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New to CLOG? Come on up to 3 events before joining. Find out more: About us Why join FAQs. For those living or working near London who enjoy walking, cycling, hillwalking, kayaking & SUP, exploring and trips away. Most members are 35+ but all ages welcome.

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12 Dec 2017

London Country Way - a lost orbital walking route around London

Many of you will be familiar with the Capital Ring and the London Loop, but how many know about the London Country Way, an older and longer orbital walking route around London?

Despite the name, the London Country Way is entirely outside Greater London and runs through the counties surrounding London. The second edition to guidebook to the route was published in 1981 and is long out of print.

We are planning to do the London Country Way over the next couple of years starting in Spring next year loosely following an updated guide to the route published online by http://desdemoor.blogspot.co.uk/p/london-countryway.html.

There are 22 stages, each one easily accessible by public transport from London.  

The route includes: 3 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 2 National Nature Reserves, 2 Community Forests, 1 Regional Park plus numerous other green spaces, nature reserves, heritage sites.  As you would expect the scenery is incredibly varied ranging from downs to fens to Chilterns to forests.

Details to follow in due course.

22 Nov 2017

Where we go walking and cycling

Walks, hikes, rambles - we normally have at least three every week. Many are longer walks ranging from 8 to 16 miles but we also occasionally have shorter afternoon or evening walks.  Some day walks are in the countryside surrounding London but many others are further out in areas such as the North and South Downs, Chilterns, Sussex and Kent coasts.  

And if you like cycling and cycle touring, do check out our cycling page.

We normally use public transport to access the start and of walks and cycle rides as this makes it easy to organise and get to from any part of London.  

Many of our trips away are based around walks and cycle touring.  For example, we have walking weekends or longer to the Lake District, Scottish and Welsh mountains, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and coastal and moorland areas.  We usually have several walking trips abroad to places such as the Dolomites and alps or in winter to the Canary Islands and Maderia.

For the cyclists, we have a number of cycling touring trips - this year we had cycling trips to Belgium, Denmark, Holland and Austria, and and next year we are off cycling in Italy, Germany, Holland, Denmark, and Austria.

Check out our events calendar, choose a walk, cycle ride or other type of event and come along and find out what you've been missing.  Photos of various various walks, cycle rides and trips away.

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Cycle Trips away in 2018

The Central London Outdoor Group (CLOG) (founded 1937) has one or two easy cycle rides in the countryside nearly every week between February/March and October/November ranging from 20 to 35 miles. These are easily accessible by public transport from London and are on quiet roads or cycle paths. 

By bike we explore rivers, canals, forts, castles, coast, marshes, gardens, woods, ruins, churches, mansions, cycle-ferries, churchyards, villages, lost railways.... 

Non members can come up to 3 cycle rides, walks or other events to try us out before joining. To join CLOG click on the orange join us button.

Photos from past cycle rides and walks can be found here

We also do around 20 trips away(weekend or longer) in the UK and abroad every year.
If you are interested in cycling trips abroad, we have the following provisionally planned for 2018:

• Easter 2018 Puglia (heel of Italy) cycle trip. Full, Waiting list in operation

End April 2018 Italian section of Ciclovia Alpe Adria Radweg (Alps to Adriatic), Tarvisio to Trieste. Hire bikes, Full, Waiting list in operation

• May 2018 Holland and/or Belgium. Own bikes, Eurostar and/or overnight ferry from Harwich and train

• June 2018 Ruthr valley cycle route: Mountains, forests and lakes, historic cities and industrial heritage. Own bikes, Overnight ferry from Harwich and train

• Early July Baltic sea trail Lubeck to Stralsund. Own bikes, Overnight ferry from Harwich and train

• Late August Jutland.

• Late September Dolomites to Carinthian Lakes

You need to have been on at least couple of day rides with us before you come on a cycling trip abroad AND you need to be a CLOG. More information on CLOG membership can be found here.

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