What we're about

We're raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (https://www.gosh.org) (GOSH). We love the countryside and if by hiking we can help others, then we'll benefit and so will the kids.

All profits will go to charity. Hikers will pay a small fee for the day hike and we'll then deduct Meetup and PayPal fees - the rest will go GOSH.

So, if you love hiking at the weekend and would enjoy the extra feel-good factor of knowing your fee went to a good cause, then please sign up. You'll meet other sociable hikers too.

And if you'd like to lead a hike for us, please do get in touch.

Before coming on a hike, please read the important bits below :)

Our FAQs (https://www.meetup.com/Hike-For-Charity/pages/29668120/Our_FAQs/)

Our important legal bits (https://www.meetup.com/Hike-For-Charity/pages/29668134/Legal_bits/)

Our what to wear and take guide (https://www.meetup.com/Hike-For-Charity/pages/29668194/What_to_wear_and_take/) (fashionistas look away)

Upcoming events (2)

London's secret gem - the Regent's Canal (9 miles/14.5 kilometres)

Warwick Avenue Station

£7.00

If you sign up for this walk, you’re confirming you’ve read and agree to our Covid-19 policy, see here: https://www.meetup.com/Hike-For-Charity/pages/31128764/Covid-19_Secure_Policy/ Do this: for a walk through the backdoor of London, catching it in private, with its slippers on. We're raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (https://www.gosh.org). We’ll deduct Meetup and PayPal fees but all the profits will go to GOSH. After each hike, we’ll let you know exactly how much we’ve all raised. The first three people to sign up for this walk will get a free GOSH t-shirt 😊 HIKE FACTS Hike distance: 9 miles/14.5 km (about 3/4 hours of actual walking) - and possibly a tiny bit more as there’s always a detour or two because of path upgrades or engineering works! Hike grade: 2/10 Hike speed: approx. 2.5/3mph over varied terrain Weather: https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2643743 COST Meetup fee: £7 MEETING AT Station: Warwick Avenue Station Meeting point: Outside the station Meeting time : 11am. We'll leave at 11.10 am Plan your route: https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/ WALK DESCRIPTION This linear walk takes us west to east right through the middle of London. We start at Little Venice and finish 9 miles later on the River Thames, after passing through the beautiful Limehouse Basin marina. If you’re not already familiar with this walk, it’s one of London’s best-kept secrets. And you can do it in your trainers! There’s loads to see along the way including some of the capital’s most famous landmarks like Regent’s Park, Primrose Hill and Camden Lock. Lunch will be at London Fields so please bring a packed lunch or you might be able to get something there. KEY INFORMATION YOU MUST READ THE THREE SECTIONS BELOW - if you join this trip, you're confirming that you have. 1) The perilous bit: https://www.meetup.com/Hike-For-Charity/pages/29668134/Legal_bits/ 2) Our FAQs, including an explanation of Groupsave tickets which will save you money: https://www.meetup.com/Hike-For-Charity/pages/29668120/Our_FAQs/ 3) See here for what to wear and take: https://www.meetup.com/Hike-For-Charity/pages/29668194/What_to_wear_and_take/ AND FINALLY We're volunteers hoping to establish a community of friends, so please go with the flow and help out where and if you can. If you need to contact me on the day my number's:[masked]

Hampton Court Circular: (8 miles/13KM)

Hampton Court Railway Station

£5.00

If you sign up for this walk, you’re confirming you’ve read and agree to our Covid-19 policy, see here: https://www.meetup.com/Hike-For-Charity/pages/31128764/Covid-19_Secure_Policy/ Do this walk because - you will see Britain's greatest Tudor Palace and walk in the stunning Royal Parks that surround it! (Walk description is below) We're raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (https://www.gosh.org). We’ll deduct Meetup and PayPal fees but all the profits will go to GOSH. After each hike, we’ll let you know exactly how much we’ve all raised. The first three people to sign up for this walk and turn up on the day will get a free GOSH t-shirt 😊 HIKE FACTS Hike distance: Nearly 13km miles/8 km Duration: About 2.5 to 3 hours of walking, plus a lunch stop of approx. 30 minutes Hike grade: 1/10 Hike speed: approx. 2.5/3mph over varied terrain Weather: https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/6620446 COST Meetup fee: £5 Paypal MEETING AT Station: Hampton Court railway station Meeting point: Outside the station Meeting time: 12.15 pm. We'll leave at 12.25 pm Plan your route: https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/ and https://www.thetrainline.com/ (trains leave from Waterloo) WALK DESCRIPTION We’ll be walking through two royal parks next to Hampton Court Palace with the opportunity to spend time at the end of the walk in the palace grounds (note that we won’t be going into the Palace, so if you want to do that, you’ll need to go there earlier. That costs about £25). Hampton Court Park was originally established as a hunting ground for Henry VIII but it has associations with other British monarchs including Charles I and Mary II. The Palace itself was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey, until the poor man fell out with Henry VIII… We’ll take a 30 minute break, about halfway round at the Pheasantry café in Bushy Park. As it's very likely to be busy, if you think you'll want food it might be best to bring your own. We’ve taken this walk from the Saturday Walkers Club website (https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/hampton-court-circular/); it's a great resource for walkers. KEY INFORMATION YOU MUST READ THE THREE SECTIONS BELOW - if you join this trip, you're confirming that you have. 1) The perilous bit: https://www.meetup.com/Hike-For-Charity/pages/29668134/Legal_bits/ 2) Our FAQs, including an explanation of Groupsave tickets which will save you money: https://www.meetup.com/Hike-For-Charity/pages/29668120/Our_FAQs/ 3) See here for what to wear and take: https://www.meetup.com/Hike-For-Charity/pages/29668194/What_to_wear_and_take/ AND FINALLY We're volunteers hoping to establish a community of friends, so please go with the flow and help out where and if you can. If you need to contact me on the day my number's:[masked]

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