What we're about

WELCOME to the CAPITAL WALKERS!

If you want to keep fit, make friends, and escape the City for a while, or you want to explore London’s historic streetscapes and parks, then Capital Walkers is for you!.

Capital Walkers is part of the Ramblers and was set up by Londoners who love getting out into the countryside as well as the lesser known parts of the city.

The group is aimed at people aged 35-55. Everyone is welcome: you don't need to be a member to try us out and most walks have at least one or more new people on them.

All walks:

- Are free and led by unpaid volunteers

- Start and end within easy reach of public transport (we often get a day return train ticket out of the city)

- Are open to everyone, without charge, in order to try out the group.

Our general rule is that you can attend up to three walks after which time we ask that you take out a membership of The Ramblers (see further details below).

To see more of what we're about - our website is a good place to start.

http://www.capitalwalkers.org.uk/

and check us out on Social Media:

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/183092363750/

Twitter

@CapitalWalkers

We are run entirely by volunteers and have 385+ Ramblers members (most of whom are not members of the meetup group) and walks usually can have between 10 and 40 people on them on average. If you enjoy walking please do come along and perhaps consider leading a walk or maybe organising a social. You don't need to be an expert and any contribution you make will have an impact and keep the group successful!

If you decide to walk with us on a regular basis then we ask you to join The Ramblers. Single annual membership is £35.00 a year (as at October 2017), with benefits that include a 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor, a High Street and Online retailer selling outdoor clothing and equipment.

You will also be part of an organisation which represents and campaigns for the interests of all walkers in Britain. You will be directly contributing to protecting and expanding the places people can walk and promoting walking for health and pleasure.

See more at: http://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member/how-your-membership-helps.aspx

Hope to see you soon!

Upcoming events (4)

Bishop’s Stortford Circular via Much Hadham

Bishop's Stortford Station

Group: Capital Walkers (http://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder/areas/inner-london/groups/capital-walkers.aspx) Our general rule is that you can attend up to three walks after which time we ask that you take out a membership of The Ramblers Walk across pleasant countryside to the picture postcard village of Much Hadham. The route goes via Hadham Ford and Westland Green, then returning from Much Hadham via Bury Green. Lunch stop in Much Haham where there are several options, the Bull Pub does good meals, as does the cafe in Hopleys Garden Centre which is very close by, or bring a packed lunch if you prefer. Plenty of pub/cafe options in Bishop’s Stortford at the end of the walk. Take the 09:40 from Liverpool Street (Seven Sisters 09:51), arrives Bishop's Stortford at 10:26. Moderate 13 miles / 20.9 km Terrain: Woods, fields, a few small hills Dropout points: None Leader: John [masked] Starting point: Bishop's Stortford Railway Station Grid reference: TL491208 Nearest postcode: CM23 5NF This is a circular walk

Guildford Circular via Newlands Corner

Guildford Railway Station

We follow the Wey out of Guildford before joining a delightful section of the North Downs Way, going via St Martha's Hill to Newlands corner. Kiosk and café wait before a return via Merrow and Pewley downs. Lovely woods, open downlands and some distant views. Packed lunch recommended and an optional pub stop at the end. Moderate 10 miles / 16.1 km Travel: Take the 10:00 from Waterloo (Clapham Junction 10:09), arrives at Guildford 10:48 Terrain: Paths by canal, through woods and over downs and small amount of tarmac. Could be muddy Dropout points: None Leader: Tom [masked]) Starting point: Guildford Railway Station Grid reference: SU992496 Nearest postcode: GU1 4UT This is a circular walk Group: Capital Walkers (http://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder/areas/inner-london/groups/capital-walkers.aspx) Our general rule is that you can attend up to three walks after which time we ask that you take out a membership of The Ramblers

Tunbridge Wells to Hildenborough

Railway Station (Stop T)

This is a beautiful linear walk via delightful woods, the Wealdway, Haysden Country Park and the River Eden. We stop at Bidborough for lunch where there is a pub. Please bring a packed lunch. Travel: Take the 09:40 from Charing Cross (London Bridge 09:49), arrives Tunbridge Wells at 10:50. Buy a return to Tunbridge Wells. Moderate 11 miles / 17.7 km Terrain: Woods, fields, hills, river Dropout points: None Leader: Chris [masked]) Starting point: Tunbridge Wells Railway Station Grid reference: TQ584392 Nearest postcode: TN1 1BT End point: Hildenborough Railway Station Grid reference: TQ556484 Nearest postcode: TN11 8LX This is a linear walk Group: Capital Walkers (http://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder/areas/inner-london/groups/capital-walkers.aspx) Our general rule is that you can attend up to three walks after which time we ask that you take out a membership of The Ramblers

Westminster to Walsingham - Section 4 - Rye House to Bishops Stortford

The walk follows the quiet River Stort. It runs past watermills, country houses, mills, malting and nature reserves through pretty Hertfordshire countryside. Although we will stop close to a pub at lunch time, due to time constraints please bring a packed lunch. Group: Capital Walkers (http://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-finder/areas/inner-london/groups/capital-walkers.aspx) Our general rule is that you can attend up to three walks after which time we ask that you take out a membership of The Ramblers Take the 9.43 from London Liverpool Street (9.57 from Seven Sisters) arrives at Broxbourne Station at 10.16. Take 10.19 which arrives at Rye House Station at 10.22 At there are no toilet facilities at Rye House Station, please use those on train. Walsingham is a village in North Norfolk famous as a place of religious pilgrimage. Moderate 14 miles / 22.5 km Terrain: Tow paths and footpaths Drop-out points: Harlow and Sawbridgeworth Leader: Gary [masked]) Starting point: Rye House Station Grid reference: TL384097 Nearest postcode: EN11 0EG End point: Bishop's Stortford Railway Station, Hertfordshire Grid reference: TL491208 Nearest postcode: CM23 5NF This is a linear walk

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