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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 2015

July 2015

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:








3

Wed

10:30


England’s great Polar Hero. Meet Church porch, Castle Heddingham. Great Lodge Farm, through Colliersley Wood, Gestingthorpe and south to Audley End. PM west to Laurence Farm and Rosemary Farm. Lunch stop “The Good Soldier” pub, 55 minutes.

E195

TL 785 358



Robin

M

Am= 6.5

Pm= 3.5 miles


4

Thurs


11:00


Rhododendrons, ancient woodlands and distant views. Meet Coopersale at Garnon Mead, the road next to the “Garnon Bush” pub. We will hopefully find the Rhododendron bushes in bloom in Ongar Park woods,  on our way to the ancient “Mole Trap” pub, where we will have a twenty minute drink break. The return route to Coopersale via Beachet Wood gives wonderful views across to Epping and on to the City. I hope to return by 1.30pm.

E174


TL 476 030


CM16 7QS


John F

M

5 miles



6

Sat


10:30


Epping Forest and Plain.  Meet Nursery Road car park, Loughton

E174


TQ 417 963


Angela S

M

6 miles


7

Sun

10:30

Circular walk to Epping Forest Visitors Centre at High Beach.  Meet in car park at Bury Road, Chingford.  Lunch at Centre or the “King’s Oak” pub.


L177/E174


TQ 394 949


Reg

M

7 miles







10

Wed


10:30

 

Walking East.  Meet Liverpool Street Station outside platform 2.  We visit Wiltons Music Hall and a Lady George  Medallist.

L177

TQ 332 817

Dennis

M

3.5 miles


11

Thurs

10:30

Elsenham circular. Meet Elsenham Station. A walk through countryside around Elsenham. Lunch at Manuden.

E195


TL 533 270

David K

M

10 miles


13

Sat


09:30


Short walk – route to be decided on day. Meet Chingford Station.

E174


TQ 392 945


David K

M

5 miles


14

Sun





1066 – Harold’s Way, 5th leg – Strood to Malta Inn (by Allington Lock)

See Coach

Programme


Jackie &

Alastair

M

10.5 miles








17

Wed

10:30     

The walk on 17th June is now dedicated to the 80th Anniversary of the Ramblers Association.

Due to continuing knee problems John J may not be able to lead on that day. A replacement leader is being sought - can you help? Alternatively this walk may be cancelled.

For up to date information phone John on 020 8502 1628

Rambling through Dick Turpin country. Meet Grange Hill Station (Central Line) in Manor Road. A country and forest walk. A  pub stop for drinks only. Bring your own food and this will be consumed before reaching the pub.


E174


TQ 449 926


John J

M

10 miles


18

Thurs

11:00

Walk around the squares of Islington. Walk with some commentary. See Programme Notes for details. 20 places only available – please book  with leader.  Bring picnic lunch.


Pat J

L

4.5 miles


20

Sat


10:30


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


L183

TL 528 087


CM5 0DX

Ann

CL

M

10 miles


21

Sun

14:00

Forest walk to High Beach Church for afternoon tea. Meet Chingford BR Station. Please inform leader by mid-day Friday if you want tea so that  the Church tea ladies can be informed of numbers. Tea might be available if you have not booked; you can of course walk without eating tea.


E174


TQ 392 945


John F

L

5 miles








24

Wed


No Walk.





25

Thurs



New Romney/Dungeness Coach Ramble

See Coach

Programme

Julie & Len





26

Fri



18:30


Golders Green Park and Hampstead Heath. Meet Golders Green Tube Station. Golders Green Park, the “Bull and Bush”, Sandy Heath, “Spaniard’s Inn”, Kenwood, Highgate ponds, Parliament Hill, bathing ponds and Vale of Health. Return from Hampstead Tube.


L176


TQ 252 874

John F

L

5 miles


27

Sat




10:30


The Thames Path in London – (2) Hampton Court to Richmond. Meet outside Hampton Court Station (trains from Waterloo). We shall take the north bank of the river past Hampton Court Palace to Kingston, then the south bank to Teddington and the north bank again for the walk to Richmond – finish at the station. Lunch: Teddington. Suggest packed lunch. Pubs and cafes here if preferred. See Programme Notes.


TQ 154 683

Peter &

Sally

M

9.5 miles



28

Sun




10:00


Circular Walk from Epping to Upshire and Amesbury Banks. Meet by road bridge by Epping Station. Joint with Epping Society. This walk is for fit and lively walkers. 20mins only drink stop in Upshire.


L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW

Ann

Brisk

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

Wed

10:30

Magdalen Laver to Moreton and back. Park and meet at Magdalen Laver church. (The church is at the end of what appears to be a semi-private drive, off Tilegate Road). Almost two-thirds of the walk will take place in the morning which will lead to Moreton for a pub stop.

E183


TL 513 083


CM5 0EG



John Rip

M

10.5 miles


2

Thurs


10:30


Parks old and new.  Meet Stratford Station, by  old steam engine, opposite the bus terminal.  Through the Olympic Park, on to Victoria Park, finishing at Mile End Tube.


TQ 384 845

David B

M

5 miles


4

Sat

10:30


City and Bloomsbury.  Meet Old Street Underground, Exit Subway 3, for walk through gardens and squares.  Café stop.  Finish King’s Cross.

TQ 327 824

Renate

M

6 miles


5

Sun


10:00

The forest ridges and Loughton Camp. Meet Bury Road car park, Chingford. Woods to Yates Meadow, Gilwell, Lippitts Hill, High Beach, Loughton Camp and return via Earls ponds. Lunch – cafes and pub High Beach.

L177/E174


TQ 394 948

John F

M

11 miles








8

Wed


10:30

 

Around Clerkenwell. Meet covered entrance to Farringdon Mainline Station, opposite tube station in Cowcross Street. Walk to Barbican Station. Lunch: Spar Fields and Exmouth Market area.

L 177


TQ 316 818

Reg

L

4 miles


9

Thurs

10:30

Circular from Thaxted to Widdington.  Meet Thaxted Town car park. Walk along bridleways and grassy paths with expansive views. Lunch stop: Widdington and the Church porch for sandwiches.

E195


TL 611 312


Judy

CL

M

11.25 miles


11

Sat


09:30


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


E174


TQ 417 963


Hazel

M

5 miles


12

Sun




14:00


‘Quiet Waters’ - a gentle Epping Forest Chaplaincy Tranquillity Walk – start and finish at High Beach Church.

E174


TQ 407 978


Gill

L

3 miles



12

Sun



1066 – Harold’s Way, 6th leg – Malta Inn to Staplehurst. Coach


See Coach

Programme

V Keltz








15

Wed

10:30     

From Broxbourne to Stanstead Abbots. Meet Broxbourne Mill Lane car park (past the Church). Along the A10 (I hope not!) and back along the New River. Lunch stop:  pub in Stanstead Abbots.

E174

TL 371 067

EN10 7AX


Bob

M

11 miles


16

Thurs

10:30

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

E183


TL 420 066

EN9 2DF


Linda

M

5 miles


18

Sat


10:30


From Fountain in Green Park. Meet Fountain - Green Park Tube exit for Buckingham Palace. Walk to Camden Lock Market. Bring sustenance. Food and drink at end of walk.

L176

TQ 290 802

Reg

M

7 miles


19

Sun

13:00



Doddinghurst and Stondon Tea Walk. Meet Village Hall car park opposite All Saints Church. Please notify walk leader by 17:00 on 18th July if you intend to have tea afterwards. NB teas served on ‘first come first served’ basis.



E175

TQ 589 990

Roger G

L

4.5 miles








22

Wed


Dunwich and Walberswick Coach Ramble


See Coach

Programme

John F



23

Thurs



10:30


Great Totham.  Meet and park by the church, St. Peter.  East to Sheepcoates farm; then Lt Totham Hall; just west of the sewer works and 4 winds: 3.5 miles; past Wilkins Grove, and Tiptree Hall; lunch at the Jam Factory (Wilkin and Sons, by royal warrant makers of preserves to HM Queen. 1 hour.  PM south via Clarke’s Farm, Totham Plains, Office Lane and Jepcrack’s Farm.  4.5 miles.


E183

TL 862 110


CM9 8NN


Robin

CL

M

8 miles


25

Sat




10:00


Not quite the Lake District!  Meet Woodford Station (Snakes Lane East exit).  A morning walk exploring Redbridge’s Lakes and Hills, hopefully with a café stop included.  NOTE 10:00 START.


E174


TQ 410 918

John J

M

6 miles



26

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

Linda

Brisk

10 miles



27

Mon


18:30

Walk for a Curry. Meet car park opposite Royal Forest Hotel @ 18:30. A forest walk to Highams Park where those so wishing may have a curry at the local restaurant, before returning to Chingford by 212 bus or train. If planning to eat please let me know by the 25th so that I can inform the restaurant of numbers.


L177/E174


TQ 396 947


John F

M

3.5 miles


29

Wed


10:30

Hertfordshire Ramble from Newgate Street. Meet Newgate Street Village Hall car park in New Park Road opposite the Church. Walk takes us along ancient lanes, woods and field paths of East Hertfordshire passing pretty villages and fine country houses. Lunch stop: “Rose and Crown”, Essendon.


L166


TL 301 050


Jackie &

Alastair

M

10 miles



30

Thurs


10:30

Western Rainham Marshes. Meeting outside Rainham Station. A walk through the western Rainham Marshes and the reedbeds (not the RSPB reserve) and back along the Thames.

L177


TQ 520 820


RM13 9HY

David K

M

6 miles