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Event Reports from West Kent Group


Kemsing, Knatt's Valley and Heaverham 6th August, 2018

8 Aug 2018 | West Kent Group

This month's West Kent walk was a short 9 mile mile walk from Kemsing village, near Seal, Kent. Initially taking us the steep slope of the North Downs with superb views below. Once at the top, our ramble continued along quiet, and much welcome shaded lanes, before crossing the Woodland's golf course. Shortly after, we stopped for lunch in the shade of a large tree. After descending from the downs, we passed the 17th century mansion of St Clere before continuing on to the hamlet of Heaverham, and then across farmland back to Kemsing for a quick drink in The Bull....
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South East GOC Tanners Hatch Hostel weekend 20th to 22nd May 2016

26 May 2016 | East Kent, London, Surrey, Sussex, West Kent Groups

What a great weekend deep in the woods of Surrey near to the big house of Polesden Lacey (national Trust), near the town of Dorking.

15 of us squeezed in to this Youth Hostel - formaly a gamekeepers cottage, with out side toilets, and countles slugs and spiders.

With no pubs and shops nearby we had to make our own fun, so a Gay Quiz on Friday evening, and simple good old fassioned socialising saturday night.

Chris and Peter were the organising team - Chris leading Saturday walk and the quiz, with Peter working 'manfuly' as camp cook the whole weekend....
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Women only walking weekend at Chepstow

30 Apr 2016 | Berkshire & Mid Thames, Cambridge, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, East Kent, East Midlands, Essex, Hertfordshire, Home Counties Midweek, Lake District, Lincoln, London, Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire, Norfolk, North East, North Wales, Oxford, Scotland, Solent, Somerset, South Midlands, South Wales, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Transpennine, West Kent, West Wales, Western Midlands, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Groups

This was a GOC first--a women only walking weekend.

Women are under represented in the Club so to try and encourage more women to get involved in their local groups, the trustees had approved a limited number of women only events, to try and address this issue.

The aim is to get a nucleus of women walking with all the groups, which can only benefit everyone involved with the Club.

I limited the number to 30 for the whole event.This was mainly because finding a venue that could cater for this amount of people for the planned Saturday evening meal, was difficult....
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A fun day out at Groombridge, Kent, May 2012

14 May 2012 | East Kent, London, West Kent Groups

Swingers or swings… doesn't matter, the Swingers amongst us ( I mean those who participated on the swings, of course), had loads of fun and provided lots of giggles for those with only voyueristic involvement!

I sit here wondering why our day in Groombridge, a private gardens and outdoor 'experience' - for a better term, in deepest Kent, was so special. A flood of reasons come back, but one factor that stood out about the day, was, fun, good old simple fun! And the fun was due to the people participating....
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