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Ahh love is in the air! Or it might be on one of our most social walks......
A chance to mingle with other genuine outdoorsy, 35-45 year old, fit outgoing people, and have a great time over a seven mile hike with loads of time to talk to other members of the group and of course hit the pub afterwards!
This route takes us straight across the Forest from Epping to Chingford, it's something like 7-9 miles depending on which route we take. There is a nice pub conveniently right in the middle, and another at the end, we will of course stop at both!
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.
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 will need that 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 hearty food.
In true dating event fashion I will play cupid and give you the opportunity to note down who you like, pass the details to me at the end, and I will send those people your e mail address after the event!
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.
Age Range: This event is for an age range of 35-45 I will not be ID'ing people but please respect the age range and don't sign up if you are way outside of it.
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: 11.30 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 12.00 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: £5.00 (drinks and travel not included)
Things to bring:
A Pen to fill in your speed dating card!!!!
In Winter: Plastic bag to put your boots in at the pub.
Water!- at least 1 litre
Bring sandwiches, we will finish the day in a pub that does food.
Money for pub
Wear layered clothes, hiking boots, or the nearest thing you have.
Worried about coming on your own? More on walking pace, and questions about distance, footwear, weather, return train times or safety? Refer to our frequently asked questions here:
If I can do anything to make this walk more accessible please get in touch by sending me a text message or voicemail.
Train Travel: On our walks we ask people to group into as many group 4 or group 3 groups as possible, you will have to travel back with the group.. Read more here: http://www.meetup.com/RuggedTracks/messages/boards/thread/17073472
Plan your journey here:
1. You must be able to at least run 100 meters for a bus to join one of our hikes.
2. Always check the group website for live updates to meeting point and directions before leaving for an event!
We are looking for new organisers!
If you are interested in joining the leadership team and have an event you want to lead, or want to hep organise a weekend event let me know! I am always looking for assistant organisers. Come along and ask me about it, it's the best fun you can have!
Rugged Tracks is now the home of the consecutive BOGOFF!!!
On our day events if you buy one, you get the next hike you come to for free (doesn't have to be consecutive). Then, every consecutive hike you come to after that, you also get free.
We track this via the comments at the end of each walk, (if in doubt we'll look at the photo's).
Let's see who can get the most free this year!