Saturday Walkers Club www.walkingclub.org.uk

Saturday Walkers Club

We are a London & South East England based hiking club.

We have several club walks every week which are free to join. Everybody welcome!

Our website has over 300 free-to-use public transport friendly walks, complete with directions, maps, and GPS data for you to download and enjoy.

The south east is criss-crossed by public footpaths which can take you to wildflower meadows, heathland, castles, historic houses and gardens, ancient forests, country villages, cosy pubs, medieval churches, beaches, and unspoilt countryside. All an hour or so from London by train. Get walking!

This Week's Club Walks Free walks

300+ walks

Day walks, short walks, urban walks and coastal walks. Mainly in the southeast, but also Brecon, Gower, Sheffield, Dorset, Calais, and Norflok,

Approaching Wendover

Princes Risborough to Wendover

The Ridgeway, lovely views and the Chilterns.

Wildflower meadow

Saunderton via Bledlow Circular

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

Long man of Wilmington

Berwick to Eastbourne

A reservoir, then the South Downs Way past pretty villages (Jevington and Wilmington) and a ridge walk.

Friston Forest

Glynde to Seaford

The best walk in the book! A South Downs ridge, picture postcard Alfriston, Cuckmere Haven (beach), and cliffs with views of the Seven Sisters. Long but worth it.

Hastings Old Town

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.

Book 2, Walk 28, Seaford to Eastbourne

Seaford to Eastbourne

The best walk in the Southeast! A dramatic cliff walk passing Cuckemere Haven, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head as the South Downs meets the sea. Ends with Eastbourne's promenade and pier.

Walmer Beach

Dover to Deal

Easy cliff walk following the Saxon Shore Way along the 'White Cliffs of Dover' to historic Deal

View from hill above Otford

Otford Circular

Quite short, but views, forest, a pretty village, a welcoming pub, and a short train journey, so good for a late start.

Hambleden

Henley Circular via Great Wood

The Thames Path in the morning, historic Hambledon for lunch, and back via the hills above Henley in the afternoon. Short but pretty.

view

Tring Circular

The Chilterns: An open ridge walk to Ivinghoe Beacon, gentle forests, and a classic village pub for tea.

May on the Chawton Round walk

Alton Circular

Long but gentle walk visiting Selborne and Chawton, which inspired Jane Austen (writer) and Gilbert White (naturalist)

Start of the Valley Ending

Hassocks to Upper Beeding

3 steep hills with fine views before lunch at Devil's Dyke. A gentle ridge walk in the afternoon to Upper Beeding (short bus ride to Shoreham station)

Time Out Country Walks near London

The club wrote the Time Out Book of Country Walks near London, volume 1 and volume 2. The current editions are dated now (March 2011), so we recommend the online versions of the walks.

Start Walking in SE England!

Walking is safe and easy, and doesn't need too much expensive equipment. Here's all you need to know!

Swimming in the sea

In the summer, many of the coastal walks are great for swimming - the south coast stretches from Essex, via the Thames and London, via Kent, Sussex, and Hampshire (not forgetting the Isle of Wight) to Dorset

British and Irish hills and mountains

Besides Munros (Scottish hills over 3,000 feet / ~ 1000 metres) and Wainwrights (Lake District hills) are 'Marilyns' and Humps. These are relatively high hills, of which there are many, even in the Southeast.

Maps, photos and videos of 6,000 hills!

South East England Nature and Weather

A monthly almanac of the seasons

Map of Historic Houses, Gardens and Ancient Sites.

There are 100's of historic site which you can visit. We have a map of all National Trust, English Heritage, and Historic Houses Association properties.

A Walker's History of the Railways

Victorian time to today. Why are there so many rail lines for walkers?

UK Naturist Beaches

Hidden beaches.

Last Updated: Jan-17