Hammersmith, Fulham and Wandsworth Ramblers

Walking in London and South East England

Walks Programme as table

 

DateStartTitleDistanceGradeContact
Thursday, 19th April
11:20am at Start & finish at Wendover station
SP865077 / HP22 6BT
Joint walk with Southbank group10 miles, moderate pace, some steep hills, woods, fields and a bit of forest lane walking. Can be muddy after heavy rainRoute: Coxgrove Wood – Dunsmore – Little Hampden – Lower Cadsden – Grangelands Nature Reserve – Pulpit Hill – Beacon Hill – Ellesborough Church for tea / cake if time permitting – Coombe Hill – Balcome HillAttractions: Calories to burn with the hills, bluebells, wild flowers and wild orchids in woods. The current history of Lower Cadsden pub.Food: Pub at Lower Cadsden (The Plough) or picnicDrop-out points: Taxi to Wendover station from Lower Cadsden pub as buses are infrequentTravel: 10.27 Marylebone, 10.39 Harrow-on-the-Hill (Chiltern line to Aylesbury), 11.15 WendoverStart: 11:20 Wendover stationTicket: CDR Wendover10mile / 16.1km
Moderate
Leader
Monica Teo
02 8427 9891
Saturday, 21st April
.Undulating terrain at a moderate paceRoute: Stonecross – Speldhurst – Burrswood Food: Picnic in churchyard or drink in pub. 30 minutes Drop out point: Speldhurst. Bus to Tunbridge Wells at 13.58 Travel: 09.39 Tonbridge train from Platform 18 Victoria 09.45 Clapham Junction 09.56 East Croydon Change onto rail replacement bus at Edenbridge Start: 11.20 Ashurst bus stop Ticket: £14.45 day return to Ashurst or £5.80 with rail card +Freedom pass10mile / 16.1km
Moderate
Leader
Alan Fennell
020 8870 3440
07733 982 103 only day of walk
Saturday, 28th April
10:25am at Start at Farnham station
SU844465 / GU9 8AG
11 miles, moderate pace, gentle and undulating woody countrysideRoute: Seale – Puttenham – River Wey at Artingham – GuildfordFood: Seale where there is a café that sells drinks and light snacks, but bring food as it may not be openDrop-out points: noneTravel: 9.23 Waterloo, 9.27 Clapham Junction, 10.25 Farnham stationStart: 10:25 Farnham stationTicket: CDR Farnham11mile / 17.7km
Moderate
Leader
Celia Cooper and Joanna Smuts
020 8555 2294
020 7223 1043
Sunday, 29th April
10:05am at Start at Tring station
SP951122 / HP23 5QR
Joint walk with Southbank group13 miles, moderate pace, 1 steep hill up Ivinghoe Beacon and 2 fairly steep hills afterwards. (Those who do not wish to climb can wait at bottom for 20 minutes or more – you can admire the wild flowers in the fields in the meantime.) Can be muddy after heavy rainRoute: Ridgeway – Pitstone Hill – Ivinghoe Beacon – Ringshall Coppice – skirt round Donkey Wood – Ringshall Coppice – Little Gaddesden – Flat Isley (admiring bluebells, hopefully) – Bridgewater Monument (possible quick tea stop) Albury Common – Berkhamsted Common - BerkhamstedAttractions: Best bluebells in the South at Flat Isley and Donkey Wood. Spring wild flowers. Bring your camerasFood: Pub / picnic by War Monument at Little Gaddesden Drop-out points: Taxi to station from Little Gaddesden or Bridgewater MonumentTravel: 10.01 Euston, 10.13 Harrow and Wealdstone, 10.36 TringStart: 10:40 Tring stationFinnish: Berkhamsted stationTicket: CDR Tring13mile / 20.9km
Moderate
Leader
Monica Teo
02 8427 9891
Tuesday, 1st May
10:30am at Start at Richmond station
TQ180751 / TW9 1EZ
Joint walk with Southbank group10 miles, moderate pace, easy going but not on roads, woods, some grassy and bracken paths. One short steep hill up Petersham Meadow. A figure of 8 walk. This walk goes through some woods and bracken thus appropriate walking shoes advisable. Route: Richmond station – Petersham Meadow – Richmond Gate – Pen Ponds – Isabella Plantation – Pembroke Lodge – Sidmouth Wood – Pen Ponds – White Lodge – East Sheen Gate – North Sheen stationAttractions: Deer in park and hopefully azaleas and rhododendron in full bloom at Isabella Plantation. (Bring your cameras)Food: Pembroke Lodge (NT café) or café outside. Picnic on steps overlooking the ThamesDrop-out points: Pembroke Lodge, walk to Richmond station or taxiStart: 10.30 outside Richmond station (if raining, wait inside station). Overground, District Line or SWR trainsFinish: North Sheen station (SWR)Ticket: Oyster Card / Freedom PassNote: Royal Parks now charge for toilets, except for Isabella Plantation and Pembroke Lodge cafes10mile / 16.1km
Moderate
Leader
Monica Teo
02 8427 9891
Sunday, 6th May
10:55am at Start at Hever station
TQ465445 / TN8 7ER
8 miles, moderate pace, undulating terrainRoute: Via Hill HoathFood: picnicDrop-out points: noneTravel: 09.56 Victoria, 10.01 Clapham Junction, 10.38 Oxted; change to 10.43 to HeverStart: 10:55 HeverFinish: CowdenTicket: CDR Cowden8mile / 12.9km
Moderate
Leader
Dennis West
020 7381 1516
Sunday, 13th May
10:40am at Start & finish at Banbury station
SP461404 / OX16 4QR
Joint walk with Hampstead group20 miles, moderate to brisk pace, undulating terrainRoute: Clockwise route via Oxford Canal – Bodicote – Adderbury – Deddington – Barford St. Michael – Milcombe – BloxhamFood: Pub lunch in Deddington or picnic nearbyDrop-out points: Taxi from Deddington after 7.5 milesTravel: 09:40 MaryleboneStart: 10:36 BanburyTicket: CDR BanburyNote: If the train timetable is altered, will go for the last train arriving at Banbury at or before 10.45. If there are engineering works that involve a replacement bus, check website / phone for details of the substitute walk.20mile / 32.2km
Moderate
Leader
David Cooke
07747 187 036
Saturday, 19th May
10:10am at Start at Witley station
SU948379 / GU8 5TX
8.8 miles, moderate pace, undulating terrain. Pleasant walk along mostly clearly defined paths and across open fields and through forestry. Some muddy and short steep stretches plus numerous stiles. Cross mainline railway trackRoute: Lockwood Donkey Sanctuary – Chiddingfold – Sydenhurst – Frillinghurst WoodFood: Packed lunch recommended. 45 minute lunch stop at Chiddingfold. Benches on the green and by the pond. Crown Inn / Swan Inn serve food but are very busy. There is also a tea room.Drop-out points: Buses from Chiddingfold to Haslemere and GuildfordTravel: 09:15 Waterloo, 09:22 Clapham Junction, 10:09 WitleyStart: 10:10 Witley stationFinish: Approx 15:00 HaslemereTicket: CDR to Haslemere8.8mile / 14.2km
Moderate
Leader
David McAdam
020 3583 5293
Saturday, 26th May
11:30am at Start at Eynsford station
TQ535649 / DA4 0HP
4 miles, easy to moderate pace, flat terrainRoute: Eynsford – Lullingstone – Shoreham via Darent Valley PathAttraction: Approx. 1 hour from Eynsford we will stop at the site of the remains of a Roman villa at Lullingstone for a visit. Free entry for English Heritage members, otherwise £7.60 and concessions £6.80Food: Café for drinks, snacks at Lullingstone. Picnic benches also available.Drop-out points: noneTravel: 10.52 Victoria, 11.08 Bromley South; change to 11.14 (platform 2), 11.30 EynsfordStart: 11:30 EynsfordFinish: Shoreham (Kent)Ticket: CDR Shoreham (Kent)4mile / 6.4km
Leisurely
Leader
George Fletcher
020 8442 0244
Saturday, 2nd June
9:10am at Start at Church Street Tramlink stop in Croydon
TQ320655 / CR0 1RN
12 miles, moderate pace, linear, flat, on a mixture of tarmac and riverside footpaths and could be muddy in partsThis walk is part of the Ramblers’ Walkabout Festival.Route: Wandle Park – Carshalton Village (at the car park opposite the Co-Op) (11:15) – Morden Hall Park Snuff Mill (13:45) – Merton Abbey Mills – Earlsfield – WandsworthFood: A morning coffee stop in Beddington Park, then a picnic or the café for lunch in Morden Hall ParkDrop-out points: SeveralStart: 09:10 at the Church Street tram stop in CroydonFinish: Wandsworth Town stationTicket: Oyster Card / Freedom Pass12mile / 19.3km
Moderate
Leader
Rose Harley
020 8673 0036
Saturday, 9th June
10:20am at Start at 10.19 Oxford to walk to No. 6 bus to Upper Wolvercote
SP504063 / OX1 1HS
9 miles, moderate pace, undulating terrainRoute: Upper Wolvercote – Oxford Canal – Kidlington – Thrupp – River Cherwell – Hampton Royle – Hampton Way – Shipton on Cherwell – Thrupp for bus back to Oxford (hourly)Food: Pub / café at ThruppDrop-out points: Thrupp after 5 miles for bus back to OxfordTravel: 09:18 PaddingtonStart: 10.19 Oxford to walk to No. 6 bus to Upper WolvercoteFinish: Thrupp for hourly bus back to OxfordTicket: CDR to Oxford9mile / 14.5km
Moderate
Leader
Elizabeth Parsons
01442 768890
Saturday, 16th June
10am at Start at Amberley station
TQ026118 /
Joint walk with Hampstead group. 13 miles, moderate to brisk pace, hillsRoute: Bury Hill – Houghton Forest – West Burton Hill – West Burton – Bignor – Sutton – Coates Common – FittleworthFood: The White Horse in Sutton, or picnicDrop-out points: None, but opportunity to visit the Roman Villa in Bignor and make your own way back to Amberley stationTravel: 08.36 Victoria, 08.42 Clapham Junction, 08.52 East CroydonStart: 10:00 Amberley stationFinish: Pulborough stationTicket: CDR to Amberley13mile / 20.9km
Moderate
Leader
Adrian White
020 7350 2164
Sunday, 17th June
10:50am at Start & finish at Witley station
SU948379 / GU8 5TX
8 miles, moderate pace, undulating terrainRoute: via Cosford HouseFood: picnicDrop-out points: noneTravel: 09.30 Waterloo, 09.39 Clapham Junction, 10.28 Haslemere; change to 10.42 to WitleyStart: WitleyTicket: CDR Wisley8mile / 12.9km
Moderate
Leader
Dennis West
020 7381 1516
Saturday, 23rd June
10:35am at Start at Leigh station (Kent)
TQ545461 / TN11 8RU
11.7 miles, moderate pace, undulating terrainRoute: Leigh – Penshurst Place and village – River Medway – Stockland Green – Royal Tunbridge WellsNote: Celebrate midsummer with a visit to Penshurst Place House and Gardens, and walk through a landscape of great beauty with fine views, followed by woodland and parks to Royal Tunbridge Wells.A stop of 2 to 2 ½ hours is planned at Penshurst Place, weather permitting, to enable us to explore the magnificent park and gardens and visit this 14th century manor house. Ticket price £11.50 for House and Gardens and £9.50 for Gardens and Park only. Free entry to Gardens for RHS members; take EH card for a reduction on entry to HouseFood: Picnic / café at Penshurst Place. Early supper at Tunbridge Wells for those who would like to eat out (ETA 6.30pm)Drop-out points: 231 / 233 buses run from the bottom of Smart’s Hill, a 10-minute walk from Penshurst, to Tunbridge Wells or EdenbridgeTravel: 09.39 Victoria, 09.45 Clapham JunctionStart: 10:34 LeighFinish: Tunbridge WellsTicket: CDR Tunbridge Wells11.7mile / 18.8km
Moderate
Leader
Charmian Green
020 7564 8136
Saturday, 30th June
10:45am at Start & finish at Betchworth station
TQ210513 / RH3 7BZ
8 miles, almost entirely flat, no really demanding hills, muddy if it has been a wet JuneRoute: Betchworth station – Red Lion pub – Brockham – Bushbury farm – Strood Green – Ricebridge Farm – Dungate’s Farm – Red Lion pub – Betchworth stationFood: Picnic for sure, possible availability of a pubDrop-out points: Brockham, Strood Green. Hourly bus service to Guildford, Dorking, RedhillTravel: 9.24 Waterloo (Dorking train), 9.28 Vauxhall, 9.33 Clapham Junction, 9.40 Wimbledon, 10.11 Dorking main. One change involving a 5 minute walk to Dorking Deepdene station to depart 10.37 and arrive 10.42 Betchworth (this last train is the Redhill service.Start: 10:45 Betchworth stationTicket: CDR Betchworth8mile / 12.9km
Moderate
Leader
Graham Huxstep
07787 822917

 

 

 

Thursday, April 19, 2018