What we're about

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Curious Kat’s Adventure Club is a community of interesting and curious people who would like to explore London, England, and well, let’s think big - the world in general. :) If you would like to live your life to the fullest, have fun, make new friends and meet like-minded people this is the place for you.

I would love to build up a community through which we can not only share our ideas and put them in practice but through which we can also develop our full potential, network and achieve our goals and dreams. :)

How will we do it? Step by step. We will get to know each other on various adventures. Whether it's the great outdoors (hiking, walking, cycling, sightseeing, visiting places, camping, day trips, trips abroad, holidays) or unusual indoors where we can do a bit of social networking (ice bar, jazz venues, hidden gems that only few know about), dining (whether it’s fine dining or just off beaten track restaurant adventure) or something from the cultural menu which is so rich in London (theatres, galleries, cinemas) - all the ideas are welcome. I’m up for adventure and will try everything once. And I would most welcome your suggestions – if you come across something in line with the spirit of this group, please email me!

The best thing about the community is that there is space for everyone as each one of you has unique ideas and all the ideas are welcome. I truly believe that everyone has something valuable they can bring to the table and everyone has some hidden talents that might need to be unlocked.

What sort of events can you expect to find here? We have some hiking trips coming up – we love travelling, hiking and exploring countryside, whether it is around London or further afield. There are some weekend breaks on the horizon, travel UK and abroad, once again they will be filled with adventure – hiking, walking, kayaking… I will look into organizing some city breaks as well – Europe is just one hour away! And finally the World – we will go on longer holidays as well. I will look into community projects in Africa or India or other active ways of exploring other continents.

How else will we help each other? We have a message board through which we can share ideas, unusual finds, jobs, freebies, skills and anything that others can find useful. I would love to create a support network through which we can not only make new friends but also exchange skills and services. If you don’t wish to receive emails about this however, you can update your settings and opt out from the message board emails. I know that once you are getting too many of them they just end up annoying you! ;p

If you like the idea, please join and please tell your friends: katsadventures.com (http://katsadventures.com/)

Please note, due to UK legislation all the events are for adults only as we don't have the necessary checks and qualifications and all the other paperwork (and there is a multitude of them) needed to work with children.

Upcoming events (5+)

Smuggler`s Cove & Scenic Cliffs of Cornwall-Easter Adventure

YHA Boswinger

£237.00

Join us for a weekend of Hiking and Sightseeing in stunning Southern Cornwall. The Roseland Heritage Coast is a walker’s paradise. Fall in love with walks along dramatic clifftops, through secluded valleys and alongside stunning waterways. Discover tiny fishing villages, smuggler’s coves, dramatic cliffs and coastlines, plus beautiful countryside. More details about hikes: https://www.katsadventures.com/events/smuggler-s-cove-scenic-cliffs-of-cornwall-easter-adventure What`s included: Accommodation-3 nights (hostel-quad rooms), breakfasts, packed lunches, guided hikes. What`s excluded: transportation Price: Early Bird £199 for payments up till the end of February, £229 after. Once the deposit of £100 + PayPal fees have been paid, you can transfer the remainder at your convenience but no later than a month before the trip. If it`s more convenient for you, we also accept bank transfers. Our bank details can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/6397792/Bank_account/ Roseland Heritage Coast Few places in Cornwall can compare with the Roseland - one of the most picturesque and unspoiled parts of the British Isles. Lovely beaches and cliffs, delightful rivers and countryside, pretty villages and hamlets all make the Roseland the perfect holiday setting. Transportation. Not included. The best and the cheapest way of getting to Cornwall is driving and you can take advantage of our comments section to organize car shares. ITINERARY Friday Transfer to Cornwall (not included). For those who arrive earlier- Carn Marth walk ( approx 3 miles). This 3-mile circular walk takes about 90 minutes of easy walking. We will visit Gwennap Pit, take in superb views of the coastlines on both the north and south sides of Cornwall, and we may even see some llamas on route! For the evening, we recommend dinner and drinks in Truro. Saturday Breakfast at the hostel. St. Agnes Head Hike- 7 miles The cliff views at St Agnes Head are some of the most spectacular in Cornwall. We will walk from St Agnes Head along the coast path to Trevaunance Cove, the beach at St Agnes, where there are toilets and some touristy shops. From the beach, we head up the hill into St Agnes village and we then head up onto the Beacon where 360-degree views should be spectacular. From the top of the Beacon we walk downhill along the footpaths and down to Chapel Porth beach for coffee and cake at the National Trust cafe. Sunday Breakfast at the hostel. Helston circular walk around Loe Lake, via Porthleven: approx 9 miles We will go up through the woods following the relief path that was put in when the coast path fell into the sea earlier this year. We will continue across the fields to Porthleven where we will have a lunch break in one of the harbour pubs. After lunch, we will continue to seafront and head along SW coast path to Loe Bar where we will follow the path along the other side of the lake through some lovely woodlands, with great views over the lake. Monday Breakfast at the hostel. Hike to Mevagissey: approx 6 miles Mevagissey is an attractive village on the south coast of Cornwall. Its narrow streets clustered around its harbour with houses rising steeply around make it the perfect example of the Cornish fishing village. The village is first recorded in 1313 and has been involved in fishing for many centuries. Terms&Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/27636688/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ . Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat to anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked] . Click here to follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CuriousKatsAdventureClub/) Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: https://www.katsadventures.com/

Brecon Beacons, Wales - Hiking Easter Break

Needs a location

£24.32

Warn your loved ones, you will be offline during Easter! We have rented an entire barn house in a working farm at the Brecon Beacons, Wales :-) as our home for the long weekend break. Renew your batteries and give your brain a break. We will be hiking the beautiful hills of the Brecon Beacons on Saturday and Sunday, leaving Friday and Monday for arrivals, departures and shorter walks. The exact itinerary for the trails will be updated closer to the day, but here is what you can expect: - Walk the Beacons Circular to the top of Pen-y-Fan - From our door hike up the Welsh Sugar Loaf - Visit the beautiful waterfalls of Sgwd yr Eira - Walk Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal Included in price: Towels Beddings Guided Hike 3 Breakfasts 2 Lunch 3 Cooked dinners About the house: Follow this link for pictures of the house: http://www.maesyberllanbarn.com/ 2 twin rooms - available for single occupancy 2 triple rooms - 3 people in each room of the same gender 3 bathrooms COST: Shared triple room £235 Shared double room £295 Find your own accommodation plus food and join us for £60 Once the deposit of £23.5 + paypal fees has been paid we will contact you with further details. TRAVEL: Travel costs are not included. There is free parking at the location. We have limited spaces in a shared van, costing £65 leaving from Brentford Station on Friday at 8 am. Terms & Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/27636688/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ . Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat to anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked] . Click here to follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CuriousKatsAdventureClub/ Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: https://www.katsadventures.com/

Let`s DO a 13,000 Foot SKYDIVE!

North London Skydiving Centre

£25.75

How do you clear your head? A relaxing bath? A strong cup of coffee? A walk? How about jumping out of an airplane at 13,000 feet? If you’re looking for an adrenalin rush, a feeling of freedom and an incredible sense of accomplishment, pretty much nothing on earth (or in the sky) beats skydiving. A chance to get out your comfort zone massively by doing a skydive. This is high as the adrenaline gets and a thrilling opportunity to conquer your fears. Push yourself to your limits and meet one of your ultimate fears as you freefall from around 13,000 feet. Nothing seems more unnatural than jumping out of a plane, miles above the earth but that's exactly why you should do it! Its' a beautiful view up there and a freefall drop will allow you experience something like never before. Then once the parachute opens, you have time to regather your nerves. You will be nervous before doing it, but afterward's you will be able to take your own life to new limits and feel like you can conquer anything. It will be a story you can tell for many years to come, as it may well be the most thrilling and scary thing you ever do. The Tandem Skydive Your jump will be a tandem which means that you will be strapped to a experienced instructor and you dive together. Not only does this mean you don’t have to worry about making any mistakes, it also means he or she will be doing all the hard work. With others You will have an opportunity to do it with around 20 other people, most who are nervous and haven't done it before, but at the same time you will be around people who are doing for the second time and around people who love pushing boundaries in life. A fun experienced shared with others, where you are likely to not just meet other liked minded people but you could make some great friends also. Location This will take place at Chattiers Airfield in Cambridgeshire. We will look to get a train on the day to Cambridge from Central London, and arrange for a couple of taxis from the station. Limited Tickets and Price: This will be limited to just 20 people only and will be for a total cost of £250. Once you pay £25 deposit ( +PayPal fee) via the meet up, we will contact you with further payment details. A fun day to do with other like-minded people and we grab food and drinks after to discuss our experiences. Look forward to seeing you up there :) Schedule We will be getting a train from 7 am from Kings Cross to March. Early train means we are more guaranteed to get a jump that day, as winds pick up in the afternoon and most people will be there early. We will also have a couple of people potentially driving so possible to get a lift. Also, we will add you to a whats app group closer to the time. Terms&Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/27636688/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ . Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat to anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked] . Click here to follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CuriousKatsAdventureClub/) Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: https://www.katsadventures.com/

Hassocks to Lewes: Scenic South Downs Hike

Hassocks

£5.35

This is a gem of a walk along the South Downs, we hike along a ridge of the South Downs chalk grassland with panoramic views inland and out to the sea by Brighton. This hilly walk leaves Hassocks and then heads quite steeply uphill to the Jack and Jill windmills of Clayton. On the way up to the ridge, the route passes Butcher's Wood and also visits a church in Clayton. The friends of Jack and Jill windmill sometimes serve tea on weekends. If we have time we may make a short detour to the Chatri Memorial. A memorial to Indian soldiers who died of their injuries while at the Brighton Pavillion hospital during the two World Wars. http://www.chattri.org/ The walk then follows a flat stretch of the South Downs Way, where we'll get a good opportunity to enjoy panoramic views. On the South Downs Way we'll also pass medieval dew ponds and an Iron Age fort at Ditchling Beacon. After lunch, down below in Plumpton, we'll climb back up onto the downs, before a final walk into the historic town of Lewes along the River Ouse, then up to the Norman castle and through its gateway into the ancient High Street. Distance: Approx 12 miles (18 kms) Ascent: About 460 metres Allow about 5-6 hours Train: Buy a return London - Lewes - London Victoria ticket or London Bridge- Lewes - London Bridge Leaving from London Victoria at 09.46 am and from London Bridge at 09.35 am (please check times your self). Historical facts about the region and Lewes The Saxon Church of St John the Baptist in Clayton has eleventh or twelfth-century wall paintings and an entrance path whose rippled effect comes from stone quarried from the fossilised bed of a sea or a river. Ditchling Beacon, once an Iron Age fort, with traces of ramparts still visible, was a site for one of the beacons that gave warning of the Spanish Armada. Anne of Cleeves House is a 15th century timber framed Wealden Hall. It formed part of Queen Anne's annulment settlement from King Henry VIII in 1541, although she never stayed in the House or visited it. Lewes Castle The castle was built by William de Warenne, who fought alongside William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. Its towers were added about the time of the Battle of Lewes. In this battle in 1264, the rebel earl, Simon de Montfort, with an army of Londoners and 5,000 barons, defeated Henry III, who had two horses killed under him and was forced to seek refuge in Lewes Priory. The Mise of Lewes was signed next day and led to England's first parliamentary meeting at Westminster in 1265. The church at Lewes Priory was larger than Chichester Cathedral but was demolished during Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. Only ruins of the priory remain. The churchyard of St John Sub Castro ('Under the Castle') has an obelisk commissioned by Tsar Alexander II to commemorate the 28 prisoners of war who were captured during the Crimean War and who died in Lewes Gaol in the 1850s. Meetup fee: £5 Terms&Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/27636688/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ . Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat to anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked] . Click here to follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CuriousKatsAdventureClub/) Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: https://www.katsadventures.com/

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Horsley Station Car Park

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