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This spectacular walk through the garden of England is steeped in History We pass Tonbridge Castle and follow the Eden Valley through quintessential rolling countryside, passing through Haysden Country Park to Penhurst Castle a large manor house. The path continues to the National Trust village of Chiddingstone, with a Castle half-timbered houses, large cricket green, dominated by the Church of St Mary. Leading westward the track takes us past Hever Castle restored, the Boleyn family and Henry VIII connections, and beautiful Italian gardens, before taking us to Hever Station and the train home. MEETING TIME: 09:30 London Bridge Station, downstairs by the main ticket hall we will be taking 10:09 train arriving at Tonbridge 11:05. Returning from Hever station due back in London 18:30 COST: Organiser fee £8 pay on the day Train fare is your own responsibility buy on the day £11.35pp group saver Grade: Beginner Walk Details 20 km 12 m this is a moderate walk on rolling terrain with good paths. What to bring: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FLjSAczjgbZ26OKE4Iy_zX2IFqkybdXCmK9AkVfqI1w/edit?usp=sharing Terms and conditions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XSic4Aj9VJguTQuiWrTd6I1A-EmvmQCqCHggB0omlX8/edit?usp=sharing To view our full calendar: https://www.meetup.com/GO-London/events/ Contact: [masked] -[masked] Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GoLondonAdventure/ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoLondonHiking/
Jordan, Hiking in the Wadi Rum and Petra £150 deposit payable on RSVP Jordan is a land of unexpected beauty and variety. It is an oasis of relative peace amongst the troubled Middle East. We will experience the remarkable hospitality of its people especially the Bedouin and you are promised an unforgettable experience. From Aqaba, on the Gulf of Aqaba, we will travel to the amazing Wadi Rum, a maze of monolithic rockscapes rising up from the desert floor to heights of 1750 metres. This is a stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity. The weather and the winds have carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and God-like”. We will be hiking with the help of a Bedouin guide using camels to transport our equipment. After our desert adventure, we travel north to the town of Wadi Musa to visit Petra. Hidden in the heart of the Shara Mountains it is truly magnificent and has been declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a Unesco World Heritage site. We will hike around this vast area visiting the Treasury and the Monastery and many other sites, off the beaten track. Everyone needs to visit Petra once in their lifetime. It doesn’t disappoint. This is a trip for the experienced hiker, although the distances walked are not great, maybe up to 16km (or 10 miles) each day. The terrain is a mixture of sand and rock where no paths exist. We will be walking on exposed terrain where the use of hands may be necessary. We will also be undertaking some Grade 1 scrambling in exposed situations. Full Itinerary: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12U39RLodJbqZ0atfdmo22hgnfp51Ia0N3MkMva-_9Z0/edit?usp=sharing Cost £785; £150 deposit payable on RSVP, £635 balance payable by 12th August to GO Venture LTD, account No[masked] sort code[masked]. This cost includes the £60.00 entrance fee into Petra. Please use reference JO19 and message me to confirm receipt of balance Your money is protected under the travel and package regulations. Included: Accommodation, meals, transport, entrance fee to Petra Not Included: International flights, drinks, travel insurance Flights: Outbound Saturday 02/11/19 Flight no. EZY8731 London Gatwick (LGW) Depart 09:05 - Aqaba (AQJ) Arrive 16:45 Inbound Saturday 09/11/19 Flight no. EZY8732 Aqaba (AQJ) Depart 17:35 - London Gatwick (LGW) Arrive 21:30 You are welcome to book onto any flight, maybe even extend your trip, however please ensure you arrive in Aqaba on 2nd November and leave on 9th November (afternoon flights advisable). Easyjet is the recommended flight departing from Gatwick. Kayak and Skyscanner are recommended search engines, please note that not all airlines have released their schedules for 2019. Please note our suggested flight is for guidance only and it is your responsibility to pick the most suitable flight to meet your requirements and also to book your own details correctly and accordingly. You may need to pay more if you have checked in baggage and to meet any airline requirements. Kit list & other information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uBejhGOu2vzxktoVxCQ6mRhIwGzIgeiDdiN4WlA_k5Q/edit?usp=sharing By signing up to this event you have confirmed that you agree to GO London terms and conditions and participation statement: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XSic4Aj9VJguTQuiWrTd6I1A-EmvmQCqCHggB0omlX8/edit?usp=sharing
The Chilterns and Ivinghoe beacon. This superb walk takes us from Tring station, along the undulating Ridgeway Path over Pitstone hill and up to Ivinghoe Beacon, which was once home to an Iron Age hill fort. From here we have fine views looking down into the heart of England. We then follow the first part of the Icknield Way over the Ivinghoe hills to Duncombe terrace where we enter ancient Chiltern Beech woodland. The trail then flattens out and leads us through the woodland to the Bridgewater Monument where we stop at the National Trust’s Brownlow café for a toilet break. Continuing south on the Icknield Way through more woodland we cross the Chiltern Way over Norcot Hill and descend into Dudwell we finish with a gentle walk along the Grand Union Canal Into Berkhamsted where we can find a Pub before returning back to Euston on the train. MEETING TIME: Euston Station 09:30 Paperchase near platform 11. I will be holding a meetup sign we will take the 10:04 train from Euston which arrives at Tring 10:49. Due back in London 18:00 COST: organiser fee £8 pay on the day. Train tickets are your own responsibility and can be bought on the day £13.15pp for a group travelling together GRADE: Beginner/intermediate, 18km 12m. undulating trails with some steep ascents. What to bring: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FLjSAczjgbZ26OKE4Iy_zX2IFqkybdXCmK9AkVfqI1w/edit?usp=sharing Terms and conditions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XSic4Aj9VJguTQuiWrTd6I1A-EmvmQCqCHggB0omlX8/edit?usp=sharing To view our full calendar: https://www.meetup.com/GO-London/events/ Contact: [masked] -[masked] Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GoLondonAdventure/ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoLondonHiking/
Join us for a winter wander along the River Wey; a beautiful river walk which takes us past some stunning historic sites including poet John Donne’s summer house and Newark Priory. Suitable to those new to hiking, or looking for a gentle walk. We’ll take the train to West Byfleet where we’ll walk down to join the river as it wends towards Guilford. We'll make our way skirting past the famous RHS Garden Wisley shortly and the beautiful old Elizabethan house which was poet John Donne’s Summer House. We’ll continue on to (the wonderfully named) Send where we can stop for a drink and to eat our lunch then we'll continue onwards along the river via some lovely locks and keepers cottages after which we’ll catch sight of the beautiful ancient Newark Priory. Finally we'll pass Dapdune Wharf National Trust owned Lock house now a museum dedicated to the river and the wharf, and make our way into Guildford where we can enjoy a drink by one of the riverside pubs. MEETING TIME: under the Clock at Waterloo Station at 08.45 – I will have a Meet Up Sign. We’ll take the 09.40 train to West Byfleet, arriving there at 10.24 COST: £8 on RSVP Train tickets are your own responsibility and can be bought on the day ingroups of 3 or more in order to get the discounted rate of £11.15 (based on a group saver return) full rate (full rate £16.90). Please ensure you arrive at the meeting time to take advantage of this. GRADE: Beginner- Easy, flat walk on riverside paths, possibly muddy. Distance 12 miles approx. (5-6 hrs walking approx) Please wear hiking boots. WHAT TO BRING: packed lunch, water (minimum 1 litre), snacks, money for post-walk pub drinks and food later on, suitable clothing Click here for more info.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FLjSAczjgbZ26OKE4Iy_zX2IFqkybdXCmK9AkVfqI1w/edit?usp=sharing Terms and conditions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XSic4Aj9VJguTQuiWrTd6I1A-EmvmQCqCHggB0omlX8/edit?usp=sharing To view our full calendar: https://www.meetup.com/GO-London/events/ Go Lonon Group Contact: [masked] -[masked] (Please DM Celeste for questions related to this event). Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GoLondonAdventure/ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoLondonHiking/ .