GOG London's programme of activities includes at least one walk per month, which traditionally takes place on the second Sunday. We intend to expand our programme in 2017 and ideally offer one urban walk and one country walk per month, with the latter starting and finishing at a railway station readily accessible from London, as well as other types of event such as cyling and orienteering. Check here for our list of forthcoming events.
We like to welcome new members. For a start we encourage those coming by train to travel in the second last carriage where they are likely to meet other GOC members coming on the event. There is often an optional breakfast or tea/coffee before the start of the main event and we usually stop for either a packed lunch or pub lunch. The day may finish the day with a cream tea or a beer.
While London may not have the mountains, glens, cliffs and coastal scenery found in other parts of the UK, it does have numerous parks and rivers and surprisingly, areas of wilderness of varying degrees and sizes, every one of them a delight to discover and explore. These spaces often have the added benefit of fascinating history and architecture. It is also easy to get away from the metropolis by train to all the surrounding counties, including areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the South Downs, the Kentish Weald and the Chilterns.
To get an idea of what goes on during an event please have a look at our event reports.
From 1 January 2017 we have a new co-ordinator, Matthew Bensberg, taking over from Chris Loy, who has been holding the fort, since Robert Finlay's retirement at the end of September. You can email them via the Contact page.
We're very keen to involve new people in leading events or helping in other ways. As of October 2016 we have a small group of people that meets twice a year to discuss and plan our programme. Anyone is welcome to join, so don't hesitate to get in touch.
Chris and Matthew