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We are the West London Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

This mostly green walk ascends gently to one of London's highest points, with extensive views over London and Essex. From Romford the walk quickly reaches parkland and then follows a route to the Essex Wildlife Trust's Visitors Centre (coffee and toilets stop). The walk continues to the village of Havering-atte-Bower (lunch on the green - please bring a picnic). The route then goes through the Havering Country Park. The shorter option finishes at the end of the park, close to frequent bus services to Romford. The longer option takes the London Loop route to Harold Wood, through countryside (potentially muddy) and later parkland, 

Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
16.1km / 10.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

There will be a shorter (5.5 miles) and a longer (10 miles) option. The longer (continuation) route may be muddy in places.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 51358 88468
Nearest postcode:
RM1 1TU
what3words:
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Start time:
10:30 am

Entrance to Romford Station (Elizabeth Line/Greater Anglia).

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TQ 54853 90627
Nearest postcode:
RM3 0PE
what3words:
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Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm

Harold Wood Railway Station (Elizabeth Line)

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking