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WALKS RECOMMENCED on 29th MARCH: GET OUT and GET FIT AGAIN AFTER LOCKDOWN

COVID 19 - SOCIAL DISTANCING and mitigation factors will apply to all walks.

These walks are 'outdoor organised events for sports and physical activity'. All walks are fully dispersed at all times.

Do you like to BREATHE FRESH AIR? Do you want to IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS LEVELS? Do you like GREEN WALKS in the COUNTRYSIDE? 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 21,000 Members) mainly featuring WALKS in all the green parts of London (in places you have probably never heard of) and surrounding countryside. 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 SEPTEMBER 2020 THERE WILL BE A COLLECTION OF A NOMINAL £5 CONTRIBUTION FOR EACH WALKING EVENT ATTENDED (known as the 'pay as you go' option) OR YOU CAN PURCHASE A KEN'S EVENTS CARD (only £15 for a full 12 months validity from date of purchase, (known as the 'season ticket' and equivalent to only £1.25 pence per month), thus allowing you to save loads of money if you come to more than 3 walks a year!

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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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

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and on Twitter

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Also Click Here for more information including the Ken's Events disclaimer. (https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/pages/14591782/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER)

Upcoming events (5)

WALK: HAMPSTEAD HEATH and PARLIAMENT HILL

Hampstead Heath Railway Station

£5.00

This walk is FREE for holders of the Ken's Events Membership Card (see below).

Get out, 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 after lockdown!

Join us for a walk through Hampstead Heath and up to Parliament Hill then through to Sandy Heath and Hampstead Heath extension before finishing at Golders Green Station.

START: Hampstead Heath Station (London Overground Line).
FINISH: Golders Green Station (London Underground- Northern Line)
DISTANCE: Approx 5 miles.
STOP OUT POINT: Nearby bus routes during some parts of the walk.

COST:This walk is FREE for holders of the Ken's Events Membership Card otherwise please note there is a £5 organisers charge for this meetup.

Route: This is a green/health walk, therefore it will be focused, where possible, on green open spaces and forested areas well away from busy streets and other members of the community.

Walk will remain dispersed at all times - which means no gatherings or bunching of more than 6 persons.

Walk will be at a good pace and continuous with no stopping in order to maintain dispersal of walkers (NOT SUITABLE for slow walkers or those expecting a running commentary).

ll Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click here (https://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/pages/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER/) to view disclaimer.

RISK WARNING FOR ALL WALKS: Dress appropriately for weather conditions with non-slip sturdy shoes and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. You must 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, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. Please take care as surfaces may be muddy, slippery, uneven, tree roots may protrude, there may be low overhanging branches,stinging nettles, and some paths also have joggers, cyclists and even cars (country lanes). On occasion wild,domestic and farm animals may be encountered. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself.

Unfortunately no dogs and children are permitted on these walks.

HAMPSTEAD HEATH, SECRET PERGOLA,KENWOOD HOUSE and HIGHGATE WOODS WALK.

Golders Green Underground Station

£5.00

This walk is FREE for holders of the Ken's Events Membership Card (see below). Get out, explore and enjoy London's abundant green spaces and surprising surrounding countryside, whilst making new friends in a group walk!! Give up the city streets for a day and breathe some fresh air. Improve your overall fitness levels, whilst chatting to new people during the walk and afterwards in a pub.

Today walk is through Golders Hill Park and Hampstead Heath to the SECRET PERGOLA, hidden amongst the trees and constructed during the years 1904 to 1925. It is a magnificent Edwardian extravagance built as the setting for garden parties and summer evening strolls. Afterwards we head across the heath to the beautifully and recently restored KENWOOD HOUSE (free entry), where we break for 30 minutes. After visiting Kenwood House we head back onto the heath before heading towards Highgate Wood and finishing at the Mossy Well pub in Muswell Hill.

Kenwood House (Free Entry) is a former stately home, in Hampstead, London, on the northern boundary of Hampstead Heath. It is managed by English Heritage.

Kenwood House, was remodelled and extended by the Scottish architect Robert Adam for William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, from 1764 to 1779. The interiors designed by Adam include some of his finest surviving schemes, particularly the ‘Great Room’ or library. After Kenwood’s original contents were sold in 1922 the house and grounds were bought by Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh, who in 1927 bequeathed his outstanding collection of paintings to the nation.

Kenwood House is best known for the many original masterpieces on display, including the following famous paintings;

Portrait of the Artist c.1665-Rembrandt van Rij.
The Guitar Player c.1672-Johannes Vermeer:
Mary, Countess Howe c.1764-Thomas Gainsborough:
Coast scene with Fishermen c.1803- Turner:
Old London Bridge 1630 -Claude de Jongh:
Anthony van Dyck - Princess Henrietta of Lorraine 1634:
The Angerstein Children c[masked] Sir Joshua Reynolds:

Meeting at Golders Green Station (Northern Line).

Finishing at the Mossy Well pub in Muswell Hill. which is a 15 minute walk or short bus ride to East Finchley Tube Station, Highgate Tube Station or Archway Tube Station (all on the Northern Line).

COST:This walk is FREE for holders of the Ken's Events Membership Card otherwise please note there is a £5 organisers charge for this meetup.

Route: This is a green/health walk, therefore it will be focused, where possible, on green open spaces and forested areas well away from busy streets and other members of the community.

Walk will remain dispersed at all times - which means no gatherings or bunching of more than 6 persons.

Walk will be at a good pace and continuous with no stopping in order to maintain dispersal of walkers (NOT SUITABLE for slow walkers or those expecting a running commentary).

ll Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click here (https://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/pages/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER/) to view disclaimer.

RISK WARNING FOR ALL WALKS: Dress appropriately for weather conditions with non-slip sturdy shoes and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. You must 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, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. Please take care as surfaces may be muddy, slippery, uneven, tree roots may protrude, there may be low overhanging branches,stinging nettles, and some paths also have joggers, cyclists and even cars (country lanes). On occasion wild,domestic and farm animals may be encountered. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself.

Unfortunately no dogs and children are permitted on these walks.

SCENIC KENT COUTRYSIDE WALK to PICTURESQUE SHOREHAM

Otford Railway Station,

£5.00

Get out, explore and enjoy London's abundant green spaces and surprising surrounding countryside, whilst making new friends in a group walk!! Give up the city streets for a day and breathe some fresh air. Improve your overall fitness levels, whilst chatting to new people during the walk and afterwards in a pub.

Join us for a 2 hour (approximately 4 mile) walk through scenic rural Kent. There are a couple of up-hill sections and be prepared for some mud as we meander through fields and woods and, in part, alongside the river Darent . Wear proper walking shoes/boots or comfortable trainers with good grip, wear warm clothing and carry a bottle of water and waterproof clothing (just in case). This walk makes for a lovely day out in the countryside. We will finish the walk at the beautiful village of Shoreham, close to a pub and tea rooms.

We start the event at Otford Station. Trains are available from Victoria Station in Central London. Journey time is approx 35 minutes. You can get a day return ticket for approximately £14 (£9.50 with network/rail card and even much less if you also have a travel card) . We finish the walk at Shoreham village which is on the same line as Otford and nearer to London. Trains back from Shoreham are available at half hour intervals.

RISK WARNING: Some of the walk will be on rough paths which may be muddy after rain. Please note that you need to be fit enough to climb over country stiles. In these walks we use; pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, towpaths, other public paths, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other recognised 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).

Due to the proximity of untethered farm animals and horses unfortunately no dogs and children (under the age of 18) are permitted on this walk.

If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself.

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

WHAT IF THE WEATHER'S BAD - Walking events should always be fun - If the weather is bad on the morning of the walk, (walking in heavy rain in open countryside is no fun), the event maybe postponed to the following month. Therefore please check this page on the day of the walk for a 9am update.

Please note that there is a £5 meetup organisers contribution for this event for guests and those members who do not yet hold the Ken's Event Card. (http://www.kensevents.co.uk/) You are recommended to take out the Ken's Event Card (£15) (http://www.kensevents.co.uk/)(which lasts for a full 12 months) to avoid paying the meetup organisers contribution. You can obtain a card during the event if you wish.

All Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click on 'Pages' button above or click here (https://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/pages/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER/) to view disclaimer.

WANT TO COME ON ANOTHER WALK:
For a list of future walks please see https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/

KEN'S EVENTS (http://www.kensevents.co.uk/) also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See

http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events

and http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/

Please only post before the event if it relevant to the whole group or something is unclear.

SCENIC WALK: SHOREHAM to LULLINGSTONE CASTLE COUNTRY PARK.

Shoreham

£5.00

Get out, explore and enjoy London's abundant green spaces and surprising surrounding countryside, whilst making new friends in a group walk!! Give up the city streets for a day and breathe some fresh air. Improve your overall fitness levels, whilst chatting to new people during the walk and afterwards in a pub.

Join us for a 2.5 hour (approximately 5 mile) walk through scenic rural Kent. Wear proper walking shoes/boots or comfortable trainers with good grip, wear warm clothing and carry a bottle of water and waterproof clothing (just in case). There are many places of interest on this walk, which makes for a lovely day out in the countryside. See local villages steeped in history, and a ruined palace. We will visit Lullingstone Park and pass Lullingstone Castle and Lullingstone Roman Villa. There are also river sections of the walk(alongside the River Darent). This day out will also be a great opportunity to socialise and make new friends. We will finish the walk close to a pub and tea rooms where the socialising can continue.

We start the event at Shoreham Station (Kent). Trains are available from Victoria Station in Central London. Journey time is approx 35 minutes. You can get a day return ticket for approximately £14 (£9.50 with network/rail card and even much less if you also have a travel card). We finish the walk at Eynsford which is on the same line as Otford and Shoreham and nearer to London. Trains back to London from Eynsford are available at half hour intervals.

RISK WARNING: Some of the walk will be on rough paths which may be muddy after rain. Please note that you need to be fit enough to climb over country stiles. In these walks we use; pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, towpaths, other public paths, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other recognised 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).

Due to the proximity of untethered farm animals and horses unfortunately no dogs and children (under the age of 18) are permitted on this walk.

If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself.

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

WHAT IF THE WEATHER'S BAD - Walking events should always be fun - If the weather is bad on the morning of the walk, (walking in heavy rain in open countryside is no fun), the event maybe postponed to the following month. Therefore please check this page on the day of the walk for a 9am update.

Please note that there is a £5 meetup organisers contribution for this event for guests and those members who do not yet hold the Ken's Event Card. (http://www.kensevents.co.uk/) You are recommended to take out the Ken's Event Card (http://www.kensevents.co.uk/)(which lasts for a full 12 months) to avoid paying the meetup organisers contribution. You can obtain a card during the event if you wish.

All Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click on 'Pages' button above or click here (https://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/pages/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER/) to view disclaimer.

WANT TO COME ON ANOTHER WALK:
For a list of future walks please see https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/

KEN'S EVENTS (http://www.kensevents.co.uk/) also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See

http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events

and http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/

Please only post before the event if it relevant to the whole group or something is unclear.

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