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The North Downs- Hollingbourne & the magnificent Leeds Castle (21km/13 miles)
With spring right around the corner, its warmer weather and longer days, there is not a better time to walk through the beautiful countryside of Kent. Starting at Hollingbourne village, we will head for the North Downs Way and follow the ridge through a mixture of woods and open down land from where we will enjoy stunning views. After passing some medieval castle ruins, we will go downhill to the lunch pub the Black Horse, in a crossroads with the Pilgrims way in the small village of Thurnham. Returning across large farm fields along the foot of the downs we will go past Hollingbourne village, finishing with a circular walk through the spectacular grounds of Leeds Castle. Modestly described as “the loveliest castle in the world”, the moated setting of Leeds Castle is certainly breath-taking. Built by a Norman Knight in 1119, the palace has been the private property of several England’s medieval queens and used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon. Nowadays, it is one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain. It is expected to arrive at Hollingbourne station at around 5.00 pm and for those who want to join us for a drink before heading home, there are two cosy pubs near the station. Toughness is 6:10 Distance is 21km (13 miles) Transport & meeting point. We will meet at London Victoria Station at 9.00 am, and 5 minutes later I will be buying the group saver’s tickets. Please be punctual as the train departs at 9.22 am. The train is expected to arrive at Hollingbourne at 10.30 am. The return journey will be from the same train station with trains every hour (at -59min) Cost and payment. The total cost is £17 (train ticket +£4 contribution). People who use their own means of transport, please pay the contribution fee at the start of the hike. What to bring. Suitable hiking clothes and hiking footwear. Waterproof jacket, trousers and footwear are highly advisable. Minimum 1litre of water ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- London European Club is run by dedicated volunteers, who don't have time to waste with people who don't show up at events. If you don't show up to three events that you have RSVPed to, you will be banned from the Club. Changing your RSVP in the last 24 hours prior to the event is strongly discouraged and may result in an immediate ban, especially when it comes to our most popular event

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The London European Club is a social group for Londoners interested in Europe and it organizes cultural, political, social and outdoor activities. You should join if:

-You are originally from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Vatican City State, Croatia, Macedonia, Iceland, Turkey, Kosovo, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, but currently live in London.

-If you are English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Russians, Germans, French, British, Italians, Spanish, Ukrainians, Polish, Swiss, Serbians, Chechs, Belarusians, Bulgarians, Pomaks, Croats, Slovaks, Macedonians, Bosniaks, Slovenes, Silesians, Montenegrins, Kashubs, Sorbs, Wallons, Romands, Provencals, Occitans, Aranese, Sardinians, Furlans, Lombards, Venetians, Sicilians, Neapolitans, Corsicans, Spaniards, Castilians, Andalusians, Asturians, Aragonese, Galicians, Catalans, Basques, Romanians, Vlachs, Moldovans, Aromanians, Portugese, Friulians, Ladins, Gibraltarians, Austrians, Luxembourgers, Alsatians, Lorrainers, South Tyroleans, German speaking Belgians, North Schleswigerrs, Dutch, Flemish, Scandinavians, Norwegians, Danes, Swedes, Finland Swedes, Faroese, Icelanders, Frisians, Bretons, Cornish, Manx, Greeks, Albanians, Armenians, Lithuanians, Latvians, Romani, Ossetians, Tats, Turks, Tatars, Bashkirs, Kumyks, Crimeans, Balkars, Nogais, Hungarians, Finns, Estonians, Mordvins, Udmurts, Mari, Komi, Sami, Veps, Izhorians, Livonians, Chechens, Avars, Dargin, Kabards, Adygeans, Lezgins, Ingush, Chereks, Lak, Tabasarans, Tsakhur, Georgians, Basques, Jews, Maltese, Kalmyks but want to get outside the circle of your tribe or ethnic group.

-You are interested in European politics

-If you want to explore European culture, cuisine, dress sense

-If you would like to debate Europe, so euro skeptics are welcome

-If you'd like to travel to unusual European destinations

-If you compulsively join all new meetup groups

-If you are new to London and would like to meet Europeans

-If you have lived in London for a while and you miss Europeans in your life

-If you have European ancestors or are a first or second generation European

-If you are fun and want to try out new things

This group is about socializing but also about sharing knowledge on all things European happening in London. So if you know of a unique exhibition, a concert or a play, if you have a favorite Italian, Spanish, Finnish, English, Romanian, Estonian or Turkish restaurant or just want to go and watch a European movie, this is the right place to flag it and invite others. We particularly welcome members who are interested in European politics and those who'd like to contribute their time and knowledge to organising events in the Club.

Please feel free to send me your suggestions.

I look forward to meeting you!


PS. This is a voluntary Club so please consider yourself a member rather than a customer.

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