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Stalking Trees with Dr Peter Coles 

Beating the Bounds of Golders Hill and Hampstead Heath

10.30am-12.30pm Sunday 20 October 

Start & Finish Golders Green tube station

You may know Dr Peter Coles through his Mulberry walks which are always sold out events. Peter is a wealth of knowledge and passion for his subject and on this walk you will experience Autumn Colours beneath your feet, as each step you rustle leaves, and as you look up into the canopies of veteran trees as they shed their copper-coloured foliage. Discover ancient boundary lines and tracks, hidden ponds and a secret garden, all in the company of keen-eyed Dr Peter Coles, nature photographer and writer who has walked this park and heath for more than 40 years. 

Join Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking and Peter for what promises to be a wonderful autumnal & colourful evocative and revealing morning around Hampstead Heath.
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Art Explorations with Gail Astbury 

Victoria

6.00pm-7.30pm Wednesday 23 October 

Start & Finish Little Ben, Wilton Street, Victoria

How often do you wander in London and wonder about the great art on display?

Gail Astbury artist and teacher leads this exciting exploration to discover works in publics streets and parks. Be surprised and awed at the wealth of wonderful artwork that you possibly have never either noticed or realised its significance. We visit the Roman Catholic cathedral, look within office lobbies and the facade of buildings. It is surprising what is revealed within a short distance of Victoria station.  
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Creative writing with Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone 

Autumn Colours - Barbican

10.00am-1.30pm Saturday 26 October 

Start Barbican Centre

This is our fourth flash half-day writing walkshop and a great opportunity develop and improve your writing skills. We are lucky to be working with City University writing tutor, Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone who brings a passion and infectious enthusiasm. 

You will be amazed at how much you write and as a published author, Rebekah has some great tips and advice as we walk, share ideas and create stories.

Our journey is a  circuitous route from the Barbican Centre to Finsbury Square via tree-dense Bunhill Fields and trendy Shoreditch streets.
Read more & book (Early Bird tickets available)

Exploring the Urban Forest with Paul Wood 

Walthamstow - the awesome trees of E17

10.30am-12.30pm Sunday 27 October

Start Walthamstow Central

Join Paul Wood on our first autmnal walk to take a close look at the awesome urban forest in E17. This walk starts at Walthamstow Central Tube Station, and ends at Wood Street Overground Station, just a short distance from one of the highlights of this walk – the Wood Street Horse Chestnut, one of the Great Trees of London. As well as the venerable old Horse Chestnut, we’ll see a surprising diversity of other trees, both young and old including unusual maples, a swathe of birches, hazels, foxglove and Indian bean trees.
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Between the Lines with Kel Portman

Cider with Rosie Revisited

11.00am-3.00pm Saturday 2 November

Start Stroud Station GL5 3AP

What books hold a memory for you? 

Immersing yourself in a good read has to be one of life's pleasures and we are delighted to be collaborating with the artist Kel Portman, founder of Walking the Land artist collective. Kel, a landscape photographer, printmaker and artist has been walking, illustrating and photographing the Cotswolds landscape for more than 20 years.

Published 60 years ago, Cider with Rosie sold millions of copies. It was a staple in the school curriculum for English and evokes landscape and place that is still recognisable and stunning.

Walking & creativity is our passion. Seeking out the haunts so beautifully described by Laurie Lee we encourage you to share your enthusiasms through reading, discussions and illustration expertly guided by Kel & walking creative Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking.

Starting at Stroud station we will walk on a pretty route through the Cotswolds to the village of Slad in the steps of Laurie Lee.  

Read more & book (Early Bird & Concession tickets available)

Exploring the Urban Forest with Paul Wood 

Great Western Trees

10.30am-12.30pm Sunday 17 November

Start Ravenscourt Park

Join Paul Wood on a tour of some of west London’s finest and most mysterious trees on a walk from Ravenscourt Park to Stamford Brook tube stations – the long way round. As we cut through Ravenscourt Park we’ll see two of London’s official Great Trees, a distinction accorded to just 61 remarkable trees in the city. The Ravenscourt Park duo are very different, and one – a delightfully rotund London Pane – has several myths attached to account for it’s unusual appearance. Beyond the park, the streets of Hammersmith and Fulham have lots more interest in store including one species so unusual it has no commonly accepted English name. As this walk takes place in November, we’ll see the last gasps of autumn and it will be an opportunity to brush up on winter tree IDs.
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