If you are interested in invigorating walks through the stunning countryside surrounding London, with a friendly bunch of people from all walks of life, then this is the group for you. Blackheath Ramblers strike out in all weathers and conditions, through frosted forests and muddy fields, into sun-dappled woods carpeted with bluebells and wild garlic, across wind-swept ridges and over sun-drenched downs, visiting medieval churches and picturesque villages along the way.
Our walks programme is extremely varied and takes us to all the counties around London, with a particular focus on Kent, Surrey and Sussex. We endeavour to offer a walk every Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holidays. Most of our walks are over 10 miles, ranging from 11-16 miles in the winter to 11-20 miles in the summer. Our pace varies from moderate to brisk. We always start from a railway station, and always have an hour’s lunch break, with a country pub being a central feature of our day. In the summer months, some leaders also incorporate a tea break into their walk at a village tea shop, because we enjoy the social aspect of walking as well as the challenge of an energetic ramble in the country.
We also now offer a regular programme of at least monthly shorter walks, generally between 3-5 miles, at an easy pace, most of which are urban walks in Lewisham or Greenwich or nearby parts of London. Everyone is welcome to join these walks. You can view the current programme here.
Don’t hesitate to join us if you live outside the Blackheath area: we have members who come from all parts of London and surrounding counties, attracted by the length of walk which our group consistently offers.