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WALKS RECOMMENCED on 29th MARCH: GET OUT and GET FIT AGAIN AFTER LOCKDOWN

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

These walks are 'outdoor organised events for sports and physical activity'. 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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Upcoming events (5)

WALK - BROCKWELL AND DULWICH PARKS

Herne Hill Station

£5.00

Get out and get fit after lockdown. Join us for an afternoon walk through Brockwell Park and Dulwich Park (including the American Gardens - pictured).

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 (In these extraordinary times 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 (NOT 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.
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! Failure to attend deprives other members from attending.

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.
NOT SUITABLE FOR SLOW WALKERS.

START:Herne Hill Railway Station (Zone 3 on British Rail mainline from London Bridge) at 12.00pm. Look for Ken with the Meetup Badge.
FINISH: The walk finishes at West Dulwich Station.

BROCKWELL PARK
This park is noted for its nineteenth-century layout with clocktower, water garden, walled garden and other monuments. Contained within the park is the Brockwell Lido, a Grade II listed art deco building.

DULWICH PARK
A vast historic park including the American Gardens with its spectacular rhododendron garden much loved and visited by Queen Mary in the first half of the 20th Century.

Please note that there is a £5 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 here (https://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/pages/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER/) to view disclaimer.

OTHER RISKS WARNING: Carry bottle of water and necessary medication. In these walks we use; pavements, cross busy roads, public parkland and other established paths and tracks. Please wear good sturdy shoes, 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. Some tracks may be muddy and slippery. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself. No dogs allowed..

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/)

WALK THROUGH HISTORY- DINOSAURS, ANCIENT WOODLAND, VICTORIAN GRANDEUR.

A WALK THROUGH HISTORY- DINOSAURS, ANCIENT WOODLAND, VICTORIAN GRANDEUR. Join us for an afternoon stroll through history, from the prehistoric times of the dinosaurs, through ancient woodlands (6000 years old) and the Victorian times with the Great Exhibition housed in the Crystal Palace right up to modern sporting times.

Today we take a very green walk from West Dulwich, through Bel Air and Dulwich Parks and then into the ancient woodlands of Sydenham Hill Woods and Dulwich Forest, Sydenham Wells Park, followed by a stroll around the Victorian playground of Crystal Palace Park.

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.

Meet up outside West Dulwich Railway Station at 2.30pm. Look for Ken with the Meetup/Ken's Event Flag.

Trains from London Victoria take 12 minutes to reach West Dulwich Train Station.

The walk finishes at a large pub near Penge East and Kent House Railway Stations, both offering trains back to London.

SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES APPLY. The walk will be adequately spaced out in small groups of twos and threes (no bunching of more than 6 persons permitted); please also be sure that when waiting for the start of the walk that you maintain adequate social distancing (or wear a mask) outside the station. Please carry a hand sanitiser and no handshaking. We aim to have a maximum of 30 people on the walk after adjustment for late cancellations and no shows. This walking event ends on arrival at Penge East. If you intend to visit a pub after the walk please do so in small 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.

More info:
Crystal Palace Park was a Victorian pleasure ground used for many cultural, patriotic and sporting events. The Park is most famous for the the reconstructed Crystal Palace containing the Great Exhibition which had been originally located in Hyde Park before it closed in 1851, After more than 80 years at its new location at Crystal Palace Park the famous glass and iron Palace was ultimately destroyed by fire 1936.

The park once housed a football ground, which hosted the FA Cup finals from 1895 to 1914. The extensive grounds were also used in pre-war days for motorcycle and, after the 1950s, for motorcar racing.

Also here is the famous Crystal Palace athletics track where many world records have been achieved.

Dinosaurs: Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins erected the first lifesized models of the (then) newly-discovered dinosaurs and other extinct animals in the park.

Landmark: Crystal Palace transmitter visible for many miles across London.

DULWICH FOREST and SYDENHAM HILL WOODS formed part of the ancient Great North Wood, an ancient great oak forest (6,000 years old) that once stretched all the way between Camberwell and Croyden.

We will come across an old railway path. A footbridge passes over the remains of the track, and it was from this bridge that the impressionist painter Camille Pissarro in 1871 painted a view from a foot bridge crossing the railway looking down towards the now long forgotten Lordship Lane Station). The Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway went through Sydenham Hill Wood, terminating at the west of the Crystal Palace. It opened on 1 August 1865. The fortunes of the railway waned with those of the Crystal Palace, declining after the Crystal Palace burned down in 1936. The last service ran in 1954. The track was lifted in 1956 and the terminus demolished in 1961

With luck we will even stumble across a fabled 'Ancient' ruin: (A ruined monastery, believed to lie in the midst of the woods surrounded by brambles and ivy.)

Please note that there is a £5 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 here (https://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 https://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.

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

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

Walk the Celandine Trail from Pinner to Ruislip Manor

Pinner Station

£5.00

Get fit after lockdown! 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 and improve your overall fitness levels.

Come and join us for a delightful walk along the Celandine Trail and River Pinn from Pinner to Ruislip Manor.

Travel to Pinner (Zone 5) on the London Underground (Metropolitan Line).

Meet up outside Pinner Station at 12.00 noon. Look for Ken with the Meetup/Ken's Event Flag.

The walk finishes at Ruislip Manor Station (Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines).

SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES APPLY. 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 (We must take 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: 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 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 (This walk is not suitable for slow walkers or those expecting a running commentary).

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.
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!

Length of walk 5 km - approx. 2 hours at steady pace.

RAIN POLICY: Light rain or occasional showers is not a problem. Check back on the morning of the event for an update.

Members can bring guests but please note that there is a £5 meetup organiser contribution for each guest attending, and for members who do not hold the Ken's Events membership card payable on the day.

When you arrive at the start look for Ken with the meetup badge.

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

OTHER RISKS: Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. 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. On occasion wild,domestic and farm animals may also encountered. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself.
No dogs and children please.

RUISLIP WOODS WALK to SECRET BEACH

Ruislip Manor Station

£5.00

Get fit after lockdown! Get out, explore and enjoy London's abundant green spaces and surprising surrounding countryside. Join us for a delightful walk through Ruislip Woods and to the beach (Ruislip Lido/Swimming Lake.)

The walk finishes at 'The Waters Edge' pub/restaurant at the Ruislip Lido where the socialising can continue before heading back to central London. A short bus ride (bus stop immediately outside 'The Waters Edge' - bus number H13) will take you back to Ruislip and Ruislip Manor Stations. The Waters Edge offers outdoor garden/picnic area.

SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES APPLY. 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 (We must take 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: 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 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 (This walk is not suitable for slow walkers or those expecting a running commentary).

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.
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!

Length of walk 6 km - approx. 2 hours.

Picture of Ruislip Lido Beach By Chris Playll, CC BY-SA 2.0,

RAIN POLICY: Light rain or occasional showers is not a problem.

Members can bring guests but please note that there is a £5 meetup organiser contribution for each guest attending, and for members who do not hold the Ken's Events membership card payable on the day.

Travel to Ruislip Manor (Zone 6) on the London Underground (Piccadilly and Metropolitan Lines). Meet up outside Ruislip Manor Railway Station at 2.30pm. Look for Ken with the meetup badge .

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

OTHER RISKS: 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 also used by joggers and cyclists. On occasion wild,domestic and farm animals may also encountered. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself.
No dogs and children please.

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