Time Out Book of Country Walks volume 1

53 country walks in south east England, an hour or so by train from London

  • A walk for every week of the year, and 1 to spare
  • Walks are 7 to 14 miles in length with very detailed directions - you don't need an OS map.
  • Walks start and finish at train stations
  • Walks stop at a country pub for lunch and at a tea room (or pub) for tea
  • Walks pass beautiful villages, ancient forests, country pubs, and historic houses, castles and gardens
  • OS maps, updates, user feedback, new walks options, and GPS data available here.
  • After your walk, we welcome your feedback, photos and videos.
Sadly, we no longer recommend buying the book as it is now dated. Updated versions of all the walks are available here.

Suggested Schedule

One walk for every week of the year, and one to spare

The original idea of the book was a whole year of walks. However, some of the walks are best at particular times of the year (longer walks in the summer with more hours of daylight, shorter ones in the winter, etc.). The walks aren't quite in numerical (i.e. book) order as we've tweaked the schedule a bit since the book was first published.

Below is our suggested schedule for you to adapt.

Week No. Dates No. Name Reasons
101-Jan to 07-Jan1Henley-on-Thames Circularshorter
208-Jan to 14-Jan2Wanborough to Godalmingshorter
315-Jan to 21-Jan43Otford Circularshorter
422-Jan to 28-Jan4Pangbourne Circularshorter
529-Jan to 04-Feb5Great Missenden to Amershamshorter
605-Feb to 11-Feb6Liphook to Haslemereshorter
712-Feb to 18-Feb33Mortimer to Aldermastonshorter
819-Feb to 25-Feb8Bures to Sudburyshorter
926-Feb to 04-Mar15Leigh to Tunbridge Wellsshorter - bluebells flowering
1005-Mar to 11-Mar10Beaconsfield Circularshorter
1112-Mar to 18-Mar11Tring to Wendovershorter
1219-Mar to 25-Mar12Farnham to Godalmingshorter
1326-Mar to 01-Apr13Oxford Circularshorter
1402-Apr to 08-Apr14Gomshall to Guildford
1509-Apr to 15-Apr19Hever to Leigh
1616-Apr to 22-Apr16Balcombe Circular
1723-Apr to 29-Apr17Bow Brickhill to Woburn Sands
1830-Apr to 06-May18Sunningdale to Windsorazaleas flowering
1907-May to 13-May9Shiplake to Henley
2014-May to 10-May20Milford to Godalming
2121-May to 27-May21Leigh to Sevenoaks
2228-May to 03-Jun22Haslemere Circularmuddy in winter
2304-Jun to 10-Jun23Otford to Eynsford
2411-Jun to 17-Jun3Netley to Botleyseaside, long journey
2518-Jun to 24-Jun25Winchelsea to Hastingslonger - seaside
2625-Jun to 01-Jul26Shelford to Cambridgesiteseeing after walk
2702-Jul to 08-Jul27Milford to Haslemereferns about right - water lillies
2809-Jul to 15-Jul28Chilham to Canterbury
2916-Jul to 22-Jul29Hassocks to Lewes
3023-Jul to 29-Jul30Wivenhoe Circular ferry summer only and subject to timetable
3130-Jul to 05-Aug31Glynde to Seafordseaside - longer
3206-Aug to 12-Aug32Arundel to Amberley
3313-Aug to 19-Aug50Yalding to Borough Greenmuddy in winter
3420-Aug to 26-Aug34Balcombe to East Grinstead
3527-Aug to 02-Sep35Crowhurst to Battle
3603-Sep to 09-Sep36Borough Green to Sevenoaks
3710-Sep to 16-Sep37Southbourne to Chichesterseaside
3817-Sep to 23-Sep38Hanborough to Charlburylong journey
3924-Sep to 30-Sep39Manningtree Circular
4001-Oct to 07-Oct46Wakes Colne to Bures
4108-Oct to 14-Oct51Henley to Pangbourneautumn colour
4215-Oct to 21-Oct42Holmwood to Gomshallautumn colour
4322-Oct to 28-Oct48Whitchurch to Andover
4429-Oct to 04-Nov44Witley to Haslemereautumn colour
4505-Nov to 11-Nov45Princes Risborough to Great Missendenshorter - autumn colour
4612-Nov to 18-Nov40Gerrards Cross to Cookhamshorter - autumn colour
4719-Nov to 25-Nov47Ockley to Warnhamshorter - autumn colour
4826-Nov to 02-Dec24Cookham Circularshorter
4903-Dec to 09-Dec49Box Hill to Leatherheadshorter
5010-Dec to 16-Dec41Bow Brickhill to Leighton Buzzardshorter
5117-Dec to 23-Dec7Garston to St Albansshorter - St Albans nice at Christmas
5224-Dec to 30-Dec52Princes Risborough to Wendovershorter - great after Christmas walk