Middle Way Walkers

A walking group offering a programme of day walks in the London area. It is primarily aimed at those members who would like to do a middle distance walk of 7.5 to 8.5 miles.
For practical reasons, including health and safety, each walk will be restricted to 18 members, with places allocated on a first come/first served basis.
The programme is being developed by Jane Saunders and Gill Shiel who are regular participants on the longer walks and have experience of walk leadership. As the main focus of the group will be walking, the leaders will set a reasonable pace (2 to 2.5 miles an hour) and although there will be refreshment stops, these will be kept to a minimum. It is expected that walkers will provide their own packed lunch and carry enough water to keep well hydrated.
Whenever possible the group leader will have received Emergency First Aid training.
To help ensure that we all enjoy our walks, members of the Group are strongly advised to become acquainted with our walks etiquette, which contains common sense advice to ensure everyone’s safety. There is also advice about suitable clothing, and bringing dogs on walks.

  Walks etiquette
  What to wear and what to bring
  Dogs on walks

Group Convener : John Hemingway
Walk leaders : Jane Saunders and Gill Shiel

The Group meets on the third Thursday every month for all day walks. The number of places available per meeting is 18 (including the group leaders)

Before booking a Middle Way walk please be aware that you must first join the Group. If you are already a member of the Green London Wayfarers or the Longer Walks groups you are automatically a member of this group. If you join this group as a new member, you are also entitled to book walks (subject to availability) organised by the Green London Wayfarers and the Longer Walks Group, without having to join these Groups.

Apply to join the Middle Way Walkers Group

Your Name

Your Email

Your Membership No.


To book one of the walks complete the Booking Form below the walk description. On receipt of your booking request the Group Convener will contact you to confirm whether there is a place available. Please note that bookings made before the stated date and time will not be accepted.

Please note that the priority booking scheme introduced in March 2019 to encourage new members to join these walks comes to an end on 20 November 2019. After that date places will be allocated on a first come/first served basis starting from twelve noon on the day booking opens.

Upcoming walks

Elstree–Totteridge21 Nov 2019Fully booked
Lea Valley Walk #116 Jan 2020Booking opens
noon 16 Dec 2019

Booking forms

Please note that you will not receive an email confirmation of your booking request. It may take up to a week before you receive a reply.

Thursday 21 November 2019 : Elstree to Totteridge
Middle Way Walk 7

8.2 miles/13.25 km

  Walk description

Status : Fully booked

  Download the plan for the day

Beginning with the January walk the Middle Way Walkers will hike alongside the River Lea from its source in Leagrave, following the Lea Valley Path, until we reach the River Thames at Limehouse Basin. The exact number of walks will depend on the number and length of off-route diversions that we decide to adopt, but the Lea Valley path itself measures 50 miles from source to Thames. We will walk through Luton, Hatfield, Hertford, Ware, Cheshunt and Waltham Abbey to reach Greater London, continuing through Enfield Lock, around the Lee Valley Park and into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park before we finally finish at Limehouse Basin.

16 January 2020
Lea Valley Walk #1

Booking opens 16 December 2019

 Completed Middle Way walks 2019