Thursday, 18 October 2018 (Group: West Essex)
Start time 10:30
6.5 miles / 10.5 km
Meet in Ongar FLP (Lorry Park) for a longer short walk. We walk via Stanford Rivers to the Secret Nuclear Bunker at Kelvedon, where we break for coffee. Café available. We return through fields and woods. Back around 2pm.
Saturday, 20 October 2018 (Group: West Essex)
10.5 miles / 16.9 km
Meeting at Leigh-on-Sea Station. Morning walk around the hills of Hadleigh Country Park with great views of the estuary and coffee stop at the Olympic mountain bike track. Lunch in Leigh old town with afternoon walk around the Two Tree Island nature reserve. Paying car park by station or near entrance to Two Tree Island.
Sunday, 21 October 2018 (Group: West Essex)
Start time 11:00
5 miles / 8.1 km
Meet Hampstead Underground Station (Northern Line). Walk includes commentary. There will be refreshment breaks, but lunch in cafes/restaurants at end. Please wear suitable footwear for a short walk on the Heath. Optional visit at the end of the walk to the many places of interests in Hampstead.
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 (Group: West Essex)
Meet at Clayton Hill car park, Lea Valley Regional Park - heading north from Waltham Abbey on Crooked Mile (B194) turn left at crossroads at Lower Nazeing and then left in obscured entrance just beyond shops (NOTE there is now an all-day parking charge of £2.50). Walk via Perry Hill, return by variant of route.
Thursday, 25 October 2018 (Group: West Essex)
10 miles / 16.1 km
Meet at Nathan’s Lane, Edney Common. Park beyond houses. Rural Essex walk to Writtle Green before return via Paradise. Lunch at Writtle Green with pubs, tea room, benches and toilet.
Saturday, 27 October 2018 (Group: West Essex)
6 miles / 9.7 km
Circular walk starting at St. Andrew’s Church, Vicarage Lane (W), North Weald. A country walk following fields and bridle paths. Could be muddy.
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 (Group: West Essex)
Start time 10:00
Meet Beauchamp Roding Church. Follow B184 north of Fyfield and, just after a sign to “Woodend” on the left, turn right down a track. Lunch stop – pub (currently closed) or café/bar at White Roding.
Note Satrt Time 10:00AM
Thursday, 1 November 2018 (Group: West Essex)
5.5 miles / 8.8 km
The walk takes us through an area where our working party has been particularly active, restoring lost paths popular with indigenous walkers, and, more recently, waymarking new diversions. Start: Theydon Bois Station. Parking is difficult in Theydon Bois so please use public transport if possible. Lunch: Pubs and Cafes at end of walk.
Saturday, 3 November 2018 (Group: West Essex)
8 miles / 12.9 km
Meet outside Stratford Station beside Robert the Engine. A circular walk taking in West Ham Park, “The Champions”, and Central Park, East Ham, returning via the Greenway. Lunch stop at Central Park café, but you may wish to bring your own refreshments. Opportunity to drop out at Central Park. Some commentary.
Sunday, 4 November 2018 (Group: West Essex)
9.5 miles / 15.3 km
Meet lay-by alongside Buckhurst Hill Cricket Ground off A121, opposite old site of Roebuck Hotel. A ramble through Epping Forest to enjoy the autumn colours mainly along forest paths. Late lunch stop at High Beach – pub and café available.