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DUE TO THE NATIONAL LOCKDOWN NO WALKS ARE PLANNED FOR JAN & FEB

COVID 19 - SOCIAL DISTANCING and mitigation factors will apply to all walks when they are legally allowed to recommence.

These walks are organised participation events. 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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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. (https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/pages/14591782/KEN%27S_EVENTS_DISCLAIMER)

Upcoming events (5)

WATERSIDE STROLL- THAMES PATH- CHELSEA- PUTNEY.

Parsons Green

£5.00

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 AFTERNOON STROLL west along the Thames Path through Parsons Green, South Park, Chelsea Harbour and embankment, before crossing Albert Bridge and continuing east along the south bank of the Thames to Putney.

Meet outside Parsons Green Tube Station.

There is lots of water along the route!! The walk lasts for about 2.5 hours. After the walk we will end in the Rocket pub in Putney.

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

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 Putney. 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.

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/)

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/

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 2.00pm. 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 (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.

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

SCENIC CANAL WALK - HAYES to GREENFORD.

Hayes and Harlington station

£5.00

TODAY WE HAVE A SCENIC CANAL WALK along the Grand Union Canal. The walk is approximately 7.5 miles starting at Hayes and Harlington Station and finishing reasonably close (500 yards) to Northolt, Sudbury Hill and Greenford stations, offering Central and Piccadilly lines and GWR and Chiltern railways.

Please bring appropriate leg and footwear for the walk.

The walk is approximately 7.5 miles.

Get out, explore and enjoy London's abundant green spaces, waterways and surprising surrounding countryside. Give up the city streets for a day and breathe some fresh air. Improve your overall fitness levels after lockdown!

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 Greenford.

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.

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.

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.

Please note that there is a £5 Meetup organiser’s contribution for this event for guests and those members who do not yet hold the Ken's Event Membership Card, payable on the day. The Ken's Event Membership Card costs £15 which entitles you to attend all events for free for 12 months (i.e. just £1.25p per month). Click on this link to get a Card. https://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/dues/ You do not need a paypal account, you can use your credit card. After which just bring your e-mail receipt to your next event and you will be given the Card in exchange.

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

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/

UXBRIDGE RIVER WALK (ZONE 6).

Uxbridge Station

£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 after lockdown. Visit parts of London that you would not otherwise have an opportunity to see.

This is a CIRCULAR walk heading south from Uxbridge (Travel Zone 6) through Fassnidge Park and Rockingham recreation ground and south on the River Colne before heading back to Uxbridge north along the Grand Union Canal. Our walk takes us along waterways through countryside.

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

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. 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 Petts Wood 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. This walk is not suitable for slow walkers.

Meetup point: Just outside Uxbridge Station.
End point: At a pub close to Uxbridge Station
Distance: Approximately 5.5 miles

WHAT IF THE WEATHER'S BAD - 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 £5 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.

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. 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 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/)

WANT TO COME ON ANOTHER WALK:
For a list of future walks please see http://www.meetup.com/WALKS-EXPLORING-LONDON-SECRETS/events/

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

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OLYMPIC PARK and RIVER LEA WALK to CANARY WHARF

Stratford

£5.00

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