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The Secret Forest Picnic in a Glade of Epping Forest


The Secret Forest Picnic in

a Glade of Epping Forest

Join us for a lovely summer picnic in the secret forest in a glade of the Epping Forest in the region of Essex; the trip includes a 2 mile walk through lovely woodland to reach the hidden glades where our picnic will be located.

The walk starts and finishes at Chingford Rail Station, please arrive on time as we will not wait for late arrivals.

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Meeting Point
Liverpool St Station (Overground) we will be waiting next to the 4 Stansted Express Ticket Machines located opposite AMT Coffee, adjacent the gates to platform 6 at 12.00pm by midday.


You can meet us at Chingford Rail Station at 13.00pm prompt (we will not be waiting for any late arrivals).

12.00pm: Depart from (Liverpool St Stn) London to Chingford Rail Station

13.00am: Start the 2 mile hike to our picnic location.

17.00pm: Depart from Chingford Rail Station to London (Liverpool St Station)

Hike Ability: Easy
Hike Distance/Climb/Time: 2 miles / 50 metres / 40-60mins

This event is open to all members and friends…..

Bring a partner or a friend, all invited until the end.

FREE full guided hikes.

Things to bring:
Picnic Food / Snacks
Picnic Rug or a large table cloth
Drinks (Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic)
Games (Frisbee, Football, Cards)
Volleyball & net, plus giant badminton rackets provided by Michael
Cash (for drinks later at a local pub)

We will be travelling by train (overground), please ensure you have a valid ticket or Oyster Card for Zones 1 - 6. Alternatively you can purchase a group saver ticket in groups of 3 or 4 compared to a full priced individual return ticket on the day of travel. Train ticket prices for 2014 will be advertised in January 2014 on this page.

NOTE: Please remember to change your RSVP if you are no longer able to make the event. No shows are recorded and may affect your RSVP status for future events. After three “no shows” you may be moved to the waiting list for events that are full.

Natural Born Hikers operate within:
The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.
For more information:
Look at the following site for the simplified explanation
IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.
We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates: