The Walking Section has five or six walks a year in the south of England. Walks take place on Saturdays and are normally circular, starting from a railway station with a break for a pub lunch. The first and last walks of the year are often in London to avoid having to negotiate muddy tracks. London-based walks also offer flexibility to use public transport to break off along the route if necessary.
The Walking Section introduced a summer Walking Weekend in 2013. The first event was held in the Peak District and it proved to be very popular and enjoyable. These have been followed with weekends in Wiltshire and Hereford, Church Stretton, Shropshire, Yorkshire, Dorset, the Gower Peninsular, Northumberland and Norfolk.
This year’s Walking Weekend will be held in Purbeck on 15/16 June.
Last year’s Walking Weekend was held in Norfolk on 17/18 June 2023. For a report click below:
The next walk will be on Saturday 13 April 2024, the route being the Boat Race from Putney to Barnes. For full details see the links below:
They will be held on the dates below. More details will be posted nearer the day.
Saturday 11 May
Saturday 28 September
Saturday 9 November
Thanks and kind regards,
Reports on previous walks
The walk in West Malling was on Saturday 30 September 2023. For a report click below:
The walk in Faversham was on Saturday 15 May 2023. For a report click below:
The walk from Reigate Station was on Saturday 15 April 2023. For a report click below:
The walk in London on Saturday 28 January 2023 had as its theme “A City of London Astronomical Walk in broad daylight”. For a report click below:
The final walk of 2022 was on Saturday 12 November. It started at Hampstead Underground Station in London and finished at Blackfriars Bridge. For a report click below:
For a report on the Greenwich to Thames Barrier walk on 24 September 2022 click below:
Last year’s Walking Weekend was in Northumberland. For a report on the walk please click below:
For a report on the Greenwich to Thames Barrier walk on 14 May 2022 click below:
For a report on the Tonbridge walk on 9 April 2022 click below:
For a report on the Jack the Ripper walk on 8 January 2022 click below:
There was a joint walk with the British Tunnelling Society Young Members group on 4 December 2021. For a report on it click on the link below:
For a report on the Shipbourne walk on 13 November 2021 click below:
For a report on the Thames Path walk on 25 September 2021 click below:
For a report on the Westerham walk on 15 May 2021 click below:
For a a report on the Banstead walk on 17 April 2021 click below:
For a a report on the walk on the South Downs on Saturday 26 September 2020 click below:
For a report on the walk in London on 11 January 2020 click below:
For a a report on the walk in Chatham on 9 November 2019 click below: