What we're about

We are a friendly and successful outdoor group. Our group is long established with the majority of our members living within the Ealing, Ruislip & Harrow & nearby areas.
We offer a wide variety of outdoor activities led by experienced walk leaders. Our core programme offers a weekly hike, about 20 weekends away each year, training in map reading & leadership skills. Evening walks and social events. We also arrange camping trips, regular cycle rides (off road & on road) and organise hill walking, horse riding hacks, sailing adventures, caving & canoeing excursions as part of our weekends away. Our YHA group name is Harrow Outdoor Group.
We benefit from our own hall where we arrange regular social events, BBQs, new members social evenings, training events and an annual awards ceremony where everyone can join up to celebrate the year, Anyone can attend our hall event if they want to meet us before joining us on a walk or weekend away. We offer a lively social programme with drinks socials at local pubs & regular new members meal events.
As we are affiliated to the YHA (since 1931) we benefit from YHA discounts at all hostels. We are a non profit making voluntary group. Thus we can offer very competitively priced trips away. We have long experience of camping trips; all our sites allow camp fires and bbqs.
Membership provides benefits such as affiliated YHA membership and discounts at all major outdoor shops. Come along to any of our events on the calendar, if any questions contact us on “meetup@hawog.org.uk" For our full current programme see

Upcoming events (5)

Green Chain Walk

Nunhead Station (Stop NB)


This easy walk follows Section 11 of the London Green Chain Walk which passes through one of south London's most important wildlife sites - Sydenham Hill Wood, and ends with Crystal Palace Park. We will start at Nunhead Cemetery, one of the magnificent Seven cemeteries in London. We then head towards Sydenham Hill Wood, an oasis in an urban jungle. Detour to Dulwich to mingle with the hoity toities for lunch, before hunting the dinosaurs in Crystal Palace. Excellent views from summit of Crystal Palace.

Refreshments - Lots of cafes on route. Picnic site at viewpoint.

Travel - Nunhead on mainline from Victoria, Crystal Palace on Overground line. Limited free parking around Nunhead station.

Start - 10:30am prompt at Nunhead station, Gibbon Road, postcode SE15 3XE

Cost of event is £10. This includes full membership for 1 year, Event arranged by main group,(www.hawog.org.uk)
All day walks are free to full members. Please rsvp & pay via paypal link. . Any questions please mail [masked]

Chiltern Hills Walk 2

Wendover Station Taxis


This longish walk features some steep but rewarding climbs walking through the beautiful Chilterns. After leaving Wendover we will make our way through the villages of Dunsmore, Little and Great Hampden, and Lacey Green, before arriving in Princes Risborough, where we then pick up the Ridgeway path for our return, taking in the viewpoints of Whiteleaf Hill and Coombe Hill before finally arriving back in Wendover.

Refreshments - Please bring a packed lunch as well as plenty of liquids for the day

Travel - Wendover is on Chiltern line from Harrow on the Hill. Free parking on Sundays close to the station.

Start - 9:30am prompt outside Wendover station, postcode HP22 6BT

Cost of event is £10. This includes full membership for 1 year , Event arranged by main group,(www.hawog.org.uk (http://www.hawog.org.uk/)) All day walks are free to full members. Any questions please mail [masked]

Navigation Training - Chiltern Hills

Chesham Tube Station


This is our first training event for the year. We are arranging a one day workshop covering basic navigation techniques including orientation of the map using a compass and land features; determining the direction of travel, distance and timings; identifying all Map features and details.

The day should give you the tools to plan and undertake walks in lowland terrain. This is the first stage on gaining lowland leader qualifications. We will offer further training to everyone booked in for today’s course so that they can aim to become qualified walk leaders.

Information for today’s course: Compass provided. Area covered OS Map 181, Chiltern Hills North. Please bring paper & pencil, usual walking gear & boots. Plus packed lunch & drinks. Flask of hot tea/coffee would be a good idea. We will finish mid afternoon. There are cafes & pubs by the station to get food & drinks at the end of the course. Chesham is on the Met line from London. Regular trains back to London on Met line. Within Oyster travel zone.

The trainer is a qualified Mountain Leader, Hill and Moorland leader & Expedition Skills. D of E supervisor and assessor to gold level. NNAS provider.

Cost of event is £30. This includes full membership for 1 year , the workshop and follow up training walks . Event arranged by main group,(www.hawog.org.uk (http://www.hawog.org.uk/)) All day walks are free to full members. Please rsvp & pay via paypal link. £10 only for now, balance when booked. We will send you confirmation mail on booking. Any questions please mail [masked]

Shakespeare in the Pub Garden, Ealing

Drayton Court


We are returning to see Shakespeare in an Ealing pub garden. Open Bar are back with "As You Like It" with a production that is full to the brim with comedy, romance and adventure! Experience Shakespeare as it was intended - informal, raucous and in a spacious pub garden with a drink in hand. Open Bar makes sure it's as relevant as ever, with original songs to help you follow the plot and six actors leaping around our two-storey set, what more could you ask for this summer?! Oh yes, a pint in your hand and a friend by your side!

Refreshments - Fully stocked bar with food options available to order

Travel - Nearest stations: Ealing Broadway (District, Central and mainline), 10-15 minute walk to venue; and West Ealing (mainline) 2 minutes from venue. Free parking in nearby streets.

Start - 7:00pm in rear garden of the Drayton Court Hotel, 2 The Avenue, Ealing, London, W13 8PH

Cost of event is £18. Tickets to be purchased via website. JUst initial £10 required for full membership for 1 year , Event arranged by main group,(www.hawog.org.uk (http://www.hawog.org.uk/)) All day walks are free to full members. Any questions please mail [masked]

Past events (581)

Greenwich Walk with Boat Trip

Embankment station


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