I stumbled upon a group called Deaf Ramblers Group and joined them on their September ramble in Bedfordshire.
This group organises a ramble for each month in different parts of the country, within reasonable travelling distance of London. They also organise walks within London itself. This year, some of their rambles have been as follows ;
June – Marlow Circular (Buckinghamshire) 12.1 miles
The Thames above Marlow is a lazy, tranquil river, which flows between pleasant meadows and overhanging trees, occasionally overlooked by fine old manor houses.
July – Two Trees Island & Hadleigh Castle Country Park Circular (Essex) 10 miles
The 13th century Hadleigh Castle ruins were painted by Constable.
September – River Ouse and Bromham Mill (Bedfordshire) 10 miles
Riverside and ridge walking with views over Marston Vale.
The upcoming walks are as follows ;
October 21 (Sunday) – Tring Circular (The Chilterns, Hertfordshire)
11 miles / 5 hours 30 mins
Tring was first mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Record of AD 571. This walk takes in Ivinghoe Beacon and Chiltern Woodland. You can do a shorter walk from Ivinghoe Beacon to Bridgewater Monument (8.3 miles).
Meeting point : Tring station HP23 5QR at 9.45am
Transport : Hourly on Sundays, journey 41-52 minutes from London Euston to Tring. CHECK times before travelling. If driving, park at large station car park at Tring.
Food & drink : Bridgewater Arms HP4 1PD stop for the main walk. Greyhound Inn, lunch place for short walk then Town Farm Tea Room
Leader : Phil Evans : phil500 at blueyonder dot co dot uk
November 11 (Sunday) – Knole Park and West Kent (Greensand Way)
9 miles / moderate, hilly
Meeting point : Sevenoaks station TN14 7HR at 9.45 am
Leader : Stephen Bozon
December 28 (Friday) – a ‘posh’ walk from Moor Park to Rickmansworth (Hertfordshire) ~~ a walking competition!~~
Meeting point : Moor Park underground station at 9.45am
Leader : Alex Cranwell : alex.cranwell at btinternet dot com
Please wear proper walking equipment. Membership is £10 per person for 3 years (great value!) and you are responsible for your own insurance. Any walker who wishes to lead a walk may do so, please contact Phil Evans at the email address above. Lunch is usually at a pub, however members are free to bring their own food on walks.
Come and join us!