There will be mud!

Sat 12th Mar 2016

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Note revised route description and mobile number (the number in "Strider" is incorrect)
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
18ml.
Start Time
09.30
Route
Meet Chingford Stn. TfL from Liverpool Street (09.03 arrives Chingford 09.29)

A tour mostly round the edges of Epping Forest, visiting some of the less frequented (and probably muddier) byways. Along the route, Loughton Brook, the Deer Sanctuary, Warren Plantation, High Beach Speedway Track, Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Plaque

General Notes
Recommending lunch at the Forest Gate Inn rather than a b-y-o (because of location), afternoon tea stop in High Beach. No dogs
Start and Finish

Entry Details:

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Walk Report

There Will Be Mud, Saturday 12th March 2016
12 walkers, 18.5 miles - leader Dick Bowman
12 bold souls (mixture of members and non) refused to be intimidated by the walk title and pre-publicity, enjoying a leisurely stroll through some of the byways of Epping Forest.
Morning north from Chingford across Warren Hill, along Loughton Brook to Baldwins Pond for a brief stop before viewing the deerless (as usual) Deer Sanctuary and a lunch stop at the Forest Gate Inn.
Returning in the afternoon down the western fringes of the forest through Warren Plantation, a change of terrain as we crossed the Woodridden Estate. Tea at High Beech was followed by a half-lap of the speedway track (haunted by the ghosts of the 30,000-strong crowds drawn in the 1930s) before we hit the real mud of the day passing down Pepper Alley and the West Essex golf club. An ascent of the south face of Pole Hill brought us to the Lawrence of Arabia memorial obelisk before the decline back to Chingford station.
Sadly, no photos on the day - and the afternoon views over the Lee Valley and that London were largely of mist.
Map by Dick Bowman

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