This walk is FREE for holders of the KENS EVENTS CARD (see below).
This is an almost circular walk. Hills (optional) and canals are the theme for today's walk in the green suburbs of London Travelzones 4 and 5.
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.
ROUTE: Join us for a near circular walk involving, Belvue Park,the historic village of Northolt, the moated site on which manors have stood since William the Conqueror gifted the original manor to Geoffrey De Mandeville after the conquest in 1066. Followed by a scenic canal walk and several optional hilltop views.
DISTANCE: Approx 5 miles. Mostly flat with optional gradients (hilltop views).
START: Meeting at Northolt Station (Central Line -Zone 5). 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 to Northolt Village and Belvue Park,and then the Cafe at Northala fields.
FINISH and PUB SOCIAL: We end this walk at a very large pub (Greenwood hotel/pub) reasonably close (500 yards) to Sudbury Hill Station and also not far from Northolt, Northolt Park and Greenford stations, offering Central and Piccadilly lines, GWR and Chiltern railways. Also a bus can be caught from outside pub taking you to several stations.
RAIN POLICY - If the weather is very wet, we may curtail or postpone the walk, therefore please check this page on the day. 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. Please take care as surfaces may be muddy, slippery, uneven, tree roots may protrude, there may be low overhanging branches,stinging nettles, and some paths also have joggers, cyclists and even cars (country lanes). On occasion wild,domestic and farm animals may be encountered. If you require insurance for these walks then you must arrange this yourself.
Unfortunately no dogs and children are permitted on these 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/
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/)
KEN'S EVENTS (http://www.kensevents.co.uk/) which also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events
Please only post comments before the event if the comment is relevant to the whole group or something is unclear.