Free Hike! Epping Forest, travel by OysterCard!

  • April 27, 2013 · 12:15 PM
  • As stated in Event Text

** Hello all, in order to avoid disappointment please do not turn up if you do not have a yes RSVP, if you do not have a reserved place I WILL turn you away.**

Hiking Season is here! and to kick of the season we are doing a freebie on our ever popular Epping Forest Hike! Join the Green London team to get up and get outside! Sitting indoors makes you SAD!! Walking around in the daylight makes you HAPPY, so let's do it!!

 

 

 

 

 

Starting in the northeast fringes of London, the fantastic ancient woodland of Epping Forest stretches along a high gravel ridge for almost 20km into the Essex countryside. 

We will walk out across the leafy forest ground from Queen Elizabeth’s old hunting lodge, marveling at the wooded giants all around us. We can see moss, lichens, birds and all the animals common to the British woodland. We’ll head out to Conaught Water, a fantastic lake which where the biodiversity of the Forest includes striking multicouloured mandarin ducks.

Originally a royal hunting ground Epping Forest was opened to the public in 1878. At six thousand acres it is London’s largest open space, it’s sheer scale is amazing. This is quite a long one so we'll stop for a drink in a pub in the forest halfway. We will finish at another massive pub at the end of the day, loads of room for everyone and good cheap meals so we have the health and the tipple all in one day! :)

Have a look at the photos and reviews from last year here..... http://www.meetup.com/Green-London-Walks-Days-out-and-Weekends/events/41376662/

Distance: 5-7 miles approx depending on route
Walking Time: 3.5 hours approx, excluding lunch stop halfway 
Difficulty:7/10 - moderate

Meeting Point 1: Liverpool Street Rail (Overland) Station;
At the four Stansted Express Ticket Machines opposite AMT Coffee adjacent the gates to platform 6.
Meet Time: 12.15 am be there WITH your ticket/valid Oyster card for Zone 5.
We'll be traveling on to Chingford Station. Travelcard zone 5.

Meeting Point 2:If you are meeting us at Chingford be there at 13.30, don't be late as we won't be hanging around.

Cost: F R E E!

Things to bring:

Plastic bag to put your boots in at the pub. (There will be mud.)

Water!- at least 1 litre

Camera

Bring sandwiches, we will finish the day with a pub meal.

Money for pub

Wear warm clothes, hiking boots, and water proofs, or the nearest thing you have.

Plastic bag to put boots in in pub.

For more info see our Frequently Asked Questions:

http://www.meetup.com/Green-London-Walks-Days-out-and-Weekends/messages/boards/thread/17073472

 

There are some planned tube closures this weekend.

Plan your journey here:

http://www.meetup.com/Green-London-Walks-Days-out-and-Weekends/messages/boards/thread/11007891

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  • Judit S.

    Thank you for the great day!!

    May 4, 2013

  • Bahar K.

    It was a lovely day. Really enjoyed meeting nice and friendly people. Thank you very much Catherine!

    April 29, 2013

  • Catherine

    Really enjoyed this walk. A lovely day and a really easy going friendly bunch of people. Thanks Catherine!

    April 29, 2013

  • Michelle M.

    Hey, it must have been a really nice walk. Shame I missed it. I will definitely have to join you next time though.

    April 28, 2013

  • Nicole

    Perfectly organised. Catherine did a great job.Hike was stunning and it was interesting to meet so many diverse people. I think everyone had a good time. Definitely to be repeated!

    April 28, 2013

  • Christina S.

    Thank you for the hike Catherine - next time I promise to not to trust London buses to be on time.. :)

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Saika

    Great hike. Great crowd. Really enjoyed it. Thank you for organising this Catherine.

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Eser

    It was great fun!

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Mark

    Nice walk with nice people, thanks Catherine!

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Diane

    Enjoyed that walk- in sun & hailstones. Great bunch of people!

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Tom M.

    A cracking day out. Good to get some fresh air and meet nice people.

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Antonio

    It was a nice walk, very well organised....even the weather! Thank you !

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Murphy A.

    Sorry I didnt make it

    April 28, 2013

  • Sneha

    The walk was just the right length. Well organised and full of interesting people.

    April 28, 2013

  • Sen

    Thank you for a lovely day.

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the day out. The walk in the forest was very pleasant and also enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. Many thanks Catherine.

    April 27, 2013

  • Guy

    Great fun, lovely mixture of people. Very relaxing stroll through the forest. Thanks

    April 27, 2013

  • Sally

    Lovely walk. Just the right length. And I loved that introduction to the mighty oak, Catherine. TX x x x

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to have missed this hike. I started off on my own trip to Epping before I saw I'd been moved off the waiting list. Hope everyone had a good trip - I thought the forest was lovely!

    April 27, 2013

  • Christina S.

    Same here,been on buses for over an hour
    now,shouldn't be too long now. 5min..
    where can I catch up with the group?I don't
    want anyone to wait for me..Thanks!

    April 27, 2013

  • Mary

    Train connections not looking good here for Chingford

    April 27, 2013

  • Sneha

    See you at chingford station!!

    April 27, 2013

  • Tanya

    I was on my way but having to rush back to attend on something urgent...gutted. Next time I guess:-(

    April 27, 2013

  • Mary

    See you at Chingford :)

    April 27, 2013

  • Guy

    Hi Catherine, I'm travelling via North London this morning, may be on the same train when I get on at Walthamstow which arrives at 1.30.

    April 27, 2013

  • Catherine

    Hi Catherine, will be going straight to chingford station also.

    See you there!

    April 27, 2013

  • Christina S.

    See you at Chingford station! (Amanda Murphy's plus one :)

    April 27, 2013

  • Catherine B.

    Hello All, there is no fixed finishing time although I'm thinking the walk will end around 6. If you have anything crucial to get back for don't come on the walk. Everything's variable! Rain, mud, landslides volcanoes. you never know what's going to happen in Epping forest!

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    when does it ends?

    April 22, 2013

  • Catherine B.

    Sacre bleu!

    April 22, 2013

  • Jérôme P.

    in la Francia that weekend - sorry

    April 22, 2013

  • Catherine B.

    Heidi and Aren - hope to see you in the future, Guy - believe it's real! Sally there's all the trees you can think of, look forward to seeing you Mark and everyone else.

    ** In order to avoid disappointment please do not turn up if you do not have a yes RSVP, if you do not have a reserved place I WILL turn you away.**

    April 22, 2013

  • Mark

    I'll meet you all at Chingford station

    April 21, 2013

  • Sally

    Hi, Catherine, I look forward to meeting some trees again ;D

    April 21, 2013

  • Ricky

    will meet you at chingford station at 1.30pm

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will meet you all at Chingford Station

    April 18, 2013

  • Guy

    Can't believe it's time for the Epping walk again!

    April 17, 2013

  • Saika

    I'll meet you all at Chingford Station

    April 14, 2013

  • Aren

    Sorry, can't make that date. Hope to join another walk with you soon Catherine :-)

    April 14, 2013

  • Heidi

    So sorry to miss this walk but have to attend a workshop that day. Hope to join you soon!

    April 14, 2013

  • Catherine B.

    You're in the right place Catherine!

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm from Canada and need a great outdoors fix after a London winter.

    April 14, 2013

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