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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 2017

May 2017

July 2017

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

Mon



10:30

A circular route to visit the Forest ridges, High Beach and Loughton Camp. Meet Bury Road Car Park, Bury Road, North Chingford – 100 yards on right from junction of Bury Road and Rangers Road. Am we walk the ridges of the Western forest to High Beach, with views to the City and across the Lea Valley. Pm we return to Chingford via Loughton Camp and the Earls ponds.  Lunch: pubs and cafes High Beach.


E174

TQ 395 948


John F

L/M

11 miles

3

Wed


10:00

Purleigh, between two Estuaries. Meet Purleigh: roadside parking in The Glebe. From between the estuaries of the Blackwater and the Crouch we will visit the church of Stow Maries with its neon-lit cross; the church once run by George Washington’s drunken great, great grandfather; and the only remaining WW1 airfield.

E183& E175

TL 837 020

Len

CL

M

13 miles


4

Thurs


Coach Outing to Suffolk – Woodbridge and the Tidemill

and Sutton Hoo


Richard & Judy


6

Sat


10:30


Ongar and Fyfield Circular. Meet High Ongar Bridge. The High Ongar Bridge turning is off the A414, 350m to the east of The Four Wantz roundabout (junction A128, B184 and A414). The turning is sign-posted “Road Closed”.  Drive 500m to the end of the turning to park. The walk to follow the Essex Way  beside The Roding to Fyfield and back via Little Forest Hall.


E183

TL 560 040

Roger

CL

M

5.5 miles


7

Sun



10:30


Circular walk from Lambourne End to Abridge. Meet at free car park opposite “Miller and Carter” (previously Camelot). A rural walk through fields and woodland – an ancient church and, hopefully – bluebells. Pubs and cafes in Abridge for lunch.

E174

TQ 478 944


Hazel

CL

M

10 miles








10

Wed

10:00     

A circular walk which includes an initial hill climb (Clayton Hill). Meet at Fishers Green car park (Stubbins Hall Lane). A coffee stop at Broxbourne returning to car park via canal walk.


L166  /E174

TL 378 032

EN9 2EF

Christina

M

8 miles

11

Thurs

10:30

Danbury woods and hopefully bluebells. Meet Danbury Municipal Offices and Sports Club. Car Park – Mayes Lane. Bus from Chelmsford Rail Station. Tracks taken through 4 woods and expansive countryside. Lunch: take food – possible Pub for drinks.


L167  E183

TL 784 051

CM3 4NJ

Judy

CL

M

10.5 miles


13

Sat


9:30

Short walk – route to be decided on day.

Meet Chingford Station.


E174


TQ 392 946


Malcolm

M

5 miles


14

Sun


North Chiltern Trail – lst leg Lilley to Barton-Le-Clay. Coach trip joint with Redbridge.



Roger Y

M

10.5 miles








17

Wed

10:30

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



E174  /E183

TL 495 052

CM16 6AL

Mara


M

11 miles

18

Thurs



11:00


Explore Bushy Park. Meet Kingston National Rail Station. Circular walk through Bushy Park and Azalea gardens. Lunch: Pheasantry Café or picnic area in Bushy Park. Return via Home Park water gardens to Kingston Rail Station. You can exit at Hampton Court Rail Station.


L176

TQ 181 695


Judy

M

5 miles

Hampton

Court

7 miles



20

Sat



10:30


Lea Valley/King George Reservoir+ Lippets Hill. Meet Chingford BRS. Some firm paths+mud+hills. Bring lunch/short stops 10+20+20 minutes. Might be reverse walk.


E174

TQ 392 946

Les


M

10 miles



21

Sun




10:30


Epping Green circular to Nazeing via Broadley Common and return on Stort Valley Walk. Meet at “Travellers Friend” pub car park.

E174

TL 434 056

CM16 6PU


Rosemarie H


M

5.8 miles










24

Wed


10:30

People and places of Loughton (part 1 of 2). Meet Loughton Station. A fairly intensive commentary of places in Loughton, followed by a short forest walk to return you to the Station. Part 2 at future date.

E174

TQ 423 956


Roger


L

5 miles



25

Thurs


10:30

Great Hallingbury – To and Fro Essex/Herts. Meet Great Hallingbury Church. Park in gravelled layby almost opposite Church. Attractive walk featuring countryside/ woodland/ river and pasture. Lunch: pubs, cafes in Sawbridgeworth.

E183

TL 511 196

CM22 7TZ


John Rip

M

11 miles



27

Sat


10:30

A circular walk around Wanstead Park. Meet outside Wanstead Tube Station. Cafes and pubs at end.

E174

TQ 406 882


David B


M

5 miles


28

Sun



10:00

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

L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW

Mike

Brisk

10.5 miles


28

Sun


12:30


Tea Walk, Sunday, 28th May 2017, Aythorpe Roding


Due to a medical issue the leader for the above will be unable to attend. The walk is therefore cancelled.

John Juchau, Tea Walk Co-ordinator

E183

TL 592 151


Brenda

L

4.5 miles


29

Mon


10:30

Rural North West of Bishops Stortford. Meet Little Hadham Church which is signposted off A120 west of Bishops Stortford. Park in Church Car Park. Route goes through Hadham Hall, Farnham, Chatter End, Manuden, Farnham Green, Upwick Green and return to Little Hadham Church. Lunch at Manuden.


E194

TL 446 228


Mike

CL

M

11 miles


31

Wed


10:30

In the steps of history. Meet car park opposite the “Two Brewers” pub, Chipping Ongar. Circular walk via historic Greenstead Church, Toot Hill, Berwick Farm and Three Forests Way. Lunch stop at “Woodman” pub.

E183

TL 552 033



Hazel

CL


M

10 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:








1

Thurs

11:00

Rhododendrons, ancient woodland and distant views. Meet Coopersale at Garnon Mead, the road next to the “Gernon Bush” pub. 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 approximately 1.30pm.


E174

TL 476 030

CM16 7QS


John F

M

5 miles


3

Sat


10:30


Epping to Upshire Circular. Meet at Epping Station Road Bridge. Lunch stop: pubs in Upshire.

L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


Rosemarie H

M

10 miles


4

Sun



10:30


Epping circular via Garnon Bushes. Meet road bridge near Epping Station. Pubs/cafes in Epping High Street at end of walk.

L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


Ann

M

5.5 miles








5

Mon




12:00

Reunion Lunch with ex-walkers. Meet Royal Forest Hotel Chingford between Noon and 12:15.


E174

TQ 394 946




7

Wed

10:45     

St. Paul’s to Canada Water. Meet  outside St. Paul’s Tube Station @ 10.45am. Walk gives views from the South Bank and passes Surrey Docks Farm. Lunch “Angel” Rotherhithe.



L176 L177

TQ 320 812


Mervyn

M

6 miles

8

Thurs

10:30

Upshire to Nazeing and return. Park on side of road just beyond “Good Intent”, Upshire. Circular walk via Parvill’s Farm, Forest Way, Epping Green, Bumbles Green and Harold’s Park Farm. Lunch at “The Sun”, Nazeing.


E174

TL 422  009


George

CL

M

10 miles



9

Fri



18:30

Friday evening walk - relax and stroll through the Forest.  Meet car park opposite Royal Forest Hotel. Along Ching river to Highams Park and return.


E174

TQ 396 947


Mike

L/M

5.5 miles


10

Sat


9:30

Short walk – route to be decided on day.

Meet outside Buckhurst Hill Tube Station



L177 E174

TQ 418 939


Jackie

M

5 miles


11

Sun


North Chiltern Trail – 2nd Leg  Barton-Le-Clay to Great Offley. Coach trip joint with Redbridge.



Barry

M

11 miles








14

Wed

10:30

Rye House and the Ash Valley. Meet Car Park beside Rye House Gatehouse, Rye Road, Hoddesden. There is a 50p toll for access through the Thames Water site, i.e. from the A414. Circular walk following part of the Harcamlow Way, Ash Valley and River Lee Navigation.  Lunch at “Chequers” pub, Wareside.


E174

TL 386 099


Stephen


M

12 miles


15

Thurs




Coach   Outing  

Sharpenhoe Clappers/Wrest Park/Haynes




Julie & Len



17

Sat




10:30


A circular walk from Stansted Mountfitchet. Meet Stansted Mountfitchet Station (parking by Castle £2.40 for 6 hours). A circular walk via Farnham, Manuden and Aubrey nature reserve with a lunch stop at Manuden. There is a gastro pub, which could be busy at the weekend, perhaps best to bring lunch.

E195

TL 514 248

CM24 8BE



David K


M

10 miles



18

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, 16th, if you want tea. Circular walk.

.

E174

TQ 393 950



John F


L/M

5 miles










21

Wed


10:30

Woodford to High Beach and return. Meet outside Woodford tube station, West side. A walk to High Beach, via Knighton Woods and return.

L177 E174

TQ 410 918



Bill & Sue


M

7 miles



22

Thurs


10:30

Herongate figure of eight walk. Meet outside “Boar’s Head” Billericay Road, CM13 3PS. Parking in car park if you’re having lunch or otherwise nearby turnings. A varied walk from Herongate, crossing the South Essex Golf Course with views across to the Thames and then through part of Thorndon Park in the morning (6 miles). Lunch at “Boars Head’. 1.45 start for afternoon walk via Heron Hall (4 miles).


E175  L177

TQ 632 911

CM13 3PS


Melvyn &

Rosemary J

M

10 miles



23

Fri




18:30

Evening Walk – Chalk Farm to Hampstead. Meet Chalk Farm Tube Station. Walking to Hampstead.


L176

TQ 281 844


David K

M

4.5 miles


24

Sat




10:30

Exploring two more hamlets of London’s East End. Meet outside Whitechapel Library, on the north side of Whitechapel High Street, east of Aldgate East Tube Station. A walk down Whitechapel High Street and around Stepney Green. With commentary.

L177

TQ 339 814



John F


L

3 miles



25

Sun



10:00

Circular walk from Epping Station to Tawney Common. 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


25

Sun




14:00

A gentle Forest Tranquillity Walk from St. Peter-in-the-Forest Church, Walthamstow. Tea and cakes available in the Church afterwards.


E174

TQ 391 895

E17 3PP


Sue Dip

L

2.5 miles


28

Wed


10:30

Writtle Ramble. Meet Writtle car park near pond in Writtle Village. Figure of 8 walk. Morning around Admirals Park (6 miles) and in the afternoon to Hylands Park (4 miles) for afternoon tea. Lunch at “Wheatsheaf” pub in Writtle or teashop.


L167

TL 678 064



Sue B

M

10 miles


29

Thurs


10:30

A hill or two around Nazeing. Meet Nazeing Church. A walk with plenty of variety.

E174

TL 415 070

EN9 2DB


John Rip

M

5.25 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:








1

Sat


10:30


Vauxhall to Canary Wharf.  Meet Pimlico Station (Victoria Line), outside Bessborough Street North exit.  Walk along the Thames Path to Tower Bridge in the morning.  In the afternoon we take the north bank route to Limehouse and finish at Canary Wharf  Station (Jubilee Line).  Lunch: St Katharine Docks near Tower Bridge.  Pubs and cafes here but suggest you bring a packed lunch.


L176

TQ 297 783



Peter

M

9 miles


2

Sun



10:30


Circular from North Weald along local lanes to Toot Hill and on Essex Way back through the outliers of Epping Forest. Meet at “King’s Head” pub – parking at the back or nearby village hall. Opportunity for refreshments at the end of the walk.

E174 /  E183

TL 495 038

CM16 6BU



Rosemarie H

M

6 miles








5

Wed

10:30     

More Walking to explore London history. Meet outside Old Street tube station (Moorfield Hospital side). We will see how well a very dilapidated famous East London building has been converted, and also meet the famous Hackney Porters.


L177

TQ 327 824


Dennis

L

4.5 miles

6

Thurs

10:30

A stroll around rural Essex. Meet Writtle, car park off The Green. Through fields and woodland Essex to Mill Green and return to Writtle. Lunch at pub in Mill Green.


E183

TL 678 062


Roger Y

M

11 miles



7

Fri



18:30

Evening Walk. City of London East. Meet Tower Hill Tube Station: outside Fenchurch Street/Trinity Garden Exit. Hidden alleys, 17th C. pubs and famous City buildings and institutions. Optional Curry at end of walk.


L177

TQ 335 807


John F

L/M

3 miles


8

Sat


9:30

Short walk – route to be decided on day.

Meet outside Highams Park Station. Circular walk through two woods, forest and parkland.

L177 E174

TQ 386 918


To be decided

On day.

M

5 miles


9

Sun


North Chiltern Trail – 3rd Leg Great Offley – Whitwell. Coach trip joint with Redbridge.



Roger Y

M

9.5 miles








12

Wed

10:30

Hatfield Broad Oak Circular. Park at north end of cul-de-sac at western end of Hatfield Broad Oak High Street just past “Cock Inn”. The walk takes us along the Pincey  Brook, through Hatfield Forest and the Flitch Way. Lunch:  “Lion and Lamb”, Little Canfield. Return along green lanes and open countryside.


L167

TL 546 166


Alastair &

Jackie

CL


M

11 miles


13

Thurs




Coach, Walk and Visit to Ascott House, near Leighton Buzzard



Sue & John J



15

Sat




10:30


Earls Colne – unimproved meadows and ancient woodland. Free pavement parking near church in High Street or car park with toilets further down. Meet by war memorial next  to church. Along the way you can admire the houses of the landed gentry and be amazed at the engineering feat which is the Chappel Viaduct. Lunch: “The  White Swan” at Chappel. There is a frequent (88) bus service between Colchester and Halstead.


E195

TL 856 289



Len

CL


M

8.8 miles



16

Sun




13:00


Tea Walk from Epping Upland Church. Meet Epping Upland Church. Walk via Epping Green returns for tea at Church. Please notify Walk Leader by end of Friday, 14th July if you intend to have tea.

.

E174

TL 444 046



Roger

CL


L/M

5 miles










19

Wed


10:30

An amble around the Harlow Marshes. Meet at Roydon Station, at the car park entrance. A leisurely wander around the ancient meadows bordering the River Stort. Hunsdon Mead should still have the remains of meadow flowers and if sunny a number of butterfly species.


E174

TL 405 105

CM19 5EH



David K


L

5 miles



20

Thurs


10:30

&

13:45

Figure of 8 walk in the footsteps of George Bernard Shaw. Meet Ayot St. Lawrence, outside “Brocket Arms” pub. From Ayot St. Lawrence through fields and woodland to Kimpton passing Lyde’s Palladian church and Katherine Parr’s childhood home. PM – the Hatter’s (disused) railway line and Ayot St. Peter. Lunch at “Brocket Arms”,  Ayot St. Lawrence.


E182

TL 196 168


Valerie

&

Leszek


M

11 miles


21

Fri



18:30

Evening Walk in the Forest. Meet Nursery Road Car Park.


E174

TQ 417 963


Hazel


M

5 miles


22

Sat



10:00

Circular walk from Waltham Abbey. Meet Abbey Gardens Car Park. Visit Abbey Grounds, walk via Fishers Green and River Lee Country Park, looking at some of the sculptures. Return on the tow path. Short coffee stop, refreshments available at end of walk.

E174

TL 383 008

EN9 1QD



Cynthia &

Keith

CL


L/M

5.5 miles



23

Sun



10:30

Epping Forest and  Upshire. Meet in Car Park beside “King’s Oak” pub at High Beach. The walk takes us mainly along forest tracks north through Copped Hall and Warlies Park to Upshire for lunch. Pub available. Return via the newly planted Gifford Wood.

E174   L167

TQ 412 982



Alastair & Jackie

CL


M

9 miles



26

Wed


10:30

Admiral McHardy Way, Little Baddow. Meet layby on Church Road, north of Bridge over Chelmer, south of Boreham. The walk takes us along the banks of the Chelmer before heading across farmland and through a variety of woodlands back to the river. Lunch  stop “The Generals Arms”, Little Baddow.


E183

TL 762 086


Alastair & Jackie

CL

M

9 miles



27

Thurs


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 300 yards 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.


E174

TL 422 067

EN9 2DF


Linda

M

5 miles


29

Sat




10:30

Epping Forest Circular.  Meet Bury Road car park. A  circular walk with woods, hills and views. A drink stop at “Owl” pub. Cafes and pubs at end.

E174

TQ 394 951

E4 7QL


Angela & Graham

M

5 miles


30

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 the “Green Man” pub.


L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


John Rob

Brisk

9.5 miles


30

Sun


13:30

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 Station.


E174

TQ 391 895

E17 3PP


Sue Dip

M

4.5 miles