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Here is a list of proposed walks, with the intention of doing one a month.

 

Have a look at the walk descriptions and then use the link below to vote on which ones you might like to do. You can vote for as many as you like, the poll is open during June 2021. You can click on a map to see it larger.

 

 

Bushey to Hatch End

A 6 mile stroll through woods and fields, starting on a disused railway line before climbing gently into Oxhey woods and passing Pinnerwood Farm. There's a Wetherspoons by Hatch End station at the end. Start BUSHEY (11am) and end HATCH END Overground stations.

Croxley to Chesham

This is the long one! 10-11 miles of rolling Chiltern countryside though with few steep climbs and no long ones. We follow the Chess Valley without descending into it, passing through villages, woods, farms and the odd pub en route. Start CROXLEY (10:30am) and end CHESHAM Metropolitan Line stations.

Richmond to Hampton Court

Just over 8 miles, but almost totally level as we meander along the Thames towpath passing Ham House and then through Bushy Park to end at Hampton Court Palace. Start RICHMOND District/Overground station at 10:30am and end HAMPTON COURT mainline (Zone 6).

Enfield Lock to Crews Hill

Eight and a half miles through Enfield Chase, on towpath and farm driveways (gravel surface) most of the way so mud is unlikely. One slight hill but not severe, we end in a land of more Garden Centres and their cafes than you can possibly imagine, and there's a great one near the start too for a bacon sarnie! Meet at EUSTON mainline at 10:30am to travel to start (start and finish Zone 6 mainline stations).

The Regent's Park

A stroll in the Park, what could be nicer? Length depends on who turns up, the weather and more. A gentle two miles or a longer walk of up to 6? Meet outside BAKER STREET station by Sherlock Holmes statue at 10:30am.

Chalfont & Latimer to Watford

This is a walk I have published and full details are here. 8 and a half miles of scenic vistas, pretty villages and even the Gungan wastes where ObiWan Kenobi first met Jar Jar Binks. No, really. Start at CHALFONT & LATIMER (10:30am) and end at WATFORD Metropolitan Line stations (plenty of parking at C&L if you prefer to drive, though you will have to change trains to get back).

Old Park/New Park

Seven miles of flat walking, through one of London's oldest parks before coming to one of London's newest which was formed in the 1960s when bombed out streets were cleared. We end with a walk along the Limehouse Cut to Bow Locks. Start HACKNEY WICK Overground station at 11am and end at WEST HAM Underground.

Chalfont St Giles loop

This is one requiring a car, we meet and start in Chalfont St Giles village by the pond. It's a 7 mile circuit alongside the River Misbourne and through fields and woods in a loop around Chalfont St Giles village. Meet in the village at 11am.

Trent Park

Another walk of variable length, though I suggest a 5 mile route. The park has woodlands, lakes and other features as well as a cafe. Start at OAKWOOD station at 11am and end at COCKFOSTERS. ... though the Piccadilly line does take a long time getting there and it is quicker by car.

Brent River Park and Wembley Park

A 5 to 6 mile walk around Wembley, as seen in this 2020 "Saturday Club" Video. Start and Finish at St James Church, meeting at 11am.

Fuller descriptions of several of these walks can be found here.

Before any of those however, we start on Saturday 26th June with NOT THE BOAT RACE,  meeting outside the entrance to PUTNEY BRIDGE District Line station at 11am. 

6 miles, mostly level with two footbridges to cross. We walk across Putney Common to Barnes and then along the Thames Tow Path through historic Chiswick Village and passing Fulham Palace on the way back to Putney Bridge; which is the opposite direction to the usual Boat Race course (not in 2021 of course, as Hammersmith Bridge is closed and the race could not go under it).

NB: we follow the route on the map but start in the bottom right hand corner at Putney Bridge, then cross westwards to Barnes Bridge before following the north bank of the river back. If you only want to come for part of it, there are buses after 2 miles at Barnes and then Hammersmith station is another 2 miles from there.

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