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

17 Jan 2018

Walking, Cycling and Trips away

Central London Outdoor Group (CLOG) is a long established outdoor activities club run for and by members on a voluntary basis not a commercial outfit like many other groups these days.  There is no charge for coming on our walks and cycle rides as they are led by members on a voluntary basis. 

We are aimed at people interested in making friends, having fun and putting something back into the club. 

We are a group for people Interested in walking, cycling, hillwalking, kayaking, paddleboarding, adventure travel, trips away, outdoor adventures, exploring the countryside, great outdoors, mountains and coast and making new friends.

As well as hundreds of day and evening walks and cycle rides, social events and all the other things we do, we usually have around 20 or more outdoor adventure trips away each year, both in the UK and abroad.  

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More details about trips away can be found   

Slideshows of recent trips away: 

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.