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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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and on Twitter
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Also Click Here for more information including the Ken's Events disclaimer.

Upcoming events (4+)

GREEN WALK: HAYES COMMON to KESTON and ORPINGTON

Needs a location

£5.00

Please note the earlier than usual 11.30 start time and also our starting point is Hayes in Kent.

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. Make some new friends at the same time.

Visit green parts of London, unknown to most people, and that you would not otherwise have an opportunity to see.

WALK START: Hayes (Kent) Station (National Rail).

WALK ROUTE: Today we explore some of Kent's wooded areas and commons, including Hayes Common, Padmall Wood, Keston Common and Darrick Wood.

WALK DISTANCE: Approx 7.5 miles.

WALK FINISH: Orpington Station (National Rail).

STOPOUT POINT: Our route crosses some London bus routes.

COST of EVENT: A £5 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. You need to be able to walk for 2.5 hours at a good steady pace.

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 four miles without a break. In these walks we use; pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, towpaths alongside water, other public paths, and tracks through woodland and countryside. Please only wear good sturdy shoes, and take care as surfaces may be uneven, and some paths are also used by joggers and cyclists. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself.
No large dogs or small children please.

Please arrive in good time to allow opportunity to use toilets at the start of the walk as there may not be any toilet breaks available during the walk.

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

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.

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/)

When you arrive at the station look for Ken with Kens Events/Meetup Badge.

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD? - Light rain is not a problem, only very heavy rain will lead to a postponement.

Look for Ken with the Ken's Events/Meetup Flag, outside the station.

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SOCIAL WALK: ORPINGTON to PETTS WOOD

Needs a location

£5.00

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. Make some new friends at the same time.

Visit green parts of London, unknown to most people, and that you would not otherwise have an opportunity to see.

Today we explore some of Kent's wooded areas.

WALK START: Orpington Station (National Rail).

WALK ROUTE: Today we explore some of Kent's wooded areas including Crofton Wood and Jubilee Park.

WALK DISTANCE: Approx 6 miles.

WALK FINISH: At a pub near Petts Wood Station (National Rail).

STOPOUT POINT: Our route crosses some London bus routes.

COST of EVENT: A £5 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. You need to be able to walk for 2.5 hours at a good steady pace.

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 four miles without a break. In these walks we use; pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland, towpaths alongside water, other public paths, and tracks through woodland and countryside. Please only wear good sturdy shoes, and take care as surfaces may be uneven, and some paths are also used by joggers and cyclists. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself.
No large dogs or small children please.

Please arrive in good time to allow opportunity to use toilets at the start of the walk as there may not be any toilet breaks available during the walk.

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

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.

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/)

When you arrive at the station look for Ken with Kens Events/Meetup Badge.

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD? - Light rain is not a problem, only very heavy rain will lead to a postponement.

Look for Ken with the Ken's Events/Meetup Flag, outside the station.

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WALK : CAMBRIDGE CENTRAL and GREEN SPACES

Needs a location

£5.00

This afternoon we have a walk around the green spaces and centre of the historic University City of Cambridge. The history of Cambridge can be traced back to Iron Age settlements in the area. The development of the City continued with the Romans and later with visits from the Vikings and Normans, through medieval times, culminating with the University City of today.

FRESH AIR: Get out of the city of London for a day and breathe some fresh air and improve your overall fitness levels. Make some new friends at the same time.

Note:
This is not a guided tour, however we will pass through the central area which will allow time for photographs. Should you want to spend more time in Cambridge you may wish to arrive earlier in the morning to allow yourself more time for sightseeing before the start of the walk.

This walk will happen regardless of the weather on the day.

The above picture is by Andrew Dunn available under the Creative Commons License.

STARTING POINT: Meet at 2.30pm outside Cambridge Railway Station.

END POINT: At a pub in the centre of Cambridge a 15/20 minute walk from the station.

DISTANCE: Approx. 4 miles at a moderate pace.

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 and children under the age of 18 are allowed on these walks.

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/

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SCENTED LAVENDER FIELDS CIRCULAR WALK

Needs a location

£5.00

Beautiful Lavender Fields!
Join us for a Saturday afternoon walk from Belmont Railway Station (Travelcard Zone 5) , through the northern edge of Banstead Common to the MAYFIELD LAVENDER FIELDS and Oaks Park (please note that there is an entry charge of £4 payable to the Mayfield Lavender Farm to enter the lavender fields).

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.

Visit green parts of London, unknown to most people, and that you would not otherwise have an opportunity to see.

Please note that there is an additional £5 nominal fee for the walking event for those not holding the Ken's Events Membership card.

This walk is about 6 miles in total and will finish back at Belmont Station, There will be a one hour stay at the lavender fields. Please note the earlier than usual start at 11.00am.

RAIN POLICY: - 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 9am.

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.

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 large dogs or small children please.

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.

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

The nearest train/tube station is Belmont Station (Mainline) Travel Zone 5

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/

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Needs a location

£5.00

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