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The Long Distance Paths
In this hiking group we concentrate on long-distance paths. We get as far as we can in a single day and then come back for more another time, joining up the sections until we've completed the entire route. This could take a few months or much longer, depending on the overall distance to cover and the frequency of the hikes.

Last year we had a third trip away to the South West Coast Path and did some shorter trails on day hikes out of London such as the St Swithun's Way.

Previous long-distance paths completed by the group:

The High Weald Landscape Trail - April to August 2014

The Three Castles Path - November 2013 to March 2014

The Greensand Way - January to October 2013

The Essex Way- December 2012 to September 2013

The Sussex Border Path - August 2012 to June 2013

The Vanguard Way - May to August 2012

The Hiking Events

On a typical day’s hiking the main group gathers at a London railway station and travels out to link up with any others making their own way to the starting point. We stop once or twice en route, having lunch in and around a pub or café or else out on the path with a pub stop later on or at the end, depending on the route that has to be covered and the available facilities.

The aim is to do a 10-20 mile hike each time. This includes the stretch from the station to the join-up point on the path and vice versa. Where the train stations are widely dispersed we might have to hop on a local bus at some point, or in the most extreme case make it a weekend expedition with an overnight stay.

We like to progress at a reasonable pace, but one that still allows for relaxed conversation and appreciation of the scenery en route.

If this is your kind of thing then get your hiking gear together and put your best forward to find the pot of gold, or jar of amber nectar, at the end of the long-distance path.

Be Aware
In coming on any hike you understand that there is a risk of personal injury as there might be in almost any activity and it is your responsibility to take all due precautions regarding your own health and safety.

Here are some hiking tips.

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Walking Long Distance Paths in the Home Counties and Beyond

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