Further details of walks

Saturday 17th April - Lenham to Charing

13.5km (8½ miles)

Take the 9:25 train from London Victoria arrives Lenham 10:55. Further details and directions for this walk.

Buy a day return to Charing. Return trains xx:29

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Walk report

Saturday 15th May - Appleford to Didcot

20.5km (12½ miles)

Take the 10:15 train from London Paddington arrives Appleford 11:10 (change at Didcot arr. 10:56, dep. 11:06). Further details and directions for this walk.

Note above updated (7th May and 14th May) from original timetabled train out of Paddington dep. 9:33, arrive Didcot 10:10.

Buy a day return to Appleford.

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Saturday 12th June - Riddlesdown to Coulsdon South

16.8km (10½ miles)

Take the 10:20 train from London Victoria arrives Riddlesdown 10:48.

Further details and directions for this walk.

Intention is to lunch at The Fox, Coulsdon, although in these current times it'd be advisable to bring an emergency snack just in case.

Day travelcard to include zone 6

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Saturday 4th September - Chesham circular

11.8km (7½ miles)

Take the 9:46 train from Baker Street underground station arrives Chesham 10:46.

Further details and directions for this walk.

Day travelcard to include zone 9

Walk report

Saturday 25th September - Seaford to Eastbourne

21.8km (13½ miles)

Take the 9:24 train from London Victoria arrives Seaford 10:48. (charging at Lewes arr. 10:26 dep. 10:30)

Further details and directions for this walk.

Buy a day return to Eastbourne. Return trains xx:06 xx:35

Walk report

Saturday 30th October - Kintbury Circular

17.5km (11 miles)

Take the 9:07 train from London Paddington arrives Kintbury 10:15. (changing at Newbury arr. 9:58 dep. 10:09)

Further details and directions for this walk. (We'll be taking the slightly shorter route of 17.5km rather than the 23km route.)

Saturday 27th November - Newbury Racecourse to Woolhampton

17km (10.6 miles)

Take the 10:07 train from London Paddington arrives Newbury Racecourse 10:56.
Return trains from Midgham 16:23, 17:22, 18:24, 19:21, 20:24, 21:22... (change at Reading).

Further details and directions for this walk.

Walk report


Walk Reports

Saturday 17th April, Lenham to Charing

Proved to be an ideal walk for the resumption for our walks this year; not too long, sunny and peaceful. We left it too late to get a booking at The Plough at Stalisfield Green - picnicked nearby. 2 on the walk.

Saturday 15th May, Appleford to Didcot

After various timetable changes by GWR leading up to the walk, the 10:15 out of Paddington proved perfect for a short wait for the connecting train at Didcot. Only one ventured from central London to be met at Didcot by a local to go onto Appleford. The Fleur de Lys easily accommodated us outside for lunch. Unfortunately The Little Wittenham Bridge was closed resulting in a significant diversion to continue our walk back to Didcot. All said a good day out with the occasional light shower in the afternoon.

Saturday 12th June, Riddlesdown to Coulsdon

Proved to be a really enjoyable walk through the Green Belt for the 3 of us. Having passed by Kenley aerodrome (now used by Surrey Hills Gliding Club), we found a shady spot on a hill nearby and decided to have a packed lunch here in this peaceful spot, given that the Fox PH* may not be able to accommodate us. It proved ideal as we sat in silence for three quarters of an hour watching the gliders in the distance.

*Further on we did stop for a drink at the crowded Fox PH.

Saturday 4th September, Chesham Circular

After a summer break, this short Chilterns walk was an easy resumption. Just 2 of us on the walk. Unfortunately The Bell at Chartridge was not serving food on that day; we continued onto Chesham for a late lunch.

Saturday 25th September, Seaford to Eastbourne

Started off dull and overcast. Stopped for a lunchtime coffee at Exceat - skies having now cleared. Warm sunshine for our picnic on the first cliff (Haven Brow) east of Cuckmere Haven. Saw a two spitfire flypast over Beachy Head. 3 of us on this walk plus a well behaved and quiet dog.

Saturday 27th November, Newbury Racecourse to Woolhampton

Weather blustery and showers. Good to reach the Travellers Rest for our lunchtime stop. Partly as a consequence of our extended lunctime time stop plus the weather not improving that much we took the decision to shorten the walk by finishing at Thatcham.