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Epping Forest Vegan Nature Walk & Picnic Pot Luck

http://www.meetup.com/londonvegan/events/124058952/

 

Let’s get outdoors, escape pollution and urbanization and explore London's famous and ancient forest and beautiful glades. Join us as we hike (Well...walk) 7-9 miles of magnificent Epping Forest, a beautiful wilderness stretching from the outskirts of London deep into rural Essex. This may sound a lot of mileage but we are breaking half way through for a picnic. So the only corn you are likely to get are bad jokes and the food type! You will be joining 40 others from the London Vegan Meetup group.

Spanning two-and-a-half thousand hectares, the forest has attracted national heroes such as Lawrence of Arabia, who once lived by its edge, as well as royalty who came to what was formerly a royal hunting ground as well as notorious highwaymen such as Dick Turpin. Luckily we won't encounter any highwaymen. However, we will see beautiful forest land, meadows, ponds, rivers, streams, bogs, maybe deer and some rare birds as well as some breath-taking views of London from afar. If there is time I will also be pointing out some of the natural edible plant and medicinal plant life along our walk. (So some of you may wish to bring a plastic bag to collect along the way)

We will meet at Loughton Underground Station which is on the Central Line and is easy to get to. Please note a Sunday service is in operation so it is slightly more intermittent than weekdays. There is a station car park available as well if you are travelling by car to the meet up point. Loughton station is a few minutes’ walk to the Forest outskirts.

We will stop for a vegan picnic lunch (which coincidentally ..... is near a large pub) and a social sit down and then do a further exploration whilst heading on back in a circular fashion. Our journey will also end by a large pub for those who wish to have some form of refreshment....to quench their first. The pub is close to Loughton Station.

Anyone is welcome provided they stick to the vegan food criteria. Please note for those who do not wish to transport their food or a blanket with them, please arrive at no later than 11:10am at Loughton Underground Station. We are lucky that we will be able to transport the food to the Pot Luck picnic point before we set off. But please be prompt as the food transportation option leaves no later than 11:15am. Please remember it is a Pot Luck not a four course sit down.

Please bring only vegan food to consume and share with others (preferably organic produce if possible).

Hopefully it will be good weather but please check before hand and bring the necessaries with you if need be (umbrella, waterproofs etc).

Price: Free (full-day guided walk only - transport not included)

Hike level: easy to medium

Things to bring:
1. Waterproof clothing / umbrella (just in case it is set to rain - check the weather beforehand. If its a beautiful day then and clear weather forecast then no need).

2. Hiking boots or good comfortable walking shoes.
3. Definitely bring water - probably a litre
4. Vegan food to share
4. Camera - if you would like to take some pictures.
5. Money if you wish to use the pubs for refreshment
Please note if it rains a few days before there could be some mud but hopefully it will stay dry.

This walk will not be suitable for young children under 10 due to the pace of the walk and the terrain.

The waiting list will cease midnight 19th July 2013.

Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and also some new ones.

 



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  • Sheldon P

    Here are some more pictures from Sunday's walk
    https://eppingforestwalk21stjuly2013.shutterfly.com/4

    July 24, 2013

  • Sheldon P

    I want to thank Mandy and Julie for helping me along the way and also Marley for leading me around the Forest. And of course all of you for coming to the Forest Walk and making it such a great day out. The Pot Luck was amazing and everyone made an effort to make it so special. It was great to see all of you. With the Vegan Meetup Group there was 41 of us in total.

    July 23, 2013

  • Ingrid C.

    Excellent

    July 22, 2013

  • Ingrid C.

    Many thanks, Sheldon, for all your work organising the walk, very much enjoyed it

    July 22, 2013

  • Beata

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Sheldon

    Thank you for the event. Sorry I took off without saying so.

    July 22, 2013

    • Sheldon P

      Hey where did you get to - I was looking forward to a chat with you and Wojtek at the pub.

      July 22, 2013

  • Nishma

    Thank you Sheldon, Mandy and Marley for organising this meetup. Had a lovely time. It was fantastic to see some new faces and catch up with old friends.

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Gayatri K.

    Fantastic!

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Sheldon P

    If you didn't know already, you walked over 10 miles as I added The Meadow at the last minute.

    2 · July 22, 2013

  • Joanna

    A fantastic day out - thanks for organising!

    2 · July 21, 2013

  • Sheldon P

    If anyone is driving to Loughton Station, there is a car park which costs £1.50

    July 20, 2013

  • Sylvia

    Can't make it after all. Sorry!

    July 20, 2013

    • Sheldon P

      I understand why. Have a great night.

      1 · July 20, 2013

  • Ricky

    why does the start time in the text description and the meetup heading not match? is it 11.30am, or earlier?

    July 19, 2013

    • Sheldon P

      Hi Ricky we aim to meet at 11:30am at the latest but invariably people arrive earlier. We would hope to set off by 11:35 -11:40am at the latest ensuring everyone is signed up so we know who they are. Bearing that in mind, if people wish to have there food taken to the picnic point then they can arrive earlier at 11:10. Mandy has very kindly volunteered to do this and also guide people who are at the rear of the walk so she will be meeting us at the forest edge on her return journey at circa 11:45am. As mentioned I will be at Loughton Station at 11am with Mandy because from experience of other similar events attendees often arrive early. Hope that helps

      July 19, 2013

    • Ricky

      hi sheldon. thanks for clarifying. i will be walking from home so will be there at 11.30am and will carry the food myself.

      July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I can't go anymore, although was really looking forward to it!

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to attend. Do we finish back at Loughton Station?

    July 2, 2013

    • Sheldon P

      Yes we do or the local pub

      July 11, 2013

  • Emily B.

    Looking forward to this. Lovely idea :)

    July 8, 2013

  • Amelia P.

    Hi it sounds wonderful have a fantastic time xx see you next time

    July 2, 2013

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