Enjoy London! Get out and see your City in the company of great friends! Join us for an AFTERNOON CIRCULAR WALK starting and finishing at Epsom and taking us through Epsom Common and Ashtead Common. Walking is one of life's great social activities. We aim to finish at the Assembly Rooms (JD Wetherspoons) in Epsom.
Ashtead Common is a 200 hectare (500 acre) ancient wooded common with over 2,300 ancient oak pollards located in north-east Surrey.
The site has been part of the Epsom and Ashtead Commons Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) since 1955 due to its rich community of breeding birds. It has also been a National Nature Reserve since 1995 due to the decaying wood of ancient trees and the rare invertebrates that live in it. The site includes two ancient Scheduled Monuments - a Roman villa and a triangular earthwork.
To return to Central London you can catch the train from Epsom Station.
Look for the Ken's Events 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 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.
Plan your journey, with TFL's
Journey Planner (http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/)
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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 or children under 18 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.
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/)
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