The View, Queen Elizabeth Hunting lodge, walk round Connaught Waters and Lunch

Join me for a local Historical treat at The View and Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, Lunch at The Butlers retreat and a short stroll around Connaught water. (weather permitting) This is one of my favourite local haunts which I'd like to share with you. Free Entry to! Meeting in the View.

The View tells the story of Epping Forest including:

History of Epping Forest, how it came to be a public open space, what you can see in the Forest and what you can do to help us protect it. Forest Exhibition and display cases, shop and Art exhibition on the first floor.

photo from 1903

and now

Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge is next door to the View and was built for Henry VIII in 1543. It was intended as a grandstand from which the King’s guests could view the Royal hunt and participate by shooting the deer with crossbows from the upper floors.

Connaught Water is a short 5 minute stroll from the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge. Connaught Water is a stunning, ten-acre lake located within Epping Forest, one of the largest forests in the country and the biggest wooded area around London. The water is named after the Duke of Connaught, the first-ever ranger of Epping Forest.

Lunch at the Larder at Butlers Retreat, a beautifully restored Essex Barn on the edge of Epping Forest on Chingford.

I'm looking forward to this one, something for everyone so I hope to see a few of you.

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  • Linda K.

    I'm still at work and not going to make it. I hope you all have a lovely walk x

    March 1, 2014

    • Maureen

      What a shame Linda. Hopefully see you another time x

      March 1, 2014

    • Ruth

      Yes, it was a shame you couldnt make it. The walk was nice.

      March 3, 2014

  • Ruth

    It was good to see you all on Saturday at The View. The walk went well considering the slippery mud bath at the start, and we had some fun taking photos and discussing photography. Great to see some new faces and hope to see you soon.

    March 3, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Friendly chatty group, pleasant and interesting location.

    March 2, 2014

  • Linda K.

    With the date change I can do this now :-) x

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Maureen

    Looks lovely Ruth. So close and yet I've never even heard of it! x

    February 10, 2014

    • Ruth

      I love it there. Its a litle gem.

      February 10, 2014

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