CLOG Pub Evening on Wednesday 24th August at The Riverside pub, Vauxhall SW8 2LE

The CLOG publicity team is organising another riverside pub evening on Wednesday 24th August to make the most of summer and give existing, new and prospective a chance to meet up and socialise.

This time we will be meeting at The Riverside pub, Hamilton House, 5 St George Wharf, Vauxhall SW8 2LE. It is a modern Youngs pub on the south bank of the Thames with panoramic views from Battersea Power Station all the way to the London Eye and only 2 minutes’ walk from Vauxhall station “An oasis in the cosmopolitan hub that is Vauxhall”. 

We will be meeting from 7.00pm out on the terrace (or in the bar if the weather isn’t fine). There is a wide variety of food available from snacks to main courses and sharing platters. Nearest tube Vauxhall on the Victoria line – to reach the pub cross the main road towards Vauxhall Bridge and turn left by the river to reach St George Wharf. Please invite friends and colleagues who may be interested in CLOG. We hope to see you there!

Trips away in the next few months

We have about 20 trips away each year, both in the UK and abroad.  

These are non-commercial and are run at cost or occasionally subsidised.  This makes them incredibly cheap compared with holiday companies but you have to be a member to get a place on a trip.   Trip organisers are all (unpaid) volunteers.

Lake District Buttermere, 4 nights, August
Full, waiting list in operation

Lake District Keswick, 3 nights, August
Full, waiting list in operation

Peak District, Edale, 4 nights,  August
Full, waiting list in operation

Champing weekend Fordwich (Kent) - walking, cycling, possibly canoeing, 1 night, September
One or two places left

Romanian mountains trip, 7 nights, September
Full, waiting list in operation

Shropshire Hills weekend, 2 nights, October
One or two places left

Cornwall coast, 4 nights, December/January
Bookings will open soon

Coastal Mountain Walking in Liguria, 6 nights, December/January
Full, waiting list in operation

Gulf of Poets, Liguria extension, 4 nights, January
Open for booking

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Champing in the ancient church of St Peter and Paul

Fourteen champers will soon be heading off to the ancient church of St Peter and Paul (mentioned in the Doomsday book) in private parkland on the banks of the river Tilling in Surrey. 

The church and Albury Park sits n the middle of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in some of southern England’s most spectacular and accessible countryside.

What is Champing?  
A portmanteau of camping and church.  'A unique opportunity to stay somewhere extraordinary.'

After arriving and leaving our stuff at the church, we will  do a lovely walk in the beautiful countryside, come back and get changed and head off for an evening meal at the the local pub and then an atmospheric evening and night in the church with electronic candles and atmospheric music (Gregorian Chants?).  

After breakfast we do another walk, returning at the end to collect our kit from the church then bus and train home.

Champing isn't cheap but the proceeds go the Churches Conservation Trust so we will be helping preserve and protect these special ancient buildings.