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

SOCIAL EVENTS and WALKS IN LONDON.

All of our social events are in London venues.

All of our walks end in a bar or restaurant booked for our group.

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?

Do you like to SOCIALISE in a PUB or RESTAURANT after every walk?

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 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!!

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 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' 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

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)

VALENTINES PARK and WANSTEAD PARK WALK

Gants Hill Tube station (Central Line)

£4.00

Get fit again after lockdown! Get out and walk. Visit parts of London that you would not otherwise have an opportunity to see. Explore and Enjoy London! Join us for a Saturday afternoon walk through VALENTINES PARK and WANSTEAD PARK. ABOUT VALENTINES PARK: Valentines Park is, at 52 hectares (130 acres), is the largest green space in the London Borough of Redbridge. lies between Ilford and Gants Hill. The Valentines Estate had been in private hands since long before the 1690s, when the present Valentines Mansion was built. We are not intending to visit inside the Mansion. Valentines Park has undergone an extensive renovation during 2007–2008 financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund and by the owners, the London Borough of Redbridge. There are a number of Grade II and Grade II* features within the park and part of the formal garden layout of the early 18th century park itself is included in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England at Grade II. ABOUT WANSTEAD PARK: The woodland of Wanstead Park, once formed part of Epping Forest. The park, with artificial lakes, was also formerly part of the estate of a large stately home Wanstead House, built by Richard Child, 1st Earl Tylney, and was one of the finest Palladian mansions in Britain and the architectural inspiration for Mansion House, London. It was subsequently demolished to pay the gambling debts of a relation of the Duke of Wellington. SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND COVID MITIGATION FACTORS APPLY. The walk will be adequately spaced out in small groups of twos and threes, at least 5 metres apart (no bunching of more than 6 persons permitted); please also ensure that when waiting for the start of the walk that you maintain adequate social distancing of 2 metres (and/or wear a mask). Please carry a hand sanitiser and no handshaking. This walking event ends on arrival at Wanstead Station. If you intend to visit a pub after the walk please do so in small self contained groups and maintain the social distancing guidelines as indicated by the venue. Please note that the walk will be continuous with no stops (in order to maintain social distancing) and it is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk. RAIN POLICY: Walking events should always be fun and have a Plan B - Light rain is ok, however If the weather is very wet, walking in the rain is no fun and maybe postponed therefore check on the morning of the walk. Please note that there is a £4 nominal meetup organisers charge for this event for guests and those who do not hold the Ken's Event Membership Card. 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/ Good sturdy shoes are recommended for this walk. Also please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water. This is similar to a countryside walk so please be prepared for uneven paths and tracks, tree roots and low overhanging bushes and tree branches. Please take care to avoid cyclists who also use these paths. 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. When you arrive at the venue look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign. Look for a meetup sign as you come through the ticket barrier. If you're late, take exit 4 by keeping right and following the yellow tiles, then go south down Cranbrook Road towards ILFORD immediately passing Sainsburys on your right, cross over Bramley Crescent and turn left into Valentines park and you will soon see Valentines Mansion on the right. KEN'S EVENTS also has a Facebook page. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events

EPPING FOREST SOUTH: WANSTEAD PARK, BUSH WOOD WALK.

Wanstead Station, Wanstead

£4.00

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 the southernmost portion of Epping Forest (Wanstead Park, Wanstead Flats and Bush Wood). We start the walk at Wanstead Station on the Central Line and finish the walk near to Leytonstone Station (also on the Central line and which will take you back to Stratford and London). SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND COVID MITIGATION FACTORS APPLY. The walk will be adequately spaced out in small groups of twos and threes, at least 5 metres apart (no bunching of more than 6 persons permitted); please also ensure that when waiting for the start of the walk that you maintain adequate social distancing of 2 metres (and/or wear a mask). Please carry a hand sanitiser and no handshaking. This walking event ends on arrival at Leytonstone. If you intend to visit a pub after the walk please do so in small self contained groups and maintain the social distancing guidelines as indicated by the venue. Please note that the walk will be continuous with no stops (in order to maintain social distancing) and it is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk. ABOUT WANSTEAD PARK: Wanstead Park covers an area of about 140 acres (57 hectares), administered as part of Epping Forest by the City of London Corporation. Today's park once formed part of the deer park of the former manor house of ancient Wanstead Manor. The name Wanstead is probably of Saxon origin - indicating a possible continuity of settlement here since Roman times. First a Manor House and then later a Palladian Mansion (now demolished), was built in the Park and used by Kings, Queens and Noblemen in the middle-ages, as a hunting lodge or a comfortable retreat from London. 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. 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 prefer 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/) 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. 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. 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 also has a Facebook page See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events

RIVER LEE, NATURE RESERVE, OLYMPIC PARK WATERSIDE WALK.

Tottenham Hale Station

£4.00

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! Water is the main theme for today's slightly longer than usual 6 mile Stroll. Starting at the Tottenham Hale we walk mostly along the River Lee through the Lee Valley Park to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. As we continue along the towpath and pass by Markfield Park. We will also pass Springfield Park, Hackney Marshes, a nature reserve (http://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/nature/nature-reserve/waterworks-nature-reserve-midd/middlesex-filter-beds/) and then enter the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND COVID MITIGATION FACTORS APPLY. The walk will be adequately spaced out in small groups of twos and threes, at least 5 metres apart (no bunching of more than 6 persons permitted); please also ensure that when waiting for the start of the walk that you maintain adequate social distancing of 2 metres (and/or wear a mask). Please carry a hand sanitiser and no handshaking. This walking event ends on arrival at Stratford Station. If you intend to visit a pub after the walk please do so in small self contained groups and maintain the social distancing guidelines as indicated by the venue. Please note that the walk will be continuous with no stops (in order to maintain social distancing) and it is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk. WHAT IF THE WEATHER'S BAD - Light rain is ok, however if heavy rain we may postponethe walk. Please check this page on the day. Meeting at TOTTENHAM HALE station (Zone 3) Finishing at Stratford station (Zone 3) Please note that there is a £4 nominal meetup organisers charge for this event for guests and those who do not hold the Ken's Event Membership Card. 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. 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. When you arrive at the venue look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign. If weekday and evening walks are your thing, then you should join Ken's Weekday and Evenings Walking Group. Click here for more information. 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/

OLYMPIC PARK to CANARY WHARF CANAL WALK.

Stratford Station - QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMIC PARK and WESTFIELD EXIT

£4.00

Explore and Enjoy London! Get out and see your City in the company of great friends! Visit parts of London that you would not otherwise have an opportunity to see. Join us for a Sunday afternoon walk through the green spaces and rivers of the OLYMPIC PARK and then along the canal to CANARY WHARF. We start at Stratford Station (Queen Elizabeth Park and Westfield Exit), then pass through the Olympic Park, before joining the River Lea, and the Hertford Union Canal and Limehouse Cut en route to Canary Wharf. SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND COVID MITIGATION FACTORS APPLY. The walk will be adequately spaced out in small groups of twos and threes, at least 5 metres apart (no bunching of more than 6 persons permitted); please also ensure that when waiting for the start of the walk that you maintain adequate social distancing of 2 metres (and/or wear a mask). Please carry a hand sanitiser and no handshaking. This walking event ends on arrival at Canary Wharf. If you intend to visit a pub after the walk please do so in small self contained groups and maintain the social distancing guidelines as indicated by the venue. Please note that the walk will be continuous with no stops (in order to maintain social distancing) and it is your responsibilty to keep walkers ahead in view and to follow the direction of the walk. Look for Ken with the Ken's Events/Meetup Flag, outside the station. WHAT IF THE WEATHER'S BAD - Walking events should always be fun - If the weather is very wet, we may curtail or postpone the walk, therefore please check this page on the day. Please note that there is a nominal £4 meetup organisers fee for this walk except for those holding the Ken's Events 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. 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/ Good sturdy shoes are recommended for this walk. Also please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water. This is similar to a countryside walk so please be prepared for uneven paths and tracks, tree roots and low overhanging bushes and tree branches. Please take care to avoid cyclists who also use these paths. 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. As availability of toilets cannot be guaranteed en route, please ensure you arrive in good time in order to use facilities before the start. When you arrive at the venue look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign. 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 only post comments before the event if the comment is relevant to the whole group or something is unclear. KEN'S EVENTS 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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Morden Station

£4.00

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