Up and Coming walks

APRIL 

 

I post some of The South Bank Walking Group walks (they are part of The Ramblers UK)  Most walks are in the London, South East, North Downs, South Downs, Sussex areas.

April Walks South Bank Programme

Sat 21 April 2018 10:45 –

 10 miles/16.1 km – Moderate WEST MALLING TO BOROUGH GREEN, KENT (LINEAR) Starts at 10:45: West Malling station

A brisk walk starting at the historic town of West Malling, following part of the Wealdway and North Downs Way, and finishing at Borough Green and Wrotham station; visit Coldrum Long Barrow, one of the Medway Megaliths, for stunning views across the Kent countryside. Some very steep hills at the Downs. Lunch: Picnic or cafe at Trosley Country Park.
 Train: Victoria 9:52; Bromley S 10:09; Swanley 10:20; (Ashford train) Buy return to West Malling. Pass holders buy a return from Swanley. Contact: Nick White, 07443 503253
 There are plenty Green Chain London walks, and many Inner London walking groups you can join; it only costs £3 a month to join The Ramblers which includes a quarterly magazine and your contribution helps to keep campaigns to keep public foothpaths going.

Sat 28 April 2018 10:10 – 9 miles/14.5 km – Moderate

DITCHLING BEACON TO BRIGHTON PIER – SUSSEX (CIRCULAR)

Starts at 10:10: Brighton Station [Map:OL11 E122] (BN1 3XP, TQ309049)
Meet at Brighton Station to catch bus to Ditchling Beacon (see details below). From the hights of Ditchling Beacon atop the South Downs south through Stanmer Park & Sussex Uni Campus to Falmer for lunch. Then towards the sea across Kemp Town Racecourse into Brighton to finish at Brighton Pier.
Lunch: Picnic/Pub (Swan Inn) at Falmer
Train: Blackfriars 8.52; E Croydon 9.19; Arr 10.09 (Brighton train). We then catch 79 bus from stop D outside the station at 10.20.
It is suggested you travel by Thameslink train from Blackfriars/London Bridge or E Croydon to take advantage of the cheaper fare saving approx £5.50 against Southern service from Victoria. Those with passes buy a return from E Croydon (same price as from London) BUT YOU MUST GO & RETURN ON A THAMESLINK TRAIN.
Contact: Roger Bennett, 07799 441923

Sun 29 April 2018 10:40 – 13 miles/20.9 km – Moderate

TRING TO BERKHAMSTED – CHILTERN HILLS (LINEAR)

Starts at 10:40: Tring Station [Map:E181] (HP23 5QR, SP950121)
One steep hill up Ivinghoe Beacon and 2 fairly steep hills afterwards. (Those who wish not to climb can wait at the bottom for 20 + minutes – you can admire the wildflowers in the meantime in the fields). Can be muddy after heavy rain. Route: Ridgeway-Pitstone Hill-Ivinghoe Beacon-Ringshall Coppice-skirt round Donkey Wood-Ringshall Coppice-Little Gaddesden-Flat Isley (admiring the bluebells hopefully)-Bridgewater Monument (possible quick tea stop)-Albury Common-Berkhamsted Common. Attractions: Possibly best Blue Bells in the South at Flat Isley and Donkey Wood. Spring wildflowers. Bring your cameras. Joint walk with Hammersmith & Wandsworth Group.
Lunch: Picnic/Pub at Little Gaddesden
Train: Euston 10.01; Harrow and Wealdstone 10.13; Arr Tring 10.36 (Milton Keynes train). Buy return to Tring.
Contact: Monica Jateo, 07488 410141

 

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this video shows some of the route from Rye to Hastings.
on June 1st I will be taking a group from Hastings to Rye… more details next month.