Upcoming trips

We have usually have around 20 or more outdoor adventure trips away - walking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, champing - each year, 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 normally have to be a member to get a place on a trip.  NB Trip organisers are all (unpaid) volunteers and members of the group.


 
How to book on trips? Booking instructions are in the relevant trip e-mail sent to clog members. Non-members can apply to come on a trip by emailing the Trips Team trips@clog.org.uk but they would normally have to join CLOG to come on the trip.


Full details of these and other events are on our events calendar


Booking status of upcoming trips:


Belgium cycle touring, May Historic cities tour (Belgium plus a bit of Holland) - the LF2 route starts in Dordrecht in Holland and ending in Lueven (not far from Brussels), about 120 miles in total, done over 5 or 6 days (approx 25 miles per day) so plenty of time for sightseeing, cafes etc.  We start in Dordrecht, the oldest city in Holland and we generally stay in historic cities in Holland and Belgium including Bergen Op Zoom, Antwerp, Mechelen and Leuven.Full, waiting list in operation

Porto, Early May Bank holidayThis is an ‘organised’ trip in only the loosest possible way:  Numbers are unlimited, make your own bookings, have your own ideas of what to do, communicate by mobile. We usually arrange to meet-up AM [if not staying at the same place]  and for dinner PM in small groups.Open for booking


 Canal du Midi (Toulouse to Carcassone) cycle touring, JuneThis is an independent trip organised by a CLOG member rather than a CLOG trip, but CLOG members have been invited along with others from another group (North London Friends).  Full, waiting list in operation


WESTERN ISLES, Island hopping, exploring Glorious Scotland.  A 4 day trip to Oban which is a brilliant base for island hopping, exploring, gentle walks, steam trains, whisky, wildlife and of course boats, lots of boats!


Start Bay Devon 14-16 July 2017Located in a magical part of South Devon, the Start Bay Field Study Centre is a great place to stay to explore the countryside and coast. Built in 1870 as a village school, the Field Study Centre is now a hostel situated at the top of a lane from the village of Slapton, the sands and the south west coastal path.
Open for booking

Fordwich Champing, walking and canoeing weeked, July A champing weekend in the village of Fordwich in Kent (a few miles east of Canterbury) where we can "sleep amongst the saints in England's smallest town church"  in the 18th century box pews.  There will be walks in the Stour Valley through woods, around lakes and along the River Stour, and cycling on a national cycle route and other quiet roads. Canoeing is also an option  - there is a canoeing company based near opposite the church

No further details available yet

Chichester sea kayaking and cycling weekend, JulyA repeat of the very popular sea kayaking, cycling, and walking weekend we've done for the  last couple of years, staying at the Chichester University halls of residence with sea kayaking one day and cycling the other (with a walk option for non-cyclists)Open for booking

Denmark cycle touring, August Danish part of the Berlin to Copenhagen cycle route. 
Open for booking

Minehead  August 25th to 29th 2017 Base Lodge, a grade II listed building, is ideally situated for exploring Exmoor, the Quantocks and the North Devon coast by mountain bike or foot.  Exmoor affords excellent scenic moor and coastal views and the 600+ mile long South West Coastal Path starts in Minehead.  There are places for 20 cloggies.
Full, waiting list in operation

Dolomites, September No further details available yet


Eastbourne 80th Anniversary Weekend, 16th-17th September

Based in the Lansdowne, a friendly and comfortable 3-star hotel on the seafront. Festivities begin on Saturday evening, with pre-dinner drinks  before a 3-course dinner  There will be a live band, playing music for all ages and tastes until midnight, but there is also plenty of space in the hotel bars and lounges for members who would prefer to chat.  On Sunday there will be a choice of walks, ranging from rambles in the beautiful South Downs, (eg Beachy Head) to a local stroll around Eastbourne – or no walk at all if preferred!  The event will finish with an option for afternoon tea at the hotel.Open for booking

Black Forest Cycle touring, late SeptemberSouthern Black Forest route, Germany plus a little bit of Switzerland.  We will probably have to hire bikes.  Around 6 nights, staying in Pensions and Youth hostels.Bookings opening in due course


Harwich weekend, 20th-22nd OctoberWe will be staying in the former fire station built in 1912, now known as the 1912 Centre. It is a 26 Bed Hostel in the heart of Harwich heritage area, only 50 metres from the sandy beach, promenade and harbour. The hostel is well situated in the middle of the attractive old town with its quaint streets and where the Pilgrims Fathers built the Mayflower.Bookings opening in due course


Slaidburn – Lancashire New Year trip 28th Dec 2017 – 2nd Jan 2018This year’s New Year trip is at Slaidburn YHA which in the centre of Slaidburn village in the heart of the Forest of Bowland - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This historic building was formerly a 17th century village inn, with traditional, beamed ceilings, it offers cosy, comfortable accommodation. Bookings opening in due course


Walking in La Palma, January 2017
Bookings are open for a 10 day trip to La Palma (western end of the Canary Islands Archipelago), reputed to be the steepest island in the world with the deepest crater and the clearest skies.  La Palma is an island of contrasts:  dramatic volcanic landscapes, subtropical forests, beautiful coastal walks and ancient villages.
Full, waiting list in operation

For more information on these trips and also all the day walks and cycle rides and other outdoor and social events, see our events calendar.You normally have to be a member to come on a trip away but non-members can come on up to three non-trip events to try out the group before joining. You can normally just turn up on non-trip events such as day walks and cycle rides.  Follow us on social media