Time for our autumn visit to Epping, and one of our favorite Oystercard specials let's go see if that damn oak tree has stopped moving yet!
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, we'll be surrounded by giant trees all around. We can see moss, lichens, birds and all the animals common to the British woodland.
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. (You will get lost in Epping Forest if you try it without a map!)
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! :)
Distance: 11-13km / 7-8 miles approx
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: 11.45 midday 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 12:44, please don't be late as we won't be hanging around.
How to find us :My Pic, my phone number 07722 559245.
Cost:£5.00 please bring the right change.
Things to bring:
Water!- at least 1 litre
Bring sandwiches, we will finish the day with a pub meal.
Money for pub
Wear layers, hiking boots/shoes, and water proofs, or the nearest thing you have.
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