London Escapes is a walking and hiking group with a creative edge.
Past and future The group was created in May 2009 by Frankie who was inspired by a beautiful walk to Bodiam Castle. We currently do day trips and are building up to weekend trips in the UK now that we have a core group of members within the membership of 700. The future may well include weekend trips abroad. Walks are around 6 miles (10Km) with longer walks in the Summer.
We generally limit numbers which makes the logistics nice and friendly. Sometimes groups might be bigger if we team up with another meetup.
This year In 2010 the group will be focusing on the 'creative edge' which makes us a bit different from other walking groups. Look out for visits to artists studios, small music festivals, special photography sessions and quirky rural cultural events.
Members The group is a mixture of people who are new to the London area, and Londoners who would like to make new friends and connections whilst escaping the city confines. As group organiser, I aim to make the group more than just a series of events - it's a club of loyal members and friends.
Members are welcoming and friendly to each other, give positive constructive feedback, and are encouraged to actively contribute to the group.
Break out of routine, watch the landscape change from urban grey to leafy green… before you know it the growl of traffic is a distant hum and tweeting is real birdsong!
Best of London Escapes
Walking along you can just relax, chat and get to know people naturally Be part of a club with integrity, identity and purpose Opportunity for you to have a creative outlet with photography, video, drawing... Can you play an instrument? Bring it along on one of those long Summers evenings... Exchange and share experience, ideas and biscuits Discover the secret gems of England Connect with the countryside Help keep yourself physically fit and stress free Chill out while someone else does all the organising for you! Or help out in exchange for Plus Creds see Credibility (http://www.meetup.com/LondonEscapes/pages/Credibility_Scheme/)