Epping Forest after dark - evening hiking adventure

There is something really mysterious about the forest at night. It's scary, spooky and a great adrenaline ride.

And my mum has always warned me not to go there after dark. So... let's do it! Bring your torches and hiking boots and join me for a leisurely walk in Epping Forest, after dark. And don't worry, I will bring you back to the civilisation before the tube stops running. :)

Distance: 8.6 km

Time: around 2 - 3 hours.

What to bring: Please make sure you have torches and reflective clothing. The route is unlit and your torch will be the only thing lighting your way (well, except for lights that others will have). So make sure you have at least two on you and some spare batteries. You will need to have reflecting clothing for your own safety as on a couple of occasions we will be crossing the roads and high visibility clothes will allow the drivers to see you.

Meeting point: Loughton station - Sainsbury's side. I will be waiting fo you just in front of the station.

Meeting time: we will meet at 7:30pm in Loughton station. We will make our way to The Last Post in Loughton promptly. You will be welcome to join us there if you arrive late. However please make sure you check the directions on the map as I am not likely to hear the phone ring in the pub as it gets quite noisy.

The sun will set at 20:38, so we will experience the dusk in the forest and it will gradually get dark as we are walking.

Contact: My phone number is 07832297917.

Any problems, please give me a call, however if you are not able to get through, this maybe because 30 other people are trying to call me at the same time. So please make sure you check your way to the meeting point on the TFL website and google maps.

Please don't email me or leave voice mails as these will not be checked until a couple of days later.

Late commers: I'm afraid we will leave for a walk promptly at 8:30, no exceptions. So if you are coming from afar, please aim to be there half an hour early, this way you will be sure to arrive on time. No calls will be answered after 8:30pm either as I will have to focus on the route.

Think of some good ghost stories! It will be great to hear some on the way. :)

After the walk you are welcome to go back to the pub, however I will have to make my way back to South London so will be leaving straight after.

Finally by sigining up to this meeet up you agree that it is your responsibility to not get lost! I will be showing you the way and I will bring you back to Loughton after the walk, but you need to make sure that you don't lose me or the group. Don't stay behind and make sure you keep up with the group at all times as we will not be able to keep an eye on you in the dark! Plesae also be really careful how you step, as the route can be muddy and there can be obstacles on your way. Your torch needs to be good enough to light your way sufficiently.

 

 

 

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  • sofia

    thoroughly enjoyed it

    May 17, 2013

  • Anna S.

    Great people and loads of fun. Thank you Kat

    May 13, 2013

  • Joanna

    Thanks for arranging Kat - really enjoyed myself!

    May 12, 2013

  • Tânia Gil H.

    Great little walk! Thanks Kat!

    May 11, 2013

  • Lana

    Thanks Kat!

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great

    May 10, 2013

  • sofia

    really enjoyed it, wish it was longer!))

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't think I RSVPed (hope not) I may come And say hello before or after or wave from subway

    May 10, 2013

  • Kat

    So I will be at the station at 7:30pm, collect whoever is there to go to the Last Post and whoever is not there is welcome to meet us there. At 8:30 promplty we will leave for the walk. :)

    May 10, 2013

    • Janet C.

      great, id rather meet at the tube as i dont know the area!

      May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As there seem to be so many people on the wait list, is it not possible to form a second group so we can all be accommodated?

    May 6, 2013

    • Tim D.

      Not unless we can clone Kat :-) I'm sure there'll be another one though, this will be my second

      1 · May 10, 2013

    • Kat

      Hahahaha, thank you Tim, I was wondering how to answer this request - you have done it perfectly! :) I will set up another one soon. The only problem with the summer is that it geta dark quite late and we need to be able to make it back before tubes close... So it may be in September...

      May 10, 2013

  • Kat

    Hi guys, I have decided to swap things round and go to the bar for a drink first, to make sure I let you all get there from work, as there were quite a few issues with this last time and quite a few queries about it already. We will leave for a walk at 8:30pm promptly (this is when it gets dark). The bar unfortunately is quite tacky and not one I would normally choose to hang out in, but apparently there is a dress code in Loughton (wait till you see it, you will get the sarcasm then) and no other bars will let us in in the hiking boots.

    May 10, 2013

  • Marie

    Sorry for such late notice. Woke in the night with bad throat, don't think tonight will be good for me.

    May 10, 2013

  • David B.

    Morning all, I'm no longer going to make it either. Hope someone can fill my spot :) Enjoy~~

    May 10, 2013

  • Andrew

    Sorry I am now unable to make tomorrow. Hope you all have a lovely time

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I can't go anymore, would anyone like to take my place?

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    would love to join on this adventure!

    April 28, 2013

  • Sandeep P.

    I wish to join this walk.

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me too! Should be fun! I've never been so looking forward to it! I'm not that far so will drive.

    March 24, 2013

  • Rachael

    Excited to meet everyone!

    March 24, 2013

  • Janet C.

    really excited- ive always wanted to do a night hike, an i live pretty close to epping forest! brilliant!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies Kat, I'll be on hols.

    March 8, 2013

  • Mirka

    I'm sorry, guys, I am no longer able to attend tonight. Have fun :)

    March 8, 2013

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