London Nose & Ear Hunt
Fancy a Trip to London to Find Some Noses?
Adventure Geek is not your traditional walking club, we like to do things a little bit differently. It may be climbing a mountain, visiting a bone crypt or perhaps you fancy looking for noses and ears in central London? Life is an adventure and we are here to help you have mini-adventures where you experience something a bit different.
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DURATION OF EVENT
This is a one-day event.
We will meet at Euston Station in London @ 10 am on Saturday 12th October 2019.
Nose hunters will need to make their own way to Euston. The AG team will be leaving from Milton Keynes station on the 8.42am.
10am-2pm – Hunt for noses and ears in London via a self-guided map or tag along with the Adventure Geek team. In addition to ears and noses, your map will include some extra “weird” surprises for you to find.
1pm – Meet for lunch at Covent Garden.
The walk will finish at Trafalgar Square.
When you meet up with the Adventure Geek Team at Euston Station you will be handed a map with the locations and details of all the noses and ears that you will be looking for, as well as the location of the lunchtime meeting place in Covent Garden.
You will then have a choice to either have your own adventure, OR you can join Julia and Rachel for a guided walk. If you decide to walk with the AG team, then we will only guide you to the actual street. It will be your responsibility to hunt for the noses/ears and the other quirky surprises yourself (which is the fun part).
- There will be a private WhatsApp Group where you can post your photos.
- If you find all 7 noses and ears then you will be awarded an accomplishment disc for your AG keyring.
- Your accomplishment disc will only be awarded to you if we have proof that you have actually found all 7 noses/ears. (ie: a photo with you standing under the nose/ear).
NEED TO KNOW
Adventure Geek Walks are open to anyone over the age of 10. However, anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Food & Drink
Please note we do not supply any food or drinks for this day walk, you will need to fend for yourself.
I am afraid dogs are not allowed on this trip, unless they are registered assistance dogs.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.
Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.
By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.
Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.
Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.
Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal remains your responsibility throughout your walk. On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.
This walk is not physically challenging, it is more of a fun walk with lots of sight seeing. You will spend time in Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Soho area etc. Your map will not only give you information on the noses and ears, but we have lots of other “quirky” things for you to discover on this trail. All will be revealed!
How far will you be walking?
If you are following the guided map, then you can expect to walk around 4.5 miles during the course of the day.
HISTORY OF THE NOSES AND EARS
In 1997 the artist Rick Buckley decided to stage a protest against the appearance of CCTV cameras across the streets of London, by creating a series of mini sculptures on the walls around Soho. He created a plaster cast of his own nose, and then literally placed them directly underneath CCTV cameras on some quite famous structures. He originally placed 35 “noses” but now there are just seven left.
They are a bit weird, and also very small, so you need a good eye to spot them. Be warned, most local people have no idea what you are talking about when you mention Soho Noses!
My mum and I had a Micro Adventure in 2018 when we went on our own day of adventure.