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CLHG Walk - Epping Forest to Lea Valley

Having done two short-ish sections of the Forest this walk continues the route from Snaresbrook (Central Line) up in to Bury Wood, but instead of stopping there we'll test a potential section of next years Ancestors Trail walk, past Gilwell Park and down to Enfield Lock (Liverpool Street line) in the Lea Valley. This walk is about 10 miles long but we'll be passing quite close to both Higham's Park and Chingford Stations (also goes in to Liverpool Street). Near the latter there is a lovely pub, The Royal Forest, and the main Info Centre for the Forest. The first part of the route is okay but still challenging for wheelchairs (expect bumps though as it's nearly all dirt paths) but the second part is not wheelchair friendly.

Our walks are perfect for exploring the London countryside and whilst I'll happily point wildlife out, July being a perfect time for flowers and butterflies, the walks are great for a little exercise and just meeting and chatting to people and soaking up the countryside that London has to offer. PS it's going to be hot, so come prepared.

At some point during the walk I'll do a collection for the group with a £2 voluntary donation being suggested.

I'll be at the station and contactable on[masked] if you're a few minutes late and want us to wait for you.

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  • Ian S.

    Many thanks, David. By Turkey Street I was feeling more epic than Epping .... I obviously need to get fitter!. But it was absolutely worth it: a really interesting route and great company.

    July 8, 2013

  • Kieron

    Thanks again David, excellent day out with some excellent people.

    July 8, 2013

  • Mary G.

    I think the fish we saw in Eagle Pond were perch - take a look here - particularly if you can look on the 'image' option:
    Do you agree?

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • David M.

    What fantastic weather. A special well done to everyone who made it to Enfield Lock station and my apologies that it was closed for engineering works! As far as I could tell everything was okay a month ago though it's not so easy to check the mainline stations. Will try harder next time. A good job Turkey Street was only 10-15 mins walk down the road.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Don

    I am sorry I was unable to attend. Had to finish some work.

    July 6, 2013

  • Andre

    I'm not going to be able to arrive at 11. I think I will try to catch up with the group a bit later. There is a mobile number here somewhere, isn't there?

    July 6, 2013

  • Megha

    Hi David, would you please let me know where exactly we all are going to meet at Snaresbrook station?

    July 5, 2013

    • David M.

      Hello Megha, it's a simple station so if you wait just outside the (one) exit you'll find us easily enough. Take my number just in case.

      July 5, 2013

  • David M.

    26 degrees forecast for Saturday. Get those sun caps out. We will have plenty of access to shade, but bring water.

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to have come, specially as it's a dog-friendly walk but I have a friend seriously ill in hospital whom I wish to visit. Kristin

    July 3, 2013

  • terence f.

    Sorry to miss this but heavily committed elsewhere. Have a great walk.

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am supposed to be doing something else but may be able to come for the first half if I can bring my dog?

    June 20, 2013

    • David M.

      Hi Kris, this is a dog-friendly walk. Highams Park Station is another potential leaving point.

      June 26, 2013

  • David S.

    Sorry Dave, I'll be in France. Enjoy the walk.

    June 21, 2013

  • Sapna R.

    I'll join in for the first half.

    June 20, 2013

  • Steve C.

    Shame, I have to work. Would have loved this walk. Dave sorry to let you down

    June 20, 2013

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