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Socially distanced outdoor recreation restarts on 29th March!

What is currently planned and more provisional events are likely to be added to the list as we get closer to the end of lockdown so keep coming back to check!

 

  

 Cycle Rides

 

  • Beginners half day cycle ride: Shenfield to Harold Wood. Lovely quiet Essex woods and lanes and a country park with a huge herd of wild deer. This ride is aimed at people  interested in doing easy day rides (see below) but not sure about mileage or keeping up with a group.
  •  Easy day ride: Shenfield to Harlow Mill Quet Essex woods and lanes, wide skies and old churches
  •  Easy day ride: Sawbridge to Ware: Quiet Herts lanes and rivers
  • Easy day ride: Ingatestone to Harold wood: Lovely quiet Essex woods and lanes and a country park with a huge herd of wild deer 
  • Chesham to Albury Cycle Ride
  • Cold Christmas on Easter Sunday Cycle Ride 

 

   Walks

 

 Taste of Freedom series

  • Friday 2nd April, Woolwich to Falconwood 7.3 miles
  • Saturday 3rd April Grove Park to Crystal Palace 8.1 miles
  • Sunday 4th April Highgate to Hackney Wick 9.6 miles.

 

 Kentish Variations series

Each month there will be a walk in the footsteps of medieval knights - or to be more honest, a 21st century attempt to roughly walk where knights riding out from Tonbridge Castle in the Middle Ages had more sense and rode horses to avoid the mud. These walks will all be centred on the area around Tonbridge which is easy to get to by train. The rough plan for these is as follows:
  • April. Penshurst and Chiddingstone. 9-10 miles linear from Penshurst to Leigh
  • May. The Darling Buds of May. 12-13 miles figure-of-8 from Paddock Wood
  • June. Shipbourne and Fairhill. 14-15 miles circular from Tonbridge.
  • July. Plaxtol and Fairlawne. 13-14 miles circular from Tonbridge
  • August. Somerhill and Tudeley. 11-12 miles circular from Tonbridge
  • September. Leigh and Bidborough. 11-12 miles figure-of-8 from Leigh
  • October. Hildenborough and the history of pillboxes. 10-11 miles circular from Tonbridge
Each month there will also be a walk a bit further afield in Kent (or Sussex). The rough plan for those is as follows:
  • April. Great Expectations (North Kent Marshes). 11 miles circular from Higham
  • May. The Darling Buds of May. 13-14 miles from Pluckley
  • June. Rewilding Rewind. 11 miles circular from Wadhurst
  • July. The Hoo Peninsula. 11 miles circular from Strood. Subject to tides 
  • August. Broadwater Warren and the Sandstone Rocks of the Weald. 10 miles circular from Tunbridge Wells
  • September. Isle of Harty. 10 miles from Leysdown-on-Sea. Subject to bus travel becoming easier
  • October. Canterbury Bridges. 6 miles circular from Canterbury
When social distancing has eased, it is hoped that there will be a Great Plague day walk and a couple of evening walks in London.