Central London Outdoor Group

South Downs and Devil's Dyke walk, 11 miles

This challenging walk from Hassocks to Upper Beeding includes several steep climbs and descents rewarded by spectacular views from hilltops and of the dramatic valley Devil’s Dyke. It finishes with a 20-minute bus ride to Shoreham-by-Sea for the train back to London.

The route: from Hassocks we head towards the South Downs: over fields, through woods and up and down slopes covered with chalk grassland. We climb Wolstonbury Hill, enjoying 360-degree views from the summit, which is surrounded by earth ramparts dating back to the Bronze Age. At Devil’s Dyke the route takes us all along one edge of this deep V-shaped valley. At its head is the Devil’s Dyke pub, where we can drink in the view during a lunch stop. In the afternoon we head across the open downland of Fulking Escarpment, then up and down Edburton and Truleigh hills, although with fewer steep climbs than in the morning. There are more great views of the countryside, and the sea on a clear day. Finally we drop down into the village of Upper Beeding for a possible pub stop before catching the bus to Shoreham-by-Sea.

Getting there: meet at Hassocks station at 10.43am, taking the 9.46 train from Victoria, which also stops at Clapham Junction (9.53) and East Croydon (10.04). Buy a return to Shoreham-by-Sea (not Shoreham in Kent). Be aware that Advance Single tickets, although often much cheaper than standard returns, are for specified trains only and we cannot guarantee finishing the walk by a certain time. Buses from Upper Beeding depart hourly (at 48 past the hour) and trains back from Shoreham-by-Sea are half-hourly (at 12 and 42 past).

Food and drink: the Devil’s Dyke pub is large but can get very busy, so a packed lunch is recommended. At the end of the walk the Rising Sun pub in Upper Beeding may be a good place to spend time while waiting for the bus.

Terrain: hilly throughout, with several steep ascents and descents. Mix of chalk tracks, fields and woodland paths, some of which get very muddy after heavy rain.

Alison and Jane

Saturday Jun 22

Walk The Line

Hither Green to North Greenwich Station ,6 miles easy varied walk with unusual ceremony on route. We will be  walking along 0 deg longitude . meet Station 11.30am  trains from London Bridge. lunch stop  picnic and or pub lunch . W spoons  at the end for  drink meal drink  Tony drink

Saturday Jun 22

mystery Miracle walk 10 miles

witness walking on water and the parting of the seas.. an event of biblical proportions option to visit the promised land. more details nearer the time

Saturday Jun 22

Walk the Black Path. 6 Miles

Meet outside Walthamstow Central Station at 11.0      Return from Aldgate East

Sunday Jun 23

Exploring the Mysterious 5th Continent by bike; Ashford to Rye 33miles

The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh' Thomas Ingoldsby

'Romney Marsh, where the roads wind like streams through pasture and the sky is always three-quarters of the landscape.' John Betjeman. https://theromneymarsh.net/home

A day exploring the Mysterious 5th Continent by bicycle - we will be cycling from Ashford to Rye.  

We catch the HighSpeed train to Ashford International where we start the ride.   We head southwest out of Ashford on cycle route 18 through Chilmington  and Shadoxhurst, Bromley Green and Bilsington . After crossing the New Military Canal we enter Romney Marsh, cycling through the ancient village of Newchurch (mentioned in the Domesday Book) where we may stop to visit the old church and then to St Marys in the Marsh where we stop at the Star Inn, one of the oldest pubs on the marsh, (lunch from 12 to 3pm) http://thestarinnthemarsh.co.uk/kitchen/ The lunch stop is not for 15 miles so bring some snacks for an earlier morning break stop.

Then we cycle through Old Romney and Lydd, where we may be able to stop again for coffee or a drink, before heading off towards the coast at Jury's Gap. As we cycle westwards, we see the ancient fortified hilltop town of Rye rising above the flat marshland. Rye was once surrounded by the sea and smugglers roamed its cobbled streets and secret passages.

We will be catching the train home from Rye, but we may want to spend a while exploring it on foot and maybe getting some fish and chips before finally catching the train home.

See email for meeting arrangements and how to book a place on the ride

Tuesday Jun 25

Yorkshire 3 Peaks


Accommodation at YHA Hawes

A weekend trip to do the Yorkshire 3 Peaks ‘challenge’, of the 25 mile walk within 12 hours.

- Good hillwalking fitness required

- Go up to the Yorkshire Dales on Friday, walk on Saturday and return home on the Sunday.

- Walk timings: Allow 7:30am to 7:30pm

- Eat after the walk in pub or hostel.

- Accommodation booked at YHA Hawes. Self-booking of private rooms needed for anyone else wanting to participate.

Note: It’s not my intention to LEAD the walk, although I will be navigating. The path is well worn, but in bad weather it can still be visually lost, so navigation competence and for everyone to look out for and look after each other within the group is key.

Organised by Andy Palmer, and is a joint CLOG and Ipswich Outdoor Group (IOG) trip.

Friday Jun 28

Kings Gallery Royal Portraits, A Century of Photography

See email for further details

 

Friday Jun 28

Evening walk from Regents Park to Chalk Farm 7pm

Dear all


You are welcome to join me on this classic and rather lovely evening walk on the 28th June.

We meet just outside Regents Park tube station at 7pm and will head towards Regents Park and Queen Marys Garden's. We'll walk alongside the Boating Lake, head back across the Park to the Zoo (squark!) before heading up Primrose Hill to check out the views. The end is at Chalk Farm tube. Pub stop at the end.

The distance is about 3 1/2 milese.


Hope to see some of you there.


Georgina

Friday Jun 28, 7 pm - 9 pm

Yorkshire 3 Peaks


Accommodation at YHA Hawes

A weekend trip to do the Yorkshire 3 Peaks ‘challenge’, of the 25 mile walk within 12 hours.

- Good hillwalking fitness required

- Go up to the Yorkshire Dales on Friday, walk on Saturday and return home on the Sunday.

- Walk timings: Allow 7:30am to 7:30pm

- Eat after the walk in pub or hostel.

- Accommodation booked at YHA Hawes. Self-booking of private rooms needed for anyone else wanting to participate.

Note: It’s not my intention to LEAD the walk, although I will be navigating. The path is well worn, but in bad weather it can still be visually lost, so navigation competence and for everyone to look out for and look after each other within the group is key.

Organised by Andy Palmer, and is a joint CLOG and Ipswich Outdoor Group (IOG) trip.

Saturday Jun 29

Saturday June 29th. A walk around the Shotley Peninsula, Suffolk

You are invited to a 6.5 mile walk around the tip of the Shotley Peninsula, with the Orwell 

Estuary on one side & the Stour Estuary on the other.

For more details of the walk see email sent on 15th June.

Buy a return ticket to Ipswich & catch the 09.30 train from Liverpool Street or the 09.37 train from Stratford. Arrive Ipswich 10.35 & catch the Shotley bus at 10.49

Return: there is a 16.41 train back to London but some of you may want to have a drink in the nearby Station Hotel. Boots recommended. Bring water & a packed lunch.

We hope to see some of you on the day.

George & Tom 

Saturday Jun 29

Yorkshire 3 Peaks


Accommodation at YHA Hawes

A weekend trip to do the Yorkshire 3 Peaks ‘challenge’, of the 25 mile walk within 12 hours.

- Good hillwalking fitness required

- Go up to the Yorkshire Dales on Friday, walk on Saturday and return home on the Sunday.

- Walk timings: Allow 7:30am to 7:30pm

- Eat after the walk in pub or hostel.

- Accommodation booked at YHA Hawes. Self-booking of private rooms needed for anyone else wanting to participate.

Note: It’s not my intention to LEAD the walk, although I will be navigating. The path is well worn, but in bad weather it can still be visually lost, so navigation competence and for everyone to look out for and look after each other within the group is key.

Organised by Andy Palmer, and is a joint CLOG and Ipswich Outdoor Group (IOG) trip.

Sunday Jun 30

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Monday Jul 1, 4 pm - 5 pm

Walking trip 5th July to 10th July 2024


Sheringham Norfolk

Stay in hostel and in bed and breakfasts/hôtels.  Hostel near to beach and station.  Coastal walks, swimming and sight seeing.  

Friday Jul 5

Sheringham. Norfolk

5 day walking trip based at Sheringham in Norfolk.  Close to beach and town and station. Large hostel with catering facilities.  Good coastal walks and cycling  organiser Liz.  Full details available in 2024

Friday Jul 5, 10:10 am - 11:10 am

Sheringham. Norfolk 5 day walking and cycling

5 day walking trip based at Sheringham in Norfolk.  Close to beach and town and station. Large hostel with catering facilities.  Good coastal walks and cycling  organiser Liz.  Full details available in 2024

Friday Jul 5, 10:10 am - 11:10 am

Walking trip 5th July to 10th July 2024


Sheringham Norfolk

Stay in hostel and in bed and breakfasts/hôtels.  Hostel near to beach and station.  Coastal walks, swimming and sight seeing.  

Saturday Jul 6

Walking trip 5th July to 10th July 2024


Sheringham Norfolk

Stay in hostel and in bed and breakfasts/hôtels.  Hostel near to beach and station.  Coastal walks, swimming and sight seeing.  

Sunday Jul 7

Walking trip 5th July to 10th July 2024


Sheringham Norfolk

Stay in hostel and in bed and breakfasts/hôtels.  Hostel near to beach and station.  Coastal walks, swimming and sight seeing.  

Monday Jul 8

London Country Estate walk venue tba


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Monday Jul 8, 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Walking trip 5th July to 10th July 2024


Sheringham Norfolk

Stay in hostel and in bed and breakfasts/hôtels.  Hostel near to beach and station.  Coastal walks, swimming and sight seeing.  

Tuesday Jul 9

Walking trip 5th July to 10th July 2024


Sheringham Norfolk

Stay in hostel and in bed and breakfasts/hôtels.  Hostel near to beach and station.  Coastal walks, swimming and sight seeing.  

Wednesday Jul 10

Trips Team

Trips Team meeting

Thursday Jul 11, 7 pm - 10 pm

Committee meeting


Royal Oak

Monthly meeting.  All members are welcome to attend committee meetings.  Alternatively please contact the Secretary (secretary.clog@membermojo.co.uk) or the Chair (chair.clog@membermojo.co.uk) if there is any matter you would like to raise with the committee.

Friday Jul 19, 7:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Summer Lake District Trip

Mountain Walking Trip in the Lake District National Park staying at 2 Youth Hostels.

This trip is only open to members of CLOG.

Further information via the email network.

Organised by Ralph

Tuesday Jul 23

Summer Lake District Trip

Mountain Walking Trip in the Lake District National Park staying at 2 Youth Hostels.

This trip is only open to members of CLOG.

Further information via the email network.

Organised by Ralph

Wednesday Jul 24

Summer Lake District Trip

Mountain Walking Trip in the Lake District National Park staying at 2 Youth Hostels.

This trip is only open to members of CLOG.

Further information via the email network.

Organised by Ralph

Thursday Jul 25

Summer Lake District Trip

Mountain Walking Trip in the Lake District National Park staying at 2 Youth Hostels.

This trip is only open to members of CLOG.

Further information via the email network.

Organised by Ralph

Friday Jul 26

Summer Lake District Trip

Mountain Walking Trip in the Lake District National Park staying at 2 Youth Hostels.

This trip is only open to members of CLOG.

Further information via the email network.

Organised by Ralph

Saturday Jul 27

Summer Lake District Trip

Mountain Walking Trip in the Lake District National Park staying at 2 Youth Hostels.

This trip is only open to members of CLOG.

Further information via the email network.

Organised by Ralph

Sunday Jul 28

Cycle ride Box Hill to Guildford

Sun 28 July

Following bits of the Pilgrims Way and North Downs Way, we start from Box Hill and Westhumble station and finish at Guildford station. Some sections off-road so good tyres needed.More details on Clog email. hazelbeale2@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday Jul 28, 11 am - 4 pm

Summer Lake District Trip

Mountain Walking Trip in the Lake District National Park staying at 2 Youth Hostels.

This trip is only open to members of CLOG.

Further information via the email network.

Organised by Ralph

Monday Jul 29

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Tuesday Aug 6, 10 am - 11 am

Party St. George's Church Bloomsbury. 6.30pm Social Event


St. George's Church, Bloomsbury, Near Holborn Tube.

Party St. Georges Church, Bloomsbury 6.30pm. Social event. 

Thursday Aug 8, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Cycling the Kattegattleden

The Kattegattleden is a cycle route on the west coast of Sweden with charming fishing villages, port towns, cliffs, boardwalks, stone bridges, foretresses, medieval cities, sand dunes, forests and quaint harbours.   It was named cycle route of the year in Europe in 2018!!!

See email for how to book a place

Tuesday Aug 13

Cycling the Kattegattleden

The Kattegattleden is a cycle route on the west coast of Sweden with charming fishing villages, port towns, cliffs, boardwalks, stone bridges, foretresses, medieval cities, sand dunes, forests and quaint harbours.   It was named cycle route of the year in Europe in 2018!!!

See email for how to book a place

Wednesday Aug 14

Cycling the Kattegattleden

The Kattegattleden is a cycle route on the west coast of Sweden with charming fishing villages, port towns, cliffs, boardwalks, stone bridges, foretresses, medieval cities, sand dunes, forests and quaint harbours.   It was named cycle route of the year in Europe in 2018!!!

See email for how to book a place

Thursday Aug 15

Cycling the Kattegattleden

The Kattegattleden is a cycle route on the west coast of Sweden with charming fishing villages, port towns, cliffs, boardwalks, stone bridges, foretresses, medieval cities, sand dunes, forests and quaint harbours.   It was named cycle route of the year in Europe in 2018!!!

See email for how to book a place

Friday Aug 16

Cycling the Kattegattleden

The Kattegattleden is a cycle route on the west coast of Sweden with charming fishing villages, port towns, cliffs, boardwalks, stone bridges, foretresses, medieval cities, sand dunes, forests and quaint harbours.   It was named cycle route of the year in Europe in 2018!!!

See email for how to book a place

Saturday Aug 17

Winchelsea wine cellars tour and walk

A visit to Winchelsea to enjoy a tour of its medieval wine cellars (https://www.winchelsea.com/cellar-tours/) followed by a 9-mile walk to and around Rye. Please note ticket availability for the tour is very limited. Details in e-mail sent to members on 21 May.

Saturday Aug 17, 11 am - 5 pm

Cycling the Kattegattleden

The Kattegattleden is a cycle route on the west coast of Sweden with charming fishing villages, port towns, cliffs, boardwalks, stone bridges, foretresses, medieval cities, sand dunes, forests and quaint harbours.   It was named cycle route of the year in Europe in 2018!!!

See email for how to book a place

Sunday Aug 18

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Sunday Aug 18, 10 am - 11 am

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Sunday Aug 18, 10 am - 11 am

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Sunday Aug 18, 10 am - 11 am

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Sunday Aug 18, 10 am - 11 am

Cycling the Kattegattleden

The Kattegattleden is a cycle route on the west coast of Sweden with charming fishing villages, port towns, cliffs, boardwalks, stone bridges, foretresses, medieval cities, sand dunes, forests and quaint harbours.   It was named cycle route of the year in Europe in 2018!!!

See email for how to book a place

Monday Aug 19

Cycling the Kattegattleden

The Kattegattleden is a cycle route on the west coast of Sweden with charming fishing villages, port towns, cliffs, boardwalks, stone bridges, foretresses, medieval cities, sand dunes, forests and quaint harbours.   It was named cycle route of the year in Europe in 2018!!!

See email for how to book a place

Tuesday Aug 20
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