• Leith Hill Tower, and the Greensands Way

    London Bridge Mainline Station

    £20.00

    This long beautiful hike in the Surrey Hills, takes us from the town of Dorking gradually ascending through woodland to join the Greensand Way. The trail leads us to the beautiful village Friday Street, then onto the highlight of the walk Leith Hill 294m the highest hill in the southeast of England, it's majestic Gothic Victorian tower which from the top you can see sweeping views towards London and South towards the English Channel. From the tower, a gradual descent takes us past the Dukes Warren and past Tillings springs which form a small tributary of the River Mole. We continue past the ponds at Westcott to drop into the Valley before picking up a trail along the Mole Valley, finishing in Dorking where you are welcome to join us for a drink and some food or take the train home. MEETING TIME: 08:55 London Victoria railway station in front of the departure boards next to the information stand near platform 12 We will be taking the 09:25 train to Dorking Main, arriving 10:21. Due back in London 19:30 COST: £20 includes train fare GRADE: Beginner/intermediate, 23km 15m. 6 hrs hiking time undulating woodland trails with some steep ascents. What to bring: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FLjSAczjgbZ26OKE4Iy_zX2IFqkybdXCmK9AkVfqI1w/edit?usp=sharing Terms and conditions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XSic4Aj9VJguTQuiWrTd6I1A-EmvmQCqCHggB0omlX8/edit?usp=sharing To view our full calendar: https://www.meetup.com/GO-London/events/ Contact: [masked] -[masked] Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GoLondonAdventure/ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoLondonHiking/

  • Navigation and map reading course

    Tring Station Car Park

    £45.00

    Learn to map read with GO London This course will introduce you to the basic navigation skills for you to head into the British countryside with confidence. Cost : £45pp 1:6 instructor ratio We will meet up at Tring Station the course takes place in the Chiltern Hills learning the basics of map reading. There is a train at 08:55 from Euston which arrives in Tring for 09:29. The return train will be at 17:15 We will cover the following skills:- Understand the nature of a map as a two-dimensional plan. Understand how to use map symbols and scales, on a variety of maps. Orientate the map with and without a compass. Use the orientated map to identify land features and indicate the direction of travel. Choose simple navigation strategies and routes. Use linear features (e.g. paths and tracks) as handrails in simple navigation exercises. Estimate distance on both map and ground. Using a basic understanding of contours, match major landforms like hills and valleys to their map representation. Plan a safe, suitable walk. Relocate using simple techniques on paths and other handrails. If you wish to do some pre-study you can find some useful information by following the link:- https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/resources/map-reading/ Recommended books:- https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/docs/leaflets/map-reading.pdf Free PDF worth bringing along. The ultimate navigation manual by Lyle Brotherton ISBN[masked] Navigation for walkers ISBN[masked] Navigation in the mountains ISBN[masked] Maps are provided but we recommend you bring your own you will need:- OS Explorer Map 1:25 000 Chiltern Hills North sheet 181 You will also need to bring:- base plate compass, recommended makes Silva, Recta, Suunto, http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/silva-ranger-compass-p194176 (recommended) Cheap options are available http://www.sportsdirect.com/karrimor-compass-785005?colcode=78500590 if you go for this option please make sure that the needle remains stable in the compass. A pencil and paper pack lunch and snacks Water Suitable warm and waterproof outdoor clothes Walking boots or other suitable walking shoes

  • Two Days Hiking along the South Downs Way, Amberley and the Devils Dyke

    Join us for two days of lovely early autumnal hiking along the beautiful South Downs way, with an overnight stay at a hostel with a view! This is an ideal weekend for anyone who has completed a few day hikes and now wants to have a go at longer distances/hiking on consecutive days, but doesn’t feel ready for some of the bigger wilder trips Go London has on offer. It’s also ideal for anyone that wants to build up to longer trips. Our two day walk will take us eastbound along the South Downs Way. We’ll be carrying everything we need for the two days on our backs (see what to take list below). Each of the day walks will be long with some steep hills and descents but assuming we have good weather, we will enjoy spectacular panoramic views across the south east. Day One: 13 miles (21 km) approx Meeting at Victoria we’ll take the train to our starting point at Amberley (we will meet at 08:55 for our train which departs at 09:36, arriving at Amberley at 10:57 - journey time 1hr 21). From Amberley we will join the South Downs Way. We will follow along this spectacular high ridge way which gives us stunning views across the south of England. We'll stop at the delightful Chanctonbury Ring with fabulous views in all directions for a packed lunch, before continuing on to our evening accommodation which is situated precisely on our route. Once at the accommodation we can freshen up and look forward to a relaxing evening with a cooked meal, and watch the sunset over the Downs. Day Two: (14 miles, 22.5 km) We'll enjoy breakfast at the hostel before setting out for our second day’s hike. Today’s walk takes us past the fascinating Devils Dyke and Ditchling Beacon, and the famous Jack and Jill Windmills. It eventually drops down to Lewes, from where we will take the train back to London. Price: £80. Payable on RSVP . What’s included: two full day walks along the South Downs Way, one night accommodation in hostel (mixed dorm rooms) and bedding, dinner (Saturday) and breakfast (Sunday). Not included: Transport to Amberley and from Lewes. Lunches - these can be purchased from the hostel or you can bring them with you. Train costs will be approx £32 (based on group saver rate). We'll be buying train tickets on the day, and will have to buy two separate tickets for the return. What to bring: A medium backpack with plenty of snacks, lunch for both days (see above) plenty of water. Toiletries. Walking poles. Waterproofs. Warm layers. Towels can be hired at the hostel. Recommend you pack light as you can, it’s only one night, and remember you'll be carrying all you take, so keep it light! ANY QUESTIONS: Please message me. Please see the Go London Kit List at https://www.meetup.com/GO-London/pages/5081362/Kit_List%27s/ GO London terms and conditions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XSic4Aj9VJguTQuiWrTd6I1A-EmvmQCqCHggB0omlX8/edit?usp=sharing

  • Hike the Seven Sisters "The finest coastal hike in England"

    London Victoria Railway Station

    £22.00

    Hike the Seven Sisters "the finest coastal hike in England" Starting in the pretty town of Seaford on the Sussex coast we hike along the seafront passing the Martello Tower before following the Vanguard way to Seaford Head. with far reaching views of the stunning white cliffs of the Severn Sisters and Beachy Head ending on the promenade of the seafront town of Eastbourne. We undulate along the sea cliffs to drop down to the Cuckmere Estuary and wildlife reserve, lunching at the cafe and visitor centre. Joining the South Downs Way and entering the Seven Sisters Country Park a steep climb leads to the trig point at Cliff End. From here we follow the cliff edge path over the famous Seven Sisters cliffs to Birling Gap. After Birling Gap there is a steady climb past Belle Tout a former lighthouse and onto the spectacular Beachy Head with possibly the finest views in Southern England. Descending to the coast we walk the Victoria Promenade to the town. From here you can either join us for a drink or take the train home. MEETING TIME: 08:45 London Victoria next to the information booth near platform 12. We will be taking the 09:16 train to Seaford, arriving, 10:59. Due in London approx 20:00 COST: £22 payable on RSVP INCLUDES TRAIN FARE . GRADE: Intermediate/challenging, 22km, 14 miles, 670m ascent, on good paths with some steep hills. 7-1/2 hours hiking What to bring: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FLjSAczjgbZ26OKE4Iy_zX2IFqkybdXCmK9AkVfqI1w/edit?usp=sharing Terms and conditions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XSic4Aj9VJguTQuiWrTd6I1A-EmvmQCqCHggB0omlX8/edit?usp=sharing To view our full calendar: https://www.meetup.com/GO-London/events/ Contact: [masked] -[masked] Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GoLondonAdventure/ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoLondonHiking/

  • Henley on Thames Autumn Circular - Beginners Hike

    Paddington Station

    £8.00

    This picturesque walk takes from Henley on Thames, to the delightful village of Hambledon then back along the river to Henley. This walk takes out of Henley along the hills overlooking the Thames, through pastures and Beachwood and crossing the weir at Hambleden Mill then into the picturesque flint stone village of Hambleden where we will stop for lunch (bring a packed lunch). We then walk along parallel to Thames past Temple Island and the beautiful Fawley Court back into Henley where we will have a drink (and food if you want some) before returning to Paddington MEETING TIME: 9.00am next to the information point by the main ticket office (near to Platform 1). I will be holding a Meet Up sign. We will be taking the 09.45 train which takes 1hr 12 mins (including a change at Twyford) arriving at Henley on Thames at 10.55. Arrival time back in London 17.30 (ish). COST: organiser fee £8 payable on RSVP. Train tickets are your own responsibility and can be bought on the day £9pp for a group travelling together£11.70 (for a group of three or more people travelling together) or £18 for one person. GRADE: Beginner-15km/9.4 miles Difficulty, Easy - Moderate (one or two steep hills) Please ensure you wear adequate hiking boots. Time, 4-5 hours walking 45 mins for lunch. What to bring: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FLjSAczjgbZ26OKE4Iy_zX2IFqkybdXCmK9AkVfqI1w/edit?usp=sharing Terms and conditions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XSic4Aj9VJguTQuiWrTd6I1A-EmvmQCqCHggB0omlX8/edit?usp=sharing To view our full calendar: https://www.meetup.com/GO-London/events/ Contact: [masked] -[masked] Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GoLondonAdventure/ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoLondonHiking/

  • Pre trip meeting-Nepal adventure, trek to Everest Base Camp

    Penderel's Oak, JD Wetherspoon

    This is a pre-trip meeting for GO-London members who are attending Nepal adventure, trek to Everest Base Camp onFriday, October 18, 2019 Spaces still available - https://www.meetup.com/GO-London/events/256908839/[masked] for more info Location: Penderel's Oak[masked] High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 7HP[masked] reserved area Agenda: Meet and greet Travel arrangements Health Itinerary Kit list AOB (If you can't make it let me know and we can make alternative arrangements)[masked] To view our full calendar: https://www.meetup.com/GO-London/events/ Contact: [masked] -[masked] Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GoLondonAdventure/ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoLondonHiking/

  • Harlington the Sharpenhoe Clappers and the John Bunyan Trail

    London St Pancras Railway Station

    £8.00

    A circular walk from Harlington railway station through the rolling Sundon Hills with great views of the northern Chilterns. Follow part of the ancient Icknield Way and walk the beech-clad Sharpenhoe Clappers then join the John Bunyan Trail, before returning to Harlington. From Harlington station we head south to join the Icknield Way, a steady climb takes us onto the Sundon Hills, an area of outstanding national beauty and one of the highest points in Bedfordshire with superb views of the Chiltern hills. We follow the ridge to the ancient beech woods of the Shapenhoe Clappers, where we pick up the Chiltern Way, passing through the village of Streatley, the trail takes us to Hill Hoe Farm and follows the ridge of the Barton Hills. Dropping into Barton Le Clay we pick up the John Bunyan Trail, before turning south to follow the Wateroff brook back into Harlington, where you will have an option to join us for food and a drink or take the train back to London. MEETING TIME: 09:00 at London St Pancras Railway station, outside the national rail ticket office in front of the departure boards. We will be taking the 09:36 train to Harlington arriving 10:19 journey time 43 mins. Due back in London approx 19:30 pm COST: organiser fee £8 payable on RSVP. Train tickets are your own responsibility and can be bought on the day £9pp for a group travelling together GRADE: Intermediate/ hard, 24km 15 miles on good paths with some steep hills. 7 hours hiking What to bring: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FLjSAczjgbZ26OKE4Iy_zX2IFqkybdXCmK9AkVfqI1w/edit?usp=sharing Terms and conditions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XSic4Aj9VJguTQuiWrTd6I1A-EmvmQCqCHggB0omlX8/edit?usp=sharing To view our full calendar: https://www.meetup.com/GO-London/events/ Contact: [masked] -[masked] Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GoLondonAdventure/ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoLondonHiking/

  • Autumn colours & spectacular views - Beginners Hike Guildford Circular

    Waterloo Station Waterloo Road (Stop F)

    £8.00

    Join us for a pleasant Sunday stroll in the ancient woodland of Surrey to enjoy the autumn colours and fantastic views from Martha's Hill. We start our walk in Guildford and will meander along the River Wey, turning off into the beautiful Chantry Woods, after exploring the woods we'll make our way up to the pretty St Martha's Church, where we'll enjoy a picnic lunch with amazing views of Surrey that stretch all the way to the South Downs. After this is a circular walk, we'll head back to the town of Guildford where you can explore the town or join us for a bite to eat and drink in the pub. MEETING TIME: London Waterloo Station, under the clock, I'll be holding a Meet Up sign. We will be meeting at 10.30am to take the 11.00 am train that gets to Guildford at 11.41. We should be returning to London around 17:30. COST: organiser fee £8 payable on RSVP. Train tickets are your own responsibility and can be bought on the day £11:50pp for a group travelling together GRADE: Beginner- 6.5 miles on footpaths with some steep hills, as this walk is suitable for beginners we'll take the hills slow (the views will be worth the climb I promise). What to bring: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FLjSAczjgbZ26OKE4Iy_zX2IFqkybdXCmK9AkVfqI1w/edit?usp=sharing If it's been rainy leading up to the day, it will be quite muddy so be wearing sturdy boots and maybe even Poles if you have them. Also bring a packed lunch. Terms and conditions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XSic4Aj9VJguTQuiWrTd6I1A-EmvmQCqCHggB0omlX8/edit?usp=sharing To view our full calendar: https://www.meetup.com/GO-London/events/ Contact: [masked] -[masked] Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GoLondonAdventure/ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoLondonHiking/

  • Morocco Anti Atlas Recce

    Gatwick Airport

    £685.00

    Morocco Anti Atlas Recce £150 deposit payable on RSVP Pete Hyde and Gareth Clarke would like to take you on an adventure! On our travels around the remote Anti-Atlas Mountains of Southern Morocco, we have noticed the massive potential to explore and climb mountains that very few people have ever ventured. We would like to take a small capable group to help us explore all this untapped potential. This together with the places we stay, the food we eat and the Berber people we stay with will all make this a great adventure. Possible objectives include Adrar Mqorn, the Abdellah Cirque and routes from the Ait Mansour Gorge. Everyone must be mountain fit and have experience of exposed grade 1 scrambling. We will be taking a maximum of seven people. Total cost £685; £150 deposit payable on RSVP, balance £535 payable by 10th August to GO Venture LTD, account No[masked] sort code[masked]. Please use reference MOR10. Your money is protected under the travel and package regulations Included: Airport transfers, transport, half board, accommodation, guides. Not included: Flights, drinks, snacks and lunches Kit List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WwPtsS5ONFW3I4BHmeyNPPS_hWe9yXTZS4W7glg_O9Q/edit?usp=sharing Flights: Outbound Thursday 10/10/19 Flight no. EZY8149 London Gatwick (LGW) Depart 06:30 - Agadir (AGA) Arrive 10:25 Inbound Thursday 17/10/19 Flight no. EZY8150 Agadir (AGA) Depart 11:10 - London Gatwick (LGW) Arrive 14:50 You are welcome to book onto any flight, maybe even extend your trip, however, please ensure you are at the airport for our ongoing journey at the suggested times. Kayak and Skyscanner are recommended search engines. Please note our suggested flight is for guidance only and it is your responsibility to pick the most suitable flight to meet your requirements and also to book your own details correctly and accordingly. You may need to pay more than the prices above if you have checked in baggage and to meet any airline requirements. GO London terms and conditions and participation statement https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XSic4Aj9VJguTQuiWrTd6I1A-EmvmQCqCHggB0omlX8/edit?usp=sharing Please contact Pete or Gareth directly if you would like to know more details.