Kick Start 2013! 7 mile Hike in Epping Forest, travel by OysterCard!

  • January 5, 2013 · 10:30 AM
  • As stated in Event Text

Guys - as I can not lead this myself the lovely Grea has stepped in as leader - I have faith in him however this is a hike with lots of paths and Grea has not led on this route before - so you do need to be up for exploring!! Also make sure you bring a plastic bag so you can put your boots in it at the pubs, - expect mud :D

I may see you at the pub at the end if I can make it!

 

It's time for the annual mince pie stampede!!! This is the last Saturday of the festive season so lets use it wisely!!! 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 go shed some festive insulation and get a taste of 2013!!

 

 

 

 

 

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: 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: 10.30 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 11.30, don't be late as we won't be hanging around.

How to find us :Grea's Pic and phone no he will have e mailed to yes rsvp's

Cost:£5.00 no need to pre pay, just show up with the right change!

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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  • Mark

    Great day & well organised with lots of nice people!

    January 6, 2013

  • Grae

    Lovely day and delightful bunch

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Muddy good fun! Great to get an intro to this famous forest and with such a friendly bunch! Cheers.

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't forget uploading the pictures..please :)

    January 6, 2013

  • Alan

    Very friendly people, exciting mud-walking to start, lovely forest...

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of fun as usual, and I feel the mud added some excitement!

    January 6, 2013

  • Valeria

    Enjoyed the day with great people. Walking in the mud was really fun. Thank you Grae, you're a star!!

    January 5, 2013

  • Siobhan

    A great day with fab people! My hiking boots are a sight though :-)

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Zoe

    good bunch peeps... will be signing up to do more walks

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed my first "muddy" Meetup event! Very nice bunch of people - will definitely join again!

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely people and a great day out. It was so nice to get some daylight and exercise too!

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Zoe

    Very muddy, very enjoyable, good bunch people. grae was a good guide and knowledgeable on the forest

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great I enjoyed it !

    January 5, 2013

  • Grae

    Hi martina,
    Pace depends on group but I'm expecting to get back to the pub nr station between 4-4:30.
    Trains every 15 mins - you'll have to work out how long journey is to Theatre.

    January 4, 2013

    • Sally

      Hi, Grae, I haven't received the mob no. either. TX

      January 4, 2013

    • mia

      hi in the end i have emergency builders coming tmrw to sort out some probs so unfort cant come this time :(

      January 4, 2013

  • Siobhan

    Hi

    I haven't received a mobile phone number either.

    January 4, 2013

  • Rebecca C.

    Hi All, this is always a fab hike and I'm really sad I can't make it along this time, I hope you all have a great day, Happy New Year!

    January 4, 2013

    • Catherine B.

      Becca Boooooo, too long baby. Hope to see you soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx­xxxxxxxxxxx

      January 4, 2013

  • Alan

    Hi Grae, has the phone number been mailed out yet please?

    January 4, 2013

  • Alan B.

    Hi Grea, me and my girlfriend Sarah will meet you at Liverpool Street Rail (Overland) Station

    January 4, 2013

  • Catherine

    Hi, Grae, I will meet you all at Chingford also. Thanks

    January 4, 2013

  • Zoe

    Hi, I will also meet you at chingford tomorrow.

    January 4, 2013

  • Siobhan

    Hi

    What time do we expect to be back in London?

    1 · January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll meet you at Chingford too. Hopefully...I have to take three buses!

    January 4, 2013

  • Catherine B.

    Sorry RSVP's will not reopen on this hike.

    January 3, 2013

  • erhan a.

    RSVP closed is there no posibility to still attend I live near chingford would go there to meet??What do you say Grea

    January 3, 2013

  • Nooshin

    Hi all. I will also meet the group at Chingford.

    January 3, 2013

  • mia

    hi - i will be joining at chingord as well, thanks

    January 3, 2013

  • Martina

    I will also join at chingford

    January 3, 2013

  • Grae

    Hi folks,
    I will email my telephone no. to attendees on Friday.
    In the meanwhile, if you know you will NOT be attending, please could you update your RSVP so that I have a clearer idea of numbers to expect.
    Those that intend to join at Chingford station, please can you ensure this is stated somewhere (comments or rsvp).
    Finally, please ensure that you are on time as we cant afford to wait.
    See you Saturday,
    Grae

    January 3, 2013

    • Tracey M.

      I will be joining up with you at Chingford.

      January 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the late notification but I have to work this Saturday now so my spot is free. Have a good one!

    January 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My guest is no longer coming so maybe room for one more?

    January 2, 2013

  • Blayze

    what phone do we call if we can't find Grea?

    January 2, 2013

  • Catherine B.

    sorry RSVP's still closed.

    January 2, 2013

  • Robin D

    I'm one of 4 on Waiting List. Don't think you sent me a 'yes' Catherine. So that's me out then?

    Robin

    January 1, 2013

  • Catherine B.

    Hello All, this event is now closed to new rsvp's. Sorry for anyone who has missed out but if you're names not down, you're not coming in! Please do not turn up for this event if you do not have a yes rsvp. You will be turned away. Keep an eye out for our future events instead. Big Love, Cath

    January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Could I still participate this activities ?

    December 30, 2012

  • Mark

    Hi Catherine I will also meet you at Chingford station as it is closer to home for me.

    December 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi will meet you at Chingford Station as this is more convenient for me. Looking forward to it. Let's hope the rain has stopped by then!

    December 27, 2012

  • Shanaz

    Thanks Catherine :-)

    1 · December 24, 2012

  • Catherine B.

    Hi Rose, yes it is circular, so feel free to drive there... Sheldon, the pub is the royal forest on rangers road, feel free to ave a google. You could even try ringing them in advance if need be they're quite helpful. :D

    November 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Catherine,
    Is this a circular walk? Debating whether to drive to Chingford. I live fairy close.
    Rose

    November 19, 2012

  • Catherine B.

    Cool Brett, consider yourself blessed! and make sure you come with us! It's like the blair witch project in Epping if you don't know your way. :)

    November 4, 2012

  • Catherine B.

    Hi Georgina, you're welcome to bring a well behaved dog on a lead. Just make sure you let me know in advance and I'll post it on the board so that anyone who's scared of dogs knows in advance there will be one along. Waggy tails, Cath

    November 1, 2012

  • Georgina

    Hi there. I can't make this walk, but for the future, can I bring my dog (on a lead)? She loves long walks, and she loves people. Would be great to hear from anyone who knows.

    Thanks!

    October 24, 2012

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