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Saturday, 16 March 2019

Epping to Chingford

With the weather forecast promising plenty of rain, here's a short offering through Epping Forest. The Forest has firm gravelly tracks, but there will be a bit of mud at the beginning and end of the walk.

Getting there

Catch a central line tube to Epping tube station to arrive there for 10:30 am. (Zone 6)

Length: 13 km


OS Explorer 174 1:25,000 and OS Landranger 167 1:50,000

Toughness 2/10

Getting Back

There are four trains an hour from Chingford (zone 5) to Liverpool Street. Walkers can change at Walthamstow to join the Victoria Line tube there.

More Information

This is a new walk for the SWC, but you may download a PDF and GPX file for the walk Here 

Walkers with maps or devices who are up for a longer stroll and proper mud can continue to Leytonstone where the delights of the Sir Alfred Hitchcock hostelry await. Leytonstone Central line is less than 1 km away for onward travel.



Anonymous said...

I did this walk: alone, which was hardly surprising as I started 40 minutes after the recommended hour. So n=1; and w=warm_overcast_and_threatening_rain_but_none_came.

The GPS owed more to Harry Beck's symbolic representation of the London Underground than to spatial accuracy or geographic features on the ground. Near the start it seeks to take the follower through a house in crescent, and after lunch it takes a direct route across the wood at right angles to most paths. Lots of wiggling to approximiate the direction passed areas of dense foliage and fallen trunks.

Lunch at the King's Oak in Loughton. Food fine, but service fractionally slow, and full of children with unruly parents. No sign of on-time walkers if there were any.

Back on a train about 1545. This walk felt longer than the 12.5km I logged. Near the end I encountered one regular walking in the direction with another group. It was good to discover an area within the underground network that I don't know. And to go through Theydon Bois for the first time, a name one sees on the map but never visits.

Anonymous said...

4 walkers arrived and set off earlier than planned.
Briefly stopped for sandwiches at lunch time.
A good walk,
thanks to Mike for posting it.

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