Central London Outdoor Group

Film and Book club.

We will be discussing the selected film or book via Zoom at 9pm

If you would like to join the film and book club Whats App group let me know - see email.

 

 

Thursday Aug 6

Scavenger hunt on your tod

 
The CLOG scavenger hunt will take place on Friday afternoon at 5:30pm
 
The rules are very simple: 
 
At the start you will be given a list of items to find.  
 
You will then have one hour to find as many as possible, take a photo of each of them and WhatsApps the photo back them to the group.  You will be getting around by walking, running or cycling and this event will constitute your daily ration of exercise.
 
Scoring
You get 1 point for each item as long as the photo is received by me within the hour.  Two bonus points for the first person to send the photo of the item.
 
There are also other bonus points for your method of travel: 4 for walking, 2 for running or cycling - these are for the session not per item.  
 
Participants must start from their homes, do the event solo and obviously practice social distancing and remain outside at all times - all the items must be photographed from outside.
 
If you would like to participate in this event, you will need to join the CLOG Scavenger Hunt Whatsapp Group (members only).
 

Friday Aug 7

Folkestone Alps walk

 
Folkestone Alps

Date: Saturday 8 August

14 miles.

Drop-out points: none.

Terrain: hilly with lots of steps.

Description: a circular walk up and down the steep hills above Folkestone returning along the cliffs and coast. Lots to see but you need to be reasonably fit. Further details are at the end.

Refreshments: bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.

Travel arrangements: will be given to those going.

This walk has a maximum of 5 other places. 

All members are welcome to apply. Please mention if you have not had the chance to go on a “socially-distanced” event before (or if you have organised a “socially-distanced” event yourself) as you may be given priority. You will be informed within the next week if you have a place or not. This is to give people without immediate access to email a chance to apply. If popular, I will organise this walk again.
 
This is a classic walk. Through Kingsnorth Gardens and along the top of The Leas cliffs. Down the Metropole Steps to the sea. Along the prom to Sandgate Castle. Inland through the SAGA HQ grounds and up the Enbrook Valley. Through the former Shorncliffe Camp past a pillbox to the Gurkha Visitor Centre. Down past the former garrison church to St Martin’s churchyard where the man who invented the Plimsoll Line on ships is buried. Across St Martin’s Plain and down past Dibgate Camp. Through Seabrook Valley and Newington village. Past Peene railway museum and the Channel Tunnel Terminal. Uphill and up a steep slope to join the North Downs Way along the escarpment. Down then up Cheriton Hill. Round Castle Hill and up to a view over all of Folkestone towards Dungeness and France. Back to the cliffs for a view over Folkestone Warren. Down the cliffs to the Martello Tower on East Cliff. Down steps to The Stade prom. Past Sunny Sands beach to the former Folkestone Harbour railway station. Up the Old High St and more steps to The Bayle Pond and St Eanswythe’s Church. Down steps to the former cliff lift. Through the Lower Leas Coastal Park to the Amphitheatre. Up the ZigZag Path to The Bandstand. Back to the station for a rest.
 
Bob

Saturday Aug 8

Epping Forest Walk

 

7 mile walk from Theydon Bois to Loughton via High Beach.

15 places  (must be booked in advance)   Members only

Saturday Aug 8, 1 pm - 2 pm

CLANDON & THE DOWNS

Dear Cloggies,

This is a 7.5 mile circular walk, for a limited number of people (to be determined, in the light of Jim’s recent email). Please look out for a further email confirming the number and with the Jotform link.

From Clandon station (actually situated in the village of West Clandon, near Guildford), we start across the golf course to East Clandon, then head south were you can enjoy the thrill of walking along part of the 2012 Olympic Cycle Road Race course, as we ascend Clandon Downs. A shady stretch of the North Downs Way takes us to Newlands Corner for the views and a lunch stop. We then descend Merrow Downs, bringing us to the magnificent gilded gates that used to be the main entrance to Clandon Park house, which we pass by later, under its plastic ‘cocoon’ while it awaits rebuilding following the disasterous fire of 2015. It’s then back to the station.

Please bring a packed lunch and be prepared for thick undergrowth, ferns etc. Travel details (from Waterloo) to be sent to successful candidates.

Sunday Aug 9

Berwick (Sussex) to Southease, 11th August, 8-9 miles

On Tuesday 11th August I am leading a walk of 8-9 miles from Berwick (Sussex) to Southease, mainly on the Vanguard Way and South Downs Way.  It will be on downland and on the ridge of the South Downs Way and will involve a steep climb up and a steep climb down.   This is a socially distanced walk, with 5 places available (+ me).   Please email me if interested (see email sent to members)   Katharine Locke

Tuesday Aug 11

Beat the Heat Cycle ride

As it is going to be stupidly hot for the next few days, I am planning an easy cycle ride by rivers (Pool, Ravensbourne, Thames) parks and marshes.  We will be starting at Lower Syndenham Station.  The finishing point is flexible depending on when/if we get too hot to cycle.  We may finish at  Woolwich (11 miles) or Belvedere (16 miles) , Erith (18 miles) or Slade Green (22 miles).
 
We will stop for morning or afternoon tea or lunch if/when we find an open cafe or pub that is not too crowded.  
 
See email sent to members for booking information and more details

Thursday Aug 13

Film and Book club.

We will be discussing the selected film or book via Zoom at 9pm

If you would like to join the film and book club Whats App group let me know - see email.

 

 

Thursday Aug 13

Scavenger hunt on your tod

 
The CLOG scavenger hunt will take place on Friday afternoon at 5:30pm
 
The rules are very simple: 
 
At the start you will be given a list of items to find.  
 
You will then have one hour to find as many as possible, take a photo of each of them and WhatsApps the photo back them to the group.  You will be getting around by walking, running or cycling and this event will constitute your daily ration of exercise.
 
Scoring
You get 1 point for each item as long as the photo is received by me within the hour.  Two bonus points for the first person to send the photo of the item.
 
There are also other bonus points for your method of travel: 4 for walking, 2 for running or cycling - these are for the session not per item.  
 
Participants must start from their homes, do the event solo and obviously practice social distancing and remain outside at all times - all the items must be photographed from outside.
 
If you would like to participate in this event, you will need to join the CLOG Scavenger Hunt Whatsapp Group (members only).
 

Friday Aug 14

Effingham Junction to Dorking walk - Surrey

I will be leading a socially distanced linear walk of approx. 11 miles from Effingham Junction to Dorking in the beautiful North Downs scenery. This route passes through woodland, farmland, several commons and offers various panoramic views.

The morning section starts on a fairly flat terrain across Effingham common, through Great Ridings Woodland and crosses a golf course (watch out for flying balls!!) before arriving at the Polesden Lacey estate. Here we will stop for lunch only at the self-service Granary café (variety of hot and cold dishes, drinks) or bring a picnic lunch. The house is currently closed and a visit to the gardens requires pre-booking.

The afternoon is slightly hillier with good views back to the house after climbing the first hill. After Ranmore Common, there are fine views from the North Downs Way of Dorking before the walk descends through Denbies Vineyard into Dorking.

Drop out option at Westhumble & Boxhill after 9 miles.

Travel arrangements:  Meet at 10.45 at Effingham Junction station. Buy a return to Effingham Junction and then you need to get a single from Box Hill & West Humble station/Dorking to Leatherhead (one stop) for the return journey. Take the SWR Train at 10.03am from London Waterloo (Destination Guildford), calling at Clapham Junction (10.11am) and Wimbledon (10.19 am). Return trains are twice hourly to London Waterloo or Victoria.

Saturday Aug 15, 10:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Trips Team via Zoom

Trips Team via Zoom 8 pm

Monday Aug 17, 8 pm - 9 pm

Film and Book club.

We will be discussing the selected film or book via Zoom at 9pm

If you would like to join the film and book club Whats App group let me know - see email.

 

 

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