West London Ramblers

May 2015 Walks

Saturday May 2                          Upper Warlingham to Woldingham. Near circular undulating route through bluebell woods and open Surrey countryside. 10-11 miles at a briskish pace. Pub or picnic lunch at Chelsham Common. Depart Victoria 9.53, Clapham Junction 9.58, East Croydon 10.11, arrive Upper Warlingham 10.23.

Travel: Use 6-zone card + single to Woldingham on return.

Maps Explorer 146/161                                                                          Leader: Margaret Lydamore


Sunday May 3                            Linear Tower Hill to Island Gardens.  Seven miles with lunch at Canary Wharf.  Meet at Tower Hill station 10.30.

Map A-Z                                      Oystercard                             Leader: Heather McCauley    


Wednesday May 6                     Bluebell Walk.  Goring circular, 10-11 miles. Lots of woodland and hopefully bluebells.  One hill at the end.  Lunch at The Red Lion, Woodcote.  Depart Paddington 9.57, Ealing Broadway 10.05, Reading 10.53, arrive Goring & Streatley 11.06.

Map Explorer 171/Landranger 175         Return to Goring & Streatley        Leader: Richard Bacher


Saturday May 9                          Pluckley Circular.  11 miles through Kentish orchards and countryside via Egerton. Depart Charing Cross 9.40, Waterloo East 9.45, arrive Pluckley 10.49.

Map Explorer 137                        Return to Pluckley                                          Leader: Tom Towler


Sunday May 10                         Berkhamstead Circular. 11-12 miles with pub lunch. Depart Euston 9.26, arrive 10.01.

Map Explorer 181                        Return to Berkhamstead                               Leader: Peter Simon


Monday May 11                         Azaleas in the Isabella Plantation.  About five miles along the river and through Richmond Park to see the azaleas and rhododendrons in the Isabella Plantation. Possible tea at Pembroke Lodge. Meet on the Richmond side of Richmond Bridge at 2.00.

Map A-Z                                      Oystercard                                            Leader: Elizabeth Jackson


Wednesday May 13                   Langley Circular.  Eight mile easy walk via canal towpath and parkland to Black Park.  Depart Paddington 10.57, Ealing Broadway 11.05, arrive Langley 11.22.   

Map A-Z                                      Return to Langley                                              Leader: Tom Berry


Saturday May 16                        Osterley Circular.  Easy 7 miles via park, canal and nature reserve. Possible bluebells.  Lunch at The Fox at Hanwell.  Meet Osterley station (Piccadilly line or H91 bus) at 10.45.  Mobile on day only: 07774 107 613.  Please welcome a new leader.

Map A-Z                                      Oystercard                                                    Leader: Penny Rivett




Wednesday May 20                   Watford to Chalfont and Latimer.   A linear walk of about 10 miles to Chalfont and Latimer with a late lunch at the Green Dragon, Flaunden. Moderate pace, no big hills.  Depart Baker Street 9.28, arrive Watford (Metropolitan line station) 10.12.

Map Explorer 172-173                Oystercard                                                        Leader: Phillip Roe


Saturday 30 May                              Rye to Hastings                                                       13 miles       Moderate        

Starts at 10:45: Rye Railway Station (TN31 7AB, TQ918205)

Stroll around historic Rye for the first 30 minutes or so taking photos etc. Then walk over fields to Winchelsea for a pub lunch at the New Inn. Continue along the Royal Military Canal then along cliff tops to Fairlight for tea and afterwards through Hastings Country Park via Ecclesbourne Resevoir. Depart Charing Cross 8.54, Waterloo East 8.57, London Bridge 9.02, change Ashford International to catch the 10.17 to Rye, arriving 10.41. Mobile on the day only 020 3286 1567.
Map: Explorer 124 & 125.                         Return to Rye                                                     Leader: Howard Densley

Sunday 31 May                                Midgham Circular                                                      9 miles      Moderate

Starts at 10:10: Midgham Railway Station (RG7 5SL, SU572666)

Nine miles via Thatcham (lunch). Canalside, undulating countryside, good views. Depart Paddington 9.30, Reading 10.02, change for the 10.12, arrive Midgham 10.09.
Map Explorer 158                                   Return to Midgham                                                Leader: Tom Towler

Monday, July 23, 2018