One Stop on the Tube Pt 2

Sat 22nd Nov 2014

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Event Details Updated
Refreshment details: Lunch stop at the cafe in Hainault Forest Country Park. Food includes simple hot meals (eg fish and chips, pies) and sandwiches.
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
19ml.
Start Time
09.00
Route
Start Epping tube, through Hainault Forest to finish at Theydon Bois tube
General Notes
Finish

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Walk Report

One Stop on the Tube Part 2, Saturday 22nd November 2014
19 walkers, 19 miles - leader Peter Aylmer
We had 19 all told, very good I thought considering the weather which was indeed gloomy with intermittent rain. Walkers came from as far afield as Bracknell and Northampton. We started out on the Essex Way, headed south to Theydon Upland church - one of three Theydons on the walk - before crossing the Roding to Lambourne church (one of the prettiest churchyards in Essex) and heading by green lane and Hainault Forest to its country park - alas walkers had to take my word that there are fantastic views across London on the final descent.
After a quick cafe stop, we took the London Loop for a couple of miles before cutting across to Abridge (lots of stiles to hold us up!) and crossing the Roding once more. It was all but dark by Theydon Garnon church so it was headtorch time for the last half-hour - a shame, as from the final meadows Theydon Bois tube looks like a little country station.

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