The Tarmac Walkers go further east - mid week pop up,

Tue 18th Feb 2020

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region / Area
Southern England / London
Local Group
London
Distance
15ml.
Start Time
10:45
Route
Chingford station main entrance (train from London Liverpool St 10:18) Finish Stratford station at approx 17:30

A north to south linear route, featuring the borough top of Waltham Forest, two lost rivers, Walthamstow village and wetlands, and Saxon Leyton, crossing the Queen Elizabeth Park to reconnect with Fish island before paying homage once again to the home of football

General Notes
Largely using suburban parks, roads and of course alleys, some short sections off piste so possibly not suited to shiny fashionable trainers. Lunch at park cafe after 6.5 miles, plus afternoon tea stop. No morning coffee stop, so arrive early and use the facilities
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Walk Report

The Tarmac Walkers Go Further East, Tuesday 18th February 2020
14 walkers, 15 miles - leader Ron Williamson. Mud rating 2/10
Today's route was a north south linear route featuring; the borough top of Waltham Forest, two lost rivers, Walthamstow village and Wetlands, and Viking Leyton, before crossing the Queen Elizabeth Park to reconnect with Fish Island and paying homage once again to the home of football.
Our start at Chingford on the edge of Epping Forest with the heights of Pole Hill and the environs of Stratford at the finish were familiar ground to all, but in between our perambulation led us to through unknown territory. An interesting route with the highlights being the unexpected heights of Larks Wood, the preserved remnants of Walthamstow stadium, the contrast between the original Walthamstow village and today's High Street only a few hundred yards apart and the path alongside the Dagenham Brook which for years was a no go area but now a place of recreation for Leytonians.
A dry day except for a cold squally shower which caused us to take shelter and cancel a tour of the appropriately named Wetlands.
Photographs by Gavin Fuller; more by Gavin and Ian Watson on the group Facebook site.

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