Central London Outdoor Group

Swim and Sauna at Oasis Pool on Monday 25th March at 11am.

Clog have been to the Oasis Pool a couple of times and really enjoyed it so time to make a return visit.

The Oasis has 2 beautiful large pools in the heart of London, both heated, one indoor, one outdoor so enjoyable whatever the weather. There is also a sauna for us to use.

If you want to join me for a swim please meet in the reception area on Monday 25th March at 11am at the Oasis Pool. The address is 32 Endell Street Covent Garden WC2H 9AG. Nearest tube stations are Holborn, Covent Garden and Tottenham Court Rd.

Swim cost is £6.05 or cheaper for Better pay and play members and Camden residents. Free for over 60s pay and play members before midday and £2.25 for over 55 Pay and play members.

https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/camden/oasis-sports-centre/23cf21ed-08ad-421c-91cb-a8e94fad623c

 

Option of eating after the swim for a late lunch around 1.15pm at one of the many eateries in the area. One possibility is 'My Old Dutch' in High Holborn where it is ‘Monday Madness’ and many dishes are half price or less every Monday.

 

Melissa

Monday Mar 25

First Aid course

This has been funded by CLOG.

Successful applicants have been notified by email.  

If this course is successful, another will be run later in the year.

 

 

Wednesday Mar 27

Walk Caterham/Woldingham Wednesday 27.3.19

Meet 11.20 am for 5 mile walk To Woldingham.  Most of the walk is on bridleways through grass fields and woodland in Marden Park to The Glebe teashop at the garden centre. Then to Woldingham Station. Some hills, one steep descent where a stick will be useful. Boots recommended - but not in the teashop!.

Toilets on the platform at Caterham.

Possible to extend the walk back to Caterham, 2 more miles.

Travel:   Train.  London Bridge Plat.13.        10.14

                      Peckham Rye(Overground)   10.24

                     East Croydon                       10.54

                     Caterham.                           11.17

        There is a faster train from London Bridge to East Croydon.

Return from Woldingham Station xx.29 & xx. 59

Fares - Caterham is  in zone 6 , Woldingham one stop outside.

Frank        

 

 

Wednesday Mar 27, 11:20 am - 2:50 pm

Thames riverside walk & Chiswick House Gardens


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Dear Cloggies   Thames Riverside Stroll & Chiswick House Garden = Thursday 28 March Chiswick House & Gardens extends to over 65 acres of ponds, fountains, wilderness & in March the Camellia Show.. We plan to stroll along the River Thames for a leisurely riverside walk then head to the park and gardens where we'll spend a relaxing afternoon exploring. Around 4-5m. Lots of drop out options.   Entrance to the gardens is free (House - £7.90/cons 5.30, free to EH members).  There is a good café where we can linger at the end of the walk.   BYO refreshments if you need lunch before we reach the café.    Meet at Hammersmith station, for 11am start, by the sculpture on the main road - the entrance to shopping mall & Piccadilly/District lines. The area is always busy so we hope to depart sharpish.  If you miss us you can catch up on the walk (head over Hammersmith Bridge to south side of the river, walk west) or at the house.   Maria

Thursday Mar 28

Visit to UCL museums and Bloomsbury squares walk.

Two little known museums to visit, with a walk exploring some of the Bloomsbury squares. Meet at 1pm by the exit barriers of Russell Square tube station (Piccadilly line) . Our walk will take us through some of the Bloomsbury squares before reaching the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology on the UCL campus. "The Petrie Museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. It illustrates life in the Nile Valley from prehistory through the time of the pharaohs, the Ptolemaic, Roman and Coptic periods to the Islamic period".   https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/petrie-museum/about1 If you want to join us there it's at :University College London,  Malet Place,London WC1E 6BT
(entrance gate off Torrington Place, opposite Waterstones ) and we'll be there from about 2pm. Then we'll head over to the nearby Grant Museum of Zoology.(21 University Street London WC1E 6DE) "The Grant Museum of Zoology is one of the oldest natural history collections in the UK, and is the last remaining university natural history museum in London. Home to 68,000 zoological specimens, the collection is a unique window on the entire animal kingdom."  https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/grant-museum-zoology
Entry to both museums is free and they both close at 5pm. Feel free to drop in /out.     Helen R

Saturday Mar 30, 1 pm - 4 pm

Plague walk - the first part (Tottenham Court Rd to Cannon St evening walk)

Everything you never wanted to know about The Great Plague and were too afraid to ask

The first part of this walk explores the back passages and secret alleyways of hidden Holborn

The walk ends in a pub near Cannon St station

Meet 6.30pm Tottenham Court Rd tube exit 4 top of escalator

 

Tuesday Apr 2

Kent Country Walk - Knockholt

On Sunday 7th APRIL, I will lead a hilly circular walk from Knockholt station. This a nice up and down country walk through fields, along hedgerows over hills and down valleys and through some small woods. There are some brief sections along quiet country roads. This walk is quite strenuous as this part of Kent is hilly. It will be good training for walking at Easter in the Lake District. Distance 12 to 13 miles. Please bring a packed lunch to eat in the park, as the pubs are very busy on Sunday. However, we will have a pub stop for a drink. There are no facilities at Knockholt station - Please use the train toilets. I walked this recently with another group. Its muddy in parts, so boots are recommended. TRAVEL:- Catch the 09:28 slow train from VICTORIA to Knockholt arriving 10:18. Alternatively the 09:43 FAST train from VICTORIA, changing at Orpington at 10:12 to Knockholt, arriving at 10:18 Knockholt is TFL Oyster zone 6. If driving please allow plenty of time to find the way, park and put boots on. There is free parking on Sundays on the main road outside the station. The walk will leave just after the train gets in at Knockholt station. I will confirm arrangements nearer the date. Ralph.

Sunday Apr 7, 9 am - 10 am

Plague walk - the last part (Cannon St to Old St evening walk)

The final part of this walk explores the back passages and secret alleyways of the City

Excerpts from Samuel Pepys and Daniel Defoe

The walk ends at Bunhill Fields Burial Ground which is near a pub and Old St station

Meet 6.30pm Cannon St station (Dowgate Hill exit)

 

Tuesday Apr 9

WAVERLEY ABBEY AND THE HOG’S BACK

This is a 10.5 mile walk starting at Farnham and finishing at Wanborough (near Guildford), one of the Out of the Loop walks promoted by train companies. Please note there are two steep climbs on this walk.

From Farnham, we follow the valley of the River Wey, visiting the remains of Waverley Abbey and Mother Ludlum’s Cave. Next is an ascent of Crooksbury Hill (535 ft – spectacular views to the South Downs) followed by lunch at The Barley Mow in a village called The Sands, approx. 12:30 – 14:00, or bring your own. (Sandwiches & jackets from £5, mains from £10.)

In the afternoon, we cross various scenic heaths and commons, passing a Stew Pond and arriving at The Good Intent in Puttenham for refreshments, and a rest before the final push up The Hog’s Back before descending to Wanborough and the train home.

Travel: at Waterloo, buy a return ticket to Farnham (according to South West Trains this will cover you for the return from Wanborough) and catch the 9:23 Alton service, alighting at Farnham at 10:25. I will either join the train at Woking or meet you at Farnham.

An alternative is the 9:30 Portsmouth service from Waterloo, where you will need to change to the above train at Woking 9:54/10:00.

Trains from Wanborough are every 30 mins; if lucky you might catch the 16:48, changing at Guildford 16:55/17:02, arriving Waterloo 17:40; failing that it would be the 17:18 (Guildford 17:25/17:34), arriving Waterloo 18:13.

Saturday Apr 13

CLOG AGM

It is really important that as many people as possible attend so keep this date free!

Tuesday Apr 16

Peak District trip walking and cycling Easter 2019

Walking and cycling in the Peak District over Easter staying at Hartington Hall. You must be a clog member to join this trip. Bookings open in October. Full details will be on the email to all clog members.

Thursday Apr 18

Patterdale Lake District


Patterdale

Easter Mountain Walking Trip in the Lake District National Park staying in Patterdale, Ullswater. Further info via CLOG email network. This Trip is open to CLOG members only, and requires some fitness for mountain walks. Organisers: Ralph and Gavin.

Thursday Apr 18

Peak District trip walking and cycling Easter 2019

Walking and cycling in the Peak District over Easter staying at Hartington Hall. You must be a clog member to join this trip. Bookings open in October. Full details will be on the email to all clog members.

Friday Apr 19

Patterdale Lake District


Patterdale

Easter Mountain Walking Trip in the Lake District National Park staying in Patterdale, Ullswater. Further info via CLOG email network. This Trip is open to CLOG members only, and requires some fitness for mountain walks. Organisers: Ralph and Gavin.

Friday Apr 19

Peak District trip walking and cycling Easter 2019

Walking and cycling in the Peak District over Easter staying at Hartington Hall. You must be a clog member to join this trip. Bookings open in October. Full details will be on the email to all clog members.

Saturday Apr 20

Dodo Walk (Dover to Dorking). Stage 3. Westenhanger to Kingsnorth

Hi all

The next stage of the Dodo walk (from Dover to Dorking) will be on Easter Saturday 20 April.

This stage will be from Westenhanger to Kingsnorth. 

The walk is about 14 miles with no drop-out points. It's a demanding walk through some interesting and varied countryside with some good views and a deer park (contains deer).

You need a sense of adventure and a sense of humour if we get a bit lost. Some of the paths are obscure or unmarked so it will be navigationally challenging. There are also some tricky stiles in prickly hedges. We may have to go through someone's garden. 

Bring a packed lunch and maybe a snack in case of emergencies. There is a pub at the end right next to a bus stop with buses down the road to Ashford station at 16.55, 17.36, 17.55, 18.24 (journey time 10 mins).

Meet 10.10am on the platform at Westenhanger station. You must be in the front 4 carriages as Westenhanger has a short platform. There are no facilities at the station so please use loos on the train. Whatever you do, buy a return to Westenhanger.

Take the 8.40am train from Charing Cross to Westenhanger (front 4 carriages). This train calls at Waterloo East 8.43am and London Bridge 8.49am. 

Alternatively take the 9.09am High Speed train from St Pancras and change at Ashford for Westenhanger (front 4 carriages). This train calls at Stratford International 9.16am.

A further alternative is to take the 8.25am train from Victoria and change at Ashford for Westenhanger (front 4 carriages). This train calls at Bromley South 8.42am.

Return trains from Ashford to Charing X at 02 & 32 mins past the hour, Victoria at 05 & 33 mins past the hour and St Pancras at 16 & 43 mins past the hour.

Bob

Saturday Apr 20

Patterdale Lake District


Patterdale

Easter Mountain Walking Trip in the Lake District National Park staying in Patterdale, Ullswater. Further info via CLOG email network. This Trip is open to CLOG members only, and requires some fitness for mountain walks. Organisers: Ralph and Gavin.

Saturday Apr 20

Spring cycle ride, Kent villages, 20 April

Sat 20 April, circular cycle ride starting and finishing in Borough Green and Wrotham station car park. About 28 miles, speed about 7 mph average, through picturesque Kent villages, past hop fields, apple orchards and interesting rural architecture including quaint cottages, grand country houses, old breweries and oast houses, a few vineyards and the occasional castle. Lunch at Teapot Island cafe, Yalding on the river Medway, where they have a collection of over 6,000 teapots, full lunch menu and snacks including multi-coloured 5-layer rainbow cake. Meet at Borough Green and Wrotham station at 10.45 am (9.55 train from Victoria arrives at 10.40). Return to Borough Green around 4-5 pm. 

Saturday Apr 20, 10:45 am - 4:45 pm

Peak District trip walking and cycling Easter 2019

Walking and cycling in the Peak District over Easter staying at Hartington Hall. You must be a clog member to join this trip. Bookings open in October. Full details will be on the email to all clog members.

Sunday Apr 21

Patterdale Lake District


Patterdale

Easter Mountain Walking Trip in the Lake District National Park staying in Patterdale, Ullswater. Further info via CLOG email network. This Trip is open to CLOG members only, and requires some fitness for mountain walks. Organisers: Ralph and Gavin.

Sunday Apr 21

Peak District trip walking and cycling Easter 2019

Walking and cycling in the Peak District over Easter staying at Hartington Hall. You must be a clog member to join this trip. Bookings open in October. Full details will be on the email to all clog members.

Monday Apr 22

Patterdale Lake District


Patterdale

Easter Mountain Walking Trip in the Lake District National Park staying in Patterdale, Ullswater. Further info via CLOG email network. This Trip is open to CLOG members only, and requires some fitness for mountain walks. Organisers: Ralph and Gavin.

Monday Apr 22

Peak District trip walking and cycling Easter 2019

Walking and cycling in the Peak District over Easter staying at Hartington Hall. You must be a clog member to join this trip. Bookings open in October. Full details will be on the email to all clog members.

Tuesday Apr 23

Patterdale Lake District


Patterdale

Easter Mountain Walking Trip in the Lake District National Park staying in Patterdale, Ullswater. Further info via CLOG email network. This Trip is open to CLOG members only, and requires some fitness for mountain walks. Organisers: Ralph and Gavin.

Tuesday Apr 23

Porthmadog trip

Details to follow.

Friday May 3

Porthmadog trip

Details to follow.

Saturday May 4

Porthmadog trip

Details to follow.

Sunday May 5

Porthmadog trip

Details to follow.

Monday May 6

Dodo Walk (Dover to Dorking). Stage 4. Kingsnorth to Pluckley

Details to follow. This walk will be on Bank Holiday Monday 6 May

Monday May 6

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

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Thursday May 9

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

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Friday May 10

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

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Saturday May 11

Photographic walk

This event involes a 4/5 mile walk but with a strong photographic element so bring a Phone or Camera . The theme will be , taking photos of " people ( i.e. clog folk )  in the landscape".  Plenty of photo  opportunities along the Thames path and on the foreshore between Woolwich and Greenwich . lunch on route or bring picnic , and a Pub at the finish where we can review the results of the days endeavours.  meet Woolwich Arsenal DLR. street level.       Tony mobil 0781818 7773

Saturday May 11, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

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Sunday May 12

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

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Monday May 13

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

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Tuesday May 14

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

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Wednesday May 15

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

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Thursday May 16

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

Dolomites to Venice cycling trip

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Friday May 17

Essex Lanes and villages cycle ride 28 miles

We cycle out of the beautiful historic village of Ingatestone with its 11th century church  and cycle through the woods towards Highwood and then to the pretty village of Blackmore where we stop for morning tea and cakes.

Then through a series of little villages: Norton Heath, Willingdale, Fyfield (where we will probably have lunch at the Black Bull), Birds Green,  Shellow Bowells(!), Roxwell, Newney Green, then past the Agricultural College and into towards Chelmsford on the lovely cycle path by the river.

How do I get there?

Be on the train that leaves Stratford at 10:25 getting into Ingatestone at 10:45.  This train will have originated at Liverpool St.
http://trains.im/schedule/L20940/2018/02/17/
 
Buy a super off peak return to Chelmsford £7.20 with a discount card.
 
 

Saturday May 18

Theatre Visit: Stratford East

Join me to see this production of August Wilson's play "King Hedley II" at  the Theatre Royal Stratford East on Tuesday 21st May. The performance starts at 7.30pm.   I have a ticket in the stalls :  Row L, seat 5 at £16. Tickets available at :   https://www.stratfordeast.com/whats-on/all-shows/king-hedley-ii  As this is one of the preview performances, tickets are from £10 to £24. The play : "1980s Pittsburgh, a city in decay. Against the backdrop of Reagan’s America, King, an ex-con, is trying to rebuild his life and start a family.    He’s got hopes and dreams of opening a video store and building a new life. If only he can get ten thousand dollars together, if only he can catch a break. In his dusty backyard he plots and plans with his friend Mister, but is this all a pipe dream?Featuring  Lenny Henry as smooth-talking hustler Elmore, August Wilson’s touching and angry  King Hedley II is a quest for redemption for one man and a whole community."

Tuesday May 21, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Tide and gas power evening walk


Bromley-by-Bow tube station

This is another evening walk in my ‘Power of London’ series in and around the lower Lea Valley. The walk will be 3-4 miles in length.  

We will look at two contrasting types of power; tide and gas. The tide mill at Bromley-by-Bow is a wonderful survival, lovingly restored by volunteers. We should be there close to high tide. We will have a good look at the exterior. Then we will wander down the Lea Navigation, towards Bow Locks, climbing via a new staircase to follow the river to Cody Dock, where various activities have taken place to revive the area. We then go to one of the centres of London’s gas history, where gasholders, the former office block, and a rather special memorial remain.

We then return past the tide mill and follow waterside paths to Abbey Mills Pumping Station and beyond. We will finish either at Stratford or West Ham.

Meet at Bromley-by-Bow tube station exit at 18.45.

Wednesday May 22, 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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