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

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17 Jan 2018

Trips Away in 2018

As well as day walks, cycle rides and social events and all the other things we do, 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 other members who are volunteers and people are expected to chip in and help out. 

CLOG is a club run for and by members and is aimed at people interested in making friends, having fun and putting something back into the club rather than just taking out.

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

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

CLOG Trips 2018

La Palma, walking, January.  See hyperlink for photos
Puglia,  cycling,  Easter.  See hyperlink for photos 
Lake District, walking, Easter See hyperlink for photos 
Alps to Adriatic, cycling, April Full
Isle of Wight, walking, cycling, kayaking, May  Full
San Sebastian, City Break, May, Open (contact Paul)
Paignton, walking and sighteeing, June, Open (contact Jim)
Llangollen, walking, July, Open 
Baltic sea trail cycling Lubeck to Stralsund, Germany  June, Open
Germany, Ruhr cycle trail July,  Not yet open 
Lake District, August Full 
Plymouth and the West, walking, August, Full 
Jutland cycling, August, Not yet open 
Dolomites and Carinthian Lakes, cycling September Not yet open
Holland/Belgium, cycling October Not yet open
Leominster, walking, October Not yet open
Pembrokeshire, walking December Not yet open

There are also two private (non-CLOG) trips involving some people from CLOG as well as people from other groups:  Joelle's Britanny Cycling trip in May (which still has places still available - contact Joelle) and Bob and Dave's Easter trip to Scotland (which is full). These are private trips organised by individuals in CLOG but are not part of the CLOG events programme as they also involve other groups and are not covered by our public liability insurance.


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.