The Walk of 2017

We are sorry you missed this walk but we are planning the next: 7 – 11 July  2018.

(This is here to show what we did in 2017 and how we structure a walk)

RT 2017 – Day 0 – Friday 30 June 2017

There is overnight accommodation, for those who pre-book for the walk, at The Jurgens Centre, 91 Harvest Road, Englefield Green, Egham, TW20 0QR

Here is an A4 pdf map of the area for Friday and Saturday morning.

RT 2017 – Day 1 – Saturday 1 July 2017

 Runnymede – Walton on Thames : 11 miles.

  • Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 176

  • Registration: 08.40  (please note new time) at The Jurors sculpture at Runnymede.
    The Jurors is located at Runnymede, Windsor Road, near Old Windsor, Surrey, approx SL4 2JL (51°26’51.1″N 0°33’57.5″W)
  • Nearest train stations: (start) Egham.  Please allow 45 minutes to walk to the Jurors from the rail station, (Sorry, limited bus service) and (finish) Walton on Thames
    Please see this map, the same one as above to guide you to the Jurors.
    (No! Not the little colour one – the one from Friday)


“Due Process as Commons” with
Ali Smith and Sarah Wood in conversation
Steve Collis

Host – Sorcha Cusack

The Soldier’s Tale – Neel Mukherjee

Poetry reading – Hubert Moore

Music – Na-Mara

RT 2017 – Day 2 – Sunday 2 July

Walton on Thames  – Kingston : 8 miles

  • Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 176

  • Registration: 0915 (please note new time) at Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Manor Road , Walton on Thames, KT12 2P
  • Nearest train stations: (start) Walton on Thames. Please allow 35 minutes to walk to the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre from the rail station (or use bus 458, 555 _7 mins_ and then walk for 10 mins from the High Street) (finish) Kingston


“Due Process and Writing” with David Herd

Host – Maurice Wren

The Teachers’ Tale –  by Emma Parsons and read by Maggie MaCarthy
The Student’s Tale – as told to  Helen Macdonald read by Niamh Cusack

Music – Amadou Diagne
              St Michael & All Angels Steel Orchestra

  • Accommodation: Everyday Church, 46 Union Street,  Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1RP

RT 2017 – Day 3 – Monday 3 July

Kingston – Brentford: 11 miles

  • Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 176

  • Registration: 0930 (please note time)at All Saints Church, Market Place, Kingston KT1 1JP
  • Nearest train stations: (start) Kingston and (finish) Brentford


“Due Process and Ethics” a talk and discussion with Professor Angie Hobbs and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.

Host – Sameena Zehra

The Witness’ Tale – Alex Preston

Music – Liran Donin & Ranjana Ghatek and also Mike ‘Dr Blue’

RT 2017 – Day 4 – Tuesday 4 July

Brentford– Hammersmith: 10 miles

  • Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 176

  • Registration: 0800 (please note new time)  Brentford Free Church, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, TW8 8DB
  • Nearest train stations: (start) Brentford  and (finish) Ravenscourt Park or Hammersmith


“Due Process and Social Reform” with Rachel Holmes

This will be followed by a GUIDED TOUR of the Wetlands Centre.
Please note that since the number of spaces is limited, the guided tour will ONLY be available to ‘Full Package’ and pre-booked ‘Full-Day’ walkers.

Host – Sheila Hancock

The Walker’s Tale – Ian Duhig

The Mother’s Tale – Marina Warner

Music – Don Kipper

RT 2017 – Day 5 – Wednesday 5 July

Hammersmith –  Westminster: 9 miles.

  • Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 176

No overnight accommodation is available.

  • Registration: 08.40 (please note new time) Rivercourt Methodist Church , King Street, Hammersmith W6 9JT.
      • Nearest train stations: (start) Ravenscourt Park  or Hammersmith, and (finish) Charing Cross, Embankment.


“Due Process and Indefinite Detention”with Shami Chakrabarti and Ayesha Christie

  • EVENING EVENT at 1930.

Presentation of Refugee Tales at the ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts on the Mall, SW1Y 5AH
Hugh Muir as Host with Abdulrazak Gurnah and Olivia Laing.

Azure: film with Ali Smith by Sarah Wood
Music from the celebrated jazz singer/songwriter Ian Shaw.

Please note tickets for this evening are only obtainable from the ICA and are not included in the Refugee Tales Walk Tickets.

Accommodation: None