CLHG Autumn Walk in Epping Forest

This walk is about 4 miles (7km) and explores the Wanstead Park and Leyton Flats areas. Getting in to the forest here was harder than I thought, so we leave the station along a rather long but pleasant residential road, before entering the forest after about a mile. Then it's really beautiful, hopefully we'll have some autumn colours to admire. The forest in these parts is a mixture of lakes, forest, grassland and heath.

Walking boots are advisable. The ground conditions will depend on the weather. No hills! If it's been raining it will be very muddy in places. Binoculars/cameras are always useful to have. As usual I'll do a collection for the group along the way (£2 suggested). I haven't decided on a pub to finish at yet, so will see what people want at the walks end, which will be at Whipps Cross roundabout, where we can go on to Wood Street station (goes to Liverpool Street) or Walthamstow Central (further but there is a good pub on the way).

PS don't be late in arriving as you'll struggle to find us! The station is on the corner of the A12/North Circular and so we won't be hanging around long. However I think there's a pub nearby to meet in if you arrive earlier - I shall find out details.

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  • Helen

    Another nice walk with great weather. Dave is brilliant at finding the hidden green spaces of London.

    November 14, 2012

  • Kieron

    Thanks again David, nice walk,, and nice drink in the pub later.

    November 12, 2012

  • Heather

    Hi David, what is the likely end time? (I need to be in Hackney at 6pm).

    November 9, 2012

    • David M.

      About 5pm, no later, but people will have the chance to peel off earlier if they need to.

      November 10, 2012

    • Heather

      Thanks, David. I really enjoyed it & got to Hackney in plenty of time.

      November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    They picked a lovely day for the weather.

    November 11, 2012

  • Steve C.

    Looking out of my window this morning, the weather looks glorious. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Rebridge station by 1pm, there is a bench outside which will be good to meet on/near. Remember you need to get a Hainault via Newbury Park train that goes on the lower loop, not the train that goes to Epping or Loughton.

    1 · November 11, 2012

    • Lissette

      Tx for the tip,. Im in Clapham and never been in that area!! see you all soon

      November 11, 2012

  • David M.

    We're lucky again. The weather is looking great for tomorrow. Near the Green Man roundabout people will have an option to leave early for Leytonstone Station.

    November 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Regret having to miss this walk.

    November 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am arranging LGBT veg*n lunch that day. I am sorry to miss my local park event. Wish everyone will love the wonderful wanstead park as much as I do.

    October 25, 2012

  • Steve C.

    Hi all, I know this area well, since I have lived for 30 years in a house less than 100 yards from Redbridge Station. It's best to come by underground, up the stairs, straight ahead, go into the Red House, or meet near the front door.

    October 18, 2012

    • Sanch

      I live 3 stations away so it's a good location for me too. the Red House is a nice pub :)

      October 18, 2012

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