Middle Way Walkers

This is a middle distance walking group offering a programme of day walks measuring 7.5 to 8.5 miles. It is aimed at those members who like to walk at a brisk pace but do not want to do walks as long as those offered by the Longer Walks Group. 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

◻︎ Start date: 16 May 2019
◻︎ Frequency : Monthly
◻︎ When : Third Thursday of the month, all day
◻︎ Number of participants per walk: 15 (including the group leaders)

To book a walk 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 only members who have joined the Longer Walks Group are accepted on the Middle Way walks
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Thursday 16 May 2019
Middle Way Walk 1
Richmond Park Circular : 8.5 miles / 13.7 km

Booking opens from mid-day 23 April 2019
No bookings accepted before this date & time

This walk takes us through part of the lovely Richmond Park, beginning and ending at Richmond Station. We leave the station and immediately take the road to reach the Thames, following the river until we enter Richmond Park, through a rather grand kissing gate. We meander through the park, climbing gently uphill, enjoying the tame deer as we do so, and finally reach Isabella Plantation. We will now have a chance to explore the gorgeous gardens on our own for a while before heading out of the Plantation by Broomhill Gate. We continue gently uphill, enjoying the peaceful and lovely park until we reach Robin Hood Gate where we plan to picnic. After lunch we continue on our way gently climbing again until we reach *Pembroke Lodge. We enter the grounds and continue our walk enjoying the outstanding views set out before us. Finally we begin our descent back to Richmond and leave the park by Richmond Gate. Our route follows Richmond Hill and goes through the town, providing many opportunities for refreshments before we return to the station.
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*Regrettably Pembroke Lodge does not permit dogs anywhere in the grounds, therefore dogs cannot be taken on this walk

Thursday 20 June 2019
Middle Way Walk 2
Hampton Court Palace to Richmond (Thames Path) : 8 miles

Booking opens from mid-day 20 May 2019

Thursday 18 July 2019
Middle Way Walk 3
Richmond to Putney (Thames Path) : 8 miles

Booking opens from mid-day 24 June 2019

Thursday 15 August 2019
Middle Way Walk 4
Ealing Circular & the four mounds of Northala Fields : 8.5 miles

Booking opens from mid-day 22 July 2019

Thursday 19 September 2019
Middle Way Walk 5
Snaresbrook to Loughton, an Epping Forest walk : 8.5 miles

Booking opens from mid-day 19 August 2019