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Amersham round walk

08-Nov-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Amersham Circular via Chalfont St Giles

An easy walk along gentle hills above the Misbourne valley to the attractive village of Chalfont St Giles.

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Banbury Circular

A peaceful circular walk with a variety of lunch stops.

Up hill & down dale

Battle Circular

21-Sep-07 • moontiger on Flickr

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Battle Circular

The 1066 County Path, picturesque Battle and its Abbey

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24-Oct-10 • zdenek.machek on Flickr

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Birchington to Herne Bay

Easy coastal walks, passing the dramatic ruins at Reculver

Barges on River Brent/Grand Union Canal

SWC Short Walk 22 - Boston Manor to Osterley

08-Aug-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Boston Manor to Osterley

Grand Union Canal and Osterley Park (NT)

Panorama just after lunch

Buxted Circular walk

06-May-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Buxted Circular

A gentle walk through the Weald to Poundgate, with some nice views of the Weald and the distant South Downs.

Wood anemones just after Fordwich

04-May-13 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Canterbury Circular via Bekesbourne and Sturry

Ancient villages, churches and pubs in a classic Kent landscape

Embankment

04-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Chelsea and Battersea Park

Chelsea with the King's Road, two Thames Bridges and Battersea Park, optional: Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms

The Lee lunchtime stop

12-Feb-05 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Chesham to Great Missenden

Undulating Chilterns walk close to London with lunch in The Lee, a charming village, and the woods of Frith Hill to finish.

Horses seeking shade

Extra walk: Cholsey to Goring That blue stuff is sky.

06-May-08 • moontiger on Flickr

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Cholsey to Goring

Fairly gentle climbs through Oxfordshire and Berkshire countryside ending with a southerly stretch along the Thames.

July walk 2009? northwards along the coast towards Walton on the Naze

Two 'SWC' walk authors decide to end it all.....

01-Feb-13 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Clacton-on-Sea to Walton-on-the-Naze

A short North Sea coastal walk between 2 seaside resorts

Book 3, Walk 3, Cowden to Eridge 3

Midweek Day Walk, 17 May '06

17-May-06 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Cowden to Eridge

Starts along a valley and then over hills to Hartfield for lunch, followed by an undulating trek thorough woods and fields to Eridge.

Wittenham Clumps from just outside Didcot

SWC Walk 44 - Didcot Circular

27-Apr-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Didcot Circular

A walk in Oxfordshire, taking in Dorchester-on-Thames and the Clumps. Can start from Appleford.

Whitstable

Faversham to Whitstable walk

11-Apr-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Faversham to Whitstable

Easy Coastal Walk

Entrance to Barn Hill

23-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Fryent Country Park

Rolling fields and small woods

Far Views from Streatley Warren upper rim

SWC Walk 17 Goring Circular [Streatley Warren Extension]

07-Jan-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Goring Circular

An undulating route through Berkshire with lunch at The Bell, a refreshingly traditional pub.

Greenwich Park: View from Viewpoint by Observatory

SWC Short Walk 12 - Greenwich Park

07-Sep-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Greenwich Park

Naval Heritage, the Meridian, and a royal park with a great viewpoint

Hampstead Heath

14-Apr-18 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Hampstead Heath

Wooded heathland, swimming points, and Parliament Hill

Park Entrance

25-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Hampton Court and Bushy Park

2 deer parks and a royal palace

Eastwick

No sign of Cher, Susan Sarandon or Michelle Pfeiffer

25-Nov-17 • quitenearmike on Flickr

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Harlow Circular

An easy walk through south east Hertfordshire.

Hastings Old Town

21-Aug-04 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Hastings to Rye

Seaside Hastings, a hilly cliff walk with 4 steep climbs and a remote naturist beach. Gentle afternoon to historic Winchelsea and Rye via a noted viewpoint.

Horsenden Hill walk

06-May-18 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Horsenden Hill

Hill in NW London, site of an ancient hill fort

Near Ide Hill

27-Sep-08 • stuleeds on Flickr

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Hurst Green to Chiddingstone Causeway

Long. The Greensand Way through remote wooded hills, passing Chartwell (Churchill, NT), Toys and Ide Hills. Gentle fields to finish.

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The North Wessex Downs, England

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23-Feb-09 • Jim Shannon on Flickr

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Kintbury to Great Bedwyn

Quiet fields before lunch, the Test Way (a long, open, ridge walk, potentially muddy), and a pretty forest walk to return to pretty, canalside Bedwyn.

Book 3, Walk 7, Knockholt Circular 2

16-Oct-05 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Knockholt Circular

An enjoyable day out in the country within zone 6, thanks to those who campaigned for and legislated the Green Belt policy.

Big barn, Lenham

Lenham to Charing

09-Aug-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Lenham to Charing

A tranquil walk along the North Downs

The trig point on the downs near Southease

23-Jan-05 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Lewes via West Firle Circular

Long. A steep hill (views) to Glynde. Lunch in quiet West Firle, then the South Downs Way (chalk ridge), with a flat valley walk back to historic Lewes

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SWC Walk 10 - Little Kimble to Saunderton

19-Apr-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Little Kimble to Saunderton

Easy Chilterns walk with lunch at a favourite inn of the poet Rupert Brooke

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Mile End and Victoria Parks

Mile End Park, a green bridge, Regents Canal and a Victorian city park

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Moreton-in-Marsh Circular

28-Aug-11 • moontiger on Flickr

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Moreton-in-Marsh Circular

Peaceful walk through the gentle hills of the Cotswolds with great views and charming honey colored villages

Cruise Missile Bunkers, Greenham Common (6 of them, each with up to 16 missiles at the time)

SWC Walk 34 Newbury Racecourse to Woolhampton (Midgham Station)

13-Jan-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Newbury Racecourse to Woolhampton

Easy walk with some gentle climbs en route which crosses Greenham Common, a former World War II and NATO airfield.

View towards Hawkley

02-Oct-04 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Petersfield to Liss

Shoulder of Mutton Hill (steep, fine view) and a very walker friendly pub

Book 3, Walk 18, Petersfield to Rowlands Castle

Silent contemplation, 3 Feb '07

03-Feb-07 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Petersfield to Rowlands Castle

An easy southerly trek through East Hampshire.

View from Primrose Hill: Shard to Canary Wharf

SWC Short Walk 6 - Regent's Park and Primrose Hill

12-Jul-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Regents Park and Primrose Hill

A royal park and citiscape viewpoint

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17-Aug-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Richmond Park

London's largest deer park

Book 2, Walk 15b, Riddlesdown to Coulsdon South

The Route. Opposite where the recently demolished Rose & Crown stood. D.Allen Vivitar 5199mp

01-Jan-06 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Riddlesdown to Coulsdon South

Happy Valley and Farthing Down, close to London (Zone 6)

Book 2, Walk 20, Robertsbridge Circular

Mark R guarding the battlements of Bodiam Castle, 19 March 2005.

18-Mar-05 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Robertsbridge Circular

Quiet, rolling hills, Bodiam Castle (NT), with a gentler finish.

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Robertsbridge Circular via Brightling

A walk through Jack Fuller Country

Birds All Lined Up, The Long Water

SWC Short Walk 19 - Royal Parks

31-Aug-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Royal Parks

Hyde Park, Green Park, St James Park, The Mall and Trafalgar Square

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15-May-16 • hikinginlondon on Flickr

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Ruislip Woods and Lido

Woods and a swimming lake

Wildflower meadow

Note the orchids. Saunderton Figure of 8. Bledlow loop

21-Jun-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Saunderton via Bledlow Circular

The Chilterns: the Ridgeway Path over an open ridge, returning by peaceful and secluded valleys.

Book 2, Walk 3, Saunderton Circular via West Wycombe

Dashwood Mausoleum, Church of St Lawrence, 28 Oct 2005

29-Oct-05 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Saunderton via West Wycombe Circular

The Chilterns: wooded forests (very muddy in winter), Hughenden Manor (NT), West Wycombe Caves (of Hellfire club fame), finishing with a short ridge walk

View during morning

28-May-05 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Snodland to Sole Street

The North Downs, hilly with views after lunch, and tranquil Luddesdown for tea.

Horses, fields

Lewes to Seaford (composite route)

21-Jul-13 • moontiger on Flickr

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Southease to Seaford

A loop to Rodmell for lunch, then up and across the South Downs. Finishes by the sea.

Book 2, Walk 19, Stonegate Circular 1

Corner Cottage, 21 April '07

21-Apr-07 • mew2005b on Flickr

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Stonegate Circular

Remote, rolling Hills, Burwash for Lunch and Batemans (NT, Rudyard Kipling's home)

City of London and the Shard, from Horniman Park

06-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sydenham Hill to Dulwich Village

Dulwich Wood, Sydenham Hill Wood, Horniman Gardens, Dulwich Park and village, Belair Park

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Trent Country Park and Enfield Chase

Parkland of a former country estate

Horse's house

Wadhurst circular

27-Sep-08 • moontiger on Flickr

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Wadhurst Circular

The High Weald, quiet countryside - woods and rolling hills, the Sussex Border Path, and historic Mayfield for lunch.

The Grotto

SWC Walk Short 11 - Wanstead Park

15-Aug-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Wanstead Park

Parkland of a former country estate

First hint of Autumn

Watton-at-Stone Circular

17-Oct-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Watton-at-Stone Circular

The rolling hills of Hertfordshire, the River Beane, and Watton.

Old St. Lawrence's Church, Ayot St. Lawrence

SWC 69 - Welwyn Garden City Circular

11-Sep-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Welwyn Circular

An easy walk through Hertfordshire countryside, visiting Ayot St Lawrence and an ivied Gothic ruin of a church.

View from Chiltern Escarpment

15-May-04 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Wendover Circular

The Chilterns: gentle wooded hills and ridges.

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
Buckinghamshire 36 Amersham Circular via Chalfont St Giles 13.5 3 325 An easy walk along gentle hills above the Misbourne valley to the attractive village of Chalfont St Giles.
Oxfordshire 293 Banbury Circular 17.2 2 125 A peaceful circular walk with a variety of lunch stops. M
East Sussex 30 Battle Circular 19.0 3 400 The 1066 County Path, picturesque Battle and its Abbey CX
Kent 28 Birchington to Herne Bay 14.0 1 100 Easy coastal walks, passing the dramatic ruins at Reculver TL StP V
London 22 Boston Manor to Osterley 6.0 1 150 Grand Union Canal and Osterley Park (NT)
East Sussex 95 Buxted Circular 16.3 3 350 A gentle walk through the Weald to Poundgate, with some nice views of the Weald and the distant South Downs. EC LB
Kent 121 Canterbury Circular via Bekesbourne and Sturry 22.5 2 150 Ancient villages, churches and pubs in a classic Kent landscape TL StP V
London 1 Chelsea and Battersea Park 5.9 1 25 Chelsea with the King's Road, two Thames Bridges and Battersea Park, optional: Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms
Buckinghamshire 4 Chesham to Great Missenden 15.5 3 225 Undulating Chilterns walk close to London with lunch in The Lee, a charming village, and the woods of Frith Hill to finish.
Oxfordshire 49 Cholsey to Goring 23.5 3 250 Fairly gentle climbs through Oxfordshire and Berkshire countryside ending with a southerly stretch along the Thames. P
Essex 52 Clacton-on-Sea to Walton-on-the-Naze 11.5 1 50 A short North Sea coastal walk between 2 seaside resorts LS
Kent 3 Cowden to Eridge 19.5 4 350 Starts along a valley and then over hills to Hartfield for lunch, followed by an undulating trek thorough woods and fields to Eridge. LB
Oxfordshire 44 Didcot Circular 22.1 3 125 A walk in Oxfordshire, taking in Dorchester-on-Thames and the Clumps. Can start from Appleford. P
Kent 12 Faversham to Whitstable 15.7 1 25 Easy Coastal Walk TL StP V
London 2 Fryent Country Park 5.5 1 75 Rolling fields and small woods
Berkshire 17 Goring Circular 18.0 4 350 An undulating route through Berkshire with lunch at The Bell, a refreshingly traditional pub. P
London 12 Greenwich Park 6.0 1 75 Naval Heritage, the Meridian, and a royal park with a great viewpoint
London 15 Hampstead Heath 7.5 2 200 Wooded heathland, swimming points, and Parliament Hill
London 3 Hampton Court and Bushy Park 7.0 1 25 2 deer parks and a royal palace CJ W
Hertfordshire 55 Harlow Circular 14.0 1 75 An easy walk through south east Hertfordshire. LS
East Sussex 29 Hastings to Rye 19.0 7 475 Seaside Hastings, a hilly cliff walk with 4 steep climbs and a remote naturist beach. Gentle afternoon to historic Winchelsea and Rye via a noted viewpoint. TL CX StP V
London 4 Horsenden Hill 4.5 1 100 Hill in NW London, site of an ancient hill fort
Kent 16 Hurst Green to Chiddingstone Causeway 20.5 6 475 Long. The Greensand Way through remote wooded hills, passing Chartwell (Churchill, NT), Toys and Ide Hills. Gentle fields to finish. CJ EC LB V
Oxfordshire 341 Kingham to Charlbury Long 34.9 2 350 to do P
Berkshire 9 Kintbury to Great Bedwyn 21.0 5 300 Quiet fields before lunch, the Test Way (a long, open, ridge walk, potentially muddy), and a pretty forest walk to return to pretty, canalside Bedwyn. P
Kent 7 Knockholt Circular 18.5 5 500 An enjoyable day out in the country within zone 6, thanks to those who campaigned for and legislated the Green Belt policy. CX
Kent 1 Lenham to Charing 13.3 3 250 A tranquil walk along the North Downs TL StP V
East Sussex 25 Lewes via West Firle Circular 23.3 7 425 Long. A steep hill (views) to Glynde. Lunch in quiet West Firle, then the South Downs Way (chalk ridge), with a flat valley walk back to historic Lewes V
Buckinghamshire 10 Little Kimble to Saunderton 17.0 4 450 Easy Chilterns walk with lunch at a favourite inn of the poet Rupert Brooke M
London 5 Mile End and Victoria Parks 6.0 1 25 Mile End Park, a green bridge, Regents Canal and a Victorian city park
Gloucestershire 115 Moreton-in-Marsh Circular 25.1 5 475 Peaceful walk through the gentle hills of the Cotswolds with great views and charming honey colored villages P
Berkshire 34 Newbury Racecourse to Woolhampton 17.0 2 175 Easy walk with some gentle climbs en route which crosses Greenham Common, a former World War II and NATO airfield. P
Hampshire 11 Petersfield to Liss 16.6 5 400 Shoulder of Mutton Hill (steep, fine view) and a very walker friendly pub CJ W
West Sussex 18 Petersfield to Rowlands Castle 16.0 3 375 An easy southerly trek through East Hampshire. CJ W
London 6 Regents Park and Primrose Hill 5.9 1 50 A royal park and citiscape viewpoint
London 7 Richmond Park 7.6 1 75 London's largest deer park
Surrey 15 Riddlesdown to Coulsdon South 16.8 4 300 Happy Valley and Farthing Down, close to London (Zone 6) CJ EC V
Kent 20 Robertsbridge Circular 18.5 4 350 Quiet, rolling hills, Bodiam Castle (NT), with a gentler finish. CX
Kent 222 Robertsbridge Circular via Brightling 18.3 3 350 A walk through Jack Fuller Country CX
London 19 Royal Parks 6.0 1 25 Hyde Park, Green Park, St James Park, The Mall and Trafalgar Square
London 8 Ruislip Woods and Lido 6.0 1 50 Woods and a swimming lake
Buckinghamshire 2 Saunderton via Bledlow Circular 17.3 6 375 The Chilterns: the Ridgeway Path over an open ridge, returning by peaceful and secluded valleys. M
Buckinghamshire 3 Saunderton via West Wycombe Circular 16.0 4 375 The Chilterns: wooded forests (very muddy in winter), Hughenden Manor (NT), West Wycombe Caves (of Hellfire club fame), finishing with a short ridge walk M
Kent 17 Snodland to Sole Street 13.1 5 325 The North Downs, hilly with views after lunch, and tranquil Luddesdown for tea. TL StP
East Sussex 26 Southease to Seaford 18.1 6 325 A loop to Rodmell for lunch, then up and across the South Downs. Finishes by the sea. V
Kent 19 Stonegate Circular 15.5 3 275 Remote, rolling Hills, Burwash for Lunch and Batemans (NT, Rudyard Kipling's home) CX
London 9 Sydenham Hill to Dulwich Village 6.6 1 75 Dulwich Wood, Sydenham Hill Wood, Horniman Gardens, Dulwich Park and village, Belair Park V
London 10 Trent Country Park and Enfield Chase 8.0 1 75 Parkland of a former country estate
Kent 18 Wadhurst Circular 19.0 4 650 The High Weald, quiet countryside - woods and rolling hills, the Sussex Border Path, and historic Mayfield for lunch. CX
London 11 Wanstead Park 6.0 1 50 Parkland of a former country estate
Hertfordshire 94 Watton-at-Stone Circular 18.0 2 275 The rolling hills of Hertfordshire, the River Beane, and Watton. M
Hertfordshire 69 Welwyn Circular 18.3 2 175 An easy walk through Hertfordshire countryside, visiting Ayot St Lawrence and an ivied Gothic ruin of a church. KX M
Buckinghamshire 1 Wendover Circular 18.5 7 550 The Chilterns: gentle wooded hills and ridges. M

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