Central London Outdoor Group

CANARY WHARF LIGHTS WALK

Walk from Bermondsey [ Jubilee line station ]    and using the ferry to cross to the Isle of Dogs a 5 mile stroll , viewing this years light sculptures  Start time 2.o pm   Tony mob 0781818 7773

Wednesday Jan 22

New Year Pub Social Evening

To escape the January gloom please join us for a pub social evening on Friday 24th January at the Silver Cross Tavern, 33 Whitehall, London SW1A 2BX. We’ve reserved area A (best accessed from the second set of doors along Whitehall). Come along to enjoy a good choice of food, beers, wines and company! Current members, new members and prospective members are all welcome. Starting at 7pm.

Friday Jan 24

Cudham and Downe Walk

Dear Cloggies,

You are welcome to join me on this lovely walk.

We start the walk from High Elms Country Park, which proceeds through woodland and across fields to Cudham. It continues to Downe, passing Charles Darwin's house and returns to the start by way of tracks and field paths. both villages have fine medieval churches, and there are splendid views extending from the Thames Basin to the North Downs. 

Length of Walk:- 8 miles

Meeting Point:- Bromley South Railway Station 10.26

Travel Information:- Take the 10.10 train from London Victoria mainline station to Bromley South. From Bromley South, we will be taking the 146 Bus to Downe Village. Time of bus 10.41hrs

Lunch:-Pub or cafe in Downe; picnic lunch if preferred.

Regards,

Helen E

 

 

Saturday Jan 25

East London Waterways Walk: Tower Hill to Woolwich - Sunday 26th January

Explore the Thames and the ever evolving Docklands urban landscape on this contrasting walk with varied views of decline and regeneration ...

Meeting Point: Tower Hill tube station (outside main exit facing Trinity Square Gardens, not the entrance) at 10.30 am, moving off thereafter

Distance: 10.5 miles

Shorter Walks: Never that far away from the DLR ! 3 miles to Canary Wharf, 4 miles to East India (DLR), 5.5 miles to Royal Victoria (DLR), 6.5 miles to Royal Albert (DLR), 7.5 miles to Cyprus (DLR)

Pace: Moderate, yet relaxed

Terrain: Flat - mostly paved or tarmac

Getting There: Tower Hill tube station is on the Circle & District lines

Getting Back: Aiming to finish at Woolwich Arsenal station by 5 pm or so in the twilight - DLR services run every 10 mins back (takes around 25 mins back to London). Rail replacement bus service to New Cross for those who need it !

Ticketing: Oyster or Travelcard

Lunch: Stopping after 4.5 miles at Trinity Buoy Wharf - either bring own packed lunch or get something at the Orchard Cafe (nice sandwiches !)

Route: Tower of London and St Katharine Dock - then Thames Path to Wapping, Shadwell Dock, Limehouse - Canary Wharf - then Blackwall Basin and Poplar Dock - Virginia Quay and East India Dock - Trinity Buoy for lunch stop - then Royal Victoria Dock, past ExCel to Royal Albert Dock and London City Airport. New walkways are under development so route may be 'flexible' here ! Albert Basin and Gallions Point, picking up the Capital Ring to North Woolwich and under the Thames via the Woolwich Foot Tunnel to Royal Arsenal.

Full details to be broadcast on Monday evening.

Cheers, Nick

 

Sunday Jan 26

London Mime Festival Barbican Centre


london barbican Centre

I am planning to see a hand puppetry show from the Belgian Kiss and Cry Collective with their new work “Cold Blood “.

Cold Blood is a remarkable live, feature-length cinema-dance show. It’ll make you smile, laugh, and gasp in amazement. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.

With three virtuoso dancers using only their hands, and a crew of film technicians capturing the intricate choreography, exquisite tiny sets and evocative lighting – all projected on a giant screen above the live performers – Cold Blood is a poetic exploration of the miniature. It is poised between tragedy and comedy, tenderness and humour, where fingers intertwine then relax, caress each other then depart. Featuring magical visual creations alongside music by Schubert, Ravel and Gorecki, David Bowie, Janis Joplin and Nina Simone, this is no ordinary night at the theatre. You may never look at your hands in the same way again!

 WHEN

Thursday, 30th January 2020 at 19:45

WHERE

Barbican Theatre

MORE INFORMATION:

https://mimelondon.com/kiss-and-cry-cold-blood-2020/

There is also Post-show talk (free of charge) after this show
Tickets are £16-28 plus £3 Booking fee and I am booked in the upper Circle A31.

 If you would like to join me, please let me know nearer the time, so we can arrange to meet for a drink beforehand.

 Looking forward seeing some of you.

 

Sonja

 

Thursday Jan 30, 7:45 am - 9:45 am

London Loop Catch up Stage 9 Uxbridge Lock to Moor Park

On Sunday 12th January, I'll be leading Section 9 of the London Loop. The Uxbridge Lock to Moor Park. (Sections 12 and 13 on Tfl. )    Meet at the ticket barrier inside Uxbridge Station (Piccadilly Line and Metropolitan Lines) at 10 am.   Bring a packed lunch. We will have a short stop, but can't afford to linger, as the day is short and the walk quite long. Best bring a torch, just in case.    The first half of the walk is along the Grand Union Canal. We then walk through woodland and countryside before re-entering civilisation, shortly before Moor Park Station.    https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/uxbridge-to-harefield-west   https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/harefield-west-to-moor-park   Sue Sinton Smith    

 

Saturday Feb 8

Epping to Ongar – 12.5 Km or 7.8 Miles


Meet at Epping Underground Station at 10am

This walk follows the well sign-posted Essex Way and celebrates the former Epping to Ongar tube line which closed in 1994. A heritage railway group now operates the line and can be used to return to Epping at the finish of the walk.

The walk is almost flat having only 148 metres of ascent and 176 metres of descent. A lot of the walk is in woodland and can therefore be muddy.

Travel

Take a Central Line train that will get to Epping for 10:00 (9.06 from Oxford Circus). Returning to Epping by 420 bus from Chipping Ongar High Street (outside the Kings Inn) takes 30 mins. You can return by the heritage railway but it is more expensive. A vintage bus (included in the railway ticket price) takes you from Epping Forest to Epping Station.

Walk Features

Walk is part of the 83 mile Essex Way. Gernon Bushes SSSI - a 790 acre site and last remnant of Coopersale Common. St Andrews Parish Church Greenstead the oldest wooden Church in the world! St Martins Parish Church – an 11th Century church and grade 2 listed building.

Refreshments

Lunch (sandwiches or pub) will be taken at Toot Hill. The Green Man at Toot Hill serves lunch:

  • £12.95 for 2 courses or
  • £15.95 for 3 Courses
  • Bar snacks available for about £6.00. Sides extra.

Website: http://www.thegreenmanandcourtyard.com/

There is a green space before the pub for picnics or on the green a little beyond the pub.

Afternoon Tea – can be taken in Ongar High Street where there is a choice of pubs or cafes. The other option is to take tea in Epping High Street where there is a greater variety of places to eat or drink. There is however a 500 metre walk to the station from the High Street.

Saturday Feb 15, 10 am - 3 pm

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve walk

 
Many people in CLOG will be familiar with the town of Rye or walking from Rye to Hastings via Winchelsea. This is an opportunity to explore Rye Harbour Nature Reserve which is at its best in the winter when there are lots of birds around. The nature reserve includes water, woodland/scrub, wetland/saltmarsh, grassland and shingle. This walk is about 10 miles but will undoubtedly feel longer. 
 
It starts by walking out through the historic town of Rye to enter the nature reserve at Brede Lock. A footpath along a disused railway takes us to a viewpoint over the Castle Water reedbeds and then past an old church to the village of Rye Harbour. This has a Martello tower, a lifeboat house and the last toilets for several miles! We will follow the reserve road (built by Italian prisoners of war) alongside the River Rother to the sea past Lime Kiln Cottage and Norton's Hut.
 
We will stop somewhere en route for a packed lunch. When we reach the river mouth there are some old pillboxes designed to house machine guns in the Second World War. We'll follow a track above the shingle beach to the Ternery Pool before looping inland past some bird hides through farmland and past barns back to an old lifeboat house, scene of a lifeboat tragedy. We'll resume following the beach before turning inland through countryside back past Camber Castle to Rye.
 
Option of tea or a drink in Rye at the end.

Meet Rye station exit 10.50am. Buy a return to Rye.

Take the 8.31am train from Victoria to Ashford International arriving 10am (this train also calls at Bromley South 8.59am). Alternatively take the 9.34am High Speed train from St Pancras to Ashford arriving 10.11am (this train also calls at Stratford International 9.41am). Both trains connect with the 10.25am train from Ashford to Rye arriving 10.46am. 

Return trains at 47 mins past each hour to Ashford for Victoria & St Pancras. Sunset 5.25pm. 

Bob

Saturday Feb 22

Andalucia greenways cycle trip

See emails sent to members

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t7qtqxKdCc

Monday Feb 24

Andalucia greenways cycle trip

See emails sent to members

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t7qtqxKdCc

Tuesday Feb 25

Andalucia greenways cycle trip

See emails sent to members

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t7qtqxKdCc

Wednesday Feb 26

Andalucia greenways cycle trip

See emails sent to members

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t7qtqxKdCc

Thursday Feb 27

Andalucia greenways cycle trip

See emails sent to members

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t7qtqxKdCc

Friday Feb 28

Andalucia greenways cycle trip

See emails sent to members

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t7qtqxKdCc

Saturday Feb 29

Andalucia greenways cycle trip

See emails sent to members

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t7qtqxKdCc

Sunday Mar 1

Andalucia greenways cycle trip

See emails sent to members

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t7qtqxKdCc

Monday Mar 2

Andalucia greenways cycle trip

See emails sent to members

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t7qtqxKdCc

Tuesday Mar 3

Andalucia greenways cycle trip

See emails sent to members

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t7qtqxKdCc

Wednesday Mar 4

Swanage Walking Blues Weekend Fri 6 til Monday 9th


Swanage, Dorset

Just a reminder of the annual, now in its 14th clog year, give or take, of our treck down to Swanage for the Blues in March.

It is completely self organising. You book your own transport, and accommodation. However, it can be as cheap as just over £20 per person to book a whole house in Swanny if co-ordinated well (try Wyke Cottages, or usual sites).

Most will come down on Friday 6th, and stay for a day or two or three. A number, including me are staying til Monday. You can come down on the Thursday, of course, however there might not be anyone else you know.  

For information on the event:   Welcome to the Big Blues Parties on the South Coast! at Swanage Blues     Welcome to the Big Blues Parties on the South Coast! at Swanage Blues. Please buy a wrist band as the money keeps the event going.

Of course as is well known the best pub in the country is nearby in Worth Matravers where we always go to on one of the walks. Often there is s cycling group, and you can just chill if you need a less energetic weekend.

  This is completely self organising, all you need to do is to turn up. Last count there are abour 15 people who have booked accommodation.

  We will have a whats app group (email me) to co-ordinate lifts, meals, walks and gigs, however reception in Swanage is not the best for texts or wifi.   Gavin  

Friday Mar 6

Swanage Walking Blues Weekend Fri 6 til Monday 9th


Swanage, Dorset

Just a reminder of the annual, now in its 14th clog year, give or take, of our treck down to Swanage for the Blues in March.

It is completely self organising. You book your own transport, and accommodation. However, it can be as cheap as just over £20 per person to book a whole house in Swanny if co-ordinated well (try Wyke Cottages, or usual sites).

Most will come down on Friday 6th, and stay for a day or two or three. A number, including me are staying til Monday. You can come down on the Thursday, of course, however there might not be anyone else you know.  

For information on the event:   Welcome to the Big Blues Parties on the South Coast! at Swanage Blues     Welcome to the Big Blues Parties on the South Coast! at Swanage Blues. Please buy a wrist band as the money keeps the event going.

Of course as is well known the best pub in the country is nearby in Worth Matravers where we always go to on one of the walks. Often there is s cycling group, and you can just chill if you need a less energetic weekend.

  This is completely self organising, all you need to do is to turn up. Last count there are abour 15 people who have booked accommodation.

  We will have a whats app group (email me) to co-ordinate lifts, meals, walks and gigs, however reception in Swanage is not the best for texts or wifi.   Gavin  

Saturday Mar 7

Swanage Walking Blues Weekend Fri 6 til Monday 9th


Swanage, Dorset

Just a reminder of the annual, now in its 14th clog year, give or take, of our treck down to Swanage for the Blues in March.

It is completely self organising. You book your own transport, and accommodation. However, it can be as cheap as just over £20 per person to book a whole house in Swanny if co-ordinated well (try Wyke Cottages, or usual sites).

Most will come down on Friday 6th, and stay for a day or two or three. A number, including me are staying til Monday. You can come down on the Thursday, of course, however there might not be anyone else you know.  

For information on the event:   Welcome to the Big Blues Parties on the South Coast! at Swanage Blues     Welcome to the Big Blues Parties on the South Coast! at Swanage Blues. Please buy a wrist band as the money keeps the event going.

Of course as is well known the best pub in the country is nearby in Worth Matravers where we always go to on one of the walks. Often there is s cycling group, and you can just chill if you need a less energetic weekend.

  This is completely self organising, all you need to do is to turn up. Last count there are abour 15 people who have booked accommodation.

  We will have a whats app group (email me) to co-ordinate lifts, meals, walks and gigs, however reception in Swanage is not the best for texts or wifi.   Gavin  

Sunday Mar 8
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