Connaught Water and Pole Hill (more details added 29/8)

Wed 2nd Sep 2015

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Note - this is a try-out for a walk in a Cicerone guide that Peter has just started work on More details on travel arrangements added 29/8
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
6ml.
Start Time
18.00
Route
Meet Chingford stn. (take 17.33 from Liverpool Street) Take the 1733 train from Liverpool Street (it's now run by Overground), and the walk will start shortly after its arrival at 1801. The walk explores the central part of the Forest, by Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, round Connaught Water, over Cuckoo Brook and up to Pole Hill, where if we're lucky we can enjoy sunset over the City. Back at Chingford station, the nearby Station House pub has a reduction for CAMRA members. Return trains run every 15 minutes till late

Exploring the central part of Epping Forest, culminating in sunset views from Pole Hill (this is not a weather forecast). Circular

General Notes
Assistance dogs only
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Connaught Water and Pole Hill, Wednesday 2nd September 2015
8 walkers, 6 miles - leader Peter Aylmer
Evening walks just about work in early September and here's the proof. We just managed to get round our six-mile circuit from Chingford without the use of head torches. Sunset was 7.45; we reached the trig point on Pole Hill at 7.47, alas no last fleeting rays of golden dusk but a very fetching view over the capital nevertheless. Thanks to all my companions for a good walk.
Photographs by Peter Aylmer

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