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We, the West Essex Ramblers, invite YOU to join us for a walk.

We are a friendly group who like to be outdoors.

For general enquiries ring either:

 John Francis

020 8527 3938


John Juchau

020 8502 1628

General Walks

Walk cancellations: If strong winds, heavy snow or ice are forecast or any weather warnings are given, please contact the walk leader before going to the start point.

Severe Weather

Featured Walk(s):

26th March 2015.

East and West from Ware.

Meeting at Ware Station (09.42 from Liverpool St; 09.55 Tottenham Hale, arr. Ware 10.25) A figure of eight from Ware. Morning walk in rural Hertfordshire. Afternoon a pleasant stroll between the two rivers.

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David K

King George’s Car Park, Warley

Now charge £5 for over 4 hours parking Monday to Friday. Free at weekends.

Ann’s Phone Number

Please note, Ann’s phone number has been incorrectly printed in the December to March programme - the 7 and 9 have been reversed.

Please refer to a previous programme for the correct number.


We walk locally:

Local Walk in 2010

Epping Forest; Upshire; Waltham Abbey; Enfield; Cuffley; Lea Valley; Bumbles Green; Nazeing; Loughton; Abridge; Epping; Chigwell; Hainault Forest.

Further Afield in 2010

(Herts) Wheathamstead; Hertford; Manuden;

(Essex) Rodings; Easters; Writtle;

(London) Green London Way; Historical Walks;

(Kent) North Downs.

Shakespeare Way; Suffolk Border; South Downs; The Ridgeway Path; Sudbury; Rye; Box Hill & North Downs; Bodium Castle; The Chilterns.

Avon Trail; Crete;

Croatia; Isle of Wight;

Lanzarote; Norfolk;

Portugal; Spain;

Turkey; Weymouth.

We also walk farther afield:

We even go by coach:

Then there are walking holidays:

Coach Outing in 2010 Holiday taken 2010

Website launched December 2005

Dangerous Footbridge!

I have been out to look at the footbridge across Cobbins Brook at E174 GR 451 041. As you can see from the photo, a tree has fallen and jammed against the side, pushing one side of the footbridge up. Due to the slope and the wet weather, crossing the footbridge is very testing. I suggest that walk leaders do NOT to use the footbridge for a few months, while the problem is sorted, which could involve a replacement footbridge.

Brian.    (Please hover over picture for larger view).

2nd April 2015.

Frightening evening walk in Hainault Forest.

A short walk for all; adults will be amused and children excited.  We  start with a wooden sculpture trail which features strange beasts and trolls. A walk through Hainault  Forest reveals ancient trees which, in many respects are more grotesque  than the sculptures.  Bring a torch.

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Lea Valley, January 2014

Photo by Jenny


The Easter Monday coach outing has been cancelled due to lack of support.

Instead, there will be an 11.5 mile walk from Bury Road car park, to Waltham Abbey returning via the River Lee and Sewardstone Marsh. Start time: 10am. Pace: L/M. Leader: to be agreed.

The bus route 505, between North Chingford and Harlow via Waltham Abbey and the Crooked Mile, is to be discontinued from May 9th.