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 (5+)

Two Tree Island (11 miles or 15 miles)

London Fenchurch Street

Where is it? Well, it's in the sea. On this day I want to be on an uninhabited island, with only birds, the sea and the wind. This is also a chance to visit Hadleigh Castle dating from 1215 which offers a commanding view over the Thames Estuary. The circular walk from Benfleet is 11 miles (17 km) with an option to continue across marshes for a further 4 miles for anyone wanting a longer day out. Come join me at the seaside :) The return train fare from Fenchurch Street with a network card or GroupSave is only £8.60. Outward Travel: Take the train departing 10:25 AM from London Fenchurch Street to Benfleet. Beforehand from 10.00 AM the organiser will be easy to spot in the station concourse near the ticket office, wearing a bright yellow shirt or coat. Walk start: 11:15 AM from Benfleet rail station. Bring a packed lunch. Pub stop for drinks only. Buy a return ticket to Benfleet. *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!

Devon Coastal Walking Weekend

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We will walk on the South West Coastal Path (SWCP) from West Dorset into Devon. You may have walked to Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door in Dorset and wondered what is beyond these infamous landmarks, well it's miles and miles of fantastic coastal paths. The first days walk will be from West Bay and finish in Lyme Regis with long break at Golden Cap and Charmouth. Golden Cap is the highest point of the SWCP and is visible up to ten miles long the coastline. Lyme Regis is a lovely seaside town with a sandy beach and great restaurants for our evening meal. On the 2nd day we will continue our walk along the SWCP starting from Seaton and walk to Sidmouth. We will leave the Jurassic coast and encounter contrasting landscapes and risk formation of Devon. Both walks are around 10 miles in length and will be along undulating terrain. The beaches, sea, high cliffs, fishing villages and undulating coastal paths are the main sights of Dorset & Devon so the whole walking distance will be along coastal path. Other walking groups would walk a circular route and finish back at the starting point. For this event to maximise the coastal experience we will have cars strategically parked at the finishing point of each walk which maybe up to 10 miles away from the starting point, ready to pick up the group after a long day’s walk. If you are in the Dorset/Devon area during the weekend of 6th, 7th of April and want to join us for a free day walk. Can only offer 3 free places for EITHER Saturday 6th or Sunday 7th April as I am organising at a non free event for the both days. If you are interested in the free day event, let me know which day you would prefer. If you require information for the non free event please email Michael via [masked] and he will send you the full itinerary with cost for the whole weekend event. We will be staying at a Premier Inn hotel with 2 sharing on the Saturday night and Michael will provide transportation starting from London. For photos of past Devon event, please to go this link:https://www.michael-outdoor-events.com/events-2019

South west coast path from Exmouth to Lyme Regis

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We will spend 2 days hiking along the South west coast path from Exmouth to Lyme Regis. We will walk in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the west side of the Jurassic coast. We will stop for the night in Beer (Devon). The first day hike will be 22 miles and 4000 ft ascent, please join only if you have a good fitness level. The second day we will have a shorter hike of 15 miles. We will travel by train and stay in hostel/bnb. This is a free meetup and you will have to book accommodation and train by yourself . Currently train and hostel should be less than 100£, hostel will be fully booked soon and train tickets will increase, if you join late (after February) please be ready to spend more than 100£. Contact me (Simone) for more information. Your RSVP doesn't mean anything, we have a Whatsapp group for this trip. 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 and (if required) accommodation - this gives everyone the freedom and choice to join from wherever they want and stay wherever they want. 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.

A Walk to the Sea (14 or 15 miles) - Hassocks to Brighton

London Bridge Station

What better way that a walk may end, than to shed boots for the final steps into animating surf. This walk crosses the South Downs to finish at the sea. And there's a choice of arrival at Brighton: one can walk a final mile along the seafront; or enter the city in style aboard the oldest electric train in the world - Volk's 1883 railway! Outward Travel: Take the train departing 9:35 AM from London Bridge to Hassocks. Beforehand from 9.00 AM the organiser will be easy to spot next to the WH Smith in the station forecourt, wearing a bright yellow shirt or coat, to provide a focal point for people to gather for group tickets. Buy a return ticket to BRIGHTON. The return train fare from Thameslink London terminals with a Network Card or GroupSave is only £8.25. Walk start: 10:35 AM from Hassocks rail station. Bring a packed lunch. Pub stop for drinks only. The walk length is 14 miles, or 15 miles without the electric train (single fare £3.80). *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!

Past events (233)

Thames path walk - Slade Green to Greenwich - 16.5miles - Easy

Slade Green Railway Station

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