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GET OUT and GET FIT AGAIN AFTER LOCKDOWN.

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!

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
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Upcoming events (4+)

COASTAL WALK - EASTBOURNE SEVEN SISTERS

Eastbourne Train Station - Southern Railway

£8.00

FRIDAY COASTAL WALK:- Approx an eight and a half mile circular walk taking in several (but not all) of Eastbournes 'Seven Sisters' peaks, before heading across country back to Eastbourne.

FRESH AIR: Give up the city streets for a day and breathe some fresh air. Improve your overall fitness levels. Make some new friends at the same time.

WALK START POINT:Eastbourne Station.
WALK END POINT: At a pub near Eastbourne Station.
WALK DISTANCE: Approx 8.5 miles at a moderate pace. There are no dropout points during this walk. There are some very steep gradients, and therefore you need to be reasonably fit.

COST: A £8 meetup organiser's contribution will be collected from attendees who do not hold the Ken's Events Membership Card.

Please note that the walk 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.

RISKS: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 6 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.

DISCLAIMER:All Events on Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click here (http://www.meetup.com/EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/pages/Explore_London_Secrets_Disclaimer/) to view disclaimer.

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

Please post no pre-event messages unless you are posting something relevant for the whole group.

Kens Events also has a facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events

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/)

Plan your journey, with TFL's Journey Planner (http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/)

When you arrive at the station look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS/MEETUP Flag.

COUNTRYSIDE WALK: ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Tunbridge Wells Train Station

£5.00

A COUNTRYSIDE and FOREST CIRULAR WALK from the spa town of ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS (Part 1).

HISTORY of ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS
The discovery of the Chalybeate Spring (iron ferrous waters) in 1606 marked the beginning of Royal Tunbridge Wells. It soon became a fashionable place to visit for well-to-do society, aristocrats and royalty, hoping to partake of the healthy spring waters. It was popular for horse racing and cricket. A promenade of colonaded shops known as the 'Pantiles' was built in the 1680's. Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I often visited, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and the Duchess of Kent were visitors, and later Edward VII was a regular visitor. It was Edward VII who by royal appointment bestowed the town with the title 'Royal Tunbridge Wells' in 1909. By the early 1800s there was a timetable of horse drawn carriages making the 5 hour journey to London 9 times each day. A rail link was established in 1845 cutting the journey time to London to two hours. The racecourse was closed soon afterwards in 1845 on demand by the local residents, due to 'drunken and riotous behaviour ' of some visitors. In 1902 a stunning Opera House was built, which can still be visited today whilst enjoying a pint of beer.

WALK START: Tunbridge Wells Station at 11.00am
WALK ROUTE: From Tunbridge Wells station we will head along the Pantiles before heading into the countryside up to High Rocks Monument. We will then pass through Ramslye Woods and Hargate Forest before heading back to Tunbridge Wells. The route has some hills and some rough ground. The walk will be continous with very few stops. It is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk.
WALK DISTANCE: Approx 8 miles at a moderate pace.
WALK FINISH: Tunbridge Wells Station around 2pm
STOPPING OUT POINT: None

RISKS: Please dress appropriately for countryside walking and prevalent 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. Farm and wild animals may also occasionally be encountered en-route. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself. Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on this countryside walk.

WHAT IF THE WEATHER'S BAD - Light rain is not a problem. However if torrential rain is forecast please check this page on the morning of the walk for an update.

COST: Free for holders of the Ken's Events Card. Otherwise there is a £5 fee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please post no pre-event messages unless you are posting something relevant for the whole group.

WALK: EXPLORE ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS and GREEN SPACES

Tunbridge Wells Train Station

£5.00

A FIGURE OF EIGHT WALK around the SPA TOWN and GREEN SPACES of ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS (Part 2).

HISTORY
The discovery of the Chalybeate Spring (iron ferrous waters) in 1606 marked the beginning of Royal Tunbridge Wells. It soon became a fashionable place to visit for well-to-do society, aristocrats and royalty, hoping to partake of the healthy spring waters. It was popular for horse racing and cricket. A promenade of colonaded shops known as the 'Pantiles' was built in the 1680's. Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I often visited, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and the Duchess of Kent were visitors, and later Edward VII was a regular visitor. It was Edward VII who by royal appointment bestowed the town with the title 'Royal Tunbridge Wells' in 1909. By the early 1800s there was a timetable of horse drawn carriages making the 5 hour journey to London 9 times each day. A rail link was established in 1845 cutting the journey time to London to two hours. The racecourse was closed soon afterwards in 1845 on demand by the local residents, due to 'drunken and riotous behaviour ' of some visitors. In 1902 a stunning Opera House was built, which can still be visited today whilst enjoying a pint of beer.

WALK START: Tunbridge Wells Station at 2.30pm
WALK ROUTE: From Tunbridge Wells station we will head uphill past the Opera House before entering into Tunbridge Wells Common where we will walk the route of the old horserace track before heading back to Tunbridge Wells Station via the historic 'Pantiles' to complete the first loop of the figure of 8 walk. Next we will head out east to the beautifully landscaped Dunorlan Park, before returning again to the Opera House where you can enjoy a drink and some food. The route has several steep hills. The walk will be continous with very few stops. It is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk.
WALK DISTANCE: Approx 6 miles at a moderate pace.
WALK FINISH: The Opera House is a short 6 minute downhill walk to Tunbridge Wells Station.
STOPPING OUT POINT: Halfway at Tunbridge Wells Station

Train times and fares from London to be advised later.

RISKS: Please dress appropriately for countryside walking and prevalent 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. Farm and wild animals may also occasionally be encountered en-route. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself. Unfortunately no large dogs or small children are allowed on this walk.

WHAT IF THE WEATHER'S BAD - Light rain is not a problem. However if torrential rain is forecast please check this page on the morning of the walk for an update.

COST: Free for holders of the Ken's Events Card. Otherwise there is a £5 fee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please post no pre-event messages unless you are posting something relevant for the whole group.

WALK: HAMPSTEAD HEATH and PARLIAMENT HILL

Hampstead Heath Railway Station

£5.00

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.

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!

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.

Walk will be at a good pace and continuous with few stops. It is your responsibility to keep walkers ahead in view at all times and to follow the direction of the walk.

Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click here (http://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 large dogs or small children are permitted on these walks.

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SCENIC DEERPARK WALK: SEVENOAKS and KNOLE PALACE.

Sevenoaks Station

£5.00

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