Loughton to Theydon Bois, 1 October
This walk has been brought forward due to rail strikes. Meet at Loughton tube station (Epping branch of Central Line) at 10am, linear walk, returning from Theydon Bois tube station (all within zone 6 freedom pass).
Lunch at High Beach – either at the King’s Oak hotel/pub, or outdoor cafes next to the pub or bring your own picnic – there are a couple of picnic tables, a Visitors Centre and public loos at High Beach.
There is no easy break off point at lunch time as no public transport services available on weekends; anyone wishing to do the morning only would need to organise a taxi back to one of the tube stations.
The morning walk is approx 5 miles, mostly on the flat with a couple of hills just before lunch – the afternoon section is a bit shorter but has more hills.