LAST MINUTE REPLACEMENT WALK A loopy walk in the snow

Sat 4th Dec 2010

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
17ml.
Start Time
9.15
Route
Cockfosters underground station at the end of the Piccadilly line just beyond the ticket barrier

Cockfosters is about 45min from central London. Round the north east corner of London across Enfield Chase and Epping Forest to Chigwell underground station on the central line. Lunch in Enfield. Finish c4.15. Ldr Jerome Ripp

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Walk Report

A Loopy Walk in the Snow, Saturday 4th December 2010
4 walkers, 18 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
With Mike's walk cancelled due to the weather, this was a last-minute replacement and with uncertainty over the snow and the transport I wondered if anyone would come. However 4 of us met at Cockfosters station to continue the London Loop from where we had finished the week before. Much of the snow was melting and although the temperature was still low it felt quite mild in comparison to the last week. We crossed Enfield Chase and Trent Park in rather gloomy conditions but the weather brightened up as we went over Clay Hill and followed the Turkey Brook into Enfield where we even had a suggestion of sun for our alfresco lunch at the Lock. Over to the river Lea and its reservoirs and then a pleasant wooded section over Sewardstone on the edge of Epping Forest. On to the massive Chingford Plain with the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge and over the Roding valley and M11 to reach Chigwell just before the dark and the rain.

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