OPEN WALKS IN LONDON AND SOUTH EAST

Every few months, we offer you the chance to join us on one of our free open walks, led by volunteer walk leaders. If you’d like to join a friendly bunch of like-minded walking types, have a look at our walk dates below. You can sign up to any of the walks via the Eventbrite link, booking opens approx 5 weeks before each walk.

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UPCOMING WALKS 2024

London to Brighton Walk
June – July 2024

Open walks

All walks are free and lead by volunteer guides. They must be booked in advance on Eventbrite. If you like our walks please leave us a review on Google, thanks!

LONDON TO BRIGHTON  – Launch walk

June – July 2024 

Join us for the launch of our second long distance trail
A Walking Post original, this long distance trail stretches 70 miles from the end of the north to South Trail in Carshalton all the way to Brighton. This route is divided into 7 easy to manage day sections and we will be walking all sections  over two long weekends in the summer. You can join us for one day or mulitple days.

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Eventbrite admin charge

In a slight change to our usual procedure, we’ve decided to charge a fee of £5 (plus Eventbrite charge) for each of these walks. Though we fully intend to remain a not-for-profit website, we are beginning to incur expenses as we grow and this will be the most ambitious open walk that we’ve ever organised. This is exciting but takes time to arrange. We hope that you’ll still be keen to join us. We do intend to keep running free walks in the future too.

STAGE 1 Saturday 29 June
Carshalton Beeches to Kingswood, 7.5 miles
STAGE  2 Sunday 30 June
Kingswood to Box Hill  8.7 miles
STAGE  3 Monday 01 July
Box Hill to Ockley  11.7 miles
STAGE  4 Friday 19 July 
Ockley to Horsham  9.1 miles
STAGE  5 Saturday 20 July
Horsham to Haywards Heath 13 miles
STAGE  6 Sunday 21 July
Haywards Heath to Hassocks 10.5 miles

STAGE  7 Monday 22 July
Hassocks to Brighton  10.1 miles

OPEN WALKS

Kent Bluebells & National Trust Extravaganza

Sat 20 April 2024, 10.15am

There are not one but two historical houses on this route – the 15th century Knole, situated in a beautiful deer park and the medieval, moated Ightam Mote. We will also pass through some impressive bluebell woods.

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Useful Info

Risks & Liability You walk at your own risk. We will have walk leaders, it’s up to you to keep up and we cannot be held responsible if you lose your way. You can refer to the online maps if you get lost. We also can’t take responsibility for personal injury or loss or damage to any property.

Cost  Some walks are free some are not but this will be stated on booking via Eventbrite, and  must be booked in advance.

Walk Leaders Please be aware that all our walk leaders are volunteers.

Who can Join Anyone is welcome to join us but we would ask that there are no unaccompanied children under 18.

Photos We may take photos & videos along the way to share on social media and through our website. If you don’t want to be in these photos, please let one of us know before the walk starts.

Dogs We do not all dogs on urban or country walks.

Toilets On urban walks there are usually plenty and we will point them out. On country walks, we will mention any available public toilets but sometimes outdoor wees are inevitable.

Weather We are unlikely to cancel the walk unless there are extreme weather conditions. Please check on the website before heading out on the day of the walk if unsure.

Alterations Walking Post reserves the right to alter walks and dates if unavoidable.

Timing Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start of each walk. Walks will commence at the time given, whether all participants have arrived or not. All walks are connected to public transport so we will make sure the start times connect with trains and buses.

Reviews If you like our walks please leave us a review on Google.  If you have any questions/ suggestions please email us at contactwalkingpost@gmail.com

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