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

These walks are organised participation events. 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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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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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: EXPLORE BRENT RESERVOIR and FRYENT COUNTRY PARK.

Hendon Train Station - Thameslink Railway

£5.00

A GREEN WALK around BRENT RESEVOIR followed by an exploration of the green open spaces of FRYENT COUNTRY PARK. This is an 'organised participation event for sport and physical activity', taking place in line with government guidelines to limit the spread of Covid 19. THIS WILL BE A COVID SECURE WALK - FULL COVID MITIGATION FACTORS APPLY (These are extraordinary times and therefore we must take extraordinary measures to keep our walks safe and legal whilst offering members the opportunity to access the physical health and mental health benefits of walking in the green spaces and surrounding countryside of London.) KEEPING THE COMMUNITY AND WALKING MEMBERS SAFE: 1. At Start Point: The organiser will direct members to socially distance at one of several designated points near the start with a maximum of 6 persons at each point. 2. Route: Walk will be focused, where possible, on green open spaces and forested areas well away from busy streets and other members of the community. 3. Walk will remain dispersed at all times - which means no gatherings or bunching of more than 6 persons ; 4. Walk will be at a good pace and continuous with no stopping in order to maintain dispersal of walkers (therefore walk may not be suitable for slow walkers). 5. Walk in small groups of 2 or 3, with approx 5 metres between these small groups. 6. Walk can only be attended by registered members who do not have covid symptoms and who have not been in contact - in the last 2 weeks - with someone with symptoms of covid, or someone who tested positive. 7. Do not travel to the start of the walk in groups or use car sharing. 8. Attendees must agree to meet the following requirements. A: NHS Test and trace requirements - Attendees must message their mobile telephone number to the Organiser within 24 hours of booking (otherwise they will be removed from the walk). B: Attendees must follow the directions of the organiser to maintain social distancing at the start and at all times during the walk. 9. Only book a walk if you are sure you can attend! Walks will only be cancelled if there is very heavy rain! In order to reduce the number of 'no shows' which deprives other members from attending; the following rules will apply: A. Any member who has booked on and who does not attend will be excluded from future walks for 100 days. B. Any member who cancels their RSVP within 5 hours leading up to the start time of the walk will be excluded from future walks for 50 days. C. Any member who cancels their RSVP within 24 hours leading up to the start time of the walk will be excluded from future walks for 25 days. START POINT: Hendon Railway Station (Thameslink Trains- Zone 3/4). DISTANCE: Approx 5 miles. END POINT: Kingsbury Tube Station (Jubilee Line Zone 4) STOPPING OUT POINT: At halfway connects with bus routes 83 and 302. If visiting a pub/restaurant after the walk, do so in small self contained groups and maintain the social distancing guidelines as indicated by the venue. It is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk. A £5 meetup organiser's contribution is payable if you do not hold the Ken's Events Card. The walk is free for holders of this card. 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. OTHER RISKS: In these walks we use; country stiles,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 wear good sturdy shoes/walking boots and take care as surfaces may be uneven, there may be low branches and some paths are also used by joggers and cyclists and sometimes cars (country lanes). Some tracks may be muddy and slippery. If you require insurance for these walks you must arrange this yourself. No children or dogs please.

WALK: STANMORE COUNTRY PARK, HARROW WEALD COMMON, BENTLEY PRIORY.

Stanmore Station

£5.00

A GREEN WALK through Stanmore Country Park, Stanmore Common, Bentley Priory, and Harrow Weald Common, and on to Hatch End. This is an 'organised participation event for sport and physical activity', taking place in line with government guidelines to limit the spread of Covid 19. THIS WILL BE A COVID SECURE WALK - FULL COVID MITIGATION FACTORS APPLY (These are extraordinary times and therefore we must take extraordinary measures to keep our walks safe and legal whilst offering members the opportunity to access the physical health and mental health benefits of walking in the green spaces and surrounding countryside of London.) KEEPING THE COMMUNITY AND WALKING MEMBERS SAFE: 1. At Start Point: The organiser will direct members to socially distance at one of several designated points near the start with a maximum of 6 persons at each point. 2. Route: Walk will be focused, where possible, on green open spaces and forested areas well away from busy streets and other members of the community. 3. Walk will remain dispersed at all times - which means no gatherings or bunching of more than 6 persons ; 4. Walk will be at a good pace and continuous with no stopping in order to maintain dispersal of walkers (therefore walk may not be suitable for slow walkers). 5. Walk in small groups of 2 or 3, with approx 5 metres between these small groups. 6. Walk can only be attended by registered members who do not have covid symptoms and who have not been in contact - in the last 2 weeks - with someone with symptoms of covid, or someone who tested positive. 7. Do not travel to the start of the walk in groups or use car sharing. 8. Attendees must agree to meet the following requirements. A: NHS Test and trace requirements - Attendees must message their mobile telephone number to the Organiser within 24 hours of booking (otherwise they will be removed from the walk). B: Attendees must follow the directions of the organiser to maintain social distancing at the start and at all times during the walk. 9. Only book a walk if you are sure you can attend! Walks will only be cancelled if there is very heavy rain! In order to reduce the number of 'no shows' which deprives other members from attending; the following rules will apply: A. Any member who has booked on and who does not attend will be excluded from future walks for 100 days. B. Any member who cancels their RSVP within 5 hours leading up to the start time of the walk will be excluded from future walks for 50 days. C. Any member who cancels their RSVP within 24 hours leading up to the start time of the walk will be excluded from future walks for 25 days. START POINT: Stanmore Tube Station (Jubilee Line - Zone 6). DISTANCE: Approx 7.5 miles. END POINT: Hatch End Rail Station (London Overground-Zone 6) STOPPING OUT POINT: At halfway connects with bus routes 142 and then 258. If visiting a pub/restaurant after the walk, do so in small self contained groups and maintain the social distancing guidelines as indicated by the venue. It is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk. A £5 meetup organiser's contribution is payable if you do not hold the Ken's Events Card. The walk is free for holders of this card. 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. OTHER RISKS: In these walks we use; country stiles,pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, paths alongside water, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. Please wear good sturdy shoes/walking boots and take care as surfaces may be uneven, there may be low branches and some paths are also used by joggers and cyclists and sometimes cars (country lanes). Some tracks may be muddy and slippery. If you require insurance for these walks you must arrange this yourself. No children or dogs please.

CIRCULAR WALK: HADLEY WOODS and COMMON

Cockfosters Station

£5.00

A GREEN CIRCULAR WALK through Hadley Woods and Hadley Common. This is an 'organised participation event for sport and physical activity', taking place in line with government guidelines to limit the spread of Covid 19. THIS WILL BE A COVID SECURE WALK - FULL COVID MITIGATION FACTORS APPLY (These are extraordinary times and therefore we must take extraordinary measures to keep our walks safe and legal whilst offering members the opportunity to access the physical health and mental health benefits of walking in the green spaces and surrounding countryside of London.) KEEPING THE COMMUNITY AND WALKING MEMBERS SAFE: 1. At Start Point: The organiser will direct members to socially distance at one of several designated points near the start with a maximum of 6 persons at each point. 2. Route: Walk will be focused, where possible, on green open spaces and forested areas well away from busy streets and other members of the community. 3. Walk will remain dispersed at all times - which means no gatherings or bunching of more than 6 persons ; 4. Walk will be at a good pace and continuous with no stopping in order to maintain dispersal of walkers (therefore walk may not be suitable for slow walkers). 5. Walk in small groups of 2 or 3, with approx 5 metres between these small groups. 6. Walk can only be attended by registered members who do not have covid symptoms and who have not been in contact - in the last 2 weeks - with someone with symptoms of covid, or someone who tested positive. 7. Do not travel to the start of the walk in groups or use car sharing. 8. Attendees must agree to meet the following requirements. A: NHS Test and trace requirements - Attendees must message their mobile telephone number to the Organiser within 24 hours of booking (otherwise they will be removed from the walk). B: Attendees must follow the directions of the organiser to maintain social distancing at the start and at all times during the walk. 9. Only book a walk if you are sure you can attend! Walks will only be cancelled if there is very heavy rain! In order to reduce the number of 'no shows' which deprives other members from attending; the following rules will apply: A. Any member who has booked on and who does not attend will be excluded from future walks for 50 days or for the period of current government imposed covid restrictions if longer. B. Any member who cancels their RSVP on the day of the walk will be excluded from future walks for 25 days, or for the period of current government imposed covid 19 restrictions if shorter. START POINT: Cockfosters Tube Station (Piccadilly Line - Zone 5). DISTANCE: Approx 5 miles. END POINT: Cockfosters Tube Station (Piccadilly Line - Zone 5). STOPPING OUT POINT: At halfway connects with bus route 399. If visiting a pub/restaurant after the walk, do so in small self contained groups and maintain the social distancing guidelines as indicated by the venue. It is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk. A £5 meetup organiser's contribution is payable if you do not hold the Ken's Events Card. The walk is free for holders of this card. 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. OTHER RISKS: In these walks we use; country stiles,pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, paths alongside water, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. Please wear good sturdy shoes/walking boots and take care as surfaces may be uneven, there may be low branches and some paths are also used by joggers and cyclists and sometimes cars (country lanes). Some tracks may be muddy and slippery. If you require insurance for these walks you must arrange this yourself. No children or dogs please.

WALK: TRENT PARK and MONKEN HADLEY WOODS

Cockfosters Station

£5.00

A GREEN WALK through Trent Park and Monken Hadley Woods. This is an 'organised participation event for sport and physical activity', taking place in line with government guidelines to limit the spread of Covid 19. THIS WILL BE A COVID SECURE WALK - FULL COVID MITIGATION FACTORS APPLY (These are extraordinary times and therefore we must take extraordinary measures to keep our walks safe and legal whilst offering members the opportunity to access the physical health and mental health benefits of walking in the green spaces and surrounding countryside of London.) KEEPING THE COMMUNITY AND WALKING MEMBERS SAFE: 1. At Start Point: The organiser will direct members to socially distance at one of several designated points near the start with a maximum of 6 persons at each point. 2. Route: Walk will be focused, where possible, on green open spaces and forested areas well away from busy streets and other members of the community. 3. Walk will remain dispersed at all times - which means no gatherings or bunching of more than 6 persons ; 4. Walk will be at a good pace and continuous with no stopping in order to maintain dispersal of walkers (therefore walk may not be suitable for slow walkers). 5. Walk in small groups of 2 or 3, with approx 5 metres between these small groups. 6. Walk can only be attended by registered members who do not have covid symptoms and who have not been in contact - in the last 2 weeks - with someone with symptoms of covid, or someone who tested positive. 7. Do not travel to the start of the walk in groups or use car sharing. 8. Attendees must agree to meet the following requirements. A: NHS Test and trace requirements - Attendees must message their mobile telephone number to the Organiser within 24 hours of booking (otherwise they will be removed from the walk). B: Attendees must follow the directions of the organiser to maintain social distancing at the start and at all times during the walk. 9. Only book a walk if you are sure you can attend! Walks will only be cancelled if there is very heavy rain! In order to reduce the number of 'no shows' which deprives other members from attending; the following rules will apply: A. Any member who has booked on and who does not attend will be excluded from future walks for 50 days or for the period of current government imposed covid restrictions if longer. B. Any member who cancels their RSVP on the day of the walk will be excluded from future walks for 25 days, or for the period of current government imposed covid 19 restrictions if shorter. START POINT: Cockfosters Tube Station (Piccadilly Line - Zone 5). DISTANCE: Approx 7 miles. END POINT: New Barnet Rail Station (National Rail - Zone 5). ( High Barnet Tube Station - Northern Line Zone 5 - 10 minutes walk away). STOPPING OUT POINT: 3/4 way through - Cockfosters Station. If visiting a pub/restaurant after the walk, do so in small self contained groups and maintain the social distancing guidelines as indicated by the venue. It is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk. A £5 meetup organiser's contribution is payable if you do not hold the Ken's Events Card. The walk is free for holders of this card. 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. OTHER RISKS: In these walks we use; country stiles,pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, paths alongside water, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. Please wear good sturdy shoes/walking boots and take care as surfaces may be uneven, there may be low branches and some paths are also used by joggers and cyclists and sometimes cars (country lanes). Some tracks may be muddy and slippery. If you require insurance for these walks you must arrange this yourself. No children or dogs please.

Past events (1,547)

EXPLORE SUNNYHILL PARK and MILLHILL OLD RAILWAY LINE.

Hendon Central Station

£5.00

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