Out and About with YMCA White House, Hampton
Excursions, walks meet-ups and more.
Our fortnightly walks are FREE* and start from YMCA White House, leaving promptly at 10am and returning mid-afternoon.
Thursday 18 May: A right royal park
The second largest of the Royal Parks, Bushy Park must not be missed with its free-roaming deer, unspoilt views and wonderfully wild feel, north of Hampton Court. We stop for a delicious hot drink at the Pheasantry Café, then follow through the Woodland Gardens down to the Thames, near The Bell pub. We can then catch the 111 bus home. On our return to YMCA White House, we can relax over a late lunch together in the café. [About 3.5 miles.]
Thursday 1 June: Crane Valley
A gentle walk through the Crane Valley Park towards Twickenham and back. We see the old shot tower and take a small detour into a nature reserve on an island in the River Crane. There’s a toilet and cafe stop half way before we return along the other bank of the river. The 111 bus takes you to the start, which is also the finish. On our return to the White House you’re welcome to come into the café for a late lunch together. [About 4 miles.]
Thursday 15 June: NEW! Daytrippers delight – Leatherhead to Dorking
A lovely walk through the Surrey countryside, perfect to chat, take in the scenery and make the most of the weather. We’ll be strolling along the River Mole Valley. The walk is not much longer than usual and quite flat. However you’ll need sturdy comfortable shoes and a packed lunch. The bus journey is about 1½ hours each way, so expect to be back at YMCA White House between 4:30pm and 6pm. [About 5 miles]
Thursday 29 June: Riverside revelry
What better in late June than to walk with us upstream past Marble Hill House, Ham House, Eel Pie Island and Teddington Lock? A lot to see as you take the riverside walk. We take the 111 bus, then the 65 to The Dysart pub, and join the Thames Path near Richmond. We walk upstream until we reach YMCA Hawker at lunchtime, where we can enjoy lunch together. Then there’s a gentle stroll into Kingston to catch the 111 bus home. [About 4 miles]
Although free, you will need to pay for your own expenses, such as transport and refreshments. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in good enough health to participate in these walks.
Excursions are a great way of getting out and about, visiting beautiful places and enjoying the company of friends, old and new. Join us on a monthly excursion with pick up by minibus from YMCA White House at 9.30am.
Thursday 18 May: Loseley House and gardens
This beautiful house has been in the More-Molyneux family for over 500 years. Sir Christopher More, the original purchaser of the land was Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex during the reign of Henry VII and is said to have been a man of considerable influence and power. His son, Sir William Moore, who is a direct ancestor of the current owners, was the one who eventually drove the main building of the house. As you wander the house and the grounds you will be intrigued not only by the architecture but also by the compelling family history.
Senior Social Members, £39; Non-members, £43
Thursday 22 June: Brighton
Join us on our annual day trip to Brighton to enjoy the wonderful coast. Whether you’d like to stick with us or explore on your own, this quintessential English beach town has much to offer. With boutique shops along The Lanes and iconic attractions there’s a lot to explore. You could enjoy some traditional fish and chips, and take a walk along the pier or experience the new British Airways i360 Centre. This is always a popular trip so make sure that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Senior Social Members, £30; Non-members, £35
An annual senior social membership fee of £25 is required to be eligible for the discounted members rate (see below).
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An annual senior social membership fee of £25 is required to be eligible for the discounted members rate.
Senior Social Membership
For seniors 60+, a Senior Social Membership costs £25 a year and as well as the fitness class discount, offers a 15% discount on community trips and activities and on food and drink in the café (excluding pre-packaged items).