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EVERYONE WELCOME. BREATHE FRESH AIR and IMPROVE FITNESS LEVELS on GREEN WALKS in COUNTRYSIDE, PARKS by LAKES, CANALS, RIVERS- SEE NEW SECRET PLACES! ALL WALKS END WITH A PUB or RESTAURANT for socialising to continue.

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!!

Over 21,000 Members!

2 or more Events per week!

YOU CAN JOIN KEN'S EVENTS FOR FREE!!!

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'), thus allowing you to save loads of money if you come more than 3 walks a year! For social events (i.e. non walks) the contribution is £3 per event.

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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IF YOU INTEND TO COME REGULARLY YOU CAN, IF YOU WISH, SAVE MONEY BY BUYING THE 'KEN'S EVENTS CARD' WHICH IS VALID FOR 12 MONTHS AND COVERS AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF EVENTS (costs only £15, equivalent to only £1.25 per month)!!

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+)

A DAY OUT WALKING IN ROYAL WINDSOR and ETON

Windsor and Eton Central Station

SCENIC 9 MILE CIRCULAR COUNTRYSIDE WALK. Give up the London's city streets for a day and breathe some fresh air. Improve your overall fitness levels, whilst chatting to new people during a countryside walk in Royal Windsor, Eton and the surrounding area. Stay later after the walk and continue the socialising in a pub in Windsor. Join us for an approximately 9 mile circular walk, which will in addition take in a few of Windsor's famous streets and also a section of the Thames Path, Dornay lake (the 2012 Olympic rowing venue) and the Jubilee River. Please note that this walk is primarily a green coutryside walk rather than a guided tourist walk in the town. The walk itself is expected to take approx 4.5 hours, inclusive of a 20 minute picnic break. You may decide to use any additional freetime before your return to London, for sightseeing. Or arrive early prior to the start of the walk for additional sightseeing time in the town. We will start the walk at Windsor and Eton Central Station at 1pm. However some members may be leaving London together on the same train, with the aim of getting 1/3 group discount on the train ticket. An offpeak day return fare (without discount) is £11.70 or £7.80 with discount. If you wish to take advantage of the 1/3 group discount on rail tickets, meet at Paddington station at 11.15am with the aim of catching the 11.52pm train which gets to Windsor (change trains at Slough) in good time at 12.16pm. If anyone prefers instead to travel from London Waterloo, you will arrive at Windsor and Eton Riverside Station (which is only 10 minutes walk from the starting point of the event). However please note there will be NO host at London Waterloo Station. However there will be a host at London Paddington station at 11.15am until 11.45am. RISK WARNING FOR ALL WALKS: 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. You are recommended to take out the Ken's Event Card (which lasts for a full 12 months) to avoid paying the meetup organisers contribution. You can obtain a card during the event if you wish. 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. When you arrive 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 post no pre-event messages unless you are posting something relevant for the whole group. http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events

Bre­nt Reservoir, Fryent Country Park Walk.

Hendon Train Station - Thameslink Railway

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. For today's walk we will stroll from Hendon Railway Station alongside the Brent Reservoir and into Fryent Country Park, before ending the walk at a pub in Kingsbury close to Kingsbury tube station. Brent Reservoir: The Brent Reservoir area (also known as Welsh Harp Reservoir) is 170 hectares of open water, marshes, trees and grassland located less than 10 miles from the centre of London. It takes its name from the public house, The Welsh Harp, which stood there until the early 1970s. Construction on the reservoir began in 1834, to ensure sufficient water supply to feed the Grand Union Canal and Regents Canal. After a few deaths during construction, a supervisor was employed for the project and his cottage remains there today. The site has been designated a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’. The reservoir is fed by the waters of Silk Stream and the River Brent, and its outflow is the River Brent. There are walking routes around the reservoir, across which you can see a fine view of Wembley Stadium. Fryent Country Park: Fryent Country Park is over 70 hectares of fields and woodlands 11 miles north west of Central London. It has over 800 species of wildlife. There are a few hills in the park providing great views out over London. Parallel to Fryent Way is an ancient track known as Hell Lane or Eldestrete which may date back to Saxon times or earlier. The Country Park is a designated nature reserve. Weather: If the weather is very wet, walking in the heavy rain is no fun, therefore if raining check on the morning of the walk at around 11am for latest update. 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. At the start look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign. 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 full 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. Plan your journey, with TFL's Journey Planner (http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/) 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 you also enjoy weekday and evening walks, 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/

COUNTRYSIDE WALK: HENLEY, THAMES, WOODS and MEDIEVAL VILLAGES

Paddington Mainline Station

7 Mile Countryside Walk. Get out of London for a day in the countryside in the company of great friends! On this Bank Holiday Monday we will visit Henley on Thames, the beautiful market town set on the Thames in the midst of the stunning Oxfordshire Chiltern Hills. Henley is the home of the famous Henley Regatta and Henley Festival. From there we will embark upon a walk through scenic rural Oxfordshire. It is approximately a 7 mile walk, along the Thames Path from Henley, to the pretty historic Hambleden Village after which, we will proceed through the Great Wood for 1 mile before heading back across Hambleden lock in a 'fiqure of eight' to the medieval village of Remenham with its historic church dating back to norman times. This is a very scenic walk, outward along the Thames, through woods and back again across open countryside, with many places of interest en route. This day out will also be a great opportunity to socialise and make new friends. We will finish the walk back in Henley on Thames, close to a large pub where the socialising can continue. We start the event at Henley Station at 2pm. Trains are available from Paddington Station in Central London. Journey time is approximately 1 hour and 10 mins with 2 changes (usually at Slough and Twyford). Aim to arrive at Paddington at about 12.00 noon (there will be a host at Paddington) if you want to take advantage of group travel discounts (I/3 off), and also allow time to purchase tickets etc. For your information there is a train leaving Paddington at 12.42 pm arriving at Henley at 13.50 am. You can get a day return ticket for £17.70 (£12 with network/rail card and even less if you also have a travel card) . We will not be stopping at a pub for lunch therefore it is essential that you bring snacks and/or sandwiches for a short 20 minute picnic en route. We also finish the walk at Henley. Trains back from Henley to London are available at half hourly intervals. Look for Ken with the Ken's Events/Meetup Flag, inside Paddington station and outside Henley Station. 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 as we will encounter farm animals during this walk. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions, and always carry a bottle of water. There are no convenient exit points during this walk, so you should only come on this walk if you are fit, able to walk at a moderately fast pace and are prepared for the full 7 miles (there will only be one 20 minute picnic break at a scenic spot). As we traverse through scenic rural Oxfordshire, there are a couple of up-hill sections. As we meander through the fields and ancient woodland, parts of our route may get muddy after rain. Carry waterproof clothing or brolly (just in case!). BAD WEATHER? - Walking in heavy rain in open countryside is no fun, therefore the event maybe postponed to the following month. Therefore please check this page on the day of the walk for a 8.00am update. Please note that there is a £4 meetup organisers contribution for this event for guests and those members who do not yet hold the Ken's Event Card. You are recommended to take out the Ken's Event Card(which lasts for a full 12 months) to avoid paying the meetup organisers contribution. You can obtain a card during the event if you wish. 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/ 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 before the event if it relevant to the whole group or something is unclear. After the event posts of appreciation are welcome.

ELTHAM and AVERY HILL PARK WALK 01.06.19

Eltham station

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. Join us for an afternoon circular walk from Eltham Station, along King John's Walk past Eltham Palace, into the TARN and onto Avery Park before finishing at the Tudor Barn pub at Eltham Station. Look for the Ken's Events/Meetup Flag outside the station. Please note that there is a £4 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/) 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. Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on this walk. 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 readily available during the 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 only post comments before the event if the comment is relevant to the whole group or something is unclear. 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/) 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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