Author Archives: Humphrey Southall

About Humphrey Southall

Director, Great Britain Historical GIS; Reader in Geography, University of Portsmouth

17 September 2017: Hawksley and the Hangers Way

A big group of us joined Helen on this eleven mile walk in the Hampshire countryside, mostly following the Hangers Way — the Hangers being steep but densely wooded hills. After a long train journey fron Waterloo, we set out … Continue reading

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10 September 2017: Dartford Heath, Joydens Wood and Bexley

I led this six-mile walk which is mostly just outside Greater London but inside the M25 — and mostly pretty rural, apart from traffoc noise from the A2. We took the train to Crayford, then walked up to and over … Continue reading

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3 September 2017: Leigh-on-Sea and Hadleigh

Maybe because so many people did the bank holiday walk the previous Sunday, just Don and I joined Jean for this walk on the Essex coast. We took the train out to Leigh-on-Sea, walked up to the ruins of Hadleigh … Continue reading

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27 August 2017: On the South Downs from Lewes to Southease

Liz led a large group of Red Ropers on this walk that headed south west from Lewes through Kingston. There was a sharp uphill climb onto the Downs, then we had lunch just where we joined the South Downs Way. … Continue reading

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13 August 2017: Around Chelmsford

Nine of us caught the train out from London to meet John and Liz at Chelmsford Station. We took the bus to Galleywood, and then walked around the south and south-west sides of Chelmsford, mostly following the Centenary Circle — … Continue reading

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7-11 August 2017: A midweek visit to the Bedgellert Hut

The biggest benefit from our deal with the Lancashire Mountaineering Club is not that we can organise Red Rope trips to the LMC huts in north Wales and the Lake District — being affiliated to the British Mountaineering Council means … Continue reading

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5th July 2015: Manningtree and the Stour Valley

Helen Yuill led us on an eight mile circular walk on the Essex-Sussex border — Constable Country! — starting¬† from Manningtree station. The morning followed the Essex Way to Dedham. In the afternoon we did a loop through Stratford St … Continue reading

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