What we're about

MAKE IT A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION TO GET OUTSIDE AND GET FIT !!

Do you like to BREATHE FRESH AIR?   Do you want to IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS LEVELS?   Do you like GREEN WALKS in the COUNTRYSIDE or by the SEASIDE?  Do you prefer walks in PARKS by LAKES, CANALS, RIVERS, rather than through busy city streets?

Do you want to see new SECRET PLACES in London, places that you might not otherwise have reason to visit?

If you answered YES to any of the above then this group is the right one for you.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN KEN'S WALKS, a friendly group of walkers (Over 22,000 Members) mainly featuring WALKS in all the green parts of London (in places you have probably never heard of) and surrounding countryside and coastal towns. Change your life (physical health and mental health) dramatically for the better!!

YOU CAN JOIN KEN'S EVENTS FOR FREE and just pay a contribution for each event attended!!!
THERE IS NO JOINING FEE. INSTEAD FROM JANUARY 1st 2022 THERE WILL BE A COLLECTION OF A NOMINAL £5 CONTRIBUTION FOR EACH WALKING EVENT in LONDON ATTENDED (known as the 'pay as you go' option) OR YOU CAN PURCHASE A KEN'S EVENTS CARD (only £20 for a full 12 months validity from date of purchase, (known as the 'season ticket' and equivalent to only £1.66 pence per month), thus allowing you to save loads of money if you come to more than 4 walks a year!

Social Events: Our walks are social walks, where the emphasis is on meeting new people, enjoying nature, healthy exercise, and fresh air. Our walks are not interrupted with running commentaries or historical lectures, although occasionally features of significance may be pointed out. As such our walks will be continuous with few stops and it is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk. We always end the walk at a pub with a convivial atmosphere where the socialising can continue. Be sure to join us in the pub for the whole experience!

If weekday and evening walks are your thing, then you should also join Ken's Weekday and Evenings Walking Group. Click here for more information. 

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JOIN KEN'S EVENTS AND SEE LONDON!!
You can buy a 'Kens Events' card online through Paypal or by cash at most events. Please note that although Paypal is used for on-line payment, you do not need a Paypal account, just a credit or debit card.  Click on this link to get a Card. https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/dues/  Now just bring your e-mail receipt to your next event and you will be given the Card in exchange. 
You can also follow Ken's Events on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kens-Events/1...
and on Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/
and on Instagram
Kenswalks

Also be sure to join our growing Kens Events Facebook Group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/kensevents

KENS EVENTS DISCLAIMER - PLEASE READ!

DISCLAIMER FOR KEN'S EVENTS

KEN'S EVENTS arranges events, or makes arrangements to join third party events, for the enjoyment of Members and Guests. All of these events could be arranged by individuals themselves or attended by any individual on their own. However Ken's Events makes life easy for you by taking the hard work out of the organisation of these events and additionally provides you with the opportunity to meet new people and attend these events in the company of a friendly group of people. However please note that:

Participation in Ken's Events activities is strictly voluntary and members and guests assume all risks in connection with these activities. Therefore you are not permitted to attend any Ken's Events unless you agree to and comply with the following;

  • Your accept that your safety at any event is solely your own responsibility.

    * You represent that you are fully fit and thus able to walk for 12 miles (walking events), and have in your possession any medication that you currently take.

    *You do not require any special attention, additional needs or special duty of care.

    * You are over 18 years of age.

  • By attending any event you agree that the organiser, CO Hosts, Event Hosts, or other participants of Ken's Events are not responsible or liable for the safety of any member, or any member’s guests.

  • As an attendee of Ken's Events you agree and fully understand that outdoor activities can involve certain additional risks, hazards, and dangers to health and life. You agree and accept that you alone are responsible for assessing whether or not it is safe to cross roads, bridges, continue along pathways, lanes, roads, country trails, forest trails, and across parks, forests and open countryside.

  • As an attendee of Ken's Events you agree and fully understand than any travel/transition to an event or from an event or between events is entirely at the member's or attendee's own risk, and you cannot hold Ken's Events, Organisers, Co. Hosts, or Event Hosts liable for damages.

  • As a member of or attendee at Kens Events, you agree to HEREBY: RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT, Kens Events, organisers, Co Hosts,Event Hosts, and its members/or participants in any activities from liability or to hold them in any way responsible for any injuries, accidents or other incidents or other problems relating to your person or personal property.

  • Kens Events reserves the right to update and make changes to this disclaimer at any time.

    Please also be aware that this disclaimer includes, incorporates and applies, where relevant, the whole of Meetup.com's term of service agreement which specifically says that members join Meetup and attend all Meetups at their own risk and cannot hold Meetup.com or its organisers and other members liable for damages.

    RISK WARNING FOR ALL WALKS: Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. You need to be moderately fit for this walk and be able to walk for four miles without a break. In these walks we use; pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, towpaths alongside water, other public paths, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. Please only wear good sturdy shoes, preferably walking boots and take care as surfaces may be uneven, tree roots may protrude, there may be low overhanging branches and some paths are also used by joggers and cyclists and sometimes cars (country lanes). Some tracks may be muddy and slippery. On occasion wild,domestic and farm animals may also encountered. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself.

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Upcoming events (4+)

GREEN WALK : RIVER WANDLE and WANDSWORTH COMMON

Colliers Wood Station

£5.00

RIVER, PARKS, PONDS, MEADOWS

A WALK along the contrasting RIVER WANDLE, alluring in some places, but daunting in others, and then a walk through the always pleasing green space of WANDSWORTH COMMON. and all this is followed by SOCIALISING in a convivial pub atmosphere with CHEAP FOOD and DRINKS. Come, join us, for the whole friendly experience.

WALK START POINT: Colliers Wood Station (Northern Line - Zone 3).

WALK DISTANCE: Approx 6.0 miles.

WALK END POINT: A pub near Clapham Junction Station - National Rail and London Overground - Zone 2).

WALK STOP OUT POINT: Nearby bus routes during most of the walk.

Enjoy London! Get out and about and see your city in the company of new people! Explore and enjoy London's abundant green spaces and surprising surrounding countryside. Give up the city streets for a day and breathe some fresh air. Improve your overall fitness levels and make some great new friends at the same time. Take this opportunity to visit green parts of London, unknown to most people, and that you would not otherwise have an opportunity to see.

Social Event:
Our walks are social walks, where the emphasis is on meeting new people, enjoying nature, healthy exercise, and fresh air. Our walks are not interrupted with running commentaries or historical lectures, although occasionally features of significance may be pointed out. As such our walks will be continuous with few stops and it is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk. WE ALWAYS END THE WALK AT A PUB WHERE THE SOCIALISING CAN CONTINUE.

RISKS for all walks: Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. You need to be moderately fit for this walk and be able to walk for four miles without a break. In these walks we use; pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, towpaths alongside water, other public paths, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. Please only wear good sturdy shoes, preferably walking boots and take care as surfaces may be uneven, tree roots may protrude, there may be low overhanging branches and some paths are also used by joggers and cyclists and sometimes cars (country lanes). Some tracks may be muddy and slippery. On occasion wild,domestic and farm animals may also encountered. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself.

No large dogs or small children please.

Please arrive in good time to allow opportunity to use toilets at the start of the walk as there may not be any toilet breaks available during the walk.

WANT TO COME ON ANOTHER WALK?
For a list of future walks go to http://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/
DISCAIMER

All Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click here
http://www.meetup.com/kens-events-explore-london-secrets/
to find out more about Kens Events/Walks and click on 'read more' to see full disclaimer.

COST of EVENT: A £5 meetup organiser's contribution will be collected from attendees who do not hold the Ken's Events Membership Card. The walk is free for holders of this card.

Please post no pre-event messages unless you are posting something relevant for the whole group and only post photos of other members with their consent.

Kens Events also has a Facebook Page, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events
Instagram Page
Kenswalks
Twitter
@KenEvents
Kens Events also has a Facebook Group that you can join.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/Kensevents

If weekday and evening walks are your thing, then you should join Ken's Weekday and Evenings Walking Group. Click here for more information. (https://www.meetup.com/KENS-WEEKDAY-EVENING-WALKS/)

RAIN POLICY: Our walks normally go ahead as planned even if it rains. Light rain is not usually a problem . However if torrentail rain is forecast, please check back to this webpage on the morning of the event around 10am for the latest update.

Tell your friends you are going!
https://secure.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/invite/

When you arrive at the starting point look Ken with the 'KEN'S EVENTS'/MEETUP Flag or Badge.

WALK - VICTORIA (PEOPLES) PARK and GRAND UNION CANAL

Mile End

£5.00

CANAL, LAKES, GEYSER, PARKLAND, GREENERY. GARDENS, VICTORIAN MONUMENTS, ORIENTAL BRIDGES and PAGODA

A WALK through the splendid Victoria Park (sometimes described as the Peoples' Park) and see the monumental Angela Burdett Coutts drinking fountain. She was one of the wealtiest women in all of England and became a philanthropist for east London. We then continue with a walk along a stretch of the Grand Union Canal, with its display of canal boats, some tastefully decorated, some very distinctive and grand, some weird, and others looking a little tired, and all this is followed by SOCIALISING in a convivial pub atmosphere with CHEAP FOOD and DRINKS. Come, join us, for the whole friendly experience.

WALK START: Mile End Tube Station (Central Line).

WALK FINISH: Old Street Tube Station (Northen line).

WALK ROUTE: Mile End Ecology Park, Grand Union Canal, Victoria Park, Canal, Old Street

WALK DISTANCE: Approx 5.0 miles.

STOP OUT POINT: Nearby bus routes during most of the walk.

Enjoy London! Get out and see your City in the company of great friends! Join us for a Saturday afternoon stroll (followed by socialising in the pub). Walking is one of life's great social activities.

Social Event:
Our walks are social walks, where the emphasis is on meeting new people, enjoying nature, healthy exercise, and fresh air. Our walks are not interrupted with running commentaries or historical lectures, although occasionally features of significance may be pointed out. As such our walks will be continuous with few stops and it is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk. WE ALWAYS END THE WALK AT A PUB WHERE THE SOCIALISING CAN CONTINUE.

RISKS for all walks: Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. You need to be moderately fit for this walk and be able to walk for four miles without a break. In these walks we use; pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, towpaths alongside water, other public paths, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. Please only wear good sturdy shoes, preferably walking boots and take care as surfaces may be uneven, tree roots may protrude, there may be low overhanging branches and some paths are also used by joggers and cyclists and sometimes cars (country lanes). Some tracks may be muddy and slippery. On occasion wild,domestic and farm animals may also encountered. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself.

No large dogs or small children please.

Please arrive in good time to allow opportunity to use toilets at the start of the walk as there may not be any toilet breaks available during the walk.

WANT TO COME ON ANOTHER WALK?
For a list of future walks go to http://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/

DISCAIMER
All Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click here
http://www.meetup.com/kens-events-explore-london-secrets/
to find out more about Kens Events/Walks and click on 'read more' to see full disclaimer.

COST: This walk is free on presentation of a valid Kens Events Card. Otherwise a £5 organisers fee applies.

Please post no pre-event messages unless you are posting something relevant for the whole group and only post photos of other members with their consent.

Kens Events also has a Facebook Page, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events
Instagram Page
Kenswalks
Twitter
@KenEvents
Kens Events also has a Facebook Group that you can join.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/Kensevents

If weekday and evening walks are your thing, then you should join Ken's Weekday and Evenings Walking Group. Click here for more information. (https://www.meetup.com/KENS-WEEKDAY-EVENING-WALKS/)
When you arrive at the station look for Ken with Kens Events Flag outside the station.

RAIN POLICY: Only book a walk if you are sure you can attend! Walks will only be cancelled if there is very heavy rain! Light rain is not usually a problem. However if torrentail rain is forecast, please check back to this webpage on the morning of the event around 10am for the latest update.

Tell your friends you are going!

When you arrive at the venue look for Ken with the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign/Badge.

THAMESPATH WALK - KEW GARDENS to PUTNEY via BARNES

Kew Gardens Station

£5.00

RIVER THAMES, GREENERY, WOODLAND TRAILs,MEADOWS,LAKE,plus PUB SOCIALISING with CHEAP FOOD and DRINKS.

WALK START: Kew Gardens Railway and Tube Station (District and London Overground Lines).

WALK FINISH: Putney Bridge Station (District Line).

WALK ROUTE: National Archives Gardens and Thamespath walk to Barnes and Putney Lower Common.

WALK DISTANCE: Approx 5.0 miles.

STOP OUT POINT: Nearby bus routes during most of the walk.

Enjoy London! Get out and see your City in the company of great friends! Join us for a Saturday afternoon stroll (followed by socialising in the pub). Walking is one of life's great social activities.

Social Event:
Our walks are social walks, where the emphasis is on meeting new people, enjoying nature, healthy exercise, and fresh air. Our walks are not interrupted with running commentaries or historical lectures, although occasionally features of significance may be pointed out. As such our walks will be continuous with few stops and it is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk. WE ALWAYS END THE WALK AT A PUB WHERE THE SOCIALISING CAN CONTINUE.

RISKS for all walks: Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. You need to be moderately fit for this walk and be able to walk for four miles without a break. In these walks we use; pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, towpaths alongside water, other public paths, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. Please only wear good sturdy shoes, preferably walking boots and take care as surfaces may be uneven, tree roots may protrude, there may be low overhanging branches and some paths are also used by joggers and cyclists and sometimes cars (country lanes). Some tracks may be muddy and slippery. On occasion wild,domestic and farm animals may also encountered. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself.

No large dogs or small children please.

Please arrive in good time to allow opportunity to use toilets at the start of the walk as there may not be any toilet breaks available during the walk.

WANT TO COME ON ANOTHER WALK?
For a list of future walks go to http://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/

DISCAIMER
All Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click here
http://www.meetup.com/kens-events-explore-london-secrets/
to find out more about Kens Events/Walks and click on 'read more' to see full disclaimer.

COST: This walk is free on presentation of a valid Kens Events Card. Otherwise a £5 organisers fee applies.

Please post no pre-event messages unless you are posting something relevant for the whole group and only post photos of other members with their consent.

Kens Events also has a Facebook Page, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events
Instagram Page
Kenswalks
Twitter
@KenEvents
Kens Events also has a Facebook Group that you can join.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/Kensevents

If weekday and evening walks are your thing, then you should join Ken's Weekday and Evenings Walking Group. Click here for more information. (https://www.meetup.com/KENS-WEEKDAY-EVENING-WALKS/)
When you arrive at the station look for Ken with Kens Events Flag outside the station.

RAIN POLICY: Only book a walk if you are sure you can attend! Walks will only be cancelled if there is very heavy rain! Light rain is not usually a problem. However if torrentail rain is forecast, please check back to this webpage on the morning of the event around 10am for the latest update.

Tell your friends you are going!

When you arrive at the venue look for Ken with the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign/Badge.

GREEN WALK - CEDAR PARK, THEOBALDS PALACE, and LEE VALLEY

Theobalds Grove Station Car Park

£5.00

MEADOWS, PARKLAND, STREAMS, WOODLAND TRAILS, HISTORIC PALACE and GARDENS, followed by PUB SOCIALISING with CHEAP FOOD and DRINKS.

WALK START POINT: Theobalds Grove Station (London Overground Rail).

WALK ROUTE: A walk from Theobalds Grove through Cedar Park which was the site of the historic Theobalds Palace before moving on to the green spaces of the River Lee Valley. After leaving the River Lee Valley we will we will finish in a large pub near Waltham Cross station.

WALK DISTANCE: Approx 7 miles.

WALK END POINT: A large pub in the centre of Waltham Cross close to the National Rail Station

STOP OUT POINTS: We cross several London bus routes.

HISTORY of the ROYAL PALACE: Steeped in history, Cedar Park was once the site of Theobalds Palace, a favoured residence of James I when outside London. Queen Elizabeth I also visited Theobalds many times during her reign.
In 1625 James I died at Theobalds Palace. His son Prince Charles was then proclaimed King Charles I at the palace gates. In 1642 at the start of the Civil War, King Charles I received the petition from Parliament at Theobalds which ultimately ended in 1649 when Charles was executed in London and much of Theobalds Palace was demolished on a piecemeal basis over many years.

Enjoy London! Get out and see your City in the company of great friends! Join us for a Saturday afternoon stroll (followed by socialising in the pub). Walking is one of life's great social activities.

Social Event:
Our walks are social walks, where the emphasis is on meeting new people, enjoying nature, healthy exercise, and fresh air. Our walks are not interrupted with running commentaries or historical lectures, although occasionally features of significance may be pointed out. As such our walks will be continuous with few stops and it is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk. WE ALWAYS END THE WALK AT A PUB WHERE THE SOCIALISING CAN CONTINUE.

RISKS for all walks: Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. You need to be moderately fit for this walk and be able to walk for four miles without a break. In these walks we use; pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, towpaths alongside water, other public paths, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. Please only wear good sturdy shoes, preferably walking boots and take care as surfaces may be uneven, tree roots may protrude, there may be low overhanging branches and some paths are also used by joggers and cyclists and sometimes cars (country lanes). Some tracks may be muddy and slippery. On occasion wild,domestic and farm animals may also encountered. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself.

No large dogs or small children please.

Please arrive in good time to allow opportunity to use toilets at the start of the walk as there may not be any toilet breaks available during the walk.

WANT TO COME ON ANOTHER WALK?
For a list of future walks go to http://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/

DISCAIMER
All Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click here
http://www.meetup.com/kens-events-explore-london-secrets/
to find out more about Kens Events/Walks and click on 'read more' to see full disclaimer.

Please post no pre-event messages unless you are posting something relevant for the whole group and only post photos of other members with their consent.

COST: This walk is free on presentation of a valid Kens Events Card. Otherwise a £5 organisers fee applies

Kens Events also has a Facebook Page, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events
Instagram Page
Kenswalks
Twitter
@KenEvents
Kens Events also has a Facebook Group that you can join.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/Kensevents

If weekday and evening walks are your thing, then you should join Ken's Weekday and Evenings Walking Group. Click here for more information. (https://www.meetup.com/KENS-WEEKDAY-EVENING-WALKS/)

RAIN POLICY: Only book a walk if you are sure you can attend! Walks will only be cancelled if there is very heavy rain! Light rain is not usually a problem . However if torrentail rain is forecast, please check back to this webpage on the morning of the event around 10am for the latest update.

Tell your friends you are going!

When you arrive at the venue look for Ken with the the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign/Badge.

Past events (1,917)

GREEN WALK: SIX SOUTH WEST LONDON PARKS from MORDEN

Morden Underground Station

£5.00