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Fondu night - Swiss Foodie Adventure!

St Moritz Restaurant LTD

£3.50

If rich, creamy cheeses sound like your kind of scene, grab a few friends and meet us for conversation, cocktails and some of the best food you’ve ever experienced! What could be better on a cold winter's evening! (http://thefoodconnoisseur.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/the-full-fondue-experience-st-moritz-soho/) Established in 1974 the St.Moritz is London's oldest Swiss restaurant. Genuine traditional cuisine prepared and served under the auspices of the renowned proprietor and chef Armin Loetscher. More about the restaurant: Fondues, Veau Zurichoise, Bratwurst and the best Rosti outside of Switzerland are just some of the dishes on the menu which characterizes distinctive aspects of Swiss cooking. Please check the seasonal section for the availability of dishes such as Berne Platte and Venison. A large selection of Swiss wines are also always available. Fee: The usual admin fee of £3.5 to cover costs and expenses of running the group applies. (http://www.londontown.com/LondonInformation/Restaurant/St_Moritz/de1a/) You could have a look at the menu here: http://www.stmoritz-restaurant.co.uk/stmoritz.htm (http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/52/570312/restaurant/London/St-Moritz-Soho) Terms & Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/27636688/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ . Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat to anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked] . Click here to follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CuriousKatsAdventureClub/ Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: https://www.katsadventures.com/

Hughenden Manor & Hell-Fire Caves-Hiking in Buckinghamshire

London Marylebone

£5.20

This walk combines a fairly easy stroll in the Chilterns through a mixture of woodland and sloping meadows, with an optional visit to Hughenden Manor and West Wycombe *Hell Fire" Caves. After a brisk climb from the Caves up to Dashwood Mausoleum, it is then an easy level stroll back into Saunderton. Hughendon Manor was a medieval manor, later bought by Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in 1847. He used it as a private retreat until his death in 1881. The house contains most of his furniture, books, and pictures and the garden has been recreated according to the design of his wife Mary Anne. West Wycombe Caves were built by Sir Francis Dashwood, who built the house at West Wycombe Park in[masked] with local labor. The individual cells of the caves are called the Recess, Whitehead's Chamber, XXII, the Labyrinth, Children in the Caves, the Great Hall, the Minders' Cave, the River Styx, the Cursing Well, and the Inner Temple. Length of the walk: 16km (9.9miles), 5 hours. For the whole outing including trains, sights and meals allow approx 7 hours. Toughness: 4 out of 10 Meeting point: Marylebone station Meeting time: 09:20 Please note that we'll take the 09:53 train, so we'll wait at the meeting point until 09.30am, we'll then go in small groups to buy our tickets ( please make sure that you arrive on time as we won't be able to wait for latecomers). Hiking fee: £5 (+Paypal fee) Lunch: we will stop at the tea room at Hughenden Manor, 7.5km from the start of the walk, which serves lunch from 12 - 2pm, feel free to take packed lunch with you if you don`t want to wait until your food will be served. The suggested tea stop is at West Wycombe Caves. Train tickets are not included, however, we are happy to meet you in London Marylebone and help you to sort out the tickets together in order to get a group discount. Tickets cost approx £16. If London Marylebone is not convenient for you, please feel free to meet us at Saunderton railway station, we will get to Saunderton at 10:52 Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat to anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked] . Click here to follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CuriousKatsAdventureClub/ Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: https://www.katsadventures.com/

The Chess Valley Walk-Hiking Adventure

Chorleywood

£5.25

The Chess Valley has some of the most attractive countrysides in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a landscape rich in wildlife, with a long and fascinating history. Along the way, there are historic buildings and estates, water meadows, ancient field systems, and nature reserves. The Chess is a 'chalk stream'. They are fed by groundwater, which is stored in the aquifer – layers of chalk rock which work like a sponge, soaking up water until it emerges at ground level. Regular winter rainfall is needed to recharge the aquifer and keep the chalk streams of the Chilterns flowing throughout the year. Highlights: Latimer House (Place). A seat of the Cavendish family and during World War 2 an interrogation center for senior prisoners of war, including Rudolf Hess. Below the house is Latimer Park Farm which from the 1st Century was the site of a Roman farm villa Frogmore Meadows: A Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. Watercress Beds, Lynchets, Meades Water Gardens William Liberty's Tomb (One of the founders of Liberty's of London) Hike begins: Chorleywood Station (Metropolitan Line) Hike ends: Chesham Station (Metropolitan line) Distance: 9-10 miles (approx) Start time: 11.00 am End time: 4.00 pm (approx) depends on walking speed of group Bring a packed lunch / water etc... Depending on the weather, parts of this walk can be very muddy so wear proper hiking shoes. We will be walking through fields of sheep, horses, ponies After the walk we will retire to the George & Dragon Pub Meetup fee: £5 (+PayPal fee) Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat to anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked] . Click here to follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CuriousKatsAdventureClub/ Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: https://www.katsadventures.com/42 82 37 .

Burns’ Night in London - Ceilidh Dancing, Eating and Piping!

Needs a location

£37.50

Burns Night London is a real highlight of the year. It’s a chance to celebrate the life of Scotland’s National Poet – Robert Burns- in a way he would have wanted: eating, drinking, dancing, piping and poetry! We have our traditional 3 hours of dancing to a wonderful band and caller. If you have never danced before then don’t worry – there’s a caller who will let you know the steps. You’ll pick them up in no time and part of the fun is learning them. During the evening Haggis, Neeps (turnips) and Tatties (potatoes) are served buffet style. There are meat and vegetarian options available. Price: £37.50, includes entry tickets, food (as per below) and 3 hours of dancing. Meeting point: Our host will meet you at 7:00 p.m. at the entrance to the Hammersmith Town Hall (https://goo.gl/maps/eQgKUQ4NmEx), King Street, W6 9JU, London. There’s a cloakroom and a bar inside (you can leave your coat etc. in the cloakroom). Bring cash with you as there is no card payment machines inside. We will wait 10 minutes for any latecomers and go in at 7:10. If you are later than that please get in touch with our host. We will put everyone names on the list so it shouldn`t be a problem to get in and meet the group inside. What should I wear? There is no dress code but people tend to dress up a bit more for Burns night. Wear something comfy for dancing. If you would like to see a video from their other Burn's nights, please follow these links: http://youtu.be/daq51Qf4glE http://youtu.be/5kpOHquroFQ Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat to anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked] . Click here to follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CuriousKatsAdventureClub/ Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: https://www.katsadventures.com/

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The Chilterns Circular-Hiking Day Trip

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