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17 Jan 2018

Trips Away in 2018

We usually have around 20 or more outdoor adventure trips away each year - walking, cycling, city breaks, kayaking, paddleboarding, both in the UK and abroad.

CLOG trips are non-commercial and are run at cost or occasionally subsidised. This makes them incredibly cheap compared with holiday companies 
but you have to remember that organisers are volunteers and people are expected to chip in and help out. 

Some of the trips on this list are already booked up and many others are not yet open.  NB You have to be a CLOG member to get a place on a trip.  

The following trips are planned for 2018 - more will probably appear as we go through the year.

La Palma, walking, January 
Puglia,  cycling,  Easter 
Lake District, walking, Easter
Alps to Adriatic, cycling, April
Isle of Wight, walking, cycling, kayaking, May
Cycling in Holland/Belgium, May
Brittany, cycling May (private trip open to CLOG members)
San Sebastian, City Break, May
Paignton, walking and sighteeing, June
Austria,walking, June
Germany, cycling June
Llangollen, walking, July, 
Baltic sea trail Lubeck to Stralsund, cycling, July
Lake District, August
Plymouth and West, walking, August
Jutland cycling, August
Dolomites and Carinthian Lakes, cycling September
Holland/Belgium, cycling October
Leominster, walking, October
Pembrokeshire, walking December

For our full events calendar, click  

More details of cycling trips abroad can be found here

CLOG Trips

22 Dec 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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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.