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EVERYONE WELCOME. BREATHE FRESH AIR and IMPROVE FITNESS LEVELS on GREEN WALKS in COUNTRYSIDE, PARKS by LAKES, CANALS, RIVERS- SEE NEW SECRET PLACES! ALL WALKS END WITH A PUB or RESTAURANT for socialising to continue.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN KEN'S EVENTS, a friendly meetup group (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 that always end with a PUB SOCIAL!! Change your social life (and health) dramatically for the better!!

Over 21,000 Members!

2 or more Events per week!

YOU CAN JOIN KEN'S EVENTS FOR FREE!!!

THERE IS NO JOINING FEE. INSTEAD FROM JANUARY 2019 THERE WILL BE A COLLECTION OF A NOMINAL £4 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'), thus allowing you to save loads of money if you come more than 3 walks a year! For social events (i.e. non walks) the contribution is £3 per event.

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!!

IF YOU INTEND TO COME REGULARLY YOU CAN, IF YOU WISH, SAVE MONEY BY BUYING THE 'KEN'S EVENTS CARD' WHICH IS VALID FOR 12 MONTHS AND COVERS AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF EVENTS (costs only £15, equivalent to only £1.25 per month)!!

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

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

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+)

THAMES BARRIER, WOOLWICH COMMON, SEVERNDROOG CASTLE WALK

Outside Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station

Get out, explore and enjoy London's abundant green spaces, 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 an afternoon of STROLLING and EXPLORING along the Thames Path, past Woolwich Arsenal and the Thames Barrier. Then we will be moving south into the green parts and head through Woolwich Common and up to Severndroog Castle before heading back through Jacks Wood and back to the centre of Woolwich again. The walk will finish at a pub near the DLR station where the socialising can continue. The walk itself will last approximately 2.5 hours and there will be a 15 minute break mid-way for toilets and a short rest. Painting of Severndroog Castle in 1801, drawn and engraved by H.Hassell We will pass by Severndroog Castle which is a folly situated near Jacks Wood and Oxleas Wood, on Shooter's Hill in south-east London in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. It was designed by architect Richard Jupp, with the first stone laid on 2 April 1784. Severndroog Castle was commissioned to be built in 1784 by Lady James of Eltham Park as a memorial to her husband Sir William James. Sir William, a Captain in the East India Company, who seized the fortess of Severndroog on the Malabar Coast of India in 1779 and was richly rewarded by the company for capturing this notorious haunt of pirates. His actions helped to ensure safe travel for the company's ships. Designated a Grade II listed buildingin 1954, the Gothic-style castle is 63 feet (19 m) high and triangular in section, with a hexagonal turret at each corner. Meetup point is just outside Woolwich DLR Station - Zone 4. Look for the Meetup/Ken's Events signs. The end point is at a pub in Woolwich close to the DLR Station. What about the weather? Walking events should always be fun - If the weather is very wet, walking in heavy rain is not enjoyable, therefore we may postpone the walk. Light rain or occasional showers is not a problem. Check back on the morning of the event for an update at 11am. Members can bring guests but please note that there is a £4 fee for each guest attending, and for members who do not hold the Ken's Events membership card payable on the day. Plan your journey, with TFL's Journey Planner (http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/) The nearest train station is also at Woolwich -Zone4 When you arrive at the venue look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign pictured below. All Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click on 'Pages' button above or click here (http://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/pages/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER/) to view disclaimer. Good sturdy shoes are recommended for this walk. Also please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water and any medication. Please take care when crossing roads, use pelican crossings where available and take care when walking through parks and forests, particularly watch out for tree stumps, branches, holes in the path and hidden steps. 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/) Tell your friends you are going! https://secure.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/invite/ KEN'S EVENTS also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events and http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/

LAVENDER FIELDS, BANSTEAD COMMON, OAKS PARK WALK

Belmont station

Join us for a second chance this year to see the lavender fields of Mayfield. Today's Sunday afternoon walk is from Belmont Railway Station, through the northern edge of Banstead Common to the Mayfield Lavender Fields and Oaks Park (please note that there is an entry charge of £2.50 payable to the Mayfield Lavender Farm to enter the lavender fields). Please note that there is a £4 nominal fee for the walking event for those not holding the Ken's Events Membership card. This walk is about 6.5 miles and will finish at Wallington Station, where the socialising can continue in a Wetherspoons pub. Trains to Clapham Junction, London Victoria and London Bridge are available from Wallington Station. RAIN POLICY: Walking events should always be fun. - Light rain, or showers is not usually a problem. However If the weather is persistently very wet, we may postpone or cancel this event. Please check on the morning of the walk by 11am. All Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click on 'Pages' button above or click here (http://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/pages/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER/) to view disclaimer. RISK WARNING: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. Unfortunately no dogs and children (under the age of 18) are permitted on these walks. Plan your journey, with TFL's Journey Planner (http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/) The nearest train/tube station is Belmont Station (Mainline) Travel Zone 6 When you arrive at the venue look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign. KEN'S EVENTS also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events and http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/

RIVER WANDLE WALK (Morden to Croydon).

Morden Station

Join us for a group walk along the River Wandle and through several South London parks en route to Croydon. 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. Perhaps you have never been to this part of South London before? This is your opportunity to check it out. We start the walk at Morden Station on the Northern Line and finish the walk at one of the three Wetherspoons pub in Croydon. Fast trains will take you back to London from Croydon. RISK WARNING: Good sturdy shoes are recommended for this walk. Also please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water and any medication you rely on. This walk is a countryside walk so please be prepared for uneven paths and tracks, holes in the pathways or fields, partially hidden steps, tree roots and stumps, low overhanging bushes and tree branches. Please take care when crossing roads, use pelican crossings where available. You need to be moderately fit for this walk and be able to walk for three miles without a break. Each walk on this meetup group normally has a distance of between 4 and 6 miles. 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. As availability of toilets cannot be guaranteed en route, please ensure you arrive in good time in order to use facilities before the start. Unfortunately no dogs and children (under the age of 18) are permitted on these walks. 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/) WHAT IF THE WEATHER'S BAD - Walking events should always be fun - If the weather is very bad (light rain is not usually a problem), this event may be postponed, therefore please check this page on the morning of the walk after 10.00am.. Please note that there is a £4 nominal meetup organisers charge for this event for guests and those members who do not yet hold the Ken's Event Card. You are recommended to take out the Ken's Event Card (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 (http://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/pages/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER/) to view disclaimer. When you arrive at the venue look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign. KEN'S EVENTS 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. After the event posts of appreciation are welcome.

WATERSIDE STROLL- CANARY WHARF CIRCULAR (28.07.19).

Canary Wharf Tube Station

Explore and Enjoy London! Get out and about with Ken's Events and see new parts of your City in the company of great friends! Join us for a leisurely SUNDAY AFTERNOON STROLL through the contrasting sights of CANARY WHARF. Meet outside Canary Wharf Jubilee Line Station pictured below. There is lots of water along the route!! This is a circular walk starting and ending in Canary Wharf, near the station. Walking is one of life's great social activities. he walk lasts for about 2.5 hours. After the walk if you wish can join us and enjoy an Indian meal for approx. £18 (only £16 for Ken's Events cardholders) at the Bengal Quay. Click here to RSVP for Bengal Quay event. https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/258383874/ Members can bring guests but please note that there is a £4 fee for each guest attending, and for members who do not hold the Ken's Events membership card payable on the day. RISK WARNING: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, 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). On occasion wild and farm animals may also encountered. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself. As availability of toilets cannot be guaranteed en route, please ensure you arrive in good time in order to use facilities before the start. Unfortunately no dogs and children (under the age of 18) are permitted on these walks. Plan your journey, with TFL's Journey Planner (http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/) The nearest train/tube stations are Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line and DLR) When you arrive at the venue look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign pictured below. All Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click on 'Pages' button above or click here (http://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/pages/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER/) to view disclaimer. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions, and always carry a bottle of water. You need to be in moderately fit condition for this walk. WANT TO COME ON ANOTHER WALK: For a list of future walks please see 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. 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/

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