Epping Forest Circular

Sat 14th Dec 2019

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Date changed to Saturday 14th December
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
18ml.
Start Time
09.00
Route
Loughton underground Station (Central Line). Circular walk through and around Epping Forest
General Notes
Lunch at High Beech
Start and Finish

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Walk Report

Epping Forest Circular, Saturday 14th December 2019
20 walkers, 17 miles – leader Lonica Vanclay. Mud rating 10/10
19 people in total joined me for the walk around Epping Forest. Light clouds and drizzle in the morning cleared by midday to blue sky and weak sunshine. In an effort to minimise the mud, the walk was 17 miles rather than 18, cutting out the muddiest mile. However, at this time of year and in the forest mud is not totally avoidable and there were stretches where it was definitely present. We could sometimes dodge round the worst bits, but sometimes it was unavoidable. Oh well part of the fun! And with lovely trees, fields, three herds of deer, views from the hills, Queen Elizabeth's hunting lodge, Copped Hall and Ambresbury Bank (one of the reputed places of Boadicea's last stand) - there were plenty else to enjoy - and that is without mentioning the conversations. This being London LDWA there was a splinter group who headed to Wetherspoons at the end for even more merriment!
Photographs by Gavin Fuller; more from Gavin on the group Facebook site.

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