Our all-day walks, usually on weekends, offer the chance to get out of London and explore the countryside. Starting from tube or train stations, they vary from challenging, hilly hikes in the Chilterns, North Downs or South Downs to gentler woodland, riverside or coastal walks, at distances between 8 and 15 miles. The leader’s description should give an idea of expected length, pace, terrain and any pub or café stops. We don’t normally limit numbers on day walks, which typically attract between 10 and 20 people. We also offer occasional navigation workshops aimed at encouraging new walk leaders.
Members often organise shorter walks in central or Greater London, including evening strolls of up to five miles in spring and summer. Many explore the city's green spaces, such as Hampstead Heath, Richmond Park or Wimbledon Common, while some urban walks have a cultural or historical theme. If you haven’t done much walking before, these more relaxed outings may be a good place to start.
Our easy cycle rides focus on enjoying the countryside and seeking out interesting sights, rather than racing over tarmac. As well as mostly quiet roads and lanes, we explore disused railway tracks, canal and river towpaths and other traffic-free trails suitable for road bikes. Rides start from tube or train stations and range from 20 to 35 miles, allowing time for café or pub stops and visits to landmarks such as old forts, castles and churches. Members must book places on cycle rides as we limit the group size to ?? for safety reasons.
As a friendly group, we have an active social programme. Every month we organise an evening event for the whole group in central London, usually including a picnic or barbecue in summer, visits to pubs and museums, a quiz night and a Christmas party. We also have several CLOG WhatsApp groups, which make it easy for members to arrange social or special-interest events. These include book, theatre, film and concert clubs as well as dining-out groups.