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
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our walks programme may still be subject to change at short notice if Government guidelines change again.Please use the QR code or refer to this website programme before the walk, /th>
May 2024
12th 11am C OXFORD CIRCUS STATION, Outside exit 8, Argyll Street. Circular, slow amble exploring 20th century developments of popular music in London. 3 - 4 miles with pub/coffee stop. 3-4 miles
19th L LOUGHTON STATION Linear Forest walk to Theydon Bois Station. Using part of the Green Ride and good paths. Medium pace, dry lunch. 5.5 miles
27th Times vary... C West Essex Ramblers - The Epping Forest Centenary walk - Bank Holiday Monday
(9am start at a road junction near Manor Park station)
11.15am Highams Park Lake boathouse coffee stop
12.30 - 1.15pm lunch near Butlers Retreat, Chingford
4.15 approx finish at Bell Common Epping, (further walk to Epping station )

The Centenary Walk, devised by Harry Bitten of West Essex Ramblers to celebrate the passing of the 1878 Epping Forest Act. Although the whole walk is 15 miles, it is designed with various start and dropping off points so that walkers do as much or little as they want.

Further details with map at the West Essex Ramblers website
15 miles (max)
June 2024
2nd 11am L COCKFOSTERS STATION, Piccadilly Line, e.g. via Central line to Holborn to change to Piccadilly line. Linear, medium pace walk. Come and enjoy an exciting day out with new paths and nature reserve. No road walking. Finish at Crews Hill, visiting a garden centre for tea together and return from Crews Hill station (main line) for trains into Finsbury Park station for Victoria or Piccadilly lines, or Moorgate Station. Dry lunch. approx. 6 miles
16th L THEYDON BOIS STATION. Circular Forest and country walk to Upshire and return. Dry lunch. 6-7 miles
Saturday 29th 10.30am C HIGHAMS PARK STATION, London Overground, outside ticket office. Join us for a mystery walk to explore the area - Lake ? Woodland ? Plain ? Dry lunch. 3-4 miles
Last Update: 20th May 2024

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.
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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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