What we're about

Hi Everyone nearly every week I am asked are you Ken?
Well, I thought I would name a group called 'Kev's not Ken's Walks!' Look forward to meeting you soon on Kev's Walks!
Unique healthy walks and socials combined with finding out some brief local history en route on our different walks. For anyone who likes walking about 3-6 miles. The Unique walks contain beautiful scenic walks in London and other counties in the Summer, friendly chat with walkers, beautiful views, meeting new friends and easy-going socials. For everyone who likes to go walking, hiking, seeing new things.

Tours, Weekend Trips, Coach Trips, socials, something different!

It's going to be a real fun ride, you'll love it!

Upcoming events (4)

Facinating Walks - A facinating and varied jaunt around Mayfair and Bond Street!

Hi all, cost & info below. Please join everyone for a 'ONCE A YEAR' fascinating 2.5 mile or 4-mile walk around Mayfair and Bond Street! Where the Queen was born down a street in Mayfair, also another building where the Queen spent her childhood, Banksy art, an underground train station that became the original bunker government headquarters for Winston Churchill and staff, the World's first drunk driver arrested location, Russian spy location in a lampost!, a church in Love Actually blockbuster film, jewellers where engagement ring for Princess Diana was bought which Kate Middleton now wears which was also connected to the Queen and Queen Victoria, the first one way street in London, homes of Audrey Hepburn, Churchill, Rolls Royce and where where Bruce Ismay (Titanic), Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, Peter Sellers lived and died, the first playboy club in Europe, Prince Phillips stag do, £15,000 for a haircut, where Boris Becker had sex in a restaurant toilet and location for Notting Hill film, England football winners of 1966 celebration after party, lost cobbled lanes and alleyways, location of first telephone call ever made in London, where Misery (Stephen King) and Jungle Book (Kipling) was written, famous restaurant for Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, David Niven, Marlon Brando, Marylin Monroe, John Wayne, Cary Grant and more, historic pubs & of course the famous shops of New Bond Street!

PAYMENT OPTIONS - 2 choices below
£7 cash/card payment by simply turning up on the day or £5 limited Early Bird Tickets in advance. If early bird tickets are not available to purchase, they have sold out.

SORRY NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS FOR EARLY BIRD TICKETS, WALKS GO AHEAD RAIN OR SHINE. Please click here for the 'WE GOT TICKETS' link https://www.wegottickets.com/event/555930/

4 mile Starts and ends at Green Park Station (We meet outside the front of the station, located next to the famous Ritz Restaurant)
2.5 mile ends at Bond Street station (not included Details below)
We will be stopping halfway for toilet break and quick rest in a wonderful old church with a twist!

Important info
2.5 mile ends at Bond Street station. Please note not included: Where the Queen was born down a street in Mayfair, Banksy art, the World's first drunk driver arrested location, jewelers for Princess Diana's engagement ring and that Kate Middleton now wears was brought, location of first telephone call ever made in London, where Misery (Stephen King) and Jungle Book (Kipling) the famous shops of New Bond Street are not on the 2.5 mile walk.

Mayfair
Is an affluent area in the West End of London, It is one of the most expensive districts in London and the world. It became well known for the annual "May Fair" that took place from 1686 to 1764
Its prestigious status has been commemorated by being the most expensive property square on the London Monopoly board!

Notable Residence
Her Majesty The Queen, Winston Churchill, Lord Nelson, Florence Nightingale, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Virginia Woolf, Lord Tennyson.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PLEASE ensure ARRIVAL at least 15 minutes BEFORE the start of the walk, sorry no latecomers are accepted for whatever reason. Members attend the unique walks from our different meetup groups.

IF LATE, SORRY WE ARE UNABLE TO RECEIVE CALLS OR ANSWER EMAILS AS WELCOMING MEMBERS, LEADING THE WALK, AND CONCENTRATING ON THE SAFETY OF THE GROUP. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CATCH THE GROUP UP, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

Part Tour - Medium pace walk from 'Visit England' Award-Winning Guide and our group featured in the National Press! Please Note: Some events, being a large attended meetup group will be an organised walk only, but members are very welcome to organise their own get-togethers after the event.

You are required to be fit and healthy with appropriate footwear & clothing, responsible for meeting at the correct location, own safety and to not lose the group by viewing the organiser/making the organiser aware as much as possible, or follow/not lose sight of the person(s) from the same walk in front. We advise carrying water and some snacks.

The organiser is also not responsible for any circumstances that may affect the group or personally such as personal accidents, rail information, engineering works, cancellations, rail strikes or delays, heavy traffic, tours affected, weather, walk paths or routes closed, postcodes for car parks or for when we arrive back at the station, or anything else not mentioned!

By joining the event you agree to all the terms and conditions.

We really look forward to welcoming you on the walks/tours for a wonderful, great, fun day!

London Escapes - The Splendiferous Roald Dahl Trail! Beautiful Walk & Info

Needs a location

£7.50

A sensational circular 4.5 mile walk in the beautiful Chiltern Hills Valley and also exploring the life of the incredible flushbunkingly Roald Dahl! This walk operates 'ONLY EVERY 4 YEARS' and with limited attendees. Only 41 mins train from London Marylebone! Roald Dahl works included Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Willy Wonka), Matilda, BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits. His adult works include Tales of the Unexpected.

London Marylebone 11:57 - Great Missenden 12:38 - direct no changes
Great Missenden every half hour back to London
Price £11.10 each way - https://www.thetrainline.com/

We have a beautiful walk centered around the life of Roald Dahl who lived here for 36 years until his death in 1990. We will visit his grave, home (outside only as private), hear some info and some lovely walking views of Chiltern Hills, gloriumptious book locations and lost woods that inspired Roald and ended up in his wonderful stories.

Roald Dahl
His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide and became one of the World's best-selling authors.
He served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He became a fighter ace, scoring 5 confirmed victories, and, subsequently, an intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander.

IMPORTANT INFO
You have the opportunity to visit the Roald Dahl museum beforehand by yourself, 5 mins walk from the train station where the group is meeting later on. https://www.roalddahlmuseum.org/ cost is £7.95 per person.

The walk starts and ends at Great Missenden Railway Station (Chiltern Railways) Trains from London Marylebone station or a huge car park that cost £5 for the day. They use the 'ringo' mobile phone parking app. Station staff hopefully should be able to help with car parking tickets.. I have been told there is a free car park very nearby at Link Road (info below)

Train Station - Station Approach, HP16 9AZ Great Missenden
Link Road car park free on Sundays, 2 mins to town, located Link Road, Great Missenden, HP16 9AE.

Cost £7.50 per person, Limited spaces, the walk will be sold out before the event takes place. SORRY, NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS FOR THIS EVENT, WALKS GO AHEAD RAIN OR SHINE.. Look forward to seeing you all soon, if no Paypal, please contact me directly for bank details.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PLEASE ensure ARRIVAL at least 15 minutes BEFORE the start of the walk, sorry no latecomers are accepted for whatever reason. Members attend the unique walks from our different meetup groups.

IF LATE, SORRY WE ARE UNABLE TO RECEIVE CALLS OR ANSWER EMAILS AS WELCOMING MEMBERS, LEADING THE WALK, AND CONCENTRATING ON THE SAFETY OF THE GROUP. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CATCH THE GROUP UP, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

Part Tour - Medium pace walk from 'Visit England' Award-Winning Guide and our group featured in the National Press! Please Note: Some events, being a large attended meetup group will be an organised walk only, but members are very welcome to organise their own get-togethers after the event.

You are required to be fit and healthy with appropriate footwear & clothing, responsible for meeting at the correct location, own safety and to not lose the group by viewing the organiser/making the organiser aware as much as possible, or follow/not lose sight of the person(s) from the same walk in front. We advise carrying water and some snacks.

The organiser is also not responsible for any circumstances that may affect the group or personally such as personal accidents, rail information, engineering works, cancellations, rail strikes or delays, heavy traffic, tours affected, weather, walk paths or routes closed, postcodes for car parks or for when we arrive back at the station, or anything else not mentioned!

By joining the event you agree to all the terms and conditions.

We really look forward to welcoming you on the walks/tours for a wonderful, great, fun day!

Royal London - Remembering Queen Elizabeth II and Lost fascinating St James Walk

Hi all, cost, & info below, St James Palace, Buckingham Palace and so much more! Please join everyone for a fascinating 3.4 mile walk around a rarely visited area of St James and also includes a lovely walk in London's oldest park, St James and walk beside its beautiful lake. St James is so incredible it has some of the oldest shops in the World dating back to the 1600's - old wooden shops all twisted, bent and torn that stood here before The Great Fire of London and the Great Plague, lost alleyways and the oldest beautiful street gas lamps dating back to George IV, stand and watch at the very front of Buckingham Palace with the Queen's Guards wearing large bearskin hats and marching, the famous balcony for Royal weddings, the incredible St James Palace the residence of Kings and Queens before Buckingham Palace (the only surviving Tudor Palace left in London) and see where the Proclaimation was announced for the new King Charles III, where John Lennon met Yoko Ono, Prince Charles's past/present home at Clarence House, Princess Diana's most favorite restaurant, the smallest square in London, where Prince Charles had his stag do, several shops with the Royal Warrant of the Queen and Prince Charles, the oldest book shop in the World, the oldest hat shop, the oldest cheesemongers, the oldest wine merchants, the only place left in London where you can still smoke indoors, a private members club that was visited by the famous musicians of the 1960's, where Phileas Fogg left from for his travels and Michael Palin returned to in his ' Around the World in 80 days adventure', a Nazi memorial, a dual with pistols ending in death, all within 3 miles, well 3.4miles! wow!

A beautiful 3.4 mile short walk, find out some interesting local history along the way while meeting new friends
Starts and ends by Green Park Station (Next to the famous Ritz Restaurant)

PAYMENT OPTIONS - 2 choices below
If you are listed as RSVP 'going' on the event day, you can choose a £8 cash/card payment by simply turning up on the day.
Please do NOT turn up if on the waiting list, you will not be able to go on the walk sorry.

OR,

£5.50 limited Early Bird Tickets in advance, if tickets are not available to purchase, they have sold out. On this option, waiting list members can attend the walk, but ONLY with the early bird advanced ticket.

SORRY NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS, WALKS GO AHEAD RAIN OR SHINE
Please click here for the 'WE GOT TICKETS' link
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/557148/

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PLEASE ensure ARRIVAL at least 15 minutes BEFORE the start of the walk, sorry no latecomers are accepted for whatever reason. Members attend the unique walks from our different meetup groups.

IF LATE, SORRY WE ARE UNABLE TO RECEIVE CALLS OR ANSWER EMAILS AS WELCOMING MEMBERS, LEADING THE WALK, AND CONCENTRATING ON THE SAFETY OF THE GROUP. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CATCH THE GROUP UP, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

Part Tour - Medium pace walk from 'Visit England' Award-Winning Guide and our group featured in the National Press! Please Note: Some events, being a large attended meetup group will be an organised walk only, but members are very welcome to organise their own get-togethers after the event.

You are required to be fit and healthy with appropriate footwear & clothing, responsible for meeting at the correct location, own safety and to not lose the group by viewing the organiser/making the organiser aware as much as possible, or follow/not lose sight of the person(s) from the same walk in front. We advise carrying water and some snacks.

The organiser is also not responsible for any circumstances that may affect the group or personally such as personal accidents, rail information, engineering works, cancellations, rail strikes or delays, heavy traffic, tours affected, weather, walk paths or routes closed, postcodes for car parks or for when we arrive back at the station, or anything else not mentioned!

By joining the event you agree to all the terms and conditions.

We really look forward to welcoming you on the walks/tours for a wonderful, great, fun day!

Secret London – Hidden World of the Isle Of Dogs, Mudchute and Island Gardens

Hi all, cost, & info below, please join everyone for an 'ONLY ONCE A YEAR' beautiful, interesting linear 3.5 mile or 6.5 mile circular walk
There is almost a secret giant Peninsula that lies below Canary Wharf, so rare that most Londoners have never been there. Underneath Canary Whaft there is the beautiful Mudchute Farm, the largest urban farm in Europe where we will see up close alpacas, donkeys, miniature horses & much more (stop for a drink and cake if cafe open). Much more walk info further below..

PLEASE NOTE: DATE NOW SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER BECAUSE OF RAIL STRIKE, THIS 2nd DATE ADDED DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND!

PAYMENT OPTIONS - 2 choices below
£8 cash/card payment by simply turning up on the day or £5.50 limited Early Bird Tickets in advance. If early bird tickets are not available to purchase, they have sold out.

SORRY NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS FOR EARLY BIRD TICKETS, WALKS GO AHEAD RAIN OR SHINE. Please click here for the 'WE GOT TICKETS' link https://www.wegottickets.com/event/557949/

Please note: Only 6.5 mile walk contains SS Britain docks, River Thames walk and WW2 memorial. 3.5 mile is a linear walk (ends about 4pm) ending at Island Gardens Station.

See where Isambard Kingdom Brunel famous SS Great Eastern set sail, the launching docks are amazingly still there since Victorian times!
We will see other amazing hidden gems, visit the London Docklands museum with the history of the London Docks or an excellent Georgian dockside pub option, visit these giant docks which were once home to the East & West India companies. Britain was the most powerful nation on Earth and the docks were part of this colossal network
We will walk above a train station where there are giant rooftop gardens, with exotic trees and species around the World

There are still giant anti-aircraft World War 2 guns in place from the attack of the Luftwaffe, view stunning Greenwich from the other side looking at the Maritime Museum & the Cutty Sark, visit the practically unknown area of Isle of Dogs & Island Gardens and also we have an amazing walk along the River Thames back to Canary Whaft.
The Museum of London Docklands explains the history of the River Thames, the growth & the docks historical link to the Atlantic slave trade. The museum is an early-19th century Georgian "low" sugar warehouse built in 1802.

The Isle of Dogs was marsh, being several feet below water at high tide, In 1660 the river started to break through the peninsula.
The name "Mudchute" derives from it being the former dumping ground for mud dredged from the Millwall Docks in the 1800's. In the 1970's the land was down for redevelopment but the locals fought hard & we are extremely lucky to have almost a countryside rural setting at Mudchute.
Canary Whaft Station Toilets are in the Jubilee Place Mall, turn left at ‘Cos’ walk along the main corridor, turn left before the escalator, where there is an alcove. It is where the ‘Photo Me’ Booth is situated.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PLEASE ensure ARRIVAL at least 15 minutes BEFORE the start of the walk, sorry no latecomers are accepted for whatever reason.

Members attend the unique walks from our different meetup groups.

IF LATE, SORRY WE ARE UNABLE TO RECEIVE CALLS OR ANSWER EMAILS AS WELCOMING MEMBERS, LEADING THE WALK, AND CONCENTRATING ON THE SAFETY OF THE GROUP. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CATCH THE GROUP UP, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

Part Tour - Medium pace walk from 'Visit England' Award-Winning Guide and our group featured in the National Press!

Please note: Some events, being a large attended meetup group it will be an organised walk only, but members are very welcome to organise their own get-togethers after the event.

You are required to be fit, healthy, appropriate footwear & clothing, responsible for meeting at the correct location and for your own safety, accept responsibility to not lose the group or become lost, to view the walk leader as much as possible, or at least, to follow the person(s) from the same walk in front of you.

The walk leader will stop at intervals to allow for the back of group members to catch up with the front of the group if this is required. We advise carrying water and some snacks.

The organiser is not responsible for any circumstances that may affect the group, such as personal accidents, rail delays, cancellations, engineering works, heavy traffic, tours affected, weather, walk paths or routes closed, postcodes for car parks or for when we arrive back at the station, or anything else not mentioned!

By joining the event you accept the terms and conditions.

I look forward to welcoming you on the walks/tours for a great day!

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