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The walks tables, below, include references to coach outings, although there is also a separate link in the index for this.


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SCHEDULED WALKS

Our scheduled walks, usually take place on  Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Where possible, we try to arrange two short  and two long walks each week with the Wednesday and Thursday walks alternating between short and long. A figure of eight walk, where the lunch break will be at the original start point, allows for a short and long walk on the same day! Coach trips generally replace the local walks.

MORNING (and some AFTERNOON and EVENING) WALKS

As seen from the histogram above there are a lot of walks from 4 to 6 miles. These usually take place in the morning, but do include an occasional afternoon or evening walk, the latter usually take place in the summer with extra walks at Christmas, Easter, and Bank Holidays.

Typically there is a morning break of 10 min's during which, you can drink your own coffee or water or, if you are lucky, there maybe a cafe available.

DAY WALKS

These walks are often between 9 and 14 miles. There is usually one walk a year which is between 20 and 30 miles (Not shown in the histogram).

They normally start mid-morning (10:00 to 11:00) and finish between 15:30 and 17:00 depending on their length. The standard break for lunch is 45 minutes, but the duration will be set by the leader - could be between 20 and 60 minutes. There are normally "drink your own drinks" breaks of 10 minutes in the morning and the afternoon. Whereas morning walks tend to be more leisurely, all day walks often have a little more impetus to ensure the finish does not run into the early evening.

June 2016

July 2016

Date:


Leaving

Time:


Start Point:

Walk Details:


Grid Ref:

Post Code: can be found by clicking here immediately under streetmap map.


Leader:

CL = lift available

Grade:

Distance:

Pace:









1

Wed



10:30


Lee Valley Views. Meet Cornmill Meadows car park. Walk along the Lee Valley  via Fishers Green and up to Clayton Hill. Return along the towpath. Lunch The “Crown” Broxbourne.


E174

TL 384 015

EN9 1RB


Alastair

& Jackie

CL

M

10.5 miles


2

Thurs


10:30


A countryside and river bank walk around Roydon. Meet Roydon Village car park – junction of B180 and Harlow Road – or train to Roydon with 10 minute walk to meeting point. View Stort Valley from above and beside river. Pubs and shop available at end.


L167  E174

TL 410 098


Judy

CL

M

5 miles


4

Sat

10:00


Walk to follow River Ching to its source near High Beach, visiting en route the sites of the planned High Beach railway station and High Beach Old Church. Meet car  park opposite Royal Forest Hotel at 10am.  20 minute break at Tea Hut.  


E174

TQ 396 947


John F


M

6 miles


5

Sun


10:30

Through the City to Hampstead. Meet at entrance to Blackfriars Station (by Blackfriars  Bridge). A walk exploring the back streets of the City, and on up to Primrose Hill, through Parliament Hill to Hampstead Village and Hampstead Tube. A fascinating look at different aspects of London. Lunch stop at bottom of Primrose Hill. There are cafes and a pub nearby.

E173

TQ 316 808


David K

M

9 miles









6

Mon




12:00

Reunion Lunch with ex-walkers. Meet Royal Forest Hotel

Chingford between Noon and 12.15.


E174


TQ 394 946




8

Wed


11:00

Jack Sheppard Walk. Finish at Tottenham Court Road Station. Walk details in Programme Notes. Lunch stop: Covent Garden. Maximum 20 places – booking necessary.


Pat J

L

3.5 miles


9

Thurs

10:30

Little Easton to Duton Hill. Meet Little Easton Church. Criss-crossing the Maynard estate. Home of Daisy, Countess of Warwick. I have had to change the pub to the Stag at Little Easton who sell food, so we cannot eat our own sandwiches in the pub. I will find somewhere for the sandwiches to be eaten, but it now means that food, hot & cold, is available at the Stag.


E196

TL 604 236

CM6 2JN

(near)


Ross

CL

M

11 miles


11

Sat


09:30


Short walk – route to be decided on day.

Meet Chingford BR Station.


E174


TQ 392 946


Les

M

5 miles


12

Sun





Wealden Round – 2nd leg Cowden to Crockham Hill.  Coach



Mike H

M

11 miles








15

Wed

10:30     

Views of Surrey. Linear walk. Meet Kingston Station (as this is a linear walk, Mervyn suggest you come by train). Get the train from Waterloo at 9:57 (arrives Kingston 10:25). Return from Addleston Station.


TQ 181 695


Mervyn

M

11 miles


16

Thurs

11:00

Rhododendrons, ancient woodland and distant views. Meet Coopersale at Garnon Mead, the road next to the “Gernon Bush” pub, at 11am. Walk through the Rhododendron woods of Ongar park to the “Mole Trap”, returning via Beachet Wood with fine views to Epping and the City. 20 minute drinks stop at the “Mole Trap”. Return by approx. 1.30pm.


E174

TL 476 030

CM16 7QS


John F

M

5 miles


18

Sat


10:30


Stort Valley Circular. Meet at St Andrews Church, Vicarage Lane (W) North Weald for a country walk via Magdalene Laver and Matching Tye. Lunch stop 45 mins at the “Fox Inn”, Matching Tye.

E174 / 183

TL 495 052

CM16 6AL


Mara

M

11 miles


19

Sun

14:00


Walk from Chingford Plain to High Beach Church for afternoon tea. Meet Bury Road car park, Chingford. Please inform leader by mid-day Friday 17th, if you want tea. Circular walk.

E174

TQ 393 950


John F

L/M

5 miles








22

Wed


Coach Outing to Stonor Park



Sue C

& John J



23

Thurs



10:30


Layer Marney Tower. Meet in front of Tesco, 150 yards north of the Jam Factory. Tiptree north to Rampats East to Layer Marney Tower, then Shalom Hall, Layer Hall and Blind Knobb. Lunch – “Fox Tavern” Layer-de-la-Haye, 50 minutes.


E183

TL 898 155

CO5 0RF


Robin

CL

M

14 miles



25

Sat




10:00


Short forest circular walk including Connaught Waters with a coffee stop at Butlers Retreat. Meet outside the Hawkey Hall, Woodford Green, ten minutes walk from Woodford Underground Station. Pubs and cafes at end if needed.



E174

TQ 402 919


Jean & Mike


M

4.5 miles



26

Sun




10:00


Circular walk from Epping Station to Toot Hill. Meet Road Bridge. Joint with Epping Society. This walk is for fit and lively walkers – brisk. 20 min. drink stop only at Toot Hill.  Pub available.  


L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


John Rob


Brisk

9.5 miles









29

Wed



Walk Cancelled.






30

Thurs


10:30

Tour of Queen Elizabeth Park. The walk starts at Bromley-by-Bow tube station (Hammersmith & City and District lines). The finishing point is Stratford Station for buses, tube and Network Rail. A tour of the whole Park. You may wish to bring older children, grandchildren. It be possible to drop off along the way to shop or play. The walk will include stops at two cafes and finish at about 2.00.


E162

TQ 380 824


Len

E

5 miles


Date:


Leaving

Time:


Start Point:

Walk Details:


Grid Ref:

Post Code: can be found by clicking here immediately under streetmap map.


Leader:

CL = lift available

Grade:

Distance:

Pace:








2

Sat

10:30


North Weald to Toot Hill. Meet at the “Kings Head” pub North Weald for a circular walk through fields and woods. Park in local roads or pub car park if having drink at end of walk.

E174 / 183

TL 495 038

CM16 6BU


Mara

M

6 miles


3

Sun



Wealden Round – 3rd leg Crockham to Sevenoaks.  Coach


Mike & Joyce

M

9 miles








6

Wed


10:00

 

East London Waterways and a Visit to the Ragged House Museum. Meet Westfield Stratford City Marks & Spencer entrance on The Street, Westfield Stratford City (to avoid confusion).  Enjoy a walk along the Hertford Union Canal and head south along the Regent’s Canal for a stop at the Ragged House Museum (free entry) for an introduction by one of the volunteers. Continue east along Limehouse cut and back north along the River Lea to Stratford. Real ale at The Crate Brewery, Hackney Wick a possibility prior to Stratford central line! Maximum 30 places – booking necessary 020 8220 7918.


TQ 384 845


Brenda T L

M

6 miles


7

Thurs

10:30

Parkland and canal-side walking. Meet Gunpowder Park Waltham Abbey. Free car park faced with gabions in Sewardstone Road (A121) about 100m south of roundabout. A walk which includes Enfield Island and also River Lea Navigation, Cornmill Arboretum, Harolds Grave and one or two obscure paths for the collector. Lunch:  “Wheatsheaf”  pub.

E174

TQ 386 994


Len

CL

M

11 miles


9

Sat


09:30


Short walk – route to be decided on day.

Meet Chingford BR Station.

E174


TQ 392 946


John F

M

6 miles


10

Sun




10:15


Willingale and Fyfield. Meet High Ongar Bridge. Round about route to Fyfield East, then northeast toward Willingale and Fyfield. Lunch – possible pub stop in Fyfield but bring packed lunch.

E183

CM5 9LY

TL 560 040



David B

M

10 miles








13

Wed

10:30     

Gilston Park and Hertfordshire Countryside. Meet “Moorhen” free car park Harlow. Near main Station (toilets at the start). Walk along Stort Navigation, opened in 18c. Passing through nature reserves, woods, arable fields and historic buildings. Notably, gothic Gilston Park. Return from Roydon, as attractive as any riverside walking anywhere. Lunch “Red Lion” Hunsdon.


E174

TL 446 113

CM20 2QS


Len

CL

M

12.5 miles


14

Thurs


Coach Outing to walk on the Sussex Weald visiting NT properties of Wakehurst Place and Nymans


Len


16

Sat


10:30


Circular Forest Walk from Bury Road. Meet Chingford, Bury Road car park. With views of Lea Valley, golf courses, coffee stop, Connaught Waters, return to start.

E174

TQ 393 950


Malcolm

M

5.5 miles


17

Sun

10:30


Rural Herts and the Rib Valley. Meet Patmore Heath – lots of parking. Walk will proceed via Gravesend, Broughing and Standon before return to Patmore Heath. Lunch – pub at Standon.

E194

TL 444 257


Mike

CL

M

10.5 miles








20

Wed

10:30

Nazeing “pick your own”. Meet Craner’s PYO, Common Road, Nazeing. Driving from the south pass the “Sun” pub  on the left. The PYO is then 300m. on the right; park at the far end of the car park. An undulating walk around Nazeing. PYO, tea and cakes available at the end of the walk.


E183

TL 422 069

EN9 2DF


Linda


M

5 miles

21

Thurs



10:15


The Admiral McHardy Walk. Meet Little Baddow. Hammond Road/Church Road junction. Park north of the bridge. Besides River Chelmer, through fields and woods. Return via Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation. Lunch – a pub and seating nearby.


E183

TL 763 087


Judy & Richard CL

M

9 miles



23

Sat




10:30


Circular walk. High Wood, Tawney Common, North Weald Station and Redoubt. Meet at “Mole Trap” pub. Please park in road outside/opposite “Mole Trap”. If in doubt contact leader. A history walk through the ancient High Wood (kind permission  of land owner) to North Weald Station (steam day) then on to North Weald Redoubt and back.


E183

TL 500 013



Richard B


M

5 miles



24

Sun




13:00


A  circularish walk from   St. Peter-in-the-Forest Church,

Walthamstow finishing with tea and cakes at the Church. Limited parking in Peterhouse, Forest Rise and Upper Walthamstow Road but on No 20 bus route and 10 minutes’ walk from Wood Street  Railway Station. If planning to join this walk and have tea please, if possible, notify leader by noon on Friday 22nd,to ensure we have enough for everyone!






E174


TQ 391 895


E17 3PP



Sue D


M

4.5 miles









27

Wed


10:30

Brentwood Essex. Meet South Essex Golf Club. Off A128 between Herongate and Horndon. Lunch “The Greyhound” Little Warley.

E175

TQ 637 900

CM13 3LW



Geoff

CL

M

10 miles



28

Thurs


10:30

Walking Forty Hall and Whitewebbs Wood. Meet in front of Gordon Hill Station (car parking at Station – paying) or street parking beyond Lavender Hill cemetery. A walk through rural Enfield, over Clay Hill with a stop at Forty Hall and then through Whitewebbs Wood.


E174

TQ 318 977

EN2 0QU


David K

M

6 miles



30

Sat

10:00

Through the foot tunnel for a walk around Greenwich and Blackheath. Meet Island Gardens DLR Tube Station. Commentary on route. Please bring refreshments for short break. Café/restaurants at end. Finish early afternoon at Cutty Sark Tube.


TQ 382 784


Sharon

L

6 miles



31

Sun


10:00



Circular walk from Epping Station to the Mole Trap. Meet Road Bridge. Joint with Epping Society. This walk is for fit and lively walkers – brisk. 20 min. drink stop only at the “Mole Trap” pub.

L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


Linda


Brisk

10 miles