What we're about

Must all meetup groups in London be fully booked or ridiculously expensive?! Not here!!

Explore Britain and the Great British outdoors free of charge by connecting with walkers, hikers and outdoor lovers!

We are different from most outdoor Meetup Groups because
- we are 100% free & community-driven;
- we are a group of friends, not a business;
- we do different activity types and levels;
- anyone may organize a walk/trip. You, too!

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How does it work?
- You only pay for your train tickets and accommodation (if necessary)
- If possible we will share ticket costs and discounts (e.g. GroupSave)

Who should join this group?
- Anyone who loves the outdoors:
- All ages and experience levels;
- Check each individual event's details to decide if it's suitable for you.

What are the rules?
Because each event has a different organizer, please read each event's rules carefully, e.g. some trips may have limited places due to safety reasons;

Get ready for unforgettable adventures, forests, ancient castles, prehistoric ruins, valley walks and hills, weekend breaks and day walks - along the English coasts, the mountains of Wales and the Highlands of Scotland - all for free!

Upcoming events (4)

Box Hill circular walk - Surrey

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Box Hill is most famous for the panoramic far reaching views to the South. From the stone viewpoint you can see for more than 10 miles with Surrey and East Sussex stretching out beneath you. We will cross the river Mole via the 16 Hexagonal stepping stones and walk along rolls grape vines at Denbies vineyard. Quick Facts Walking distance approx. 11 miles circular walk Terrain: Undulating grounds through open meadows and wooden areas. 1 strenuous ascent. Transportation: Meeting at Boxhill & Westhumble station from various station from London - return Car Parking: Michael can direct you to free parking at the station. Meet at Boxhill car park for 10am. Michael W the event host will be travelling via car. Walk starts at 10:00am from Boxhill & Westhumble (BXW) station. Walk ends at approx 16:00 at Boxhill & Westhumble (BXW) station Bring a packed lunch we will find a suitable picnic spot. If you have signed up to one of my other 2 Sunday walks on 5th and 19th July please do not RSVP to this one. Please give other members an opportunity of a walk. *How to join?* - The walk is entirely free of charge; - You only arrange for your own travel and pub expenses; - Understand our terms and conditions below (the "IMPORTANT" part); - Understand how to stay safe outdoors, as you will be responsible for yourself. See our quick safety tips: http://www.meetup.com/Free-Outdoor-Trips-From-London/about/ *What to bring* - Plenty of water, 1-2 litres recommended - Enough snacks and packed lunch to keep you energized along the walk - Extra snacks and an extra packed lunch just in case - Rainproof (ideally waterproof) clothing, sturdy shoes/boots you don't mind getting muddy - Spare socks - Walking poles and/or an umbrella :-) - Yourself... - ...and your camera! - Cash for train ticket - Cash for pub at the end of the walk? Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section! IMPORTANT Please bear in mind this is a free of charge, self-guided trip with a hobby group. It is not organized by a business nor any entity with commercial purposes. Any trip details, travel advice, route planning, instructions and other content in our group merely represent our shared personal knowledge, research and suggestions as outdoor enthusiasts. As this is no business, there is no "product", "service" or "package" and also no "tour guide", "operator" or "walk leader". Each participant is responsible for their own safety. Even if some of us are very experienced walking outdoors, nobody assumes responsibility for any kind of injury, damage or loss that may happen. Despite this, we take extreme precautions and all trips we plan are very safe, fun, highly educational and popular. Our experienced members volunteer their time and effort to shape a pleasant and quality adventure for everyone :-) By participating you acknowledge and agree with this disclaimer. Here are our tips on staying safe during outdoor trips: http://www.meetup.com/Free-Outdoor-Trips-From-London/about/ TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION, INSURANCE Although we provide detailed suggestions, each participant is expected to arrange their own travel - this gives everyone the freedom and choice. Anyone interested in travel or outdoor insurance should also arrange this on their own. As mentioned above we always take extreme precautions, but some people may still feel safer if covered. As most of our trips are confirmed or postponed very close to the event date - heavily depending on the weather forecasts - we advise not to buy this until the last minute. People getting tickets from the same station are encouraged to meet early on the day to benefit from discounts such as GroupSave. Any questions, feel free to ask below or send a private message!

Seaford to Eastbourne classic Seven Sisters walk - 13 Miles (strenuous)

Join me for the classic cliff-top walk – one of the finest coastal walks in England – affords stunning (and very famous) views of the white cliffs of the Seven Sisters, and the renowned Beachy Head, before ending in the elegant seafront town of Eastbourne. Please note this is a strenuous walk and therefore not suitable for beginners. We will comply to the social distancing rules which limits the amount of people that can join so please only rsvp if you are 100% sure you will attend. No shows might be barred from my future walks . Meeting place to be decided Outward travel: Get the 9.24 train from London Victoria to Seaford changing at Lewes, arrives 10:48. The return is the 18:35 train from Eastbourne to London Victoria. Buy 2 single tickets in advance. There are a few £5 tickets left or you could get a day saver ticket for 4 together. Walk starts at 11:00 from Seaford station. Walk ends at approx 18:00 at Eastbourne station. Bring a packed lunch we will find a suitable picnic spot. There is also a possibility of a pub stop although I can't guarantee that. *How to join?* - The walk is entirely free of charge; - You only arrange for your own travel and pub expenses; - Understand our terms and conditions below (the "IMPORTANT" part); - Understand how to stay safe outdoors, as you will be responsible for yourself. See our quick safety tips: http://www.meetup.com/Free-Outdoor-Trips-From-London/about/ - Please answer the RSVP question; Guests with missing or incorrect answers will be removed from the list! *What to bring* - Plenty of water, 1-2 litres recommended - Enough snacks and packed lunch to keep you energized along the walk - Extra snacks and an extra packed lunch just in case - Rainproof (ideally waterproof) clothing, sturdy shoes/boots you don't mind getting muddy - Spare socks - Walking poles and/or an umbrella :-) - Yourself... - ...and your camera! - Cash for train ticket - Cash for pub at the end of the walk? Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section! IMPORTANT Please bear in mind this is a free of charge, self-guided trip with a hobby group. It is not organized by a business nor any entity with commercial purposes. Any trip details, travel advice, route planning, instructions and other content in our group merely represent our shared personal knowledge, research and suggestions as outdoor enthusiasts. As this is no business, there is no "product", "service" or "package" and also no "tour guide", "operator" or "walk leader". Each participant is responsible for their own safety. Even if some of us are very experienced walking outdoors, nobody assumes responsibility for any kind of injury, damage or loss that may happen. Despite this, we take extreme precautions and all trips we plan are very safe, fun, highly educational and popular. Our experienced members volunteer their time and effort to shape a pleasant and quality adventure for everyone :-) By participating you acknowledge and agree with this disclaimer. Here are our tips on staying safe during outdoor trips: http://www.meetup.com/Free-Outdoor-Trips-From-London/about/ TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION, INSURANCE Although we provide detailed suggestions, each participant is expected to arrange their own travel - this gives everyone the freedom and choice. Anyone interested in travel or outdoor insurance should also arrange this on their own. As mentioned above we always take extreme precautions, but some people may still feel safer if covered. As most of our trips are confirmed or postponed very close to the event date - heavily depending on the weather forecasts - we advise not to buy this until the last minute. People getting tickets from the same station are encouraged to meet early on the day to benefit from discounts such as GroupSave. Any questions, feel free to ask below or send a private message!

Lavender fields, Happy Valley and Surrey North Downs

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We start our walk from Banstead train station and will arrive at the Lavender fields at May field after only 1 hours of walking. After you have taken your photos we will continue to the open meadow of Happy Valley and high view points along the Surrey, North Downs. This will be a long walking day and will walk at an average pace, ensure you are fit enough to walk 16 miles. This will not be a circular walk and will finish at Coulsdon South train station. Quick Facts Walking Distance: 16 miles through country lanes meadows and fields. Terrain: Generally flat route with a few gentle undulating paths Transportation: Starting from Banstead station and finishing in Coulsdon South station (Zone 6) Car Parking: You can leave your car at the finishing point (Coulsdon South station) and Michael will drive you to the start (Banstead) Meet at Banstead station for 10am. Michael W the event host will be travelling via car. Walk starts at 10:00am from Banstead (BAD) station Walk ends at approx 17:00 at Coulsdon South station (CDS) station Bring a packed lunch we will find a suitable picnic spot. There is also a possibility of a pub stop although I can’t guarantee that it will be open. If you have signed up to one of my other 2 Sunday walks on 5th and 12th July please do not RSVP to this one. Please give other members an opportunity of a walk. *How to join?* - The walk is entirely free of charge; - You only arrange for your own travel and pub expenses; - Understand our terms and conditions below (the "IMPORTANT" part); - Understand how to stay safe outdoors, as you will be responsible for yourself. See our quick safety tips: http://www.meetup.com/Free-Outdoor-Trips-From-London/about/ *What to bring* - Plenty of water, 1-2 litres recommended - Enough snacks and packed lunch to keep you energized along the walk - Extra snacks and an extra packed lunch just in case - Rainproof (ideally waterproof) clothing, sturdy shoes/boots you don't mind getting muddy - Spare socks - Walking poles and/or an umbrella :-) - Yourself... - ...and your camera! - Cash for train ticket - Cash for pub at the end of the walk? Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section! IMPORTANT Please bear in mind this is a free of charge, self-guided trip with a hobby group. It is not organized by a business nor any entity with commercial purposes. Any trip details, travel advice, route planning, instructions and other content in our group merely represent our shared personal knowledge, research and suggestions as outdoor enthusiasts. As this is no business, there is no "product", "service" or "package" and also no "tour guide", "operator" or "walk leader". Each participant is responsible for their own safety. Even if some of us are very experienced walking outdoors, nobody assumes responsibility for any kind of injury, damage or loss that may happen. Despite this, we take extreme precautions and all trips we plan are very safe, fun, highly educational and popular. Our experienced members volunteer their time and effort to shape a pleasant and quality adventure for everyone :-) By participating you acknowledge and agree with this disclaimer. Here are our tips on staying safe during outdoor trips: http://www.meetup.com/Free-Outdoor-Trips-From-London/about/ TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION, INSURANCE Although we provide detailed suggestions, each participant is expected to arrange their own travel - this gives everyone the freedom and choice. Anyone interested in travel or outdoor insurance should also arrange this on their own. As mentioned above we always take extreme precautions, but some people may still feel safer if covered. As most of our trips are confirmed or postponed very close to the event date - heavily depending on the weather forecasts - we advise not to buy this until the last minute. People getting tickets from the same station are encouraged to meet early on the day to benefit from discounts such as GroupSave.

USA - Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Zion and the best of California's National Parks

This will be a road trip to remember covering 6 USA National Parks ( including - Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Sequoia & Zion) across 4 states (California, Arizona, Utah & Nevada) and 6 different accommodation locations. There will be 9 hiking days and this includes the infamous Half Dome hike up in the granite mountains of Yosemite, trails through giant Sequoia & Redwood trees and the best hikes down to the base of the Grand Canyon. We will drive 100 miles along the pacific coast along the infamous the Pacific Highway 1 with incredible pacific ocean views to the elephant seals rookery. This event will be during August 2020 and the deadline to sign up will be mid November 2019 as we have to purchase our flights by December. The hiking routes I will be choosing will be the classic, scenic and not to be missed ones and therefore are high in the mountains with the best viewpoints. To view photos of my 2017/2019 USA event go to: https://www.michael-outdoor-events.com/usa-grand-cayon I am able to offer 3 free hiking places each day (maximum of 4 days per member) of the 14 days itinerary. For those who want to join this trip for free hiking then you will need to sort out your own accommodation & transportation. Of course this offer would only make sense if you are in USA and in the same area at the same time. I am leading a non free group from UK for the whole 14 days starting from UK where I will organise everything. I CANNOT give you any more info at this stage (cannot reply to any questions on meetup). If you are interested just RSVP and send Michael a brief email via [masked] and state whether you are interested in the whole 14 days itinerary or the free 4 days and I will send you further informations regarding to flights & costs. Proposed itinerary (exact dates to be confirmed) USA Schedule 2020Day 00 - 11th August Tues - London to SF stay overnight and fly out to LV next morning Day 01- 12th Wed - August 2020: SF for Las Vegas - hire vehicle/s (minibus or/and car/s) and drive to accommodation outside of Zion National Park Day 02: 13th Thurs - Zion National Park: Angels Landing hike (this is one of the best walks in the region - 6 hours hike) angel landing video Don’t worry if this video looks scary, it really isn’t too bad as you are supported by chains along the route. Most of my group didn’t even bother with the supporting chains. You can miss the narrow sections completely. Will give you more info during our meeting. Day 03: 14th Fri - The Narrows (this is dependant upon the water levels in the canyon) Day 04: 15th Sat - Bryce Canyon and Horse shoe and drive to Grand Canyon rim walk (2 hours walk) + view Grand Canyon at sunset Day 05: 16th Sun - Grandview and Mesa Horse shoe, a classic Grand Canyon hike (6-7 hours walk) Day 06 : 17th Mon - Drive to Williams (an interesting town on route 66) for breakfast then drive back to Las Vegas and stay for 1 night Day 07 : 18th Tues - Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco - hire Vehicle/s and drive a short distance to Monterey - Coastal bike ride, whale watching or other activities Day 08: 19th Wed - Half Dome hike (16 miles - 10 hours) - the best and most infamous hike in Yosemite half dome hike yosemite best video Don’t worry about the cable section. It isn’t that hard. Will give you more info during our meeting. Day 09: 20th Thurs - Late start & sightseeing day: visit Yosemite falls and El Capitan Day 10: 21st Fri - Panoramic trail to Glacier Point (14 miles 10 hours) - a fantastic walk with an incredible views of the whole Yosemite valley Day 11: 22nd Sat Redwood Canyon Loop (4-5 hrs walk through giant sequoia trees forest) + Congress Trail (2 hours) Day 12: 23rd Sun Big tree walk (2.5 hours) Moro Rock (1.5 hour) + General Sherman Tree (the largest tree in the world) - Leave Sequoia for Yosemite Day 13: 24th Mon - Leave Monterey and continue along the Pacific highway 1 (Pacific coastal views) to visit the elephant seals then drive to Sequoia National park

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