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AM on route! Epping - new route, walk, pub, walk, pub (in that order)

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will be about 20 Wins late -northern line is down Cath.

Hey All, I had a nice walk home across the commons this evening and I fancy another walk on Sunday.

This will be a new route straight across the Forest from Epping to Chingford it's something like 7-9 miles depending what route we take. There is a nice pub conveniently right in the middle and another at the end. Expect a bit of getting marginally lost as it's a new route. (No panicking until I say "panic now".)

We need a minimum of 10 people to do this walk, so if you fancy coming put your name down now.

You'll need to fill in a next of kin form on the day if you want to come on the walk.

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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.

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 a previous walk here..... http://www.meetup.com/Green-London-Walks-Days-out-and-Weekends/events/41376662/

Distance: 7-9 miles approx depending on route
Walking Time: 3.5 hours approx, excluding lunch stop halfway. We'll probably finish the walk at[masked] ish.
Difficulty:7/10 - moderate. As with all our walks you need to be in good physical fitness and at least able to run 100m for the bus.

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: 13.30 am be there WITH your ticket/valid Oyster card for Zone 6.
We'll be traveling on to Epping Tube Station. Travelcard zone 6.

Meeting Point 2:If you are meeting us at Epping be there at 14.00 don't be late as we won't be hanging around.

We will finish the walk at Chingford station - It is not a circular walk.

Cost: £3.00

Things to bring:

In Winter: Plastic bag to put your boots in at the pub.

Water!- at least 1 litre

Camera

Bring sandwiches, we will finish the day in a pub that does food.

Money for pub

Wear layered clothes, hiking boots, and in winter 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