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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.

January 2017

February 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

Sun


12:00

North Weald to Greenstead Green circular walk via Toot Hill. Meet “Kings Head” pub. Parking at back of pub or nearby on local roads or the village hall. Drinks at end at the “Kings Head” if desired.

E174 /  E183

TL 495 038

CM16 6BU


Rosemarie

M

6 miles









2

Mon


10:30

Circular  walk – Ongar. Meet at Love Lane car park, Ongar. To Nuclear Bunker via Greenstead Church, return via Langford Bridge. Lunch stop at Nuclear Bunker – refreshments available.


E183

TL 552 031



Rosemarie


M

10 miles



4

Wed


10:30

People and places in Chipping Ongar. Meet High Ongar Bridge. Visit sites of Ongar Castle and Church and learn about the talented Taylor family (commentary).

L167   E183

TL 560 040


Roger

CL

L

4 miles


5

Thurs

10:15

Upper reaches of the Chelmer to Leez Priory. Meet at Ford End, opposite church. Pub  stop (50 minutes) at “Brewery Tap”, Littley Green.


E183

TL 678 168


Robin

M

9 miles


7

Sat


10:30

Flats, park and Forest. Meet Leytonstone LT Station, Church Lane exit.

E174

TQ 393 875


Angela S

M

6 miles


8

Sun



10:00

Moreton to Matching and back. Meet Moreton – outside pub. Along part of the Stort Valley Way via Magdalen Laver to Matching Tye, Matching Green and return to Moreton. Lunch at pub at Matching Tye.


E183

TL 534 070



Mike

CL


M

11 miles








11

Wed

10:30   

Exploring Lee Valley Park. Meet at Fishers Green Stubbins Lane car park (next to toilets), Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey. Tour of the Lee Valley Park area. Lunch at Dobb’s Weir.


L166

TL 378 028


Sue B

M

10 miles

12

Thurs

10:30

Epping Forest Circular. Meet Bury Road car park. A circular walk enjoying the midwinter forest with hopefully a tea and cake stop.


E174

TQ 394 948

E4 7QL


David K

M

5.5 miles


14

Sat


09:30


Short walk – route to be decided on day. Meet Nursery Road car park, Loughton.


L167   E174

TQ 417 963


Hazel

M

5.5 miles


15

Sun

10:30


Ware figure of eight. Meet at Ware Station. 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 miles am

4.3 miles pm








18

Wed

10:30

The History of Highams Park. Meet at the end of Keynsham Avenue Woodford Green, near entrance to Highams Park. From 275 bus stop in the Avenue, near the junction with Chingford Lane, walk to Chingford Lane and turn right. At Lichfield Road turn right and then right again in Keynsham Avenue. A  walk around Highams Park village exploring its history – with commentary. Coffee and toilet stop.


E174

TQ 393 925

IG8 9TA


Dennis


L

4 miles


19

Thurs



10:30


From Stratford to Victoria Park and return. Meet Stratford Station near old steam engine, Robert. Lunch at Limehouse pubs/ café and churchyard.


TQ 384 845

David B

M

9.5 miles



21

Sat




10:30


Leisurely walk through East Rotherhithe, Deptford and Blackheath (part two)repeat visits to The Pagoda House in Blackheath and St Margarets Church in Lee (open church visit here). Meet Canada Waters Underground Station (Jubilee Line) to Cutty Sark, Greenwich. Please bring food for a 30min lunch stop. Walk includes commentary. Meet at Canada Waters underground Station with the meeting point signposted straight ahead to "shopping Centre".


TQ 354 794


Sharon


L

6.5 miles



22

Sun




10:30

Stratford Station circular via the canals back to Stratford Station. Meet at the old steam engine between the bus terminus and main entrance to Station. This is a circular walk through the Olympic Park on to Victoria Park where we will stop for tea and toilets then down the canal to Limehouse. Lunch stop will have a graveyard (for those too tired to carry on), a pub and a couple of cafes. Then up the canal to Temple Mills then back to Stratford Station. There are plenty of opportunities to drop out along the way.


TQ 384 845


David B


M

10 miles










25

Wed


10:30

Along, over and on the Thames. Meet Canning Town Station at 10:30. Walk to the  “Air Emirates” cable car and cross the River to the 02 (cost £3.60 with a freedom pass). Walk to the Thames Barrier for lunch – park and café selling food. On to Woolwich to cross back to the north side of the Thames via the Woolwich Free Ferry. Return from Cyprus Place DR Station.


TQ 394 815


David B


M

8 miles



26

Thurs


10:30

A circular walk around Wanstead Park. Meet outside Wanstead Tube Station.


TQ 406 882


David B

M

5 miles



28

Sat



10:30

Circular walk via Nazeing. Meet public car park Epping Green by “Travellers Friend” pub.

E174

TL 434 056



Ann


M

6.5 miles



29

Sun




10:00

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

L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW



Eve

Brisk

9 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

Wed



10:30

Waltham Abbey Medley. Meet Abbey Gardens Car Park (currently free). A mélange: part rural, part suburban with some history and the Abbey Church. Cafes and pub at end of walk.



E174

TL 383 008

EN9 1QD



Richard

CL




M

5.5 miles




2

Thurs


10:00

Rural Mid-Hertfordshire. Meet and park at the “Red Lion” PH, The Green, Preston. Figure of 8 walk through Dead Woman’s Wood to Austage End and Great Offley, then Young’s Wood and Parsonage Farm. Lunch (1 hour). PM Stagenhoe, St. Paul’s Walden and Hitchin Wood.


E183

TL 182 246

SG4 7UD



Robin


M

11 miles


4

Sat

10:30


Moreton to Weald Bridge. Meet Bobbingworth Nature Reserve car park.

Circular walk returning to starting point by another route.


E183

TL 537 063


Roger

CL

M

5 miles


5

Sun


10:30

Stratford Station to Covent Garden. Meet at the old steam engine between the bus terminus and main entrance to Station. This is a linear walk through the Olympic Park on to Victoria Park where we will stop for tea and toilets then down the canal to Limehouse then on to St Katherine dock for lunch (approx 7 miles). We then carry on to Covent Garden where the walk ends.


TQ 384 845

David B

M

11 miles









6

Mon



12:00

Reunion Lunch with ex-walkers. Meet Royal Forest Hotel Chingford between Noon and 12.15.


TQ 394 946



8

Wed


10:00

North Weald to Stanford Rivers Circular. Meet at the “King’s Head” pub North Weald for a country walk via Stanford Rivers and Toot Hill. Lunch stop 45 mins at the “Woodman” pub. Park in local roads or pub car park if having a drink at the end of walk.

L167

E174 / E183

TL 495 038

CM16 6BU


Mara

M

10.5 miles


9

Thurs

10:30


Parkland Walk – Golders Green to Hampstead. Meet at Golders Green Tube Station. Walk through Hampstead Garden Suburb onto Golders Hill Park and Hill Garden into Vale  of Health finishing at Hampstead Tube Station. Refreshments available at end. “Bring” refreshments for coffee break as Park café may not be open.


L176

TQ 252 874

Cynthia & Keith

L

4.5 miles


11

Sat


09:30


Short walk – route to be decided on day.

Meet Chingford BR Station.


E174


TQ 392 946


Les

M

5.5 miles


12

Sun



10:00


Circular from Car Park New Road, Chingford (next to “Harvester”). Walk via Pole Hill, “Owl” Public House and Connaught Waters. Expect Snow, Hail and Fog. Bring lunch. Short break only 20 mins, due to daylight hours.

E174

TQ 381 927



Les

M

10 miles








15

Wed

10:30     

Green Park to Rotherhithe – 10 palaces and 2 royal parks. Meet Green Park Tube Station – outside Buckingham Palace entrance near refreshment kiosk. Much of the walk is Thameside and passes the sites of 10 palaces. Returns from Rotherhithe Station at approx. 2.45pm. Lunch: bring packed lunch. Several opportunities to leave walk early.


L176

TQ 290 802

John F

L/M

7.5 miles

16

Thurs

10:00


Norton Heath to Mill Green and return. Meet at Norton Heath on loop of old A414: park adjacent to woodland. Lunch stop pub at Mill Green.

E183

TL 602 042

CM4 0LP


Richard

CL

M

10.75 miles


18

Sat


10:30


A leisurely walk to Bermondsey passing through Lambeth North, Borough and London Bridge. Waterloo to Bermondsey (Jubilee Line). To avoid confusion at start point, meet outside lMAX Cinema (Exit Waterloo Stn at main entrance, go down steps, through subway with huge lMAX cinema on busy roundabout). Please bring food for a 30 minute lunch stop. Walk includes commentary. Earlier drop out available. The IMAX is signposted as "BFI max cinema on the main roundabout.


TQ 309 804

Sharon

L

8 miles


19

Sun

10:30


Woolwich to Canary Wharf. Meet outside Woolwich Arsenal Station (DLR).  Take the exit marked “Town Centre” coming out in Beresford Square.  A walk along the Thames Path to Greenwich and then on to Canary Wharf Station (Jubilee Line). Suggest you bring packed lunch.


TQ 437 788

Peter

M

9.8 miles








22

Wed

10:30

Lea Valley Path – A Taster. Meet Ponders End (BR) Station. Linear walk along the final stages of the Lea Valley Path, finishing at Bow Bridge, near Bromley-by-Bow Station. Lunch at Riverside Café, Spring Hill/”Princess of Wales” pub, Lea Bridge Road.


E174

TQ 361 955



Mike


M

10 miles


23

Thurs



10:30


Circular Walk around Lee Valley with a coffee stop. Meet in Fishers Green car park off Stubbins Hall Lane (off B194).


E174

TL 378 032

Christina

M

6 miles



25

Sat




10:15


Wildlife in the Waterworks Nature Reserve and surrounds. Meet Lee Valley Ice Rink. Another walk in Lee Valley with guided tour and commentary by Park Ranger through a Nature Reserve. Brisk walking required for warmth. Coffee stop.

L177 / E174

TQ 356 869


Judy & Dominic


M

5 miles



26

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



Ann



Brisk


10 miles



March 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

Wed


10:30

Beckton to Island Gardens. Meet Beckton DLR at 10:30. Linear walk to Island Gardens, giving varied views of the Thames and old industrial sites; includes short walk around City Island. Lunch: Trinity Buoy.

TQ 430 815

Mervyn

M

6 miles


2

Thurs

10:30

Early spring in rural Herts. Meet Patmore Heath (park on northern side of heath area). Walk takes us through Furneaux Pelham to Great Hormead. Return via Little Hormead, Patient End and Gravesend. Lunch at pub in Great Hormead.

E194

TL 443 258


Mike

CL

M

10.5 miles


4

Sat


10:30


North Weald to Moreton – circular. Meet at “King’s Head” pub, North Weald. Walk across fields and country lanes – be prepared for mud. Lunch stop in Moreton (pubs available). Park in local roads or pub car park if having a drink afterwards.

E174/E183

TL 495 038

CM16 6BU


Mara

M

9 miles


5

Sun



10:30


Eastwick to Hunsdon and return. Meet Eastwick Church. Around the agricultural area to the north of the A414. Pubs and cafes in Harlow  a few miles away.

E194

TL 434 116



Mike

CL

M

5.5 miles








8

Wed

10:30     

Watton at Stone, Herts – woodland and countryside. Meet small car park signed off the main road to ‘Community Hall’ or nearby streets. To date this is my favourite walk in Hertfordshire. We go out and return along perfect valley sides. On the way we visit four memorable churches, a couple of attractive villages, and cross Woodhall Park the ex-home of a 19C fraudster. Lunch: “The Boot Dane End”


E194

TL 302 192

(also 182 & 193)


Len

CL

M

11.7 miles

9

Thurs

10:15

Brisk walk through woods to Whitewebbs Museum of Transport. Meet Forty Hall Car Park, Enfield. Walk via Whitewebbs Park to Transport Museum at Crews Hill, £4 entrance (private visit) for 1 hour, visit including coffee break. Return via countryside 1.30pm finish. (A repeat visit). Café available at end of walk.


L177  E174

TQ 338 986

EN2 9HA


Judy

CL

M

5 miles


11

Sat


9:30

Short walk – route to be decided on day.

Meet outside Epping Tube Station.


L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


Ann

M

5.5 miles


12

Sun

10:30


Linear: Grange Hill to Theydon Bois. Meet outside entrance to Grange Hill Underground Station. The linear walk will go via Chigwell, Lambourne and Abridge to Theydon Bois. On the way you will have the chance to mount the £45,000 Woodland Trust earth sculpture. There will be two sandwich breaks on the way and the chance of a pub lunch at 3.00 before you catch the underground back from Theydon Bois.


E174

TQ 450 926


Len


CL

M

10.3 miles








15

Wed

10:30

Forest Walk in vicinity of Copped Hall. Meet at small unmarked parking area, by a bus stop, with a height barrier on the western side of the B1393 between the Wakes Arms roundabout and the traffic lights to the south of Epping – (on bus route 575, bus from Harlow stops here at 9:58).



E174

TQ 431 999


Len

CL


L

3.5 miles


16

Thurs



10:30


Rural Herts in early Spring. Meet Watton-at-Stone Station. Park in local roads. Lunch: Pub in Tewin.


E182

TL 296 192

SG14 3QE


Roger Y

M

11 miles



18

Sat




10:30


Circular walk from High Laver. Meet small parking area at All Saints Church, High Laver. Via Magdalen Laver and Matching Green. Lunch stop – 45 mins at “The Fox Inn”, Matching Tye.

E183

TL 527 087

CM5 0DX



Ann

CL


M

10 miles



19

Sun




10:30


Circular from Chingford BR Station. Walk via Connaught Waters, up across Epping Road, partly off track on the compass to Great Monks Wood. Lunch at High Beach. Return medium pace to Chingford Station.

E174


TQ 392 946



Les


M

6.5 miles










22

Wed


10:30

Circular walk from Hatfield Heath via Sheering. Park in public car park Hatfield Heath. Pub lunch at Sheering.

E183

TL 524 150

CM22 7AR



Bob


M

11 miles



23

Thurs


11:00

Colourful Characters of Chelsea. A brief circular tour of SW6 (Kings Road, Lots Road, Chelsea Harbour, Cheyne Walk, Embankment, Royal Hospital) home to royalty, politicians, painters, writers, musicians, billionaires and footballers. With some commentary. Lunch at “The Fox and Pheasant “ pub (the only non gastro pub in Chelsea!) Return from Sloane Square Station. Numbers limited to 20 – please contact or leave a message with Melvyn.



Melvyn

L

4.5 miles



25

Sat




10:30

Earl’s Court and Brompton Cemetery. Meet at  Gloucester Road Station to explore the area around Earl’s Court. Visit to Brompton Cemetery. Pub/café stop. Afternoon along Thames and through Battersea Park, finish at Sloane Square Station.

TQ 262 788



Renate


M

7 miles



26

Sun




10:00

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

L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW



John Rob


Brisk

10 miles


29

Wed


10:30

A walk through Primrose Hill and Regents Park. Meet at Chalk Farm Underground Station and finish at CamdenTown. Some commentary. Pubs and cafes available at end.


TQ 281 844


Joyce

M

5 miles


30

Thurs


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. We return via the newly planted Gifford Wood.

E174   L167

TQ 412 982



Alastair & Jackie CL


M

9 miles