Cheshunt Circular

Sun 2nd Dec 2012

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
20ml.
Start Time
09.18
Route
From Cheshunt stn. Dep 08.58 from Liverpool St. 2-4 return trains per hr

Lunch at Prince of Wales in Goffs Oak. Bring head torches as last few miles along the canal

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Walk Report

Cheshunt Circular, Sunday 2nd December 2012
18 walkers, 16 miles - leader Lonica Vanclay
The train doors closed at 8.54 ... but then we sat at the platform and sat some more. Finally an announcement - a broken down train so the train cancelled, another cancelled and another. Oh no - am I jinxed - first the cable car didn't go and now the train! But it was such a beautiful blue clear sunny day that going home was not an option. A quick change of plan as we were assured a train was due to depart to Chingford - so we piled out at the station there at 10.15 - an hour later than intended! We had liased with those at Cheshunt - and they had all driven to Chingford - thank goodness for mobile phones. So 17 set off with me and we managed a rather nice 16-mile walk through the forest then down to Waltham Abbey and back along the canal and London Loop getting back just before dark - with two shortish snack stops rather than a pub lunch and a steady pace throughout. Not too much overlap with Steve's walk a few weeks earlier - and much less mud - partly as the ground was frozen and the sub-zero temperature kept it pretty solid for most of the day. Look out for the Cheshunt to Goffs Oak walk later in the year if I'm game to take the chance again that the trains won't break down!!

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