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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.

March 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:









2

Wed



10:30


Walking East from Epping. Meet outside Epping Tube Station. A rural circular walk using part of the Essex Way, little walked footpaths and quiet lanes. Places for refreshments at the end of the walk.


E174

TL 462 016

CM16 4HW


David K

M

6.5 miles


3

Thurs


10:30


Theydon Bois figure of eight. Meet Theydon Bois Station. Parking is difficult, please use public transport if possible. A walk that takes us through an area where our working party have been active, restoring paths popular with indigenous walkers. Lunch – pubs, café and village green.


E174

TQ 455 991


Richard

CL

M

10 miles


5

Sat

10:30


Two Tree Island/Leigh-on-Sea. Meet at free car park at the most southerly point of Two Tree Island which is reached from turning at Leigh-on-Sea Station. Views across Canvey Island and the Thames Estuary to Kent; likelihood of seeing avocets; history – a 13C castle and the reconstruction of an Iron Age Round House; water – the outward walk starts with a circuit of an island and continues along Benfleet Creek; hills – enough to provide a puff. Short stop in café at the Salvation Army farm; although the leader will take cockles and a pint in Leigh-on-Sea at the end of the walk.


E175

TQ 823 848


Len

CL

M

8.6 miles


6

Sun


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 “Fox Inn”, Matching Tye.

E183

TL 527 087

CM5 0DX


Ann

CL

M

10 miles








9

Wed


10:30

 

Exploring Lea Valley Park. Meet Fishers Green car park (next to toilets),Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile near Waltham Abbey. Lunch  - Dobbs Weir, pub or café or picnic by the river.


E174

TL 382 034

EN9 2EF


Sue B

M

10 miles


10

Thurs

11:15

Dollis and Mutton Brooks walk. Meet High Barnet Underground Station at 11:15. The walk is on good mud free paths alongside the Dollis and Mutton Brooks, starting from the heights of High Barnet and ending in Hampstead. Lunch: bring a picnic lunch. Distance 7.5 miles but can be left at 5 miles with a short walk to a tube station. See Programme Notes for more details.



TQ 250 962


John F

M

7.5 miles


12

Sat


09:30


Short walk – route to be decided on day.

Meet Epping Station.

L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


Ann

M

5 miles


13

Sun




10:30


Through some of the Rodings. Meet High Easter Church. Through Clatterford End and Margaret Roding to White Roding. Afternoon through Leaden Roding and Aythorpe Roding to return to High Easter. Lunch at pub in White Roding.

E183

TL 620 148



Mike

CL

M

11.5 miles








16

Wed

10:30     

Circular walk from Hutton Church. Meet All Saints Church, Church Lane, Hutton Village, for a pleasant 5 mile walk that takes in the two picturesque churches and halls of Hutton and Mountnessing. Short drive to “The Plough” afterwards for optional lunch.


E175   L177

TQ 635 944

CM13 1SB


Melvyn

&

Rosemary

M

5 miles


17

Thurs

10:30

A walk to Moreton. Meet Clatterford End, Fyfield, Essex. Park in the road. Lunch – The “Nags Head” pub or places to eat sandwiches.

E183

TL 564 067


Ross

CL

M

9 miles


19

Sat


10:30


Mile End to Beckton.  Joint with Redbridge Group. Meet at Mile End Tube Station to walk via the Greenway to Beckton finishing at Beckton DLR. Please bring lunch, some commentary on route.

TQ 365 825


Sharon

M

7 miles


20

Sun

10:30


Walking the Misbourne Valley. Meet at Amersham Station. A circular walk from Amersham, on to the Chiltern Hills via Chalfont St Peter and back along the Misbourne via Milton’s House at Chalfont St Giles. Lunch at Chalfont St Peter.

E172

SU 964 983

HP6 5AZ


David K

M

12 miles








23

Wed

10:30

Flattish countryside with excellent villages. Meet Barley, Hertfordshire, opposite the Church. Fashionable houses of Barkway and a visit to Anstay & Nuthamstead airfield and the associated USAF memorial. Lunch “Tally Ho” pub, Barley.


E194

TL 401 384


Len

CL


M

10.2 miles

24

Thurs



11:00


Hampstead Heath and surrounds. Meet Hampstead Heath Station (London Overground). Walk via West Heath, Secret Garden, Golders Hill, Kenwood Estate and enjoy views of London. Café and seats available. Finish about 2.30pm.



L176   E173

TQ 273 856


Judy

M

5.5 miles



25

Good Fri


11:00


Good Friday Primrose Walk. Meet Pleshey Church, parking in street nearby. Enjoy our annual Easter walk with a pub stop at Broad’s Green. You can eat your own food in the pub garden provided a drink is bought.

E183

TL 663 143


John J

CL


M

7.5 miles



26

Sat




10:30


Wheathampstead: History and Golf Course. Free car parking down the lane beyond the Bull. Devil’s Dyke, the site of a victory by Julius Caesar, before emerging over rolling Hertfordshire countryside; Brocket Park where the notorious Lord ‘disappeared’ several classic cars; Nellie Dee’s Old Mill, still reliant on water power; the setting for TV’s Band of Brothers before returning to picturesque Wheathampstead.  Lunch: “The Crooked Chimney”.



E182

TL 177 142



Len

CL


M

8.8 miles



27

Sun




10:00


Circular walk from Epping Station to North Weald. Meet Road Bridge. Joint with Epping Society. This walk is for fit and lively walkers – brisk. 20 min. drink stop only in ‘King’s Head” pub.  


L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


Mara


Brisk

10 miles









28

Easter       Mon



10:30


The Western ridges of Epping Forest and Loughton Camp. Meet Bury Road car park at 10.30am. Bury Road is 100yards east of Chingford Station and the car park is 150 yards north up Bury Road, the second that you come to. The morning walk goes to High Beach via the forest ridges, Yates’ Meadow and Lippitts Hill. We return to Chingford via the ancient earthwork of Loughton Camp.



E174

TQ 394 948



John F


M

11 miles



30

Wed


10:30

Linear walk from Chingford to Green Man roundabout along Centenary Way. Meet Chingford BR Station. Return by public transport.


L166 L177/E174

TQ 392 946



Joyce

M

5 miles



31

Thurs


10:30

Harlow, arable fields and River Stort. Meet entrance to Harlow Mill. Park at the end nearest road. Intricate walking through arable Essex countryside only heightens the contrast and relaxation of following the fauna rich river. Lunch the “George” Little Hallingbury.

E194

TL 471 128


Len

CL

M

11.4 miles


April 2016

May 2016

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:








2

Sat

10:00


The Thames Path in London – (7) Woolwich to Crayford Ness.  Meet outside Woolwich Arsenal Station (DLR) at 10:00.  Take the exit marked “Town Centre” coming out in Beresford Square.  This seventh and final walk follows the south bank on the Thames Path Extension from Woolwich to Crayford Ness.  Along the way we will walk through the Royal Arsenal site before passing Margaret Ness, Crossness Pumping Station, Erith town and the nearby Erith saltmarshes.  We return to Woolwich by train from Slade Green.  Lunch: Erith.  Pubs and cafes here or you may prefer to bring a packed lunch.


TQ 437 788


Peter & Sally

M

10.5 miles


3

Sun


10:30

Circular walk from Epping via Garnon Bushes.  Meet road bridge at Epping Station.

L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


Ann


M

5.5 miles








6

Wed


11:00

 

Hayes to Downe with a visit to Down House (see Programme Notes).  Meet at Hayes Station (Kent, Southeastern trains). We walk towards Downe partly on the London Loop.  After lunch (pub available) at Downe we will walk to Down House and gardens (English Heritage), the home of Charles Darwin. If you wish to visit Down House please book a place with me.


TQ 400 661


Richard

M

7 miles


7

Thurs

10:30

A lost hamlet, a World War 2 Airdrome and the Essex Way. Meet High Ongar Bridge @10:30. To Norton Mandeville and its unspoiled Norman church, Willingale Airdrome, returning along the River Roding.



E183

TL 560 040


John F

M

6.5 miles


9

Sat


09:30


Short walk – route to be decided on day.

Meet Buckhurst Hill Station Central Line.

E174

TQ 418 939


Jackie & Alastair

M

5.5 miles


10

Sun




10:30


Hainault to Stapleford Abbotts and return. Meet Hainault Forest car park, Lambourne Rd. opposite Chigwell Row Infant School.  Grange Hill Tube 1.5 miles.  Bus 150 to Chigwell Row passes Hainault Tube – short walk to car park. Walk via 3 Forests Way and London Loop to Havering-atte-Bower.  Experience stupendous views to Stapleford Abbotts and return to Forest via country paths. Lunch stop – Pub and seats nearby.

L177

E174  /175

TQ 470 936

IG7 6EZ



Richard & Judy

CL

M

9 miles








13

Wed

 

Coach outing to Constable Country and Lavenham



John & Pat

M

miles


14

Thurs

10:30

Shalford Essex.  Meet at Berryfields Shalford(off B1053 opposite the “George”) park in streets. Circular walk via Great Bardfield, Finchingfield and Wethersfield. Lunch Finchingfield.

E195

TL 721 291

CM7 5HJ

(near)


Bob

CL

M

11 miles


16

Sat


10:00


Old Westminster, 4 royal parks and 3 royal palaces. Meet Green Park tube station, by fountain near Buckingham Palace exit, at 10am. Walk with commentary.  A linear walk ending at Queensway Station.

L176


TQ 290 802


John F

L/M

6.5 miles


17

Sun

10:30


Around rural Herts/Essex border. Meet outside “Cricketers” pub, Rickling Green.  Walk will proceed via Rickling, Clavering (of Jamie Oliver fame), Arkesden and Wicken Bonhunt.  Lunch – pub at Arkesden.

E195

TL 511 300


Mike

CL

M

10.5








20

Wed

10:30

Hooks Cross Hertfordshire. Meet and park at the “Three Horseshoes”. Farmland and woodland south of Stevenage. Lunch 1 hour at the “Three Horseshoes”.


E193

TL 277 207

SG14 3RW


Robin

CL


M

13.5 miles


Am:7.5

Pm: 6

21

Thurs



10:30


To Rye House and return. Meet Broxbourne Old Mill and Meadows car park.  A morning walk along the New River to Rye House then return along River Lea.


E174

TL 374 069


Audrey & Jenny

M

5.5 miles



23

Sat




10:30


Spitalfields, Hackney, Regent’s Canal, Thames Path and Wapping. Meet Liverpool Street Station near platform 18. Finishing at Tower Hill. Café stop.  Various drop out points en route.

.



L176 L177


TQ 332 817



Renate


M

7.5 miles



24

Sun




10:00


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



L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


Mike


Brisk

10 miles









27

Wed



No walk.




M

5 miles



28

Thurs


10:30

Hadleigh Country Park figure of 8. Meet Leigh-on-Sea Station. Parking in station (pay) or near entrance to Two Mile Island. Morning walk around the Hills of Hadleigh with great views of the Estuary and visit to the rare breeds centre. PM around Two Tree Island, may see Avocets. Lunch in Leigh Old town.

E175

TQ 832 857

SS9 2ET


David K


M

10.5 miles

Am: 6.5

Pm: 4


30

Sat

10:30

North Weald to Stanford Rivers Circular. Meet at the “Kings 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 end of walk.


L167

E174/183

TL 495 038

CM16 6BU


Mara

M

10.5 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:








1

Sun


10:00

Circular walk from Mile End Station through streets of Mile End and Bow. Meet Mile End tube station. Commentary on route. Refreshment stop/dropout Bromley by Bow or finish early afternoon at Mile End.

L177


TQ 365 825


Sharon

M

5/7 miles









2

Bank

Holiday

Mon



10:30

Hatfield Heath to Hatfield Broad Oak.  Meet public car park behind shops at Hatfield Heath.  Across the fields between these two communities, viewing the Church at Hatfield Broad Oak.  Pubs and café at Hatfield Heath at end of walk.


E183

TL 526 150



Roger


L

5 miles


4

Wed


10:30

 

From the Ash Valley to the Stort Valley. Meet Wideford Church,1/2 mile west of Wideford on the Ware Road.   Through Gilston Park & High Wych to Sawbridgeworth. Lunch - Pubs and much else in Sawbridgeworth


E194

TL 412 167


Joyce & Mike CL

M

12 miles


5

Thurs

10:00

A Walk in the Lea Valley going into Gunpowder Park. Meet Hooks Marsh car park, Fishers Green Lane, Waltham Abbey. Stopping for a coffee break along the canal at newly relocated café.


E174

TL 378 032

EN9 2ED


Christina

CL for 3 people

M

6.5 miles


7

Sat


10:30

Bluebells and Knebworth House. Meet Codicote, Herts. – a free car park to right of Church.  Woodlands packed with bluebells and with wide-ranging vistas over massive fields with fresh green crops. Then, suddenly, the magical Gothic fantasy of Knebworth House set in parkland. Lunch – “Lytton Arms”, Knebworth.

E182 & 193

TL 219 187


Len

CL

M

9 miles


8

Sun




10:30


Circular walk from Lambourne End to Havering-atte-Bower. Meet free Car Park opposite “Miller & Carter” pub. A walk through Hainault Forest and open countryside to a village steeped in Royal history.

E174

TQ 478 944



Hazel

M

6 miles








11

Wed

10:30

&

13:30     

South of the Water. Meet outside St. Paul’s Tube Station. Morning Walk:  across the Millenium Bridge and along the River to Bermondsey. 5 miles. Lunch if required at Angel pub. After lunch the option of walking a further 4.5 miles to Surrey Quays Station, along the River, coffee at Surrey Quays Farm and past Surrey Docks Marina.


L176 L177

TQ 320 812


Mervyn


M

9.5 miles

Am: 5 miles

Pm: 4.5

12

Thurs

10:30

Wivenhoe & Colne Meet Wivenhoe Station. Some street parking available in Station Road and Anchor Hill. Visitors(public) CP off Walter Radcliffe Way (CO7 9GS). By rail,  catch 9.25 from Stratford. Figure of 8, much of the walk along the River Colne. Lunch in picturesque Wivenhoe.


E184

TM 036 217

CO7 9DJ


Rosemary J

&

Melvyn

M

10.5 miles

Am: 7

Pm: 3.5

14

Sat


09:30


Short walk – route to be decided on day.

Meet Nursery Road car park, Loughton.

E174

TQ 417 963


Hazel

M

6 miles


15

Sun


Wealden Round - lst leg Tonbridge to Cowden. Coach


Roger Y

M

11.5 miles








18

Wed


Coach  outing to Kent Coast – Faversham to Whitstable



Robin & John F



19

Thurs



10:30


Flora/Fauna/History around Docklands – Linear Walk. Meet Canning Town Station – Bus Station Level. Walk via Bow Creek Ecology Park, East India Dock & Trinity Buoy Wharf. Follow Thames Path to Island Gardens. Short coffee stop. Limited refreshments at end of walk.


TQ 394 815


Judy & Enric

Lea Valley Ranger (south)

L/M

5 miles



21

Sat




10:30


River Medway & Chagall. Meet Golders Green, Kent. Small parking area by the Recreation Area or nearby. The Medway is followed towards Tonbridge. Later, oasthouses, splendid country houses and orchards are encountered. Highlight is a pretty little church in the hamlet of Tudeley – with 12 stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. Lunch: “Poacher & Partridge”, Tudely Hale.


E136

TQ 639 483



Len

CL


M

10 miles



22

Sun




10:00


A morning walk along the Thames Path to Canary Wharf, passing through Shadwell and Wapping. Meet Tower Hill Tube Station. Commentary on route.  Please bring refreshments for short break. Café and restaurants at end.



L177

TQ 335 807



Sharon


L

5.5 miles









25

Wed


10:30

A woods and fields walk. Meet car  park opposite Chigwell Row All Saints Church. Fine open views.


E174

TQ 465 933



John J

CL

M

6 miles



26

Thurs


10:15

PLEASE NOTE TIME. Hertfordshire rural walk. Meet Cottered St. John’s Church Herts. Turn left off A507 soon after pub on right (the Bull) onto B1037. Attractive walk through Herts including stretches of the Chain walk and Roman Road. A late lunch at the “Jolly Waggoner” Ardeley.


E194

TL 317 292

SG9 9QA


George

M

10.5 miles



28

Sat

10:30

Paths and Lanes around Navestock Side. Meet Navestock Side. Park carefully beside the side road opposite Alec’s Restaurant. The walk includes the Mores Nature Reserve and Kelvedon Hatch.


E175

TQ 564 974


Roger G

L

6 miles


29

Sun




10:00

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


L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


Mara

Brisk

9 miles


29

Sun


12:30

Roding Tea Walk. Meet Aythorpe Roding Village Hall, a mile north of Leaden Roding on the B184. Country ramble with tea and cakes at the end. Unfortunately the 1779 post-mill is now closed. See Programme Notes  on Tea Walks and catering arrangements.


E183

TL 592 151


John J

CL


L

4.5 miles

30

Bank

Holiday

Mon


10:30

Where the Chelmer ends, the Blackwater takes over. Meet Heybridge Basin at car park.  Riverside to Colliers Reach, Goldhanger Creek and past Joyces Farm. Lunch “Chequers Inn” Goldhanger – 50 minutes.


E176

TL 870 069


Robin

CL

M

11.5 miles

Am: 8

Pm: 3.5


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. Lunch – smashing pub at Duton Hill. But NO FOOD! Ok to eat sandwiches inside.


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


10:30

Roaming round rural Rettendon. Meet All Saints Church Rettendon. Church is 1.5 miles south of village, north of Rettendon Turnpike. Park in Meadows Road opposite side of Main road. A  walk with plenty of variation, several hills and some good views. Lunch – The “Bell” Woodham Ferrers.


E175

TQ 770 960

CM3 8DP



John Rip

CL

M

11 miles



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