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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):

18th September 2014.

Epping Forest, Figure of 8

Walk with excellent views across the Essex Countryside. Meet by roadside between Fernhall Lane and “Good Intent” Pub – Upshire.

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King George’s Car Park, Warley

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

Lorry Park at Ongar

Please note, the Ongar Lorry Park has been sold. Leaders will need to find a new starting point for their Ongar walks.


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

24th September 2014.

Walthamstow to Chingford (Linear).

At a moderate pace through historic Walthamstow village to the William Morris House and on to the edge of Epping Forest – many interesting sights to see.

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more information.


Holiday taken 2010

Website launched December 2005

Lea Valley, January 2014

Photo by Jenny

Derek Ford

We have had the sad news of the death, aged 81, of Derek Ford following a long illness. Derek was one of our earlier members who regularly walked with and led for the Group. He organised regular Youth Hostel holidays, visits to the Malverns and Peaks coming to mind. He was the organiser of one of our early Quiz evenings.

We offer our thoughts and condolences to his family and friends.

A memorial service is planned for Derek, the arrangements for which we will put on our website. J.P.F.


Holiday in Worcester:

Worcestershire Way & the Malvern Hills (15-19 Sept 2014)

A double bedded room vacancy (for a couple only) has occurred for the above West Essex holiday.

If interested, contact John Juchau immediately on 02085 021 628.