Central London Outdoor Group

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS ANDOVER AND WHERWELL


ANDOVER, HAMPSHIRE

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

I last led this 10.5 mile circular walk from Andover in 2011, so I thought it was time for a repeat. There will be the following attractions.

  • The market town of Andover, with a fine church but a place in history it would rather not have.
  • The rolling Hampshire countryside.
  • Harewood Forest, with possible bluebells.
  • The gorgeous, chocolate-box village of Wherwell on the River Test, with many thatched cottages.
  • Lunch at the White Lion in Wherwell, 13:15 - 14:30 (light bites from £5.95, mains from £9.95, or bring your own).
  • Stories of murder committed by a Saxon king and his queen.
  • The River Anton, with more pretty villages.

Catch the 9:20 from Waterloo, arriving Andover 10:23 (I intend joining the train at Woking). Return trains are two per hour. We should catch the 17:38, arriving Waterloo 18:49.

Saturday Apr 4

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Day walk:Hanwell to Putney

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Wednesday 8th April – Hanwell to Putney - 10 miles, with several drop out points where we pass bus routes or stations. 

From Hanwell station we’ll walk through a corner of the Bunny Park and southwards along the river Brent to join the Grand Union Canal at Hanwell flight – a series of locks from Boston Manor to the “Top Lock” towards Southall. We’ll follow the canal down to where it joins the Thames at Brentford.  It’s then a straightforward route along the Thames path , perhaps switching between the south bank and the north bank to reach Putney Bridge.

Lunch stop at Kew Green after about 5 miles. Bring a picnic lunch and we can pop into the Cricketers for refreshments.

Trains to Hanwell (zone 4) are from Paddington mainline or Ealing Broadway (District and Central lines). 

Meet at Hanwell station south exit at 9.46. If you’re coming from Paddington direction, turn right at the bottom of the stairs.  Recommended train from Paddington is the 9.32 calling at Ealing Broadway (9.41) and getting to Hanwell at 9.46.

Walk ends at Putney , with a mainline station with frequent trains towards Waterloo and Putney Bridge tube (District line).   Helen R

Wednesday Apr 8, 9:45 am - 2:45 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Day walk:Putney to Southwark along the Thames

 Thursday 9th April –  Putney to Southwark - 10 miles, with several drop out points where we pass bus routes or stations.

We continue following the Thames Path towards central London staying mostly on the South bank.

Lunch stop  after about 4 miles in Battersea Park . Bring a picnic lunch and we can pop into the cafe for refreshments.

Meet at the main exit of Putney  Bridge tube station  at 10.00 (District line)

The walk ends at Southwark , with London Bridge mainline and underground station nearby.

Afternoon tea at the café at the back of Southwark Cathedral or somewhere nearby.

Thursday Apr 9

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Lake District Elterwater Trip

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Thursday Apr 9

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Day walk- Pilgrims Way 1: Southwark to Bostall Woods

 Friday 10th April –  Southwark to Bostall Woods - 10 miles.

Setting off on the first stage of the Pilgrims Way from Southwark.

Very much an urban walk as we initially follow the original Watling Street out of London, which Chaucer’s Pilgrims would have followed.  So, past the George Inn to follow Tabard Street towards the Thomas a Becket pub, the former limit of London’s “liberty”. Then some greener stretches through Greenwich, Deptford, Blackheath, Shooter’s Hill and the Green Chain walk to Bostall Woods.

Lunch stop on Blackheath . Bring a picnic lunch and we’ll find somewhere nearby to pop into for refreshments.

Possible drop out points are New Cross, Deptford Bridge,  Blackheath, or Welling stations.

Today’s walk ends at  Abbey Wood  station, with trains to Charing Cross, Cannon Street or Blackfriars.

Meet: As I get lost every time I end up at London Bridge station with its many busy exits, please cross the road to Southwark cathedral and we’ll meet outside the main door (south side of the cathedral) at  10am.

Friday Apr 10, 10 am - 3 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS South Wales Coast and Valleys Easter cycling trip

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Saturday Apr 11

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Lake District Elterwater Trip

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Saturday Apr 11

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Day walk- Pilgrims Way 2: Bostall Woods to Dartford

Saturday 11th April –   Bostall Woods to Dartford- 10 miles.

Setting off on the second stage of the Pilgrims Way .

We rejoin the route at Lesnes Abbey Woods and  start by exploring the ruins of  C12th Lesnes Abbey.

We then follow the Green Chain walk to Erith, with a couple of miles along the riverfront before we turn south to follow the river Darent to Dartford.

(Possible drop out point at Erith station)

Our lunch stop will be at Erith, where pilgrims from East Anglia and the North used to cross the river.  Bring a picnic lunch and we’ll find somewhere nearby to pop into for refreshments.

Today’s walk ends at  Dartford station, (zone 8)  with frequent trains to Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Blackfriars or Victoria.

 Meet outside the main exit of   Abbey Wood (zone 4) station at 9.50 am

The suggested train is from Charing Cross mainline station. It leaves at 9.09, calling at Waterloo East (9.12 ) and London Bridge ( 9.18) , reaching Abbey Wood station at 9.49 (final destination Dartford).

There’s also the 9.11 from Blackfriars (London Bridge 9.18) that gets to Abbey Wood at 9.46 (final destination Rainham).

Saturday Apr 11, 9:50 am - 2:50 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Day walk- Pilgrims Way 3: Dartford to Otford

Easter Day, Sunday 12th April – Dartford to Otford,   11 ½  miles.

Setting off on the third stage of the Pilgrims Way, today we follow the Darenth valley from Dartford to Otford. A classic walking area that many of you will know well.    (Possible drop out points at Eynsford or Shoreham stations). 

Our lunch stop will be at the village of Farningham.

Please bring a picnic lunch and there’s a choice of pubs to pop into for refreshments.

 Today’s walk ends at  Otford station with about 5 trains an hour to Blackfriars or Victoria. 

Meet outside the main exit of Dartford station, ( zone 8)  at 9.54 am

The suggested train is from Victoria mainline station. It leaves at 9.04, reaching Dartford  station at 9.54.

There’s also the faster 9.18 from London Bridge that gets to Dartford  at 9.57, which we’ll wait for (final destination Gravesend).

Sunday Apr 12, 9:50 am - 3:50 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Day walk- Pilgrims Way 4: Otford to Snodland

Bank Holiday Monday 13th April –  Otford to Snodland, 13  miles.

Setting off on my fourth stage of the Pilgrims Way, today we follow the line of the North Downs from Otford to Snodland, sometimes at the foot of the Downs, sometimes along the top (North Downs Way).    A longer day and the last stage before we cross the Medway.

Our lunch stop will be in Wrotham village.  Please bring a picnic lunch and there’s a pub to pop into for refreshments. (There’s a possible drop out point here, but it would involve a 1 ½ mile walk to Borough Green& Wrotham station, with a bus that may /may not run on a Bank Holiday.)

Meet outside the main exit of Otford station at 9.30 am

The suggested train is from Victoria mainline station. It leaves at 8.55, calling at Bromley South at 9.12, reaching Otford station at 9.30.

Today’s walk ends at  Snodland station with about 2 trains an hour (changing at Strood) to St Pancras International. Also changing at Strood and Rochester to get to Victoria.

Monday Apr 13, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Lake District Elterwater Trip

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Tuesday Apr 14

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Day walk- Pilgrims Way 5: Snodland to Hollingbourne

Tuesday 14th April –  Snodland to Hollingbourne, 12 miles.

Setting off on my fifth stage of the Pilgrims Way,  we continue to follow the line of the North Downs, sometimes at the foot of the Downs, sometimes along the top (North Downs Way).

We’ll make a short detour to explore Kits Coty House - long barrows constructed during the early Neolithic period and offering fantastic views.

We pass through the village of Boxley and our lunch stop will be at Detling village.

Please bring a picnic lunch and there’s a pub to pop into for refreshments. (There’s a possible drop out point here if you walk about  1 ½ miles south to Bearsted station.)

Today’s walk ends at  Hollingbourne station with about 2 trains an hour direct to Victoria, also to St Pancras International via Ashford international.

Meet outside the main exit of Snodland station at 10.15 am

The suggested train is the HS train from St Pancras International to Strood leaving at 9.25 ( calling at Stratford international 9.32 ), change at Strood for the 10.04 to Snodland, getting in at 10.15.

Slower trains  from other London mainline stations don’t seem to be coming up for this date, so I’ll check nearer the time.

Tuesday Apr 14, 10:15 am - 4:15 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Day walk- Pilgrims Way 6: Hollingbourne to Charing

Wednesday 15th April –   Hollingbourne to Charing, 10 miles.

Setting off on my sixth stage of the Pilgrims Way,  we continue to follow the top of the North Downs, all of today’s section being along the North Downs Way.

We pass above the village of Harrietsham and our lunch stop will be at Lenham village.

Please bring a picnic lunch and there’s a pub or tea room (tbc) to pop into for refreshments.

The railway follows the line of the North Downs at some points, so you could drop down to  Harrietsham ( 3 miles)  or Lenham ( after 5 miles ) stations, if you need to drop out .

Meet at the main exit of Hollingbourne station at 10.30 am.

The suggested train is the 9.25 train from  London Victoria mainline, calling at Bromley South at 9.42, reaching Hollingbourne at 10.31 (final destination Canterbury West).

Today’s walk ends at Charing station on the same line.

Trains are hourly, but you can explore the large village of Charing with its medieval houses and Palace, a key staging post over the centuries.

Wednesday Apr 15, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Day walk- Pilgrims Way 7: Charing to Chilham

Thursday 16th April –  Charing to Chilham, 11 miles

My seventh stage of the Pilgrims Way.  Following the line of the North Downs in the morning, then turning NE to where the NDW forks at Boughton Lees, then we follow the Stour valley branch.  We walk past Godmersham Park with its Jane Austen links. If you’d like to know what it looks like, it’s on your £10 note...

 (If you need to drop out early, after 6 miles you could follow the other branch of the NDW, dropping down just over a mile to Wye station.)

 Our lunch stop will be at Boughton Lees after about 5 ½ miles.  Please bring a picnic lunch and there’s a pub  to pop into for refreshments.

 Meet at the main exit of Charing station at 10.43 am.

The suggested train is the 9.25 train from  London Victoria mainline, calling at Bromley South at 9.42, reaching Charing at 10.43 (final destination Canterbury West).

Today’s walk ends at the pretty village of Chilham.  Trains are hourly, to Victoria or St Pancras International, or you can explore Chilham, with pubs in the village centre and near the station.

Thursday Apr 16, 10:45 am - 4:45 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Day walk- Pilgrims Way 8: Chilham to Canterbury

Friday 17th April –  Chilham to Canterbury, 7 ½  miles

The final stage of the Pilgrims Way.  We retrace our steps for 10 minutes to the pretty village square, to rejoin the Pilgrims Way. Later we cross Chartham Hatch to reach Harbledown with our first views of Canterbury Cathedral. Once in the centre of Canterbury, we’ll have time to explore or find a tea shop.

 Our lunch stop will be at Chartham Hatch, about half way.  Please bring a picnic lunch and there’s a pub  to pop into for refreshments.

Meet at the main exit of Chilham station at 11.15 am.

Get the 9.25 train from London Victoria mainline to Chilham ( final destination Canterbury West), calling at  Bromley South at 9.42, Ashford international at 11.05  and reaching Chilham at 11.17 am.

There’s also the HS train from London St Pancras at 10.09, changing at Ashford international to join the 11.05 to Chilham

You can also get there by taking the 9.10 from Victoria to Canterbury East (10.39), walking to Canterbury West station to get the 11.05 to Chilham , reaching there at 11.13.

Return trains could be from Canterbury East or Canterbury West stations.

 

Friday Apr 17, 11:15 am - 5:15 pm

Can-Can walk (Canterbury Canter). Stage 2. Maidstone to Bearsted via Aylesford

 
Postponed till after the Coronavirus crisis 
 
12 miles along the River Medway and over the North Downs. Short stops at Brenchley Gardens, Whatman Park, Allington Lock, Aylesford Medieval Bridge and Aylesford Church, Boxley Abbey, Boxley Church, Detling Church and Thurnham Church. Lunch at Kent Wildlife Trust Tyland Barn nature reserve.
 
Part of a relatively fast-paced walk in monthly stages from Strood to Broadstairs. This is an inland route across Kent through real countryside, much of it in the lesser known hinterland of the North Downs and feeling very remote from London. Each month's stage will be somewhere between 8 and 14 miles, mostly ending in a pub. 
 
Along the way this Kentish camino will offer an opportunity to admire many country churches, mostly from outside, but there will be a chance to have a quick look inside the ones that are open. 
 
Join me for one stage, several or all. Never the same stage twice.
 
Further details to follow.
Bob

Saturday Apr 18

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS A lovely cycling trip in Germany

 
 
For those of you aiming for a cycling holiday combining the discovery of a new European region (along the Ruhr river in Germany - State of North-Rhine Westphalia), culture, luxury hotels with swimming pools and spas (some), transport of your luggage, and of course some cycling!, whilst keeping the cost under control (DIY trip, no expensive middle-man/woman), this is for you! Thrown in free of charge, your special German interpreters: Rhian and myself.
 
The trip starts  in Winterberg (South-East on the map) and finishes in Mullheim-an-der-Ruhr.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30804729
 
The cycling is going westward as we will be going down-river rather than up.. No, it is not a coincidence! We will be riding over 5 days between 20 miles and 35 miles a day.. 

Dates: Tuesday 21/04/2020 -> Monday 27/04/2020 Return to London
Travelling from London to Winterberg in Rhine-Westphalen on Tuesday 21 April 2020
Finishing in Müllheim an der Ruhr on Sunday 26th (last day of riding) but staying overnight there.
Return to London on Monday 27th April 2020 (or extension if you feel like it).

Format:
Bikes will be hired locally (hybrid types have been included in the price) and luggage transported from hotel to hotel by a local company that I sourced locally. 
 
Staying in hotels (some of them quite nice with swimming pools/spas). Possibility to share rooms with another Cloggie or two sometimes.The hotels chosen have a good number of rooms (availability checked) and booking will not be a problem.. Unless you wait till the last minute.
 
To book - see booking form sent out to members.

 

Tuesday Apr 21

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS A lovely cycling trip in Germany

 
 
For those of you aiming for a cycling holiday combining the discovery of a new European region (along the Ruhr river in Germany - State of North-Rhine Westphalia), culture, luxury hotels with swimming pools and spas (some), transport of your luggage, and of course some cycling!, whilst keeping the cost under control (DIY trip, no expensive middle-man/woman), this is for you! Thrown in free of charge, your special German interpreters: Rhian and myself.
 
The trip starts  in Winterberg (South-East on the map) and finishes in Mullheim-an-der-Ruhr.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30804729
 
The cycling is going westward as we will be going down-river rather than up.. No, it is not a coincidence! We will be riding over 5 days between 20 miles and 35 miles a day.. 

Dates: Tuesday 21/04/2020 -> Monday 27/04/2020 Return to London
Travelling from London to Winterberg in Rhine-Westphalen on Tuesday 21 April 2020
Finishing in Müllheim an der Ruhr on Sunday 26th (last day of riding) but staying overnight there.
Return to London on Monday 27th April 2020 (or extension if you feel like it).

Format:
Bikes will be hired locally (hybrid types have been included in the price) and luggage transported from hotel to hotel by a local company that I sourced locally. 
 
Staying in hotels (some of them quite nice with swimming pools/spas). Possibility to share rooms with another Cloggie or two sometimes.The hotels chosen have a good number of rooms (availability checked) and booking will not be a problem.. Unless you wait till the last minute.
 
To book - see booking form sent out to members.

 

Wednesday Apr 22

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS A lovely cycling trip in Germany

 
 
For those of you aiming for a cycling holiday combining the discovery of a new European region (along the Ruhr river in Germany - State of North-Rhine Westphalia), culture, luxury hotels with swimming pools and spas (some), transport of your luggage, and of course some cycling!, whilst keeping the cost under control (DIY trip, no expensive middle-man/woman), this is for you! Thrown in free of charge, your special German interpreters: Rhian and myself.
 
The trip starts  in Winterberg (South-East on the map) and finishes in Mullheim-an-der-Ruhr.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30804729
 
The cycling is going westward as we will be going down-river rather than up.. No, it is not a coincidence! We will be riding over 5 days between 20 miles and 35 miles a day.. 

Dates: Tuesday 21/04/2020 -> Monday 27/04/2020 Return to London
Travelling from London to Winterberg in Rhine-Westphalen on Tuesday 21 April 2020
Finishing in Müllheim an der Ruhr on Sunday 26th (last day of riding) but staying overnight there.
Return to London on Monday 27th April 2020 (or extension if you feel like it).

Format:
Bikes will be hired locally (hybrid types have been included in the price) and luggage transported from hotel to hotel by a local company that I sourced locally. 
 
Staying in hotels (some of them quite nice with swimming pools/spas). Possibility to share rooms with another Cloggie or two sometimes.The hotels chosen have a good number of rooms (availability checked) and booking will not be a problem.. Unless you wait till the last minute.
 
To book - see booking form sent out to members.

 

Thursday Apr 23

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS A lovely cycling trip in Germany

 
 
For those of you aiming for a cycling holiday combining the discovery of a new European region (along the Ruhr river in Germany - State of North-Rhine Westphalia), culture, luxury hotels with swimming pools and spas (some), transport of your luggage, and of course some cycling!, whilst keeping the cost under control (DIY trip, no expensive middle-man/woman), this is for you! Thrown in free of charge, your special German interpreters: Rhian and myself.
 
The trip starts  in Winterberg (South-East on the map) and finishes in Mullheim-an-der-Ruhr.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30804729
 
The cycling is going westward as we will be going down-river rather than up.. No, it is not a coincidence! We will be riding over 5 days between 20 miles and 35 miles a day.. 

Dates: Tuesday 21/04/2020 -> Monday 27/04/2020 Return to London
Travelling from London to Winterberg in Rhine-Westphalen on Tuesday 21 April 2020
Finishing in Müllheim an der Ruhr on Sunday 26th (last day of riding) but staying overnight there.
Return to London on Monday 27th April 2020 (or extension if you feel like it).

Format:
Bikes will be hired locally (hybrid types have been included in the price) and luggage transported from hotel to hotel by a local company that I sourced locally. 
 
Staying in hotels (some of them quite nice with swimming pools/spas). Possibility to share rooms with another Cloggie or two sometimes.The hotels chosen have a good number of rooms (availability checked) and booking will not be a problem.. Unless you wait till the last minute.
 
To book - see booking form sent out to members.

 

Friday Apr 24

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS A lovely cycling trip in Germany

 
 
For those of you aiming for a cycling holiday combining the discovery of a new European region (along the Ruhr river in Germany - State of North-Rhine Westphalia), culture, luxury hotels with swimming pools and spas (some), transport of your luggage, and of course some cycling!, whilst keeping the cost under control (DIY trip, no expensive middle-man/woman), this is for you! Thrown in free of charge, your special German interpreters: Rhian and myself.
 
The trip starts  in Winterberg (South-East on the map) and finishes in Mullheim-an-der-Ruhr.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30804729
 
The cycling is going westward as we will be going down-river rather than up.. No, it is not a coincidence! We will be riding over 5 days between 20 miles and 35 miles a day.. 

Dates: Tuesday 21/04/2020 -> Monday 27/04/2020 Return to London
Travelling from London to Winterberg in Rhine-Westphalen on Tuesday 21 April 2020
Finishing in Müllheim an der Ruhr on Sunday 26th (last day of riding) but staying overnight there.
Return to London on Monday 27th April 2020 (or extension if you feel like it).

Format:
Bikes will be hired locally (hybrid types have been included in the price) and luggage transported from hotel to hotel by a local company that I sourced locally. 
 
Staying in hotels (some of them quite nice with swimming pools/spas). Possibility to share rooms with another Cloggie or two sometimes.The hotels chosen have a good number of rooms (availability checked) and booking will not be a problem.. Unless you wait till the last minute.
 
To book - see booking form sent out to members.

 

Saturday Apr 25

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Bluebell Walk in Kings wood Kent

An 11 mile Day walk from Wye to Charing in Kent with some large woods with hopefully lots of Bluebells :-)

 

Further details nearer the time.

Ralph

Sunday Apr 26

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS A lovely cycling trip in Germany

 
 
For those of you aiming for a cycling holiday combining the discovery of a new European region (along the Ruhr river in Germany - State of North-Rhine Westphalia), culture, luxury hotels with swimming pools and spas (some), transport of your luggage, and of course some cycling!, whilst keeping the cost under control (DIY trip, no expensive middle-man/woman), this is for you! Thrown in free of charge, your special German interpreters: Rhian and myself.
 
The trip starts  in Winterberg (South-East on the map) and finishes in Mullheim-an-der-Ruhr.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30804729
 
The cycling is going westward as we will be going down-river rather than up.. No, it is not a coincidence! We will be riding over 5 days between 20 miles and 35 miles a day.. 

Dates: Tuesday 21/04/2020 -> Monday 27/04/2020 Return to London
Travelling from London to Winterberg in Rhine-Westphalen on Tuesday 21 April 2020
Finishing in Müllheim an der Ruhr on Sunday 26th (last day of riding) but staying overnight there.
Return to London on Monday 27th April 2020 (or extension if you feel like it).

Format:
Bikes will be hired locally (hybrid types have been included in the price) and luggage transported from hotel to hotel by a local company that I sourced locally. 
 
Staying in hotels (some of them quite nice with swimming pools/spas). Possibility to share rooms with another Cloggie or two sometimes.The hotels chosen have a good number of rooms (availability checked) and booking will not be a problem.. Unless you wait till the last minute.
 
To book - see booking form sent out to members.

 

Sunday Apr 26

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS A lovely cycling trip in Germany

 
 
For those of you aiming for a cycling holiday combining the discovery of a new European region (along the Ruhr river in Germany - State of North-Rhine Westphalia), culture, luxury hotels with swimming pools and spas (some), transport of your luggage, and of course some cycling!, whilst keeping the cost under control (DIY trip, no expensive middle-man/woman), this is for you! Thrown in free of charge, your special German interpreters: Rhian and myself.
 
The trip starts  in Winterberg (South-East on the map) and finishes in Mullheim-an-der-Ruhr.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30804729
 
The cycling is going westward as we will be going down-river rather than up.. No, it is not a coincidence! We will be riding over 5 days between 20 miles and 35 miles a day.. 

Dates: Tuesday 21/04/2020 -> Monday 27/04/2020 Return to London
Travelling from London to Winterberg in Rhine-Westphalen on Tuesday 21 April 2020
Finishing in Müllheim an der Ruhr on Sunday 26th (last day of riding) but staying overnight there.
Return to London on Monday 27th April 2020 (or extension if you feel like it).

Format:
Bikes will be hired locally (hybrid types have been included in the price) and luggage transported from hotel to hotel by a local company that I sourced locally. 
 
Staying in hotels (some of them quite nice with swimming pools/spas). Possibility to share rooms with another Cloggie or two sometimes.The hotels chosen have a good number of rooms (availability checked) and booking will not be a problem.. Unless you wait till the last minute.
 
To book - see booking form sent out to members.

 

Monday Apr 27

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CLOG Spring Trip- Chapel le Dale -Yorkshire Dales

Nestled between Ingleborough and Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales, sits The Old School Bunkhouse.

There is an abundance of activities including canyoning, caving and climbing, as well as walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

Friday May 1

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CLOG Spring Trip- Chapel le Dale -Yorkshire Dales

Nestled between Ingleborough and Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales, sits The Old School Bunkhouse.

There is an abundance of activities including canyoning, caving and climbing, as well as walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

Saturday May 2

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CLOG Spring Trip- Chapel le Dale -Yorkshire Dales

Nestled between Ingleborough and Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales, sits The Old School Bunkhouse.

There is an abundance of activities including canyoning, caving and climbing, as well as walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

Sunday May 3

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CLOG Spring Trip- Chapel le Dale -Yorkshire Dales

Nestled between Ingleborough and Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales, sits The Old School Bunkhouse.

There is an abundance of activities including canyoning, caving and climbing, as well as walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

Monday May 4

Cycling in Holland

 
 
We will be (loosely) following the meandering River IJssel  (a busy trade route in the 15th century) through the historic Hanze (Hanseatic) towns of Kampen, Zwolle, Deventer and Zutphen to finish in the beautiful town of Arnhem (famous for the WW2 airborne landings)
 
We will be using our own bikes (always nicer than hire bikes) and staying with Dutch families (via Friends of Bicycles) which makes the trip relatively inexpensive. This a great opportunity to experience cycle touring in a country with the best cycling facilities in the world plus gentle terrain, beautiful historic cities and varied landscape.
 
To book see email sent to members
 

Thursday May 7

Cycling in Holland

 
 
We will be (loosely) following the meandering River IJssel  (a busy trade route in the 15th century) through the historic Hanze (Hanseatic) towns of Kampen, Zwolle, Deventer and Zutphen to finish in the beautiful town of Arnhem (famous for the WW2 airborne landings)
 
We will be using our own bikes (always nicer than hire bikes) and staying with Dutch families (via Friends of Bicycles) which makes the trip relatively inexpensive. This a great opportunity to experience cycle touring in a country with the best cycling facilities in the world plus gentle terrain, beautiful historic cities and varied landscape.
 
To book see email sent to members
 

Friday May 8

Spring d-i-y City Break 2020 Core dates: 8th - 11th May

This year's city break will be to Prague

Situated in the northwest of the country on the Vltava river Prague is the capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic. 

This magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church spires is also the fourteenth largest city in the European Union. 

The city is home to about 1.3 million people, but its larger urban zone has approximately a population of nearly 2 million. Since the Middle 

Ages Prague has cherished the reputation of one of the most beautiful cities in the world as well as the political, cultural, and economic center of central Europe.

This is a d-i-y trip which means that you arrange your own transport and accommodation.  It also means that your dates can be flexible.

The trip is open to CLOG members only and if you want to be added to the trip mailing list you must follow the instructions in the Clog Email of 28th October

 

Friday May 8

Cycling in Holland

 
 
We will be (loosely) following the meandering River IJssel  (a busy trade route in the 15th century) through the historic Hanze (Hanseatic) towns of Kampen, Zwolle, Deventer and Zutphen to finish in the beautiful town of Arnhem (famous for the WW2 airborne landings)
 
We will be using our own bikes (always nicer than hire bikes) and staying with Dutch families (via Friends of Bicycles) which makes the trip relatively inexpensive. This a great opportunity to experience cycle touring in a country with the best cycling facilities in the world plus gentle terrain, beautiful historic cities and varied landscape.
 
To book see email sent to members
 

Saturday May 9

Cycling in Holland

 
 
We will be (loosely) following the meandering River IJssel  (a busy trade route in the 15th century) through the historic Hanze (Hanseatic) towns of Kampen, Zwolle, Deventer and Zutphen to finish in the beautiful town of Arnhem (famous for the WW2 airborne landings)
 
We will be using our own bikes (always nicer than hire bikes) and staying with Dutch families (via Friends of Bicycles) which makes the trip relatively inexpensive. This a great opportunity to experience cycle touring in a country with the best cycling facilities in the world plus gentle terrain, beautiful historic cities and varied landscape.
 
To book see email sent to members
 

Sunday May 10

Cycling in Holland

 
 
We will be (loosely) following the meandering River IJssel  (a busy trade route in the 15th century) through the historic Hanze (Hanseatic) towns of Kampen, Zwolle, Deventer and Zutphen to finish in the beautiful town of Arnhem (famous for the WW2 airborne landings)
 
We will be using our own bikes (always nicer than hire bikes) and staying with Dutch families (via Friends of Bicycles) which makes the trip relatively inexpensive. This a great opportunity to experience cycle touring in a country with the best cycling facilities in the world plus gentle terrain, beautiful historic cities and varied landscape.
 
To book see email sent to members
 

Monday May 11

Cycling in Holland

 
 
We will be (loosely) following the meandering River IJssel  (a busy trade route in the 15th century) through the historic Hanze (Hanseatic) towns of Kampen, Zwolle, Deventer and Zutphen to finish in the beautiful town of Arnhem (famous for the WW2 airborne landings)
 
We will be using our own bikes (always nicer than hire bikes) and staying with Dutch families (via Friends of Bicycles) which makes the trip relatively inexpensive. This a great opportunity to experience cycle touring in a country with the best cycling facilities in the world plus gentle terrain, beautiful historic cities and varied landscape.
 
To book see email sent to members
 

Tuesday May 12

Cycling in Holland

 
 
We will be (loosely) following the meandering River IJssel  (a busy trade route in the 15th century) through the historic Hanze (Hanseatic) towns of Kampen, Zwolle, Deventer and Zutphen to finish in the beautiful town of Arnhem (famous for the WW2 airborne landings)
 
We will be using our own bikes (always nicer than hire bikes) and staying with Dutch families (via Friends of Bicycles) which makes the trip relatively inexpensive. This a great opportunity to experience cycle touring in a country with the best cycling facilities in the world plus gentle terrain, beautiful historic cities and varied landscape.
 
To book see email sent to members
 

Wednesday May 13

Isle of Wight

Walking, cycling, kayaking, sightseeing.   See email sent to members

Saturday May 16

Isle of Wight

Walking, cycling, kayaking, sightseeing.   See email sent to members

Sunday May 17

Isle of Wight

Walking, cycling, kayaking, sightseeing.   See email sent to members

Monday May 18

Isle of Wight

Walking, cycling, kayaking, sightseeing.   See email sent to members

Tuesday May 19

Isle of Wight

Walking, cycling, kayaking, sightseeing.   See email sent to members

Wednesday May 20

Isle of Wight

Walking, cycling, kayaking, sightseeing.   See email sent to members

Thursday May 21

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.
 
 

Friday May 22

Isle of Wight

Walking, cycling, kayaking, sightseeing.   See email sent to members

Friday May 22

Isle of Wight

Walking, cycling, kayaking, sightseeing.   See email sent to members

Saturday May 23

Lake District Mountain walking trip

Early Summer Lake District Mountain walking trip staying 5 nights in the Lake District National park. This Trip requires a certain level of fitness. In good weather we will be walking up 3000 feet to the tops of the mountains and up to 14 miles or so. The YHA Accomodation is basic but in a lovely location near a pub for evening meals. This trip is open only to current CLOG members. Contact is Ralph H.

Wednesday May 27

Knebworth to Cheshunt 32 miles

We cycle from Knebworth station to Old Knebworth where we join Cycle route 12 which we follow through glorious Hertfordshire Countryside.  After cycle through quiet lanes and then through Welwyn Garden City we find ourselves on a lost railway line that once ran between Welwyn and Hertford.  

At Letty Green we stop for lunch at pub near the old railway Cowpers Arms.  https://www.thecowperarmscolegreen.co.uk

After lunch we pedal on the old railway past the remains of sleeping halts and signal boxes to Hertford East and Ware where we pickup the Lee tow path.  Just after Rye House we join Cycle Route 1 which we follow on a mainly off road cycle path to finish at Chesthunt station (Oyster Zone 8) where we can catch the train back to London.

Meeting up

TBD

 

 

Wednesday May 27

Lake District Mountain walking trip

Early Summer Lake District Mountain walking trip staying 5 nights in the Lake District National park. This Trip requires a certain level of fitness. In good weather we will be walking up 3000 feet to the tops of the mountains and up to 14 miles or so. The YHA Accomodation is basic but in a lovely location near a pub for evening meals. This trip is open only to current CLOG members. Contact is Ralph H.

Thursday May 28

Lake District Mountain walking trip

Early Summer Lake District Mountain walking trip staying 5 nights in the Lake District National park. This Trip requires a certain level of fitness. In good weather we will be walking up 3000 feet to the tops of the mountains and up to 14 miles or so. The YHA Accomodation is basic but in a lovely location near a pub for evening meals. This trip is open only to current CLOG members. Contact is Ralph H.

Friday May 29
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