Walking

Nordic Walking

A whole body exercise that harnesses the benefits of walking with the use of Nordic walking poles. Learn how to walk with ease, becoming faster and walking further, whilst also having fun.

Walks will be taking place on alternate Mondays and Tuesdays with optional Saturday and evening walks, depending on what you want.

A taster session will be required to ensure you are walking correctly to get maximum benefit.

London Walks

Our walks are about 7-8 miles, taking in locations of cultural and historical interest, and with stops for appropriate nourishment, all within the Greater London area. The Group sits somewhere between the London Villages Group and the occasional London walks of the Long Distance Walkers. 

The London Walks are on Saturdays in order to benefit from cheaper Travelcard fares and no restriction on rail travel times. Those interested should contact Peter Briercliffe (details in the panel to the right).

********* We resume London Walks in October - see Events on the right   *********

 

Dog Walking

An opportunity to get out and let your dog socialise. Walks are typically 2-3 miles long.

Bring a lead and outdoor footwear.

No need to book, just turn up

For details of walks click on the date in the column on the right "Group events".

There will not be walks during August. 

 

Weekend Strollers

Ideally we should start a.s.a.p., usually on Saturdays when there is less going on. The walks will be approximately 3 or 4 miles.

Acting Group Contact: William Armitage 01462 643537

Seasonal Walks

Occasional walks with a seasonal theme (Spring, Christmas etc).  See 'Events' to the right for upcoming walks. 

Early Morning Walks

We meet at Letchworth’s First Roundabout, Broadway, Letchworth, start the walk at 7.00am and return to the roundabout by about 8.40am. We go whatever the weather.

Well behaved dogs welcome.

See 'Group events' column on right for dates.

 

Trail Walkers

This group tackles some of the many waymarked trails in the UK, usually in day long walks of 10 to 12 miles on the second Tuesday of each month. The Icknield Way Path was completed in 2013 and in 2014 we tackled the John Bunyan Trail, 77 miles through the Bedfordshire countryside. At the end of 2014 and during all of 2015 we completed the Hertfordshire Way which is a 170 mile circular trail round Hertfordshire in 14 stages of between 10-15 miles each stage. For 2016 we walked the Harcamlow Way which is a figure of eight trail of about 140 miles from Cambridge in the north to Harlow in the south, crossing over between Newport and Thaxted. In 2017 we completed the Herts Chain Walks, walking two links at a time and in 2018 we walked the North Bedfordshire Heritage Trail which is a circular trail of about 70 miles starting at Bedford and then taking in Turvey, Riseley, Tempsford, Potton, Old Warden and back to Bedford.

In 2018 we are also re-walking the Icknield Way for those who missed it in 2013 or for those who want a nostalgic look back to our first trail.

In 2019, the whole group are walking the Greensand Ridge from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay. After that we will be re-walking the John Bunyan Trail and seeing how much the surroundings have changed since 2014.

 As well as the nominated trail for each year we also walk other local trails on an ad hoc basis. These trails have included the Greensand Ridge (Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay), the Kingfisher Way (Baldock to Roxton Locks along the River Ivel), the Clopton Way (Gamlingay to Wimpole Hall) and the Navigators Way (The Ivel Navigation between Biggleswade and Shefford). We have also walked the full length of the Lea Valley from source in Leagrave in Luton to the mouth at the Thames near East India Dock. Before we started the Hert Chain Walks we completed the HOOP (Hitchin Outer Orbital Path) and the STOOP (Stevenage Outer Orbital Path)

In addition to these day-long walks, some of the group have completed walks further away on short-stay breaks. These walks include the Ridgeway, the Wessex Ridgeway (Lyme Regis to Marlborough), the Cotswold Way and Great Stones Way to the west, the South Downs Way to the south  and the Peddars Way (Thetford Forest to Hunstanton), the Norfolk Coastal Path (Hunstanton to Cromer), the Weavers Way (Cromer to Great Yarmouth) and the Angles Way (Great Yarmouth to Thetford) to the east. In 2018 we tackled the Thames Path starting from the source in Gloucestershire all the way to Crayford Ness beyond Erith and in 2019 we walked the Kennet & Avon Canal from Reading to Bristol

Walking Buddies

Members contact each other for ad-hoc walks and we also arrange group walks.

We meet for coffee, usually monthly, to talk about walks we have done which others may enjoy, or walks we would like to do. New members are always welcome.

Please phone Annie for further information

See 'Events' to the right for meetings and arranged walks.

New members are very welcome. 

 

Wild Walks (mostly mountainous)

We have just completed a trip to the Crickhowell area of Wales: and a week's visit to Eskdale in the Lake District is arranged for August.

Is there a long distance trail, remote area or mountainous region where you want to walk with other like-minded walkers? If so, then please get in touch.
 

 

 

 

Sunday Ramblers

We meet on the first Sunday of the month. Walks are 7 - 10 miles at a medium pace.  We usually take a packed lunch and a drink. (though we try for a pub stop!).

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