Contact Jackie


Sunday, 1st, 10:30am at Uxbridge Underground Station - meet at ticket barriers. [TQ056841], Uxbridge Circular via Denham: Joint Walk with the London Blind Walking Group, A fairly easy walk on mainly wide paths to Denham village for lunch at the Denham Country Park Centre. Tom and Bert would appreciate help in guiding those members of the London Blind Walking Group who need assistance. Mobile on the day only 07719 193235. Metropolitan or Piccadilly Line.Map: Explorer 172 Oyster card, 7mi/11.3km, Contact Jackie
Thursday, 5th, 10:40am at Enfield Lock Railway Station [TQ364987], London Loop - Enfield Lock to Chigwell, Walking through Sewardstone with views of the massive King George's Reservoir, then Gilwell Park. Lunch at the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge café or picnic. After lunch Hill Farm and Buckhurst Hill, finishing at Chigwell Station with pubs and café nearby.Train: London Liverpool Street Station 10.12, arrive Enfield Lock 10.34.Fredom Pass or Zone 6.Explorer Map 174, 10mi/16.1km, Contact Chris Parnell
Saturday, 7th, 11:05am at Benfleet Railway Station - meet outside. [TQ777859], Benfleet to Southend-on-Sea, A coastal walk along the sea wall at Hadleigh Marshes to Old Leigh for a pub or picnic lunch and then on to Southend with the option of walking the 1.34 miles along the pier (£2 charge) or £3.50 to walk one way and train the other. Possible drop-out points at Chalkwell and Westcliff. Depart 9.46 from Fenchurch Street to Benfleet.Map: Explorer 175 Return to Southend., 8.5mi/13.7km, Contact Jackie
Tuesday, 10th, 2pm at Manor House Underground Station (Piccadilly Line). [TQ320874], Manor House to Finsbury Park, Fine green open spaces and waterside paths including the New River, a fantastic reservoir nature area, and lovely Clissold Park. Mobile on the day 07719 193235.Map: A-Z Oyster card, 4mi/6.4km, Contact Jackie
Hilly + many stiles
Wednesday, 11th, 10:45am at Great Missenden Railway Station [SP892013], Ken's Great Missenden Circular, A walk to officially 'open' the Kissing Gate at Chartridge which West London Group has donated in memory of Ken Royce, who died in 2013 and for decades led walks such as this in the area.The outward walk is 3.5 miles, with a steady ascent out of Great Missenden, passing Ballinger Grove and Pednor Bottom and then a short, but steep climb up the fields to reach Ken's Kissing Gate. The Bell at Chartridge is 10 minutes further on. In view of possible numbers a picnic nearby is suggested, but anyone wanting to eat in the pub should book a place with the leader by 7 October by email (use 'contact' link). A bus departs at 2.27 from near the pub to Chesham for any who don't want to walk back. Return walk is 4 miles via Capps Lane and Lee Common to Great Missenden. Approx 12 stiles and can be muddy after wet weather. Mobile on the day only 07713 025494.Depart Marylebone 9.57, Harrow-on-the-Hill 10.09, arrive Great Missenden 10.39. Car park in Link Road (5 mins from station).Map: Explorer 181 Return to Great Missenden., 7.5mi/12.1km, Contact Jackie
Saturday, 14th, 10:25am at Aylesford Railway Station [TQ720586], Aylesford to Rochester: final leg of the Medway Valley Walk, Walking through Aylesford village for a quick stop at the Priory and then along the Medway valley for lunch at Burham, pub or picnic. After lunch back along the Medway and using some of the paths of the North Downs Way with good views of Rochester castle ending at Rochester station.Super Off Peak Day Return Ticket London St Pancras to Aylesford .£13.80 with Rail cardDepart 09.27.Explorer Map 148, 12.5mi/20.1km, Contact Chris Parnell
Sunday, 15th, 2pm at Entrance to Boston Manor Park on corner of Boston Gardens and Boston Manor Road [TQ167784], Family Friendly Walk: Boston Manor Park and Clitheroe Lock, Through the park, across the River Brent, over the weir to Clitheroe Lock and the Grand Union Canal. Back through the meadow. Short refreshment stop - bring your own or cafe - before finishing the walk. Piccadilly Line, buses 195 and E8. Mobile on the day 07756386400 Map: A-Z Oyster card, 2mi/3.2km, Leader
Wednesday, 18th, 11am at Hatch End Railway Station (London Overground Line). [TQ130913], Hatch End Circular, Great views from the Viewpoint, Harrow Wood Common, Grims Dyke, Pinnerwood. Picnic lunch so bring some food with you. Mobile on the day 07719 193235. Map: A-Z / Explorer 173. Oyster card, 5mi/8.1km, Contact Jackie
Thursday, 19th, 10:15am at Chigwell Underground Station (Central Line). [TQ437930], London Loop - Chigwell to Harold Wood, Open Essex countryside, Hainault Forest and Havering Country Park, good views and majestic trees. There's a probable pub stop for a drink at Havering-atte-Bower, but suggest you bring a picnic lunch. We finish at Harold Wood station where there are frequent, regular trains into Liverpool Street. Mobile on the day 07946 386621.Map: Explorer 174 Oyster Zone 6., 11mi/17.7km, Contact Jackie
Saturday, 21st, 10:20am at Chilham Railway Station [TR078537], Chilham to Canterbury, A short walk with a fairly early start to allow time for sightseeing in Canterbury at the end of the North Downs Way. There are short steep ascents but most of the walking is quite gentle, much of it through extensive orchards. We will finish at the West Gate of Canterbury Cathedral. Please bring picnic lunch (possible pub stop for drink only). Mobile on the day 07946 386621.Train: St Pancras International, High Speed Train 09.09, Ashford International 09.47, change for 10.05 train, arriving Chilham 10.17.Map: Explorer 150 Day return to Canterbury West, 8mi/12.9km, Contact Jackie
Wednesday, 25th, 10:15am at Berkhamsted Railway Station [SP993081], Berkhamsted Circular, Exploring the Ashridge Estate, lunch at Little Gaddesden (pub or picnic). Continue to the NT visitor centre (stop at cafe). Then descend Norcott Hill to canal path and return. Mobile on the day only 07713 025494.Depart Euston 9.34, Harrow & Wealdstone 9.46, arrive Berkhamsted 10.10.Map: Explorer 181 Return to Berkhamsted., 10.5mi/16.9km, Contact Jackie
Thursday, 26th, 11am at Chalk Farm Underground Station - meet at ticket barriers. [TQ281844], Chalk Farm to Goodge Street: Walk the Revolution through the Late Sixties Music Scene, Walk will include Primrose Hill, Regent's Park, Abbey Road Recording Studio and shop and Soho, and we will stop at a number of places associated with the music scene, some of which are just a memory; someone said that if you can remember the Sixties you were not really there. This walk should appeal to those who do remember. Picnic or café in Regent's Park. Tune in, turn on and with lots of drop out points. Mobile on the day only 029 8673 0036., 6.5mi/10.5km, Contact Jackie
Saturday, 28th, 10:45am at Outside Stanford-le-Hope station [TQ682822], Thames Estuary Path Part 2: Stanford le Hope to Pitsea, A walk continuing along the Thames Estuary Path from Stanford le Hope to Pitsea. We’ll walk to Thurrock Thameside Nature Park and the visitor centre for views over the Thames estuary and shipping (also refreshments and toilets), then continue along the path through nature reserves which are important habitats for migratory birds in the autumn and winter. Flat walk and may be mud! Pub at Fobbing or picnic lunch.09:54 train from Fenchurch Street station or 10:03 from West Ham arriving Stanford le Hope at 10:43. Buy super off peak day return to Pitsea. Mobile 07899 798298 (on the day only)Map: Explorer 175, 11mi/17.7km, Contact Jackie
Sunday, 29th, 11am at South Ealing Underground Station - meet at the ticket barriers. [TQ175793], South Ealing to Richmond via the Musical Museum, Kew Bridge., An easy stroll from Ealing to visit the Musical Museum (entrance fee £10, £7.50 concessions). Lunch or picnic in the Kew area and then a riverside stroll to Richmond ending at Don Fernando's Spanish tapas restaurant where you might like to join the leader for a late lunch. Mobile on the day only 07751957380.Map: A-Z Oyster card, 6mi/9.7km, Contact Jackie
Tuesday, 31st, 2pm at Chiswick Park Underground Station [TQ203787], Chiswick Park Circular, Two worlds of London's open spaces - the private/public world of Chiswick Business Park and Gunnersbury Triangle and the everyday footpaths of Strand-on-the-Green. Mobile on the day 07719 932235. Map: A-Z Oyster card, 4mi/6.4km, Contact Jackie


Wednesday, 1st, 10:05am at Southall Railway Station - meet at ticket barriers. [TQ126798], Southall to Kew Bridge via Osterley Park, We will follow the Grand Union Canal to Norwood Green, then through Osterley Park and onwards to the canal again. After lunch at The Fox at Hanwell or picnic nearby, we walk along the canal to Brentford and follow the Thames Path to Kew Bridge. Several drop-out points after 5 miles. Mobile on the day only 07739130011.Train: 9.55 from Ealing Broadway.Map: Explorer 161 Oyster card, 10mi/16.1km, Contact Jackie
Thursday, 2nd, 10:20am at Harold Wood Railway Station [TQ548906], London Loop - Harold Wood to Rainham, Mainly easy walking following the River Ingrebourne via Pages wood, Upminster Bridge, Hornchurch Country Park (and former airfield) and Rainham Village. Lunch at the Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre (cafe) or picnic nearby. Possible tea stop at the end of the walk in the Stables Cafe at Rainham Hall (NT). Depart Liverpool Street 9.40, Stratford 9.47 (TFL Rail). Mobile on the day only 07780 944484.Map: Explorer 175 Oyster card., 8.5mi/13.7km, Leader Martin Single 07780 944484
Saturday, 4th, 10am at Putney Bridge Underground Station [TQ245758], Putney Circular, Along the north bank of the Thames in the morning and the south bank in the afternoon with fine views and plenty of drop-out opportunities. Lunch at Strand on the Green (choice of pubs or picnic).Map: A-Z Oyster card, 12mi/19.3km, Contact Jackie
Sunday, 5th, 1:30pm at Rickmansworth Station [TQ057945], Rickmansworth to Bushey, A level walk along the Grand Union Canal and the Ebury Way, a disused railway line - includes two nature reserves (Croxley Common Moor & Lairage Land).Train: Chiltern Railways from Marylebone 12.57, Harrow-on-the-Hill 13.09, arrive Rickmansworth 13.19, or use Metropolitan Line.Map: Explorers 172/173 Oyster card, 6mi/9.7km, Contact Jackie
Wednesday, 8th, 10:30am at Ruislip Manor Railway Station [TQ101872], Ruislip Circular, Exploring attractive woodlands (Park Wood and Copse Wood) that lie between Ruislip and Northwood plus meadows bordering the River Pinn. Lovely views across Ruislip Lido. Lunch either at Waters Edge (pub) or Lakeside Cafe or bring picnic. Mobile on the day only 07713 025494.Metropolitan or Piccadilly Line to Ruislip Manor.Map: Explorer 172 Oyster card., 7mi/11.3km, Contact Jackie
Saturday, 11th, 11:05am at Marlow Railway Station [SU856865], Marlow to Henley, Mostly riverside with one small hill in the afternoon. Pub lunch at the Rising Sun at Hurley or picnic nearby.Train: Paddington 9.42, Ealing Broadway 9.50. Change at Maidenhead for the 10.38 to Marlow, arriving at 11.01.Map: Explorers 171-172. Return to Henley., 9mi/14.5km, Contact Jackie
Tuesday, 14th, 2pm at Ealing Common Underground Station (Piccadilly/District Lines). [TQ188803], Ealing Common Circular, Ealing Common, Baillies Walk, St Mary's Churchyard, Lammas Park and Walpole Park. Mobile on the day 07719 193235. Map: A-Z Oyster card., 4mi/6.4km, Contact Jackie
Thursday, 16th, 10:20am at Rainham Railway Station [TQ520820], London Loop - Rainham to Purfleet - and on to Grays, The final section of the LOOP returns to the Thames estuary with fine views across the river to Erith where we began in February. The route passes through Rainham, Wennington and Aveley Marshes, one of the few ancient landscapes left in London and now an important nature reserve with a RSPB Visitor Centre where we will probably have lunch (café or picnic). From Purfleet we will continue along the Thames Estuary Path to Grays. Option of a celebratory drink at the White Hart Inn at the end. Mobile on the day 07796 264917. Train: Fenchurch Street 9.55, arrive Rainham 10.17. Map: Explorer 162 Oyster card + single extension ticket from Grays., 10mi/16.1km, Contact Jackie
Saturday, 18th, 10am at Richmond Station, meet outside. [TQ180751], Richmond Park Circular, Leisurely morning walk through Richmond Park with a refreshment stop at Pembroke Lodge. Return via Ham and the Thames Path with finish in Richmond by 13.00. Mobile on the day only 07585 790145.Map: Explorer 161 Oyster card., 5.5mi/8.9km, Contact Jackie
Saturday, 18th, 10:15am at St Neots Railway Station - meet outside. [TL197607], St Neots Circular, Through attractive Cambridgeshire countryside via the Ouse Valley to The Offords for lunch (pub or picnic) and possible tea at Little Paxton. Depart Kings Cross 9.22, arrive St Neots 10.14. Mobile on the day only 07757 112898. Map: Explorer 225 Return to St Neots., 11mi/17.7km, Contact Jackie
Sunday, 19th, 2pm at Outside Osterley Underground Station [TQ145771], Family Friendly Walk: Osterley Park and Lakes, Circular walk from Osterley Station, through the hole in the wall, across the lovely grasslands and alongside the lakes in Osterley Parks. Brief stop for your own refreshments and toilets before finishing the walk. Piccadilly line, H91 bus. Mobile on the day 07756386400 Map: Explorer 161 and A-Z. Oyster card., 2.5mi/4km, Leader
Wednesday, 22nd, 10am at Chesham Underground Station [SP960015], Chiltern Heritage Trail Section 1 - Chesham to Chorleywood, This is a 'taster' of the Chiltern Heritage Trail which we plan to walk next year. Follow the River Chess out of Chesham, ascend through woods to Chesham Bois Common, return down to walk scenic parts of the Chess Valley to Latimer. Please bring picnic to eat on Latimer Green. Continue to Mill Farm, ascend steeply to Chenies Manor and village with time for drinks at the pub. Another 2 miles brings us to Chorleywood West, then link down to the station. Depart Baker Street 8.53, Harrow on the Hill 9.15, arrive Chesham 9.50. Mobile on the day only 07713 025494.Map: Explorer 181/172 Oyster card., 9.5mi/15.3km, Contact Jackie
Saturday, 25th, 10:30am at Outside Pitsea station [TQ739875], Thames Estuary Path Part 3: Pitsea to Leigh on Sea, Continuing along the Thames Estuary Path from Pitsea to Leigh on Sea. This stage follows the Thames estuary and passes historic churches, Benfleet village, Hadleigh Castle, Two Tree Island and WWII pillboxes. Flat walk and may be mud! Bring snack then pub lunch at Leigh on Sea at end of walk at 2pm. Mobile 07899798298 (on day only). Map: OS Explorer map: 175: Southend-on-Sea & Basildon.09:47 train from Fenchurch Street station or 09:56 from West Ham arriving Pitsea at 10:27. Buy super off peak day return to Leigh on Sea., 7.5mi/12.1km, Contact Jackie
Tuesday, 28th, 2pm at North Ealing Underground Station [TQ188812], North Ealing Circular, Old paths, restored land, peaceful allotments, nature reserves, parks and great views! Mobile on the day 07719 193235.Map: A-Z Oyster card, 4mi/6.4km, Contact Jackie
Moderate, some hills.
Wednesday, 29th, 10:15am at Farningham Road [TQ556693], Farningham Road to Eynsford, This walk combines woodland, river valley and ridge walking, giving fine views across the Darent Valley. Lunch is in Farningham at the Lion hotel on the river bank.Get the 09.34 South Eastern Dover train from Victoria to Farningham Road arriving 10.13. Buy a cdr to Farningham Road.OS Map: Explorers 162 & 147, 11mi/17.7km, Contact Jackie


Saturday, 2nd, 10am at Hackney Central Railway Station. Meet at the Amhurst Road exit. [TQ349849], Hackney to Walthamstow, A mainly flat but varied walk exploring two very different street markets, three waterways (Regent's Canal, Hertford Union Canal & River Lee Navigation) and Hackney and Walthamstow marshes. Coffee break in Victoria Park and late lunch in Walthamstow village at the end of the walk (Nag's Head, café or picnic). In the afternoon, opportunity to visit the Ancient House and Vestry House in the village or the William Morris Gallery in the town. Mobile on the day 07796 264917.Map: Explorer 173 or A-Z Oyster card., 9mi/14.5km, Contact Jackie
Thursday, 7th, 10:30am at Queensway Underground Station - meet at ticket barriers. [TQ258806], Jubilee Greenway along Regents Canal, Follow the Jubilee Greenway from Queensway (Central Line) via Paddington to Bethnal Green (Central Line). Lunch at Camden Lock (pub of picnic), drop out points at Kings Cross or Angel. Mobile on the day only: 07890 004794.Map A-Z Oyster Card, 8.5mi/13.7km, Leader Monika Eady 07890004794
Saturday, 9th, 10:25am at Taplow Railway Station [SU916813], Taplow to Marlow, Mostly riverside with pub lunch at Cookham, or picnic nearby.Train: Paddington 9.42, Ealing Broadway 9.50, arrive Taplow 10.19.Map: Explorer 172 Return to Marlow, 8.5mi/13.7km, Contact Jackie
Wednesday, 13th, 5pm at Knightsbridge Underground Station - meet at Exit 1, the nearest exit to Hyde Park. [TQ277796], Hyde Park to Piccadilly via Winter Wonderland and Christmas Lights, An easy stroll via Hyde Park, then on to Winter Wonderland to enjoy a beer and a sausage. Then on to Oxford Street and Regent Street to see the Christmas lights, ending at Piccadilly. Mobile on the day only 07751 957380. Map: A-Z Oyster card., 4mi/6.4km, Contact Jackie
Wednesday, 27th, 11am at South Ealing Underground Station - meet at the ticket barriers. [TQ175793], Ealing to Richmond, An easy walk from South Ealing via Gunnersbury Park and the Thames Path to Richmond. Lots of points of interest during the walk including the Heritage Lottery Funded restoration of Gunnersbury Manor House and grounds. Late lunch at the end of the walk in Richmond. Mobile on the day only 07751957380.Map: A-Z Oyster card, 6mi/9.7km, Contact Jackie
Saturday, 30th, 9:45am at Wendover Railway Station [SP865077], Wendover Circular, Ascending steeply to Wendover Woods (highest area in the Chilterns), coffee stop at cafe in woods. Descend to the Hale, Hale Wood, Lordling Wood, Swan Bottom, The Lee (lunch at pub Cock & Rabbit or picnic on Green). Return via Chiltern Link. Brisk pace. Mobile on the day only 07713 025494.Depart Marylebone 8.57, Harrow on the Hill, 9.09, arrive Wendover 9.45.Map: Explorer 181 Return to Wendover., 10mi/16.1km, Contact Jackie


Wednesday, 3rd, 1:30pm at Ealing Broadway Station - meet outside. [TQ179809], Ealing Broadway to Richmond, An easy afternoon walk via four parks, the Grand Union Canal and the Thames Path. Coffee/tea stop after about one hour in the Syon Park Garden Centre. Mobile on the day only 07585 790145.Map: A-Z Oyster card, 5.5mi/8.9km, Contact Jackie
Thursday, 4th, 11am at Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock - meet outside main entrance on the corner of Commerce Road and London Road. [TQ172773], Brentford Circular via Kew Bridge, Along the Thames Path to Kew Bridge where we will stop for a drink in a traditional local pub. Then return through the back streets of Brentford past lots of lovely old buildings and learn about the new developments which are planned for this historic area.Map: A-Z Oyster card, 4mi/6.4km, Contact Jackie
Saturday, 6th, 10:30am at Boston Manor Underground Station (Piccadilly Line or E8 or 195. [TQ163787], Boston Manor to Scotch Common, Along the Grand Union canal for a mile and then following the Brent River Walk to Pitshanger Park. Mainly flat and good paths through parks and meadows although may be muddy in places. Finishing at Scotch Common/Argyle Road where there are lots of buses, including to Ealing Broadway, West Ealing and Greenford. Option of a drink and/or lunch at the Kent at the end of the walk. Mobile on the day 07796 264917. Map: A-Z Oyster card, 5mi/8.1km, Contact Jackie
Sunday, 7th, 1:55pm at Outside Perivale Library, Horsenden Lane South, 2pm at Outside Perivale Library, Horsenden Lane South [TQ163836], Family Friendly Walk: Horsenden Hill, Climb a hill - what can you see from the top? Meet the Gruffalo, spot the animals, 2mi/3.2km, Leader
Tuesday, 9th, 2pm at Boston Manor Underground Station (Piccadilly Line). [TQ163787], Boston Manor to Osterley, Elthorne Park, Grand Union Canal, Long Wood, Osterley Park - an estate in winter now open all year round. Mobile on the day 07719 193235. Map: A-Z Oyster card, 4mi/6.4km, Contact Jackie
Saturday, 13th, 10:30am at Knockholt Railway Station [TQ484629], Knockholt to Otford, A moderately strenuous stroll in the North Downs, taking in the pretty village of Shoreham. Two steep hill climbs: otherwise not over-hilly. Lunch in Shoreham. We pass Shoreham station giving an option of an early return after lunch.Get the 09.40 Sevenoaks train from Cannon Street to Knockholt arriving 10.30. Buy cdr to Sevenoaks.Explorer 147, Landranger 188, 8mi/12.9km, Contact Jackie
Thursday, 18th, 10am at East Finchley Underground Station - meet at ticket barrier. [TQ272891], East Finchley to Highgate, A fairly flat walk to Alexandra Palace (possible cafe lunch or picnic) and a few slopes back through Queen's Wood to Highgate. Parks and views over North London with some suburban streets too. Mobile on the day only 07989 060755. Map: A-Z Oyster card, 6mi/9.7km, Contact Jackie
Saturday, 20th, 11am at Barnes Railway Station [TQ222757], Barnes Circular, A varied and mainly flat walk across Barnes Common to the riverside promenade at Chiswick and around the formal landscaped gardens of Chiswick House Grounds. Pause for refreshment here (café or picnic) before continuing along the Thames Path to Hammersmith Bridge and then returning to Barnes along the south side of the river. Some drop out points. Suggested trains leave Clapham Junction at 10.47 and Brentford Station at 10.39, or buses 33 and 72 serve Barnes Station from Hammersmith,Map: Explorer 161 Oyster card., 7mi/11.3km, Contact Jackie
Thursday, 25th, 10:30am at Meet on Kew Bridge, on the southern (Kew Green) side. [TQ190777], Kew Bridge to Hammersmith via the Putney Debates Church, Along the Thames Path on the south bank to Putney and St Mary's Church where important radical debates were held in 1647 on the future constitutional order and civil liberties. Lunch at the café in the foyer or picnic nearby and time to visit the Putney Debates Exhibition inside the church. Return via Bishops Park along the north bank of the Thames to Hammersmith, where there are good transport links and pubs and cafés. Generally good paths but could be muddy in places.Map: A-Z Oyster card, 7mi/11.3km, Contact Jackie
Saturday, 27th, 9:50am at Rickmansworth Railway Station [TQ057945], Rickmansworth Circular, Loopy Lakes (figure of 8 walk) exploring lakes, river and canal either side of Rickmansworth. Moderate morning to include 5 lakes and 2 hills (6.5 miles). Lunch at the White Bear or use cafe on lake (or picnic nearby on canal near canal centre). Easier afternoon loop will leave from canal centre at approx. 2pm to include Ebury Way, Croxley Moor and canal towpath (4 miles). Mobile on the day only 07713 025494.Depart Marylebone 9.27, Harrow on the Hill 9.39, arrive Rickmansworth 9.49.Map: Explorer 172 Oyster card., 10.5mi/16.9km, Contact Jackie



Thursday, September 21, 2017