Saturday 22nd December
Meeting point: Hampton Court Station
If you have finished your Christmas preparations and are wondering what to do, join us as we walk from Hampton Court Station along the towpath of the River Thames towards Kingston. After crossing over the River we enter into Bushy Park. We will continue across the middle of park on the London Loop looking out for Christmas Trees.
After having a late packed lunch will circle around the top of Bushy Park to Chestnut Avenue and walk down to Diana Fountain and around the back of Hampton Court Palace.
We'll fnish off in the Tiltyard cafe for a pot of tea or coffee and a slice of cake!
Easy Walks are for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.
Moderate Walks are for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are highly recommended.
Strenuous Walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rought country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.
Non-members are welcome to join us for 3 "trial" walks before deciding to join us. You don't need to book in advance - just turn up on the day.
All our walks are graded to give you an idea of what each one will be like. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short, easy walk first. It's better to find a walk too easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.
All our walks are led by SYW members. Please follow their instructions, don't walk ahead of them, and let them know if you decide to leave the walk before the end.