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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.


All walks are led.


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Venue abbreviations used in walks programme

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1

Sun




10:15


John Nash’s plans for Regency London and old Westminster. Meet Green Park Tube Station Ritz entrance. We first look at some interesting features of old Westminster and then follow the route that Nash planned, with the Prince Regent, to develop the Marylebone Estate. Historic commentary. The walk can be left before Warwick Road Tube Station, the end of the walk.


L176


TQ 290 802



John F


L/M

5 miles








4

Wed

10:00


Circular walk from Lambourne End via Abridge. Meet car park opposite Miller and Carter pub. Walk combines ancient forest and open countryside with fine views of London skyline. Lunch: Abridge which has pubs and cafes.

E174


TQ 478 944



Jackie & Alastair


CL


M

10 miles


5

Thurs


10:30


Walk to outskirts of Nazeing returning by King’s Weir. Meet Fishers Green car park, the car park off the Crooked Mile, a section of the B194 which runs between Waltham Abbey Farm not Fishers Green Lane. If there are no toilets at car park, you are in the wrong place. Pub at end of walk.

E174


TL 378 035


Len


CL

L

5.5 miles



7

Sat


10:30


Forty Hall circular extended. Meet Forty Hall car park. Paths and grassy tracks via Whitewebbs Country Park.  Lunch: Myddleton House café or nearby pub.


L177/E174


TQ 338 986


Judy

CL

M

7.5 miles


8

Sun


10:30

Gardens and countryside.  Meet free car park at Forty Hall. This walk starts from the grounds of a 17C mansion and soon visits the gardens designed by Edward Bowles of Myddelton House. The latter is named in honour of Sir Hugh Myddelton, an engineering genius who created the New River which is neither new nor a river – it is an aqueduct which was opened in 1613 to carry fresh water from Hertfordshire to London. The walk accompanies the New River as it is carried by a bridge over the M25. The remainder of the circuit passes through pasture and woodland before returning through the formal gardens of Forty Hall. Lunch – “King & Tinker”, Whitewebbs Lane. Public transport 191 or W10 buses to roundabout at Myddelton Avenue and then 10 minute walk up Forty Hill.


L177/E174


TQ 339 986



Len


CL

M

7.5 miles








11

Wed


10:30

 

Parks and Historic Houses. Meet Goodmayes Station (Greater Anglia Services). Walk ends at Eastbury Manor House (5 minutes from Upney Station on District Line or take bus to Barking Station). A medieval farm house, a Tudor gentleman’s residence, acres of parkland and a pioneering garden suburb – it’s Barking and Dagenham!

E174


TQ 464 873


Roger

L

5 miles


12

Thurs

10:30

Meandering towards Moreton. Meet Clatterford End. Follow B184 North of Ongar and just before Fyfield, turn left into Moreton Road and immediately left again, to park in cul-de-sac.  Circular walk. Lunch: pub stop for drinks only; please bring your own packed lunch.

E183


TL 565 067


John J

CL

M

9 miles


14

Sat


09:30


Short walk – route to be decided on day. Meet Snaresbrook Tube Station Wanstead. W13 bus from Woodford Green. W12 from Walthamstow.


E174


TQ 402 888


Angela K

M

5 miles


15

Sun




10:00


1066 – Harold’s Way, 2nd leg –O2 Dome to Erith. Meet North Greenwich Station.


TQ 391 798



Roger Y

M

10.5 miles








18

Wed

10:00

    

Hylands Park to Stock mainly good paths. To meet: follow brown signs from A414 to large free car park at Hylands Park.  Widford, Galley Wood Common, to Stock and back. Lunch “Hoop” at Stock.

E183  L167


TL 680 048


Len

CL

M

13.6 miles


19

Thurs

10:30

Discovery walk around the City gardens. Meet at Liverpool Street Station, next to the Kinder Transport Memorial by McDonalds. A walk visiting gardens between Liverpool Street, Tower Hill, St. Paul’s and ending at the Barbican Station. Some commentary. Walk can be shortened.

L176 L177


TQ 332 817


Joyce

L

5 miles


21

Sat


10:30


A walk around Rotherhithe Peninsular. Meet Rotherhithe London Overground Station. A short walk around Rotherhithe penisular: historic Rotherhithe, modern Rotherhithe and the nature parks in the peninsular. Some great views of East London from Stove Hill. Cafes etc. at end of walk.


L177

TQ 353 799


David K

L

4 miles


22

Sun

10:30


Lea Valley K.G. Reservoir circular. Meet Chingford BRS. Mostly firm paths, some road walking, promise to find some mud and a hill. Bring packed lunch.



E174

TQ 392 946


Les

L

4 miles








25

Wed


No Walk.





26

Thurs



10:30

&

14:00


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. Lunch in Ware, plenty of pubs and cafes. Afternoon walk again meets at Ware Station



E194


TL 360 139


SG12 9UT


David K

M

7.5 miles am

4.3 pm




28

Sat




10:30


Lakeland Chingford Circular. Meet Chingford BRS. Via Connaught Water, Centenary Way and Highams Park Lake, to enjoy the Spring vista and look for the early ducklings.


E174


TQ 392 945


Les

M

6 miles



29

Sun




10:00


Circular walk from Epping Station. Meet Road Bridge. Joint with Epping Society. This walk is for fit and lively walkers – brisk. 20 min. drink stop only in ‘Mole Trap’.


L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW

Ann

Brisk

10 miles


March 2015

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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.