Sunday June 1 Gerrard’s Cross circular. Tom’s favourite walk. Join him as he contemplates retirement after nearly 50 years in libraries! A circular walk to Hedgerley for lunch – about 7 miles easy walking. A lovely pub which may be crowded but the nearby churchyard offers a peaceful place to rest and enjoy a quiet sandwich. Depart London Marylebone 10.28, South Ruislip 10.45, arrive Gerrards Cross 11.02. NB Do check train times!
Map Explorer 172 Return to Gerrards Cross Leader: Tom Berry
Saturday June 7 A Walk in the Fens and the City of Ely. A linear walk of 8 miles by the side of the Great River Ouse from Littleport station to reach the Cathedral City of Ely. Lunch (picnic, cafes and plenty of pubs) in Ely, and time to explore this wonderful city. Depart Finsbury Park 9.44 (also on the Piccadilly and Victoria Lines) toward King’s Lynn in the front four coaches, as the train splits at Cambridge. Arrive at Littleport Station at 10.58. Mobile on the day only (07751957380).
Map Landranger 143 Return to Littleport Leader : David Slater
Sunday June 8 Saunderton to High Wycombe. A 7 mile Chilterns ramble passing the Dashwood Mausoleum and Hughenden Manor. Some hills but easy pace. Lunch West Wycombe cafe or pub. Depart Marylebone 10.28, West Ruislip 10.53, arrive Saunderton 11.23.
Explorer 172 Return to High Wycombe Leader: Alan Ross
Saturday June 14 Whitchurch to Overton linear. 12 miles with a long morning of 7.9 miles. Lunch at The Watership Down and then along the Harrowway to Overton. Depart Waterloo 9.50 (or Clapham Junction 9.52, change at Woking 10.11 for the 10.16 on platform 4), arrive Whitchurch 10.50.
Map Explorer 144 Return to Whitchurch Leader: Tom Towler
Saturday, June 21 Chiltern round from Great Missenden. 10 miles (one of Ken’s walks). Undulating with two or three steep climbs, a fair number of stiles and some muddy stretches. Lunch at The Blue Ball, Ashridge or picnic nearby. Depart Marylebone 9.42, Harrow-on-the Hill 9.54, arrive 10.23.
Map Explorer 181 Return to Great Missenden Leader: Sue Aldridge
Wednesday 25 June Circular east of Tonbridge. About 9 miles, via Tudely (church with spectacular Chagall windows) and Capel for pub or picnic lunch. Fairly flattish. Depart Charing Cross 9.40, Waterloo East 9.42, London Bridge 9.48, arrive Tonbridge 10.20,
Map Explorer 136 Return to Tonbridge. Leader: Margaret Lydamore
Thursday June 26 Evening walk from Osterley to Hanwell via park and canal, finishing at The Fox for a drink for anyone wanting refreshment. About 3 miles. Meet at Osterley station (Piccadilly line) at 6.30.
Map A-Z Travelcard Leader: Martin Harris
Saturday June 28 Taplow circular. 6 miles, fairly flat with lunch at The Oak and Saw, Taplow Village. Depart Paddington 9.42, Ealing Broadway 9.50, arrive Taplow 10.21.
Map Explorer 172 Return to Taplow Leader: Richard Bacher