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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.


All walks are led.


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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.

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


Around Ongar.  Meet outside what was the Free Lorry Park, opposite the “Two Brewers”.The car park has been sold to developers and so you will have to make your own parking arrangements around the town. Towards Kelvedon Hatch and return. A new route for West Essex.  Pub stop.


E183

TL 550 026


Roger B


M

9 miles


4

Thurs


11:00


Round the Naze.  Meet at bus stop outside Walton-on-the Naze Station. Walk through the town to the tidal creeks of the nature reserve and on to the 1720 historical tower.  Wildlife, beaches, geology, art exhibitions. Lunchtime café.  The walk and lunch stop will take at least 3.75 hours, but you may want to stay and wander.  Train: 09.25 Stratford arrives 10.49 Walton.  Best fare  with early pre-booking: Advance Single out £8 or £5.30 with Senior railcard.  Advance Single for return extra £8 or 5.30. Some street parking, otherwise Pay and Display car park.


E184

TM 252 214

CO14 8DM


Rosemary J

&

Melvyn C

M

6 miles



6

Sat


10:30


Tour of QE (Olympic) Park. Meet front of Bromley by Bow Tube Station. A tour of the whole park. You may wish to bring older children, grandchildren. We will finish at Stratford (passing through the temptation of Westfield Shopping Centre). The walk will include stops at two cafes and finish at about 2.00.


E162

TQ 380 824


Len

CL


E

5 miles


7

Sun


12:30

.

Blackmore Tea Walk. Meet Village Centre Blackmore (“Leather Bottle” pub). Country walk. For tea and cakes at the walk’s end, please notify the Leader before 1st September.


E183

TL 604 019

John R

CL

L

5.5 miles








10

Wed


10:30

 

Forest Walk. Meet 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). This walk largely eschews the drives and uses indistinct paths and along infrequently walked routes to go under the Motorway by a tunnel known only to local walkers. Later, during a very gentle climb, we have a very real chance of seeing deer before emerging from trees to superb views across the surrounding countryside. Our return takes us past Copped Hall which is being restored.


E174

TQ 431 999

Len

CL



L

3.5 miles



11

Thurs

10:30

Glorious vistas high over the Cambridgeshire plain. Meet Hadstock. Park in Church car park.  North along chalky road to Linton, then south to Great Chesterfield via the Zoo, Icknield Way, Burton Wood Farm – 7.45 miles.  After lunch return to Hadstock via Chesterfield Common, 4.5 miles. Lunch 1 hour “Crown and Thistle”, Great Chesterfield.


E209

TL 558 447

CB214WX

GPS 52.079lN

  0.27 33E

Robin

CL



M

11.95 miles


13

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




14

Sun




09:00


Epping Forest Centenary Walk.  See Programme Notes



Mike


M








18

Thurs

10:30

Figure of 8 walk with excellent views across the Essex Countryside. Meet by roadside between Fernhall Lane and “Good Intent” Pub – Upshire. Please ring Leader if you are joining for the afternoon walk only, and he will let you know time to meet.


E174

421 010

TL 421 009

EN9 3TD


Bob

M

5.5 miles am

5.5 miles pm


20

Sat


10:30


Circular – Local Forest and River Roding Walk with café and toilets towards the end in Ray Park. Meet outside Hawkey Hall, Woodford Green.


E174

TQ 402 919

Mike & Jean


E

5 miles


21

Sun

14:30


Tea Walk.  A gentle Epping Forest Chaplaincy Tranquility Walk from  St Peter-in-the-Forest Church Walthamstow.  Tea and cakes available in the Church afterwards. If planning to join this walk and have tea please, if possible, notify Leader by noon on Friday 19th, to ensure we have enough for everyone! Tranquility Walk – see Programme Notes

E 174

TQ 392 895

Sue Di

L

2.5 miles


21

Sun



Greensand Ridge Walk, Leg 3, Ampthill to Northill (Coach)



Alastair & Jackie









24

Wed


10:30


Walthamstow to Chingford (Linear). Meet outside Walthamstow Central Station opposite Tesco Express.  Train – Victoria Line-zone 3 to Walthamstow; return Chingford (National Rail -  zone 5 into Liverpool Street). At a moderate pace through historic Walthamstow village to the William Morris House and on to the edge of Epping Forest – many interesting sights to see. Picnic or café lunch or pub lunch at “The County Arms” at Higham’s Park.


E174

TQ 373 890

Mervyn M


M

8 miles


25

Thurs


11:15


Historic Richmond and on to Kew. Meet outside Richmond tube station. The District Line and quicker North London Line both go to Richmond; the  latter can be joined at Gospel Oak and Highbury and Islington. Richmond Green, Richmond Palace, Richmond Hill, Richmond Park, Ham House, returning to Richmond for lunch. Afternoon along the Thames to Kew.



TQ 181 752

John F

M

6 or 10 miles



27

Sat




10:30


Epping circular via Garnon Bushes. Meet road bridge near Epping Station.  Pubs/cafes in Epping High Street at end of walk.


L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW

Ann

M

5.5 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 at High Beach.


L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW

Ray

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


Great Yeldham & Castle Hedingham. Meet lay-by on main road opposite Post Office near Yeldham Great Oak.Varied countryside to reach what is probably the most beautiful village in Essex.  Lunch: “The Bell” in Castle Hedingham. Bus: 30 min services (88&89) from Colchester and Braintree stations.


E195

TL 760 383


Len

CL


M

11.2 miles


2

Thurs


11:00


The Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. See Programme Notes. Maximum 20 places – telephone Leader.



Pat


M

4 miles



4

Sat


08:15

Waverley Boat Outing  See Programme Notes


Alan


5

Sun



Greensand Ridge Walk,  Leg 4, Northill to Gamlingay Cinques (Coach)



Barry B








8

Wed


10:30

 

A walk from Connaught Water to near the confluence of the rivers Ching and Lee.  Meet: Bury Road car park at 10:30.  An Essex Area walk to commemorate Fred Matthews, from Connaught Water, through the forest to Highams Park Lake and on to South Chingford, returning to North Chingford by bus (20 minute journey). See Programme Notes and WEP for more details about the walk and the contributions of Fred.


E174

TQ 394 951


John F

M

5 miles

or

3.5 miles


9

Thurs

10:30

Around a few Hertfordshire villages. Meet Stapleford Church.  Part Hertfordshire Way along River Beane, Secombe Church, Wadesmill, Tonwell, Chapmore End and more. Lunch at Wadesmill.



E194

TL 312 168

Joyce & Mike


M

12 miles


11

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




12

Sun




10:30


Leisurely 6 mile circular walk from Mile End Station. Meet Mile End Station and walk along the canal to Three Mills where there is a refreshment break. After we return back along the canal via the Limehouse basin to Mile End.

E175

TQ 365 825

CM14 5SO


Sharon

L

6 miles








15

Wed

Fig of 8


10:30

&

14:00

    

The River Stort and more. Meet in car park of “Moorhen” public house Harlow.  The morning walk visits Gilston and Eastwick before returning to Harlow. It is a figure of 8 walk.  14:00 afternoon start. Lunch 1 hour stop at “Moorhen”. If wet the walk could be reduced in length.


L167

TL 447 115


Sue B


M

11.5 miles

6.5 miles am

5 miles pm


16

Thurs

10:30

In and around Hainault Forest. Meet Chigwell Row – the car park opposite All Saints Church, Romford Road. A morning walk through possibly our most delightful local forest. May be muddy.


E174

TQ 464 932

IG7 4QD


David

M

5 miles


18

Sat


10:30


North Weald Circular. Meet at “Kings Head” pub North Weald for a country walk via Stanford Rivers and Toot Hill. Lunch stop 45 mins. at the “Woodman” pub.

E174  E183

TL 495 038

CM16 6BU


Mara

M

10.5 miles


19

Sun

12:30


Last Tea Walk of the Year! Meet at Upshire. Park off-road between the “Good Intent” pub and Fernhill Lane, or in the Lane itself. Afternoon walk, followed by tea and cakes in Upshire Church,where a Harvest Festival will be taking place. Contact the Leader 3 days before if you would like tea and cakes.


If you want to lead a Tea Walk in 2015 contact John Juchau  -  020 8502 1628


E174

TL 422 009


Ann

CL

M

5 miles








22

Wed


10:30


From High Ongar Bridge. Meet HOB. South to St. Peter’s Way.Eastwards.  Return via Norton Mandeville. Lunch in Ongar.


E183

TL 560 040


Barry G

CL



M

6 miles


23

Thurs



Coach Outing  - Chilterns



John J



25

Sat




10:30

Epping Forest Autumn Walk. Meet Chingford BRS. Circular undulating walk off track to look for deer herds, east of Epping Road, on the compass and through Little and Great Monks Wood. Lunch stop at High Beach on return leg.  Pub at end.


E174


TQ 393 946



Leslie

L/M

6.5 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 at Upshire.


L167   E174


TL 463 017


CM16 4HW

Linda

Brisk

9.5 miles









29

Wed




10:30


Walking in NW Essex passing the highest point and later “a little gem”. Road parking near to “Axe and Compass” Arkesden. Lunch – Pub stop at Chrishall.


E194

TL 482 344

CB11 4HB


Bob


M

11 miles




30

Thurs


10:30

Ongar and Norton. Meet HOB Ongar. Along the Roding (Essex Way) to Tunbridge and back via Norton Mandeville.

E183

TL 560 040

Roger G

01/11/14CL


L

4.5 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

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


September 2014

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