Southern Programme

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From the South Coast, North and South Downs to the Chilterns and all points in between, we have a selection of walks to suit all abilities. You’ll find details of the future walking programme on this page as well as a link to the last 12 months' programme so you can see what you've missed!

Non-members are welcome to ’try us out’ on a couple of day walks before deciding to join, but we ask you to check with the leader first. Click on the leader’s name to send an email. Where no email address is given use the contact form and we will put you in touch.

You can see the Southern programme for the last 12 months by clicking on the link below:

Where a walk involves public transport it is advisable to check the train or bus times beforehand. A packed lunch will be needed unless stated otherwise, although we try to finish most walks with a tea shop / pub stop.

Current Southern Walks Programme

You can download this programme in iCalendar format (compatible with most PC and smartphone calendar applications) by clicking here.

Saturday 7 July HERTFORD EAST, LEA VALLEY Leader: Mike P.
New walk. A 10 mile circular walk following the New River to Stanstead Abbots. Pub lunch, probably at Jolly Fisherman, then return along the River Lea to Hertford.
Meet 11.10 Hertford East Station (10.10 from Liverpool Street, arrive Broxbourne 10.41; change & depart 10.49, arrive Hertford East 11.07).
Eastbourne Week. A 14 mile linear coastal walk from Eastbourne to Seaford including Beachy Head and the iconic Seven Sisters. Please bring a packed lunch. There will be a café stop in the afternoon at Exceat.
Meet 09.30 at the Albany Lions Hotel on the sea front, about 100m from the pier. Return by bus.
Saturday 28 July AMBERLEY, WEST SUSSEX Leader: Roger
Train time updated. A 12 mile circular walk including part of the South Downs Way to the west of Amberley, returning via Sutton. Packed lunch, with afternoon tea stop at the end.
Meet 11.00 Amberley Station (09.36 from London Victoria, arrive 10.57).
Saturday 4 August SANDOWN TO RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT Leader: Peter
A 12 mile linear walk along the Isle of Wight coastal path from Sandown to Ryde. Please bring packed lunch. Afternoon tea and fish & chips in Ryde possible.
Walk starts from Sandown Station at 11.10 (08.30 from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, arrive 10.07. Then ferry Portsmouth Harbour 10.15 to Ryde Pier Head arrive 10.37, train Ryde Pier Head 10.49 to Sandown arrive 11.07). Return from Ryde.
Saturday 11 August HORSHAM, WEST SUSSEX Leader: Nick
Train time updated. A 10 mile circular walk taking in St Leonards Forest. Please ring for lunch details. Tea / coffee shop at end.
Meet 11.00 Horsham Station (10.06 from London Victoria, arrive 10.57).
Sunday 19 August DIGSWELL, HERTFORDSHIRE Leader: Colin
Train time updated. A 9 mile circular walk through Bramfield woods & Tewin. Followed by a visit to the Tewin Classic car show & Craft fair. Packed lunch.
Meet 10.35 Welwyn North Station in Digswell (09.51 from Kings Cross, arrive 10.30).
New Walk. A 9 mile linear walk from Southampton Airport to Shawford following the Itchen Way. Pub lunch at the Toby Carvery, Bishopstoke.
Meet 10.45 Southampton Airport Parkway Station (09.35 from London Waterloo, arrive 10.41). Return from Shawford Station.
Saturday 8 September ANGMERING, WEST SUSSEX Leader: Graham
Train time updated. A 10 mile circular walk via Patching, Clapham, Durrington and Highdown Hill. Possible pre-walk coffee stop. Packed lunch. Possible evening or late afternoon meal if required.
Meet 10.50 Angmering Station (09.16 from London Victoria, arrive 10.50).
Saturday 15 September SANDLING TO WYE, EAST KENT Leader: Hilary and Aline
A 13 mile linear walk from Sandling to Wye following one of the best sections of the North Downs Way with fine views for nearly the whole walk. Packed lunch and Pub drink stop. Refreshments at end.
Meet 11.15 Sandling Station (09.40 from London Charing Cross, arrive 11.13 or 10.08 from London St Pancras, arrive Ashford International 10.46; change & depart 11.02, arrive Sandling 11.13). Return from Wye Station.
Saturday 22 September SANDY, BEDS Leader: Dave
A 10 mile circular featuring part of the Greensand Ridge Walk. Lunchtime pub stop, tea shop at end.
Meet 11.10 Sandy Station (10.22 from King's Cross, arrive 11.08). Free parking in Sandy High Street satnav SG19 1AG, or pay parking at the station.
Saturday 6 October ILFORD, EAST LONDON Leader: Dave
An 8 mile circular walk via Wansted Park, Wansted Flats and Valentines Park. The walk will include Ilford Chapel and Valentines Mansion. Café lunch. Afternoon tea at the leader’s house after the walk.
Meet 10.45 Ilford Station (Regular trains - every 10 minutes - from Liverpool Street, journey time 15 mins). For those driving, Clements Road multi-storey car park is 200m from the Station.
Saturday 27 October EPPING FOREST, ESSEX Leader: Hilary and Bob
New Walk. A 10 mile walk taking in the autumn colours in this lovely beech forest. Pub lunch. This will be a different walk than in past years.
Further details, including start time and meeting point, to follow.