A green walk in leafy Ruislip, to Ruislip Forest and the secret Ruislip Beach. We will break for 1 hour before continuing part two of the walk through Ruislip Forest to Northwood Station (see route below).
FRESH AIR: Give up the city streets for a day and breathe some fresh air. Improve your overall fitness levels. Get out, explore and enjoy London's abundant and sometimes secret green spaces and forest areas, and surrounding coutryside.
SOCIALISING IN A GROUP WALK: The best way to see these green spaces and wooded areas is in a group walk. Chat to new friends during the walk and afterwards in a pub.
ROUTE: GREENWAY TRACKS, RIVER BANKS, LAKES, COUNTRYSIDE PATHS and FOREST. This green walk is in leafy Ruislip. From West Ruislip we walk along the Celandine Route and the banks of the River Pinn, passing the Great Barn and Manor Farm historical site, before heading into Ruislip Forest and the secret Ruislip Beach. We will stop for 1 hour at the Beach and the Waters Edge Pub (great value Carvery) before continuing on part two of the walk through Ruislip Forest to Northwood Station.
STARTING POINT: 2.00pm outside West Ruislip Underground Station (Central Line - Zone 6). Look for Ken with the Meetup/Ken's Event Flag.
BREAK STOP DURING WALK: 1 hour break at RUISLIP BEACH and the Waters Edge Pub (offers good food including a carvery at approx. £7.50.).
DROPOUT POINT: A bus stop immediately behind 'The Waters Edge' Pub- (bus number H13) will take you back to Ruislip and Ruislip Manor Stations for rail replacement bus service.
END POINT: We will finish the walk at Northwood Station for rail replacement bus service.
DISTANCE: Approx. 5.5 miles. This walk is mostly flat.
RISK WARNING FOR ALL WALKS: All the usual risks of countryside walking apply. 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. 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.
RAIN POLICY: Light rain or occasional showers is not a problem and the walk will usually proceed. However if torrential rain is forecast check back on the morning of the event for an update at around 10.00am.
COST: Free for holders of the Ken's Events Card. Otherwise there is a £4 fee payable on the day. The Ken's Event Card costs £15 which entitles you to attend all events for free for 12 months (i.e. just over £1 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.
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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/
Picture is of Ruislip Lido Beach By Chris Playll, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13642970