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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 2016

February 2016

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:








1

Fri


13:30


Happy New Rambling Year! Meet outside Loughton Station at 13.30 hours. Welcome 2016 with this afternoon walk in the Roding Valley meadows.


E174

TQ 423 956


John J

M

4 miles


2

Sat

10:30


Goodge Street  to St. Paul’s. Meet Goodge Street Station (Northern line) for a leisurely walk through Kings Cross, Farringdon and Blackfriars finishing at St. Paul’s Station. Commentary on route. Please bring food to avoid queuing.

TQ 295 817


Sharon

L

6.5 miles


3

Sun


10:00


An Epping Forest linear walk from Highams Park BR Station, to Theydon Bois Underground Station. We will walk mainly on Forest Rides, but it  could be muddy. It will be possible to stop at Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge. Lunch at “Duke of Wellington”, High Beach.

E174

TQ 386 918


Joyce

M

10 miles








6

Wed


10:30

 

Lea Valley walk – should be mud free. Morning walk possible coffee stop at YHA.  Meet Fishers Green Car Park off Stubbins Hall Lane (where toilets are).


L166   E174

TL 378 032

EN9 2EF


Audrey

M

5.5 miles


7

Thurs

10:00

or

13:00

Burton End figure of eight. Meet at the “Ash” pub. Can also park there.  AM to Tye Green, Elsenham and Pledge Green.  PM to Durrels Wood and Fullers End. Lunch at the “Ash”.



E195

TL 533 235

CM24 8UQ


Robin

CL

M

9 miles


9

Sat


09:30


Short walk – route to be decided on day. Meet slip road alongside Buckhurst Hill cricket ground, off the A121 which leads from the Epping New Road to Loughton. Bus 397 from Loughton and Chingford Stations pass the ground, as does the 20 bus from Walthamstow Central and Loughton stations.

E174

TQ 410 946


Chris M

M

5 miles


10

Sun




10:00


Bishop’s Stortford  Circular. Meet outside main entrance Bishop’s Stortford Station. A walk through bits of the town, then a pleasant rural walk using bits of the Hertfordshire way and other paths. Lunch stop at the “Prince of Wales”, Green Tye.

E194

TL 492 208

CM23 3BL


David K

M

10.75 miles








13

Wed

10:00

Circular from Stanstead Abbotts. Meet Parish Church Stanstead Abbotts Cappell Lane. Parking in Chapelfields, or park in the High Street (paying). Half mile from St. Margarets Station. A walk touching on Hertfordshire Way and New River Path. Lunch – Pub in Amwell.

E174

TL 386 121


Joyce

CL

M

10.5 miles


14

Thurs

11:00

A walk around Dulwich Village. Meet Sydenham Hill Station.There is a small but expensive P&D car park; parking in local streets. Village and woodland walking – see description in programme notes. Lunch stop: Dulwich Picture Gallery.

E161 or A-Z

TQ 336 722

Len

CL

M

4.75 miles

16

Sat


10:30


Chipping Ongar and Greensted. Meet car park opposite “Two Brewers” Chipping Ongar. Walk passes wooden church at Greensted, Greensted Green and Clatterford End.

E183

TL 550 026


Roger  G

CL

L

5 miles


17

Sun

10:00



From Good Easter. Meet at Good Easter – park in playing field car park. Lunch stop at “Leather Bottle” pub in Pleshey – food available. Tea and biscuits in Good Easter Village Hall at end of walk.

E183

TL 627 121


Chris M

M

11 miles








20

Wed

10:30

St. James and Mayfair, a circular walk. It is a walk with commentary and limited to 20 people.


Reg


L/M

4 miles.

21

Thurs


10:15



A walk along the Ash Valley. Meet Widford outside the “Green Man” Pub. Morning through Kettle Green and Moor Place. Afternoon through Perry Green and Henry Moore Foundation area. Lunch Pub at Much Hadham.



E194

TL 420 159


Mike

CL


M

10.5 miles



23

Sat




10:00


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



24

Sun




10:30


A Green London Walk. Meet outside Chalk Farm Station (Northern Line) for a linear walk through 5 London parks, finishing at Westminster Station (District and Jubilee Lines). Bring a lunchtime snack. There may be an opportunity to buy hot drinks along the way.


TQ 281 844


John J

M

5.5 miles









27

Wed


10:30

Walking the hills around Tring. Meet Ticket Office Tring Station. £4.20 in the car park or may be free parking in the lanes to the East of Station. A hilly walk on part of the Ridgeway and Icknield Way. Some sharp climbs, but smashing views. Lunch Bridgewater National Trust café.


E181

SP 951 122

HP23 5QR


David K

M

7.5 miles am

3.5 miles pm



28

Thurs


10:30

Around Hackney, the Lea and the East End. Meet outside West Ham Station at 10:30. Viewing West Ham Meridian Line, Abbey Mills, Greenway, 3 Mills Green, Bow Backs Film Studio and Water Mill, Laurinston Cemetery. Visiting the Ragged School Museum, Victoria Park café at lunchtime, Sutton House National Trust – teashop and toilets. Walk finishes at Homerton Station. The visits will make this an all-day walk, with plenty of exit points en route.


TQ 392 829


Mervyn

M

6.5 miles


30

Sat



10:30

Kensington and Notting Hill. Meet at Queensway Tube Station. Explore the history, back streets, mews and crescents of these two areas. Lunch stop Holland Park. Return from Notting Hill Station.

TQ 259 806


Renate

L

6 miles

31

Sun


10:00


Circular Walk – Epping to Garnon Bushes. Meet  by road bridge by Epping Station. Joint with Epping Society. This walk is for fit and lively walkers. 20 minutes only drink stop at the “Garnon Bushes”.


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

Mon

      12:00

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


E174

TQ 394 946



3

Wed


10:30

 

A circular forest walk to High Beach and return. Meet lay-by alongside Buckhurst Hill Cricket Ground, off A121, opposite  old site of Roebuck.


E174

TQ 410 945


Hazel

M

6 miles


4

Thurs

10:30

An undemanding walk in the Lea Valley. Meet and park Clayton Hill. Entrance marked with a brown sign off Nazeing Road (B194). West of Nazeing crossroads. Lunch – the “Windmill” Cheshunt.

E174

TL 387 058

EN9 2HU


John Rip

CL

M

8.5 miles


6

Sat


10:30

Old Street to Mile End.  Joint with Redbridge Group. Meet outside Old Street Underground Station using Exit 2 (Old Street East – South side), after using toilets inside Station near Exit 7 & 8 if wished. A leisurely walk through the East End to include Brick Lane and Wapping. Finishing at Mile End Tube Station. Commentary on route. Please bring lunch.


TQ 327 824


Sharon


L

5.5 miles



7

Sun




10:30


Ongar Country Walk. Meet at Ongar lorry park. Circular walk via Greensted Church, Bobbingworth and Moreton. Probably muddy! Lunch stop Moreton (pubs available).

E183

TL 551 026



Mara

M

9 miles








10

Wed

10:15

From Stansted Mountfitchet.  Meet car park in Lower Road (payment required).  Lunch – pub at Rickling Green.

E195

TL 515 249


Roger Y

CL

M

10.5 miles


11

Thurs

11:00

Following the course of the Tyburn River. Meet Hampstead tube station Northern Line. A walk following the course of the Tyburn River, from near its source in Hampstead to its confluence with the Thames at Vauxhall bridge. There will be a brief stop to eat sandwiches mid-walk. A  spur, 2 Royal parks, Mayfair and Buckingham Palace.

TQ 264 858


John F

M

6.5 or

4.5 miles


13

Sat


       09:30

Short walk – route to be decided on day.

Meet Chingford Station.


L166 L177/E174

TQ 392 946


Malcolm


M

5 miles


14

Sun

10:30



Stanstead Abbots circular. Meet Churchfields Stanstead Abbots. A walk along the Ash Valley to Wareside. Lunch at the “Chequers’ (one of my favourite pubs). Sandwiches can be eaten outside, but the food is at  very reasonable prices.

Red Roses optional.


E194

TL 389 121

SG12 8HT


Ross

M

10 miles








17

Wed

10:30

Grand Houses of Walthamstow. Meet outside Castle pub Woodford Green at 10:30 – 10 minutes walk from Woodford Station. Passes Lloyd Park, Thorpe Combe and Walthamstow House. A linear walk finishing near Walthamstow Central Station. Some commentary.


E174

TQ 400 918


Roger G


L/M

5.5 or

8 miles

18

Thurs



10:00


Chingford to Waltham Abbey. Meet Chingford, Bury Road car park. Forest, fields and the Lea Valley. Lunch at Waltham Abbey.


E174

TQ 393 950


Angela

M

11 miles



20

Sat




10:30


Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury Squares. Lunch – probably in a square. See Programme Notes for fuller details.  Maximum 20 places



Pat


M

4 miles



21

Sun




10:30


The Thames Path in London – (6) Canary Wharf to Woolwich. Meet outside the entrance to Canary Wharf Station (Jubilee Line) between Jubilee Plaza and Reuters Plaza. We shall walk the north bank route on the Isle of Dogs to Island Gardens and take the foot tunnel to Greenwich. From here we take the south bank route past North Greenwich and the Thames Barrier to finish at Woolwich Arsenal Station (DLR). Lunch: North Greenwich by the O2 Arena. Bars and cafes here but probably busy so suggest you bring a packed lunch.


TQ 375 801


Peter

&

Sally

M

9.8 miles









24

Wed


10:00

Rolling Hills of the Chess Valley. Meet and park at the “Cock Inn” (formerly the “Cockhorse”) Church Lane, Sarratt, Bucks. A figure of eight walk. AM west side of the river to Great Wood and Mickfield Green. PM east bank of river to Chenies Manor. Lunch “The Cock”

E172

TQ 039 985

WD3 6HH


Robin

CL

M

5 miles am

4.5 pm



25

Thurs


10:00

Early morning walk in Lee Valley and Nature Reserve. Meet Lee Valley Ice Rink. Another meander through a Nature Reserve followed by a brisk walk along non flooded paths. Possible coffee stop.

L177   E174

TQ 356 869


Judy

L/M

4.5 miles


27

Sat



10:30

Loughton to Chigwell Row church. Meet Loughton Station. Walk to Chigwell Row Church via Grange Farm. Onward journeys from Chigwell Row  on 150 bus (every 12 Minutes).


E174

TQ 423 956


Roger G

L

4.5 miles



28

Sun





10:00


Circular walk from Epping Station via Upshire and Ambresbury Banks. Meet Road Bridge. Joint with Epping Society. This walk is for fit and lively walkers – brisk. 20 min. drink stop only in Upshire.

L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW

Ann

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:









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