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1

Sat




10:30


Wild Life and History in Docklands – Linear Walk. Meet Canning Town Station – bus station level. Walk via Bowcreek Ecology Park, East India Dock and Trinity Buoy Wharf, take Thames Path to Island Gardens. Café and pub available at walk end.



TQ 394 815

Judy &

Lea Valley Ranger

M

5 miles



2

Sun




10:00


Forest and fields via Patch Park and Lambourne area. Meet in car park on Manor Road, Chigwell Row, opposite Millers Lane. Lunch stop at the Blue Rooms café on the Ongar Road. Nice homemade snacks available or can eat own food nearby. Back before 4pm.



E174

TQ 471 936

Chris

M

7.5 miles








5

Wed

10:30


North of Waltham Abbey. Meet front door Waltham Abbey. From Waltham Abbey via Cornhill Meadows, Holyfield, Aimes Green and return. Park at Lee Valley car park at roundabout off B194.


E174

TL 381 006

Joyce & Mike

CL


M

6 miles


6

Thurs


10:00


Thorley Church car park to the “Prince of Wales” at Green Tye - where you can eat your sandwiches in the garden or eat from their menu, and also, drink the beer brewed on the premises!  The distance is about 10 miles, but after 8, we pass close to the car park, so anyone who has had enough can stop


E194

TL 475 188

CM23 4BE


Ross

M

10 or 8 miles



8

Sat


09:30


Chingford - Circular Short Walk – route to be decided on the day by panel leader.  Meet Chingford Station.


E174


TQ 393 946



Leader to be arranged


M

5-6 miles


9

Sun


10:30

Kew to Hampton Court. Meet outside Kew Gardens Station (District or Overground). Morning walk via Richmond to Teddington Lock (pub stop), afternoon to Hampton Court, return from Hampton Court Station (S.W. Trains).  Dropout possible at Kingston (8 miles).

E161

TQ 192 768


Renate

M

10 miles








12

Wed


10:00

 

Autumn colours in Epping Forest. Meet Buckhurst Hill Cricket Ground, off the High Road (A21). Park beside cricket ground. A ramble through Epping Forest, mainly along forest paths, to enjoy the autumn colours. Lunch stop Theydon Bois.


L167   E174

TQ 410 946

Jackie & Alastair

M

10 miles


13

Thurs

10:30

Fairlop and Aldborough Hatch. Meet Fairlop Station (Central Line), 5 minutes walk from Fulwell Cross, where buses stop. A morning saunter around Fairlop Waters and beyond. Some historical commentary along the way.


E174

TQ 449 906


Pat & John

M

5 miles


15

Sat


10:30


Ongar Country Walk. Meet at Ongar Leisure Centre car park, Fyfield Road – opposite Smith’s Restaurant. Circular walk via Greensted Church, Bobbingworth and Moreton. Lunch break in Moreton (two pubs).


E183

TL 553 043

CM5 0GA


Mara

M

10.5 miles




16

Sun




10:30


From Woodford tube station (Snakes Lane West side). Route past Fire Station to Warner’s Path (so other locals might join there) towards All Saints Church and little known memorial of a suffragette. Down Knighton Drive to access Knighton Woods following the lower part of the woods to Buckhurst Hill (“3 Colts” pub). Break at Green Owl café or Costa or Waitrose. Return via Knighton Woods.


E175

TQ 410 918

CM14 5SO



Brenda T L


M

5 miles








19

Wed

11:00

    

Riverside and S.E. London Green Chain walk. Meet outside Woolwich Arsenal Station. We will walk along the Thames to the Barrier and then through the Maryon Parks to Charlton House. Please bring food.


TQ 437 788

Joyce


M

5.5 miles


20

Thurs

10:00

Epping Upland Circular.  Meet at Epping Station (Central Line). Mainly rural and undulating. Lunch stop pub at Epping Green.


L167   E174


TL 463 016


CM16 4HW


Richard

CL


M

11.5 miles


22

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 528 087


Ann

CL

M

10 miles


23

Sun

10:30


Byways of Chingford and Highams Park. Meet New  Road car park adjacent Harvester pub. Circular via byways to Pole Hill (the hard way), Q.E.Lodge,  Highams Park Lake and Lark’s Wood. Pub at end.


E174

TQ 381 929


Leslie

M

6 miles








26

Wed


10:15


A circular forest walk. Meet Nursery Road car park Loughton. Please be prompt.  Out via parts of the 3 Forest Way and Centenary route; return via High Beach. Pub stop Forest Edge.


L167   E174

TQ 417 963


George



M

11.5 miles


27

Thurs


10:30


River Walk – mostly flat. Meet Broxbourne – Leeside car park. Walk via Lee Navigation, Dobbs Weir, Glen Faber & New River.


L167  E174

TL 372 067


Judy

CL


L

5 miles



29

Sat




10:30


A Royal jaunt through London Parks. Meet Lancaster Gate Station (Central Line) for the Princess of Wales Memorial Walk. A mudless route with some historical commentary. Bring own food or possible use of café.


L176

TQ 267 807

Pat & John


L/M

5 or 7 miles



30

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 Loughton.


L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW

Bola


Brisk

11 miles


November 2014

December 2014

February 2015

January 2015

Date:


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3

Wed

11:00


Ghosts and Legends Walk.  See Programme Notes for details.  Lunch – Christchurch gardens – bring own food.  Limit of 20 places – to book telephone leader.




Pat

M

2.5 miles


4

Thurs


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 O2 (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.

E174


TQ 394 814


David B

M

8 miles



6

Sat


10:30


Around North Weald. Meet at the “King’s Head” pub North Weald for a morning walk via the local nature reserve and Cripsey brook, returning over the Common and E.OR. Railway. Parking in the pub car park if having a drink at the end of walk.



L167

E174 E183


TL 495 038


CM16 6BU

Mara

M

6 miles


7

Sun


10:00

 

Mile End to Beckton. Meet at Mile End Tube Station to revisit the route via the Greenway to Beckton, passing through Victoria Park, Hackney Wick and Plaistow. Commentary on route. Please bring lunch, various drop out points.

L177


TQ 365 825



Sharon

M

7 miles








10

Wed


10:00

Or

11:00

 

Mince Pies and Mulled Wine walk. Long walk 9 miles circular led by Hazel Davies.  Short walk led by John Francis, 5 mile circular. See programme notes for more details.


Hazel & John F

M

5 or 9 miles


11

Thurs


Christmas Lunch - No Walk.




13

Sat

09:30

Short linear walk  -  bring travel cards for short return journey. Meet Highams Park Station. Isolated woods and lost lanes. Leader to be arranged.


E174


TQ 386 918


Leader to be arranged.

M

5 miles



14

Sun




10:30


Circular walk via Copped Hall. Meet road bridge near Epping Station.


L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW



Ann

M

5 miles








17

Wed

18:30

    

Christmas Lights Walk. Meet outside the Globe public house by Baker Street Tube Station. See programme notes for details. Well behaved children accompanied by an adult responsible for them welcome. Walk ends at Somerset House ice rink.

L176


TQ 279 820



John F

L

4 miles


18

Thurs

10:00

Across the wide Nuthampstead Plain. Meet Anstey Herts., parking in the village hall car park. Lunch: “Fox and Hounds” Barley, 1 hour.

E194


TL 405 326

Robin


CL


M

10 miles


20

Sat


10:30


Stratford Station to Borough Market. Meet at bus terminal outside Station. Speciality food shops and eating places available at the end of the walk. (No lunch stop during the walk) Time for some Christmas (food) shopping.


TQ 384 845


David B

M

8.5 miles


21

Sun

14:00


A forest walk followed by carol singing. Meet Buxton Road United Reform Church, 2b Buxton Road, Chingford, off Station Road.  2pm for start of walk; 4pm for carol singing. See Programme Notes.


TQ 388 946


Joyce & Mike

L

4 miles








24

Wed


No walk.





25

Thurs


10:00

Christmas Morning around Abridge. Meet top end of New Farm Drive, Abridge, which is off the A113 Ongar Road at the east end of the Village. Avoid festive frenzy or work up an appetite on this woods and fields amble.  You’ll be back around Noon. Party hats optional!!

E174


TQ 471 969


John J


CL


M

4 miles



26

Fri


10:30


Circular walk around Lee Valley Park. Meet Fishers Green car park, by toilets, off Stubbins Hall Lane.



E174

TL 378 032



Audrey


L

5.5 miles



27

Sat




10:30


Circular walk – to Wanstead park and back. (coffee and toilet stop (if open). Meet for start of walk at Wanstead Station. A joint walk with Redbridge Ramblers.


E174


TQ 406 882



David B


M

5 miles



28

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 North Weald.


L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW

Mara

Brisk

9.5 miles



29

Mon





10:00


Forest walk to Ivy Chimneys. Meet Epping Forest Conservation Centre High Beach.  Through Great Monk Wood, along Ditches Ride, Ambresbury Banks to Ivy Chimneys.  Return via  St. Thomas’s Quarters and Honey Lane Quarters. Lunch at “Forest Gate”, Ivy Chimneys.


E174


TQ 413 981



Joyce & Mike

CL


M

10.5 miles




30

Tue





10:30


Regent’s Canal walk: Mile End to Little Venice. Meet outside Mile End Tube Station.  Walk passes Victoria Park, Islington, King’s Cross, Camden Market and London Zoo.  Lunch: late lunch at Camden Market – many pubs and cafes. Return from Warwick Avenue Tube Station (8 miles) or Camden (6 miles).  Rated the best canal walk in London.



L177


TQ 365 825




John F


L/M

6 or 8 miles




31

Wed



10:30


Ongar and Greensted. Meet Ongar HOB. Footpaths linking Chipping Ongar and wooden church at Greensted.



E183


TL 560 040


Roger


CL


L

5.5 miles



Date:


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Time:


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1

Thurs



13:30


Happy New Rambling Year! Meet Loughton Station (Central Line). Greet 2015 with this afternoon walk in the Roding Valley meadows.


E174


TQ 423 956



John J


M

5 miles



3

Sat




10:00


Oval to London Bridge.  “An outpatient’s tour of South London’s hospital past and present”. Meet outside Oval Tube Station (Northern Line) for an interesting walk with commentary on route. Please bring own food to avoid queuing.


TQ 311 776



Sharon

L

5 miles



4

Sun




10:00


Moreton and the Lavers. Meet Moreton Church. Route takes us from Moreton to Magdalen Laver, Matching Green and Little Laver. Lunch at Matching Tye.



E183

TL 536 070


Joyce & Mike


CL

M

11.5 miles









6

Tues



10:00


Through bits of Epping Forest. Meet southern end of Highams Park Lake (small car park there at time of writing).  This walk will go past Highams Park Lake, on to Lords Bushes & Knighton Woods to return eventually via Woodford Green. Refreshments at the “Travellers’ Friend”, Woodford Green (non-walkers can join us there at about 12.30).



E174


TQ 386 918



Len


CL

L

6 miles


7

Wed

10:00


A trip to the  pub at Fyfield. Meet High Ongar Church. Route takes us through Essex countryside and farmland to Fyfield and return to High Ongar.  Lunch at Fyfield.


E183


TL 565 037

Joyce & Mike


CL


M

11 miles


8

Thurs



No Walk.





10

Sat


09:30


Loughton - Circular Short Walk – route to be decided on the day. Meet Nursery Road car park, Loughton.


E174


TQ 417 963


Hazel

M

5 miles


11

Sun


10:30

Circular walk via Upshire and Ambresbury Banks. Meet road bridge near Epping Station.  Pub lunch stop.

L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


Ann

M

10 miles








14

Wed


10:30

 

Meandering around Bedford Park. Meet first car park Bedford Park. Pubs in Havering Village at end of walk.

E175


TQ 518 928


Peter S

M

5 miles


15

Thurs

10:30

Or

13:30


Rolling hills of mid-Hertfordshire. Meet Ley Green, Herts.  Park in the car park of “The Plough”, SG4 8LA. The walk is a figure of 8. Lunch 50 mins. only.



E193


TL 160 244


SG4 8LA


Robin

CL

M

9.8 miles

Am 4.6

Pm 5.2


17

Sat

10:30

Flats, Park and Forest. Meet Leytonstone LT Station. Morning walk around Wanstead Flats, Wanstead Park and Bushwood.


E174


TQ 393 874


Angela


M

6 miles



18

Sun




10:00


Tower Hill to Greenwich. Meet outside Tower Hill Tube Station for a revisit along the Thames Path through the foot tunnel to Greenwich where we break for lunch. Commentary on route. Various drop out points on route.



L177


TQ 335 807



Sharon


M

9.5 miles








21

Wed

09:55

    

Train Ride then shank’s pony. Meet 09:55 at Ponders End rail station to catch 10:08 train to Hackney Downs – fare £4. Park in Wharf Road, avoiding yellow lines. Wharf Road turns off A110 at traffic lights, west side of reservoirs.  You may meet group at Hackney Downs station at 10:20. Tow path walk: Hackney to Ponders End. Lunch: pub at Tottenham Hale.

E174

TQ 361 955

EN3 4TG

Buses

313, 491


John R

M

10.5 miles


22

Thurs

10:30

Meet Chingford Station for a circular walk taking in two parks (Mansfield and Ridgeway) and a cemetery, with hopefully, a café stop and toilets half way round. Walking mainly on dry paths and pavements etc. Pubs and cafes at end of walk, if required.


E174


TQ 392 946


Jean & Mike

L

4.5 miles


24

Sat


10:30


Lee Valley Park. Meet in Fishers Green car park off Stubbins Lane for a circular walk via the White Water Centre and Bowyers water. Possible coffee break at Cheshunt YHA.

E174

TL 378 032


Mara

M

5.5 miles


25

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 Garnon Bushes.

L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


Eve

Brisk

9 miles








28

Wed


11:00


Wharves, Warehouses and ancient buildings. Meet Rotherhithe Station – train to Rotherhithe can be caught from Whitechapel tube station. Walk along and near the Thames to Tower Hill Station. If you arrive 30 minutes early you will have the opportunity to visit the Brunel Museum, which is near the Station. From Station turn left and then immediately left into Railway Avenue.

TQ 353 798


John F


M/L

3 miles


29

Thurs


10:15


Ongar to the “Woodman” and return. Meet Ongar free lorry park (now re-opened) at 10.15am. Walk through Greenstead and Toothill to the “Woodman”. Lunch at the “Woodman” – 45 minutes stop. Return along the 3 Forest Way.


L167   E183


TL 551 026


George


M+

11 miles



31

Sat




10:30


Wapping, Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf. Meet Tower Hill Underground Station,Trinity Place exit, for walk including Wapping, Isle of Dogs, various docks, Mudchute Park and Farm and Canary Wharf. Café lunch stop.  Finish at West India Quay DLR.

L177


TQ 335 807




Renate


M

6.5 miles


Date:


Leaving

Time:


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1

Sun




10:30


A canal runs through it. Meet Limehouse DLR/C2C station at the DLR/C2C interchange (Barnes Street – not the other exit). A walk from East to West London along canals and see the ever changing face of the city from canal side. Walk ends at Warwick Avenue tube station. (Drop out points also possible along the way) Lunch at Granary Square, St Martin’s Art School. Best to bring sandwich lunch.

L177

  

TQ 361 811


E14 7JD



David K

M

11.25 miles








4

Wed

10:30


Around Thorndon Country Park. Meeting at the front of Brentwood Railway Station (no nearby side street parking. Car park £3.80) A walk through ancient woodlands, parkland, meadows and around ponds. Coffee stop at the visitor’s centre. Lunch, pub and common at Little Warley.

E175


TQ 593 930


CM14 4EW


David K


M

9 miles


5

Thurs


10:30


Historic Leyton, the Llamas marshes and the River Lee. Meet outside Leyton Tube Station at 10:30. A walk visiting some historic sites in Leyton, exploring the Leyton and neighbouring marshes and a walk along the Lee. The walkers will return to Leyton Tube Station via a 20 minute bus journey.

E174


TQ 384 861


John F

M

6 miles



7

Sat


10:30


Fields, Common and Forest. Meet Theydon Bois LT Station. Morning walk.

L167    E174


TQ 456 991


Angela

M

6 miles


8

Sun


10:00

1066 – Harold’s Way, 1st leg – Westminster Abbey to 02 Dome. Meet outside Westminster Abbey.

TQ 300 793


John F

M

11.5 miles








11

Wed


11:00

 

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 the opportunity to buy hot drinks along the way.


TQ 281 844


Pat & John

M

5.5 miles


12

Thurs

10:30

Walking from Danbury in an easterly direction for a change. Park in NT car park Bicknacre Road, Danbury.  Lunch pub stop “The Royal Oak”, Hazeleigh.

E183


TL 781 043


CM3 4JJ


Bob

M

11+ miles


14

Sat

09:30


Short walk – route to be decided on day. Meet Bridge close to Epping Station.

L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


Mara


M

5 miles


15

Sun


10:00


Sawbridgeworth, Herts. Meet at car park at Pishiobury Park.  Off the A1184 from Harlow, just before Sawbridgeworth, turn right into car park. Pub stop at “Queen’s Head” Allens Green.


E194


TL 475 139


Ross


M

10 miles








18

Wed

11:00

    

Uxbridge to Moor Park linear. Meet at Uxbridge Station (Metropolitan Line). This is along the London Loop, part canal (Grand Union) towpath, part countryside. Finish at Moor Park Station (Metropolitan Line). Lunch stop: pub available.

TQ 056 841


Richard

M

10.25 miles


19

Thurs

10:30

Along the Stort. Meet Roydon Station.  There is free parking close to the top of the High Street opposite pub/Indian restaurant, approx. 500 yards from station. Walk along the River Stort from Roydon to Sawbridgeworth, returning by train. Lunch: pub Sawbridgeworth. Walk can be left after 4 miles: a simple half-mile walk will take you to Harlow Mill Station for return to Roydon.

L167  E194

GR for Station

TL 405 105

GR for carpark

TL 410 099

John F

M

7 miles


21

Sat


10:30


Tracks and lanes near Moreton. Meet Bobbingworth Nature Reserve car park (right-hand side of Moreton Road approaching Moreton from Ongar). Expect mud.


E183


TL 535 064


Roger

CL

L

5 miles


22

Sun

10:00


Circular – Epping to Loughton. Meet by road bridge near Epping Station.  Joint with Epping Society. This walk is for fit and lively walkers. 20 Minutes, drinks only, stop in Loughton

L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW


George & Hazel

Brisk

9.5 miles








25

Wed


10:30


Bulls Cross to Cheshunt. Meet Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield. Park at west end of lane – road parking unrestricted – and assemble outside main entrance to Capel Manor. A walk to Cheshunt with return along the New River. Woods and water in winter (NB O.S. map gives Capel Manor as Capel House).


E174

TQ 345 996

EN1 4RQ

Buses 217

         317


John R


L

4.25 miles


26

Thurs


10:00

&

13.30


Figure of 8 from Tewin. Meet Tewin Hertfordshire – village green. Lunch – pub or teashop available or sandwiches on the green.


E182


TL 273 146


AL6 0LE


Ross

M

10 miles

6 am

4 pm



28

Sat




10:30


Quite dry walking to Cressing Temple Barns. Meet Terling – free car parking in lane alongside Village Hall off main road at centre of village. Attractive village at start then on to Medieval farmstead of Cressing Temple Barns. Return via White Notley and Fairsted. Lunch “Cross Keys”, White Notley.

E183


TL 770 150



Len

M

11.6 miles


Date:


Leaving

Time:


Start Point:

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Grid Ref:

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Leader:

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Grade:

Distance:

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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.