Welcome to the website of the Gay Sunday Walking Group, an organisation that gives gay men and women the opportunity
walking in good and like-minded company in and around London every month. You don’t have to be an experienced
to take part, in fact many of our members have developed a taste for the open air as a result of coming on one of
walks for the first time. Each month there is a half-day walk of about 3 to 6 miles and also a full-day walk of 7
12. There is no age limit and we walk at a comfortable pace in a group of up to about twenty or so members, start
finish at a railway or tube station usually within an hour’s journey from central London and, on full-day
stop at a pub or cafe for lunch (or you are welcome to bring a picnic). GSWG membership is open to gay men,
and straights with a positive attitude and costs just £11 per year. This entitles you to come on as many
as you please at no extra charge and you will also receive a quarterly newsletter and walks notice via email (there
a £2 supplement to receive these items by post), plus tea after the AGM and an invitation to our popular
Tea celebration. If you’d like to try us out before joining, do come along to your chosen walk from those
here (the programme is updated every three months) and you can get details of where to meet by contacting us as
below, and make yourself known to the walk leader on the day.
Current programme (to end of August 2019)
Saturday, May 18th ‐ Attractive rolling countryside with an early climb, some
stiles and perhaps animals in fields in the Chiltern Hills. Ten miles in
Hertfordshire with a lunch stop in Chipperfield village.
Sunday, June 2nd ‐ Wandle Trail ‐ part 1. Five flat miles from Wandle Park tram stop to Mitcham
Junction along the river Wandle or you can drop out at Carshalton station.
- Saturday, June 8th ‐ North Downs Way ‐ part 1, Farnham to Guildford. Hilly,
lovely views, please bring a picnic.
Saturday, June 15th ‐ The South Downs from Hassocks, circular. Eight and a half
miles, one steep climb and descent and a few stiles. Lunch in Pyecombe where
you can drop out after five miles.
Saturday, June 29th ‐ North Downs Way ‐ part 2, Guildford to Gomshall via St
Martha's Church and Newlands Corner. As in part 1 above, hilly, views and
bring a picnic.
- Sunday, July 7th ‐ Hendon Central to Highgate, six miles. An afternoon walk through pleasant north London
suburbs. Mainly flat with some inclines.
Saturday, July 13th ‐ North Downs Way ‐ part 3, Gomshall to Boxhill &
Westhumble. Seven undulating miles via Hackhurst Downs and Ranmore Common. Picnic
Sunday, July 21st ‐ Colne Valley ‐ Bushey to Watford via Rickmansworth. Full day walk over eight
miles including an old railway track, a canal towpath and Cassiobury Park.
Lunch stopo near Rickmansworth and two drop‐out points. Flat most of the way.
Sunday, August 4th ‐ Sawbridgeworth circular. From the Herts/Essex border north of Harlow, a flat eleven
mile walk through fields and along the river Stort. Parking available at
start/finish, lunch stop at Perry Green.
Saturday, August 10th ‐ North Downs Way ‐ part 4, Boxhill & Westhumble to
Merstham. A strenuous walk of ten miles including climbing Boxhill. Bring a
- Sunday, August 18th ‐ Ravenscourt Park to Kew Gardens station, a four mile afternoon easy ramble, mainly
along the Thames towpath, followed by our group AGM.
Saturdays (underlined), August 31st or September 7th ‐ North Downs Way ‐ part 5, Merstham to Oxted.
Full day walk of eight undulating miles. Route to be continued next year.
Unless otherwise stated, all of our full day walks include a stop for lunch in a pub or you are welcome to bring a
picnic. The list of walks from September to November will be shown here from mid-August onwards.
To join the group or find out more, contact us on gswg @ hotmail.com or write to us at GSWG, PO Box 69025,