NLOG local walks protocol

  • Please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the fact sheets before joining a walk.
  • Please could all walk leaders send the local walks coordinator the names of all attendees as we still need to record this for NHS test, track and trace.
  • If you would like a lift or are able to offer one, please use the group email to arrange this with group members.
  • You must comply with current government guidelines at all times during the walk.
  • Do not come on a walk if you, or anyone in your household, has symptoms or has tested positive for Covid19.
  • You must agree to your contact details being shared with the NHS Test, Track and Trace scheme if requested by the authorities.
  • Bring your own food and drink, do not share with others.
  • Unfortunately we no longer allow dogs to join us on our walks.
  • It is a good idea to bring a mask and hand sanitiser.
  • You take part in all events at your own risk.
  JUNE 2022
Friday 3rd Day Walk - Wheathampstead Circular  A 10 mile circular walk from Wheathampstead. Bring lunch and a drink. We may be able to stop for tea in the village afterwards.

Meet: 10am in the East Lane car park behind The Bull (AL4 8BS).
Thursday 9th Evening Walk - Golders Green to Highgate  A 4.5 mile linear walk, starting from Golders Green Tube Station (Northern Line - Edgware Branch), continuing through West Heath, Hampstead Heath and Highgate Village.

Meet: Golders Green Tube Station (Northern Line - Edgware Branch) at 6.30pm for 6.45pm start. The walk finishes at Highgate Station (Northern Line - Barnet Branch).
Sunday 12th Day Walk - Barnet to Enfield Circular  A 13 mile circular day walk starting in Oak Hill Park in Barnet, following Pymmes Brook down to Broomfield Park, then picking up the New River into Enfield (with an option to leave the walk early here), and returning to Barnet via Trent Park. Please bring lunch with you.

Meet: 9:45am for a 10am start in Oak Hill Park at the corner of Church Hill Road / Littlegrove.
Tuesday 14th Social - Discovery Hall  Barbecue - bring your own food and drinks.

Meet: at Discovery Hall at 8pm.
Thursday 23rd Evening Walk - Hampstead Heath & Kenwood  A 4 mile walk across Hampstead Heath, taking in the ponds and far reaching views from Parliament Hill. We return via the Kenwood Estate and North End finishing off with a drink at a 200 year old pub, The Hollybush in Hampstead.

Meet: 6.50 pm for a prompt start at 7.00 pm outside Hampstead tube station (Northern Line, Edgware branch)
Sunday 26th Day Walk - Thames Path  An around 8–10-mile linear walk mostly along the Thames Path starting at Embankment and ending at the Millennium Dome or 'fly' on the Cable Car above the river to the Royal Victoria Docks DLR.
Along the route we will pass London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Butler's Wharf, cross the stainless steel footbridge at the entrance to St. Saviour's Dock, an atmospheric inlet of warehouses and tidal mud, New Concordia Wharf and Jacob's Island Pier, the part of Bermondsey which Charles Dickens described as the city's, 'filthiest & strangest', St. Saviours Dock displayed the bodies of pirates who were captured and hanged, Surrey Docks Farm, the Tudor docks of Deptford, Greenwich (Cutty Sark), North Greenwich peninsula (02 tent!). Please bring a packed lunch.

Meet:11.00am Embankment Tube Station ticket office.
Tuesday 28th Social - Pub  The Builders Arms, 3 Albert Road, Barnet EN4 9SH.

Meet: at 8pm
Thursday 30th Evening Walk - Barnet to Wood Green  A 6 mile walk. Starting at Oak Hill Park, we will take in Arnos Park and Broomfield Park, then follow the New River to Wood Green.

Meet: 6pm at the entrance to Oak Hill Park on the corner of Church Hill Road and Littlegrove, for a prompt 6:15pm start. Tube (Picadilly Line at Wood Green), bus or train (main line at Ally Pally) for onward travel afterwards.
  JULY 2022
Sunday 3rd Day Walk - CHIPPERFIELD CIRCULAR A 13 mile walk from the village of Chipperfield, near Kings Langley, via Bovingdon, Bourne End, Boxmoor and Apsley on the Hertfordshire Way and the Grand Union Canal Walk. Bring a packed lunch and drink.

Meet: 9.50 for a 10am start. There is car parking in Chipperfield near the cricket pitch on The Common grid ref TL045015, the Two Brewers Pub WD4 9BS is nearby. As well as the pub there is a tea shop in Chipperfield for post walk refreshment.
Tuesday 12th Social - Discovery Hall  Barbecue - bring your own food and drinks.

Meet: at Discovery Hall at 8pm.
Thursday 14th Evening Walk - Highgate Circular  A 4 mile circular route through Waterlow Park to Highgate Cemetery, onto Hampstead Heath, along the model boating pond and bird sanctuary pond, past wood pond to stable field, then via the kitchen garden to the orchard. A short stretch along the road will then bring us back to Highgate Station.

Meet: Highgate Tube Station (Northern Line - Barnet Branch) near Gonnermann at the junction of Shepherds Hill and Archway Road at 6.30pm for 6.45pm start. The walk finishes at Highgate Station (Northern Line - Barnet Branch).
Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th Weekend Away - Peak District  Join us for a weekend away at YHA Sheen Bunkhouse in the Peak District, near the Manifold Valley and Dovedale. We have sole use of the accommodation for our group and hopefully we can have a BBQ on the Saturday night. The accommodation is in YHA shared bedrooms with bunk beds.

The cost per person is £50.00 for 2 nights. To reserve a place on this weekend, please see members e-mail.
Tuesday 26th Social - Pub  See members e-mail for details.
Thursday 28th Evening Walk - Notorious London  Mayfair and St James: High Society Gambling. A 2 1/2 mile walk from Piccadilly to Marble Arch, with tales of fortunes won and lost, a murder mystery, royal scandal and Soviet spies, has anything really changed?

Meet: Outside Piccadilly Circus Underground Station (Lower Regent Street Eros Exit) with a walk start at 7.00pm.
  AUGUST 2022
Tuesday 9th Social - Discovery Hall  Details to follow shortly.

Meet: at Discovery Hall at 8pm.
Thursday 11th Evening Walk - Regents Park / Primrose Hill  A 3.5 mile walk around Regent’s Park. ‘The Regent’s Park area provides elegant and interesting settings for walkers in the heart of London. The park was the idea of the Prince Regent, later to become George IV. Much of the design was by John Nash.’

Meet: 7.00 pm start outside Regent’s Park Underground Station (Bakerloo line)
Sunday 14th Day Walk - Welwyn Garden City  Join us for a new circular 10-mile walk from Welwyn Garden City rail station. The route takes us through Brocket Hall, Symondshyde Woods, Coleman Green ending at the station.

Meet: 10.15am departure from Welwyn Garden City Station (outside main entrance).
Wednesday 17th Evening Walk - WEST END, HOWE GREEN & ESSENDON  Circular 4 mile walk from West End via Howe Green and Essenden.

Meet: The Candlestick Public House West End Lane, Hatfield AL9 6BA for a sharp 7.00 pm start. Do not use pub car park.
Tuesday 23rd Social - Pub  See members e-mail for details.
Wednesday 24th Evening Walk - RIDGE CIRCULAR  Circular 4 mile walk.

Meet: The Old Guinea Public House Crossoaks Lane, Herts EN6 3LH - do not use pub car park. Depart 7pm sharp.
  Walk details to follow shortly.
Friday 9th - Monday 12th Weekend Away - Elan Valley, Wales  See member’s e-mail for details.
Tuesday 13th Social - Discovery Hall  Details to follow shortly.

Meet: at Discovery Hall at 8pm.
Tuesday 27th Social - Pub  See members e-mail for details.

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