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, not for those members who regularly participate in the Longer Walks programme.
While the group is getting established, priority will be given to bookings made by new members when allocating places.
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.
All walks will be in London and its immediate environs with journey times a maximum of one hour each way.
◻︎ Frequency : Monthly
◻︎ When : Third Thursday of the month, all day
◻︎ Number of participants per walk: 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. To join complete the form below.
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.
Thursday 15 August 2019 : Booking opens from mid-day 22 July 2019
Middle Way Walk 4
Grand Union Canal, Horsenden Hill and the Four Mounds of Northala Field: 8.25 miles/13 km
This walk starts outside Alperton station, from where we join the towpath of the Grand Union Canal. We’ll enjoy the canal side life for three quarters of an hour until we cross the canal and head into Horsenden Hill Park. We climb the fairly steep hill almost immediately, but are rewarded with fine 360 degree views over London. After taking in the view, we head downhill to enjoy the meadows, woodlands and grasslands of the park. We’ll stop for refreshment at a pub and continue our way around the park, eventually returning to the point where we first left the canal. We continue along the Grand Union Canal enjoying the wildlife, until we walk under the rather noisy A40 and cross a foot bridge to head towards our final destination, Northala Fields. After we have had time to explore the lakes and fields, we will pause for lunch, before climbing one or all four of the park’s ‘mounds’ or artificial hills that provide stunning views over London. When everyone has had their fill, we leave the park, cross back under the A40 and head to Northolt Station with the question “What are those mounds?” finally answered
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Thursday 19 September 2019 : Booking opens from mid-day 19 August 2019
Middle Way Walk 5
Snaresbrook to Loughton, an Epping Forest walk : 8.5 miles