150 mile London Loop Led By As Many People As Possible Project

The London Loop is a 150 mile signed walk along footpaths, through parks, woods and fields around the edge of Outer London. 

It combines beautiful open spaces like Hainault Forest Country Park and Bushy Park with historic buildings such as Hall Place and Black Jack's Lock & Mill)

I'm sure many of you will know something about the London Loop (aka London Outer Orbital Path) but how many of you have actually done it?

Starting this Winter and continuing through next year (our 80th anniversary year) we have a project to complete the whole walk with the sections led by as many different people as possible - and yes that does means you!

A link is included on the weekly Hotline Email so that members can bag your favourite section(s).

Hazel is kicking off the project with an 8.5 mile walk in December starting at Erith on the river Thames in south-east London, and follows the Darenth and Cray rivers to Old Bexley, with a stop at Hall Place Tudor mansion on the way. Hall Place will no doubt be decked for Christmas, as will Bexley village, where we will finish with a Christmassy drink in one of the cosy pubs.

For details of this segment and all the others, see our web calendar.

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New Members Walk: Wimbledon and Richmond walk 8 miles

Meet at Wimbledon Park (District Line Wimbledon Branch) station entrance at 11am. We will walk across Wimbledon Park, Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park ending at Richmond Station. You can buy  Lunch at the cafe in Wimbledon Common by the windmil lor bring a packed lunch).

It is a good opportunity for prospective members or those just thinking about joining to meet existing members and find out more about CLOG

If time allows  and the group agrees we may stop for tea in or before  Richmond.

This walk is 85% over open country. WE are likely to see deer in Richmond Park. Please note that there are very limited opprtunities to drop out of this walk before the end. 

The distance is about 8 miles

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Walking trip to sunny Madeira: February 2017

Madeira is a paradise for walkers as it enjoys a subtropical climate and is cross-crossed by a network of old paths and tracks. Walks by levadas (ancient water channels) range from relatively easy, incredibly scenic walks to more serious cliff and mountain walks. There are wooded valleys, rocky slopes, cultivated terraces, coastal cliffs, cloud forests and jagged peaks.
We are planning to leave the cold grey English winter for the warmth and colour of this subtropical island staying near Funchal at a beautiful, spacious and historic house with lovely gardens and other essential mod cons.

Walking trip to Sunny Madeira February 2017

Several airlines have direct flights to Funchal - for example Easyjet works out at around £130 return (plus the cost of any checked bags).

Accommodation cost:
I'm awaiting confirmation of the exact costs but it looks like it will be around £26 per person per night if you have your own room or £13 per person per night if you share a twin. (These prices may be tweaked depending on the demand for own rooms or shared rooms.)

12 places available

Hire cars and local buses

How to book
You need to be a CLOG member to come on this trip. To apply for a place fill in the online application form: https://form.jotformeu.com/62743705998370

People who can drive hire cars and/or those who enjoy cooking group meals may given priority if the trip is oversubscribed

Don't book flights until you have a confirmed place on the trip. Nothing is definite at this stage as I am waiting for the trip to fill before booking the accommodation. Applicants will be given more details before being asked to confirm they are definitely booking a place.

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