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The "Over 40's" is a guideline, and by no means set in stone. Whatever the age though, we are always a really friendly bunch and nobody ever finds it difficult to fall straight in with the group at their first meeting.

Our events are mainly based around the Essex/East London area, but we do venture further afield on occasion. For instance, the odd day trip to Southend has been a favourite for a couple of years now.

I hope to see you at the next event.

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Loughton to Epping Walk + Pub

The Last Post - JD Wetherspoon

Its Adrienne's birthday walk this Saturday, and we're walking from her home turf (Loughton) to Epping, and finding a nice pub at the end. We can then hop on the Central Line back to the start point, or wherever people need to get to. Please remember to have your Oyster or contactless card with you.

We're starting with a coffee at The Last Post (Wetherspoon) in Loughton 11am, and we'll set off through the forest to Epping soon after.

When we stop at the pub, some people will eat and some others may prefer not to. If you wish to bring your own food, there will be an opportunity for you to eat it somewhere en route.

If you're driving, park in Brook Rd and walk through the footpath at the dead end to the High St (turn right for pub). Otherwise its five minutes from the station, or its served by many buses from Ilford, Barkingside, Chigwell, Woodford, Chingford etc etc.

If coming from Romford area, get a 247 bus to stop W (called New North Rd), and directly opposite at the stop going the other way, you can get a 167 to Loughton station.

I ask for a nominal contribution of £2 to help cover Meetup organiser fees. I try to structure this so that nobody pays more that once a calendar month. No shrapnel please.

RISK WARNING/DISCLAIMER: Please remember that as with any physical activity, there can be dangers associated with hiking/walking, especially around waterways, forests, farms and countryside. Your decision to voluntarily participate in this activity is an informed decision. and by attending this event you agree and accept to take sole responsibility for your own actions, your own safety, and your own belongings.

Please dress appropriately, including sturdy shoes. Please bring any necessary medication with you. You will need to be sufficiently fit to walk several miles at a moderate pace. We may occasionally cross or walk short distances on roads; country and woodland tracks can be muddy or slippery; animals may be encountered on occasion.

INSURANCE: If either yourself or any guests you bring along require insurance for this walk, then you must arrange this yourselves.

GUESTS: If you are bringing any guests along, there is no facility on the Meetup site to record their details. Please ensure that you make them fully aware of the Risk Warning/Disclaimer and Insurance statements.

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