About the Walking Group
We are a friendly group of people living in and around Bowes Park and Bounds Green who enjoy walking in congenial company. Monthly weekend walks range from the local to central London to the rural. We aim to walk all year round – only really bad weather will stop us! New walkers always welcome - come and try us out. We also hold occasional social events.
NB: Always dress appropriately (rural walks may be muddy) and take water with you.
More information from email@example.com.
Founder member Catharine Perry talks about the Walking Group in this video
SUNDAY 3rd APRIL
New Malden to Barnes or Hammersmith
Meet Bounds Green Station at 1030
We will travel by Piccadilly Line and Victoria Line to Vauxhall. There we take a main line train to New Malden (18 minutes). Oyster card and freedom passes valid throughout.
Believe it or not New Malden is the preferred home for the Korean community in London and the first things you will see on leaving the station are a couple of Korean restaurants! We will walk via back streets and paths to Wimbledon Common. Then we will walk through the middle of Caesar's Camp, an ancient British fortification, skirt Wimbledon village and cross the common to the Windmill. Lunch can be had here in the cafe (or bring your own food). Public toilets. The mill may be open for visits. Then we continue across the common and go under the A3 to reach Putney Heath. At this point anyone who has had enough can catch a bus into Putney for a train. Otherwise we will continue via Putney Park Lane (an odd unsurfaced road that was probably once the driveway of a grand house). At Upper Richmond road there is another chance to catch a bus into Putney. From here it is only a few hundred yards to Barnes Common. We will pass Barnes station, from where there are frequent trains to Vauxhall. Continuing across the common and through the village, with its pond, we reach the Thames. There is then the option to catch a train from Barnes Bridge station to Vauxhall (or a bus to Hammersmith) or turn right and continue on the Thames path to Hammersmith for the Piccadilly Line home. Mileage is about 5.5 to Barnes (less if you finish at Putney Heath), 6.5 to Barnes Bridge or 8.5 to Hammersmith.
I know this is south of the Thames, but you won't meet any dragons. Look out for Wombles though! It is possible you may meet a bit of mud in places if it continues to be wet, but generally it shouldn't be bad underfoot.
Leader David Flett (phone 07940 328011)
Weekend walks 2016
Saturday 30 April. Sue Baylik - Harpenden to Ayot St Lawrence
Sunday 29 May. Robert Young - Hatch End to Elstree, via Grimsdyke (part of London Loop path)
Sunday 26 June. Caroline Wall - Welwyn Garden City to Welwyn North
Evening walks 2016
Evening walk in mid May. Caroline Wall - East Barnet to the Old Cherry Tree, Southgate
Evening walk in mid June. Robert Young - walk details to be decided later
New Year's Day 2017
Saturday 27 February. Caroline Wall. Brookman’s Park circular
Sunday 31st January. Robert Young. Hampstead circular via Hampstead Cemetery
Saturday 23rd January. Robert Young. Clerkenwell.
Tuesday, 29th December - CANONBURY AND HIGHBURY. Two Georgian Villages of Islington. Led by Robert Young
SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER - AFTERNOON CIRCULAR WALK FROM WELWYN NORTH STATION, Led by Caroline Wall
Saturday 29th August - Chislehurst circular walk, including part of London Loop Led By Robert Young.
Walking group on the walk between Petts Wood and Chislehurst.
AUGUST EVENING WALK, FRIDAY 14TH LED BY ROBERT YOUNG - NEW RIVER FROM FINSBURY PARK TO STOKE NEWINGTON
WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 2015 - EVENING WALK ALONG THE PYMMES BROOK FROM EAST BARNET TO SOUTHGATE led by Caroline Wall
Saturday 27th June 2015 - 6 mile circular walk from Bayford Station , led by Caroline Wall
Wednesday 17 June 2015 - Evening walk on Hampstead Heath, led by Robert Young
Saturday 30 May - 6 mile linear walk from Watton-at-Stone to Hertford North Led By Caroline Wall (Pictures By Shweta)
Wednesday 13 May - Evening Walk - Oakwood to Old Southgate via Oakwood and Grovelands Parks Led by Caroline Wall
Sunday 26th April - Country walk in parks and woodland in North Enfield led by Jane Fish
The Walking Group Outside Forty Hall
Sunday 29 March - Led by Robert Young
TRENT COUNTRY PARK AND MONKEN HADLEY COMMON TO HIGH BARNET
Not As Wet As Expected as the Group Walk Round Trent Country Park