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|Date||Walk||Status||29 November||Watton-at-Stone circular||Waiting list only|
|6 December||Grand Union Canal #2||Waiting list only|
|13 December||Festive Thames Walk and Dinner||Waiting list only|
|29 December||Grand Union Canal #2||Waiting list only|
|5 January||Happy Valley||Book on 22 December|
|10 January||GUC #3 : Harlesden to Southall||Book on 29 December|
|19 January||GUC #3 : Harlesden to Southall||Book on 29 December|
|24 January||Happy Valley||Book on 22 December|
|2 February||Old Bexley to Petts Wood||Book on 19 January|
|7 February||GUC #4 : Southall to Uxbridge||Book on 26 January|
|16 February||GUC #4 : Southall to Uxbridge||Book on 26 January|
|21 February||Old Bexley to Petts Wood||Book on 19 January|
|2 March||Middlesex Filter Beds||Book on 16 February|
|7 March||GUC #5 : Uxbridge to Rickmansworth||Book on 23 February|
|16 March||GUC #5 : Uxbridge to Rickmansworth||Book on 23 February|
|21 March||Middlesex Filter Beds||Book on 16 February|
|06 April||Celandine Trail and Ruislip Green Space||Book on 16 March|
|11 April||GUC #6 : Rickmansworth to Kings Langley||Book on 23 March|
|20 April||GUC #6 : Rickmansworth to Kings Langley||Book on 23 March|
|25 April||Celandine Trail and Ruislip Green Space||Book on 16 March|
Monday 29 November
We will be walking from Watton-at-Stone through fields and woods following the Chain Walk now and then. Our paths vary along this pleasant circular walk, but much of it is on fairly broad paths so mud won’t be as much of an issue in many sections. We do have some field walking, of course, but what would a country walk be without some mud and slush! We’ll skirt around and through various woods, walk through a farm’s right of way and return back to Watton-at Stone station. Lunch will be in the lovely village green of Bramfield where, if we are very, very lucky, we may spot a Red Kite hovering and hunting just close over ahead. Very exciting!
Monday 6 December / Wednesday 29 December
Grand Union Canal Walk #2
Waiting list for both walks only
On this, our second section of our Grand Union Canal walk, we shall be continuing from King’s Cross which we reached at the end of the first section. We shall continue to follow the Regent’s Canal until lunchtime, then the Grand Union Proper. This is a remarkably picturesque and varied walk, passing next to the Camden Locks and skirting Camden’s famous “alternative” market. There’s a continuity of psychedelic and less ostentatious canal boats. After Camden we pass round the perimeter of Regent’s Park. Then through Little Venice where we join the Grand Union itself where its short Paddington Arm comes off. Continuing after lunch we eventually reach Harlesden Station for a choice of Bakerloo trains or Overground to Euston.
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Monday 13 December
Thames Festive Walk and Dinner
Waiting list only
We invite you to join Gill and Jane for a pleasant walk along the Thames Path to enjoy the lights and ambience of a late afternoon December day along the Thames. We’ll start at Sloane Square and will soon cross the beautifully lit Albert Bridge to walk along the South Bank to enjoy Battersea Park. While we will need to divert from the Thames occasionally around the ever developing Battersea Power Station, the new developments are well worth a look. We cross Vauxhall Bridge and Lambeth Bridge and have a wonderful view of Lambeth Palace to our right. After passing Westminster Bridge we’ll be in the heart of South Bank and all its offerings for people watching and lovely tourist spots. We continue to enjoy the river, the sites, the dazzling lights and lit up bridges until we reach Tower Bridge. We then cross Tower Bridge, arrive at St Katherine Docks and enjoy a well, earned dinner with all our walking friends.
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