Epping Forest HF Group

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ECO-FRIENDLY WALKS PROGRAMME

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All public transport times should be checked beforehand.

NB Unless otherwise stated, walks are usually on a Sunday and start at 10.30am. Most of our walks are leisurely in pace and usually start and end at a London Transport or Overground Station.

Journey

Join us for two walks and qualify for FREE Membership of the group for up to one year - Ask walk leader for details.


Please look at Frequently Asked Questions, especially regarding clothing, footwear and refreshments.


Date Walk type Starting Point. Description of Walk. Distance
March 2019
3rd C THE CASTLE, WOODFORD GREEN. Walk through Epping Forest to Chingford and return, with lunch stop near the Butlers Retreat. 6 miles
17th C ABBEY WOOD STATION, National Rail. CHANGE AT WOOLWICH ARSENAL ON DLR FOR ABBEY WOOD. Medium pace circular ramble along part of the Green Chain and through ancient woodland with possibility of daffodils in bloom. Lunch near cafe in Oxleas Wood. 7 miles
24th L 1pm. THEYDON BOIS STATION. Medium pace linear Forest walk to Loughton Station, drink stop only 6-7 miles
31st C LOUGHTON STATION. Circular Forest walk including Monk Wood and Wake Valley Ponds. Lunch near café at High Beach. 7 miles
April 2019
7th C CHINGFORD STATION, London Overground. Medium pace circular walk through Epping Forest with dry lunch at High Beach. 7 miles
14th L LOUGHTON STATION. Medium pace linear walk in forest and countryside, to Theydon Bois Station. Dry lunch. 7 miles
21st . EASTER SUNDAY. No walk. .
May 2019
5th C BRENTWOOD STATION, TFL Rail. Medium pace circular walk through Hartswood and Thorndon Country Park, with possibility of Bluebells in bloom. Dry lunch 7 miles
12th C WANSTEAD STATION. Circular walk around Wanstead Park and across The Flats. Dry lunch in gardens near the Green Man Roundabout 6 miles
19th C 1.30pm. EPPING STATION. Circular country walk to All Saints Church, Epping Upland, for tea and cakes (or meet us by car for tea at approx 3pm) 5 miles
26th C WOODFORD STATION Main exit. Morning walk beside River Roding and return to station. Morning walk only, approx. 2 hours. ? miles
June 2019
2nd C EPPING STATION for bus to Chipping Ongar (using bus passes or cash) Circular country walk visiting Greenstead Church and Cripsey Brook. Return by bus to Epping. 3-4 miles
9th L 11am. WIMBLEDON PARK STATION, District line. Linear walk via Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath, Richmond Park, Pembroke Lodge, Petersham village along the Thames. Walk ends at Richmond station. Dry lunch, 7.5 miles
16th L 1pm. LOUGHTON STATION. Medium pace linear walk to Theydon Bois station, drink stop only. 6-7 miles
30th C CHINGFORD STATION, London Overground. Medium pace circular walk via Carrolls Farm, down Barn Hill, to Gilwell Park via Sewardstone. Dry lunch. 5.5 miles
Last Update: 1st March 2019

NOTES:
* For 'Dry lunch', food and drink need to be carried with you, and a drink and snack on other walks.
* Stations on Central Line if not stated otherwise.
* ALL lunch breaks are 30 - 40 mins MAX.
* STRONG, WATERPROOF FOOTWEAR, PREFERABLY WALKING BOOTS, ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL WALKS. PATHS MAY BE MUDDY, AND LEADERS WILL CHECK THAT FOOTWEAR IS SUITABLE FOR THEIR WALK.

Abbreviations: C = Circular, L = Linear, LT = TfL Underground Station, SE T = South East Trains, RA = Ramblers Association, DL = Dry Lunch (Bring food & drink), DLP = Dry Lunch near Café or Pub, PS = Pub stop.

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