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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+)

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, 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. 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. We will have a brief stop to see a remarkable Victorian beam engine (http://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/nature/gardens-heritage/markfield-museum/) in 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 the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Meeting at TOTTENHAM HALE station (Zone 3) Finishing at Stratford station (Zone 3) Post walk refreshments at the Goldengrove Weatherspoons pub (http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/goldengrove) which gets it's name from the poem Spring and Fall, by Gerard Manley Hopkins. The highly acclaimed Victorian poet born in Stratford, in 1844. WHAT IF THE WEATHER'S BAD - Walking events should always be fun - If the weather is bad, walking is no fun, therefore please check this page on the day. 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/

GREENWALK- DOLLIS VALLEY (Hendon to New Barnet).

Hendon Railway Station

£4.00

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. Today we will explore another section of the DOLLIS VALLEY GREENWALK. It links areas of public open space along the Dollis Valley in a green chain, to provide a pleasant and quiet long distant walk along the Dollis Brook Green Belt. Todays walk starts at HENDON RAILWAY STATION station and we travel east then north along the GREENWALK, past MILL HILL and the DOLLIS BROOK VIADUCT (pictured below), through WHETSTONE STRAY, the BROOK FARM OPEN SPACE, the WYATT FARM OPENSPACE, KING GEORGE V Playing Fields, before heading to our destination pub in NEW BARNET, close to New Barnet Station. Walking and talking are two of of life's great social activities. RISK WARNING: 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. Unfortunately no dogs and children (under the age of 18) are permitted on these walks. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water. You need to be moderately fit for this walk. PLAN B - Walking events should always be fun and have a Plan B - If the weather is wet, walking in the rain is no fun, therefore we may reschedule this walk. Check this page at 11am on the morning of the walk for the latest weather update. More info: 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. If you enjoy weekday and evening walks, then you should join Ken's Weekday and Evenings Walking Group. Click here for more information. KEN'S EVENTS also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events and http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/

GROUP WALK: HAMPTON COURT to SURBITON via THAMES PATH & KINGSTON

Hampton Court Station Car Park

£4.00

THIS WALK IS FREE FOR KENS EVENTS CARD HOLDERS (see below). EXPLORE LONDON! Enjoy London! Get out and see your City in the company of great friends! Join us for a SUNDAY AFTERNOON WALK along the THAMES PATH from HAMPTON COURT STATION to SURBITON via KINGSTON. We will end the walk at a pub close to Surbiton Railway Station (London fare zone 6), where you can continue socialising with the group. 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 socialising afterwards in a pub. Walking is one of life's great social activities. The stroll lasts for about 2.5 hours. ROUTE: Along the Thames Path to Surbiton via Kingston. DISTANCE: Approx 5 miles. Mostly flat. START: Meeting at Hampton Court Station (British Rail). Please note that Hampton Court Station is in London fare zone 6. When you arrive at the start look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign. If you are running a few minutes late, don't worry, we usually wait a short time for latecomers. If you are more than 15 mins late you will have to catch us up. Head over the bridge across the Thames and into the green lawn in front of Hampton Court Palace. Then along the Thames path towards Kingston. FINISH and PUB SOCIAL: We end this walk at a large pub in Surbiton, called the Coronation Hall very close to (less than 100 yards) to Surbiton British Rail Station. RAIN POLICY - If the weather is very wet, we may curtail or postpone the walk, therefore please check this page on the morning of the event. Light rain is not usually a problem. COST: FREE for holders of the KENS EVENTS CARD. Get your Kens Events Card on this link. https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/dues/ (use paypal or credit card). Turn up at your next event with your e-mail receipt and you will be given the Kens Events card (valid for 365 days during which all walks are free). The default position is that a £4 cash fee is payable at the start of each walk by those members and guests who are unable to show their 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. RISK WARNING FOR ALL WALKS: Dress appropriately for weather conditions with non-slip sturdy shoes and carry a bottle of water and necessary medication. You must 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, rights of way, bridlepaths, country lanes and other established paths and tracks through woodland, bush and countryside. If you require insurance for these walks you must arrange that yourself. Unfortunately no dogs and children 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/) Tell your friends you are going! https://secure.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/invite/ 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 also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events and http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/ Please only post comments before the event if the comment is relevant to the whole group or something is unclear.

WALK: KINGS ROAD/ BATTERSEA PARK/ THAMES PATH

South Kensington Tube Station (outside the station)

£4.00

This event is FREE for holders of the KENS EVENTS CARD (see below). Explore and Enjoy London! Get out and see your City in the company of great friends! Join us for an easy (flat) and leisurely Saturday afternoon Stroll through one of London's lesser known Parks starting at South Kensington tube station, then moving down to and across the King's Road, Chelsea, then south across the Thames to Battersea Park. Then we continue along the South Bank of the Thames westwards before finnishing at our pub in Battersea and also only 10 mins walk away from Clapham Junction Station. Walking is one of life's great social activities. The stroll lasts for about 2 hours. At our pub afterwards the socialising can continue. 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 bad, walking is no fun, and we may curtail or postpone the walk, therefore please check this page on the day. Good sturdy shoes are recommended for this walk. Some paths may be muddy. 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. Please also take care to avoid cyclists. If you need insurance for these walks you need to organise this yourself. Please note that there is a nominal £4 meetup organisers fee for this walk except for those holding the Ken's Events 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/ 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. 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

Past events (1,489)

GROUP WALK: NORTHOLT VILLAGE to NORTHALA FIELDS

Northolt Station

£4.00

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