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Friends of Epping Forest
Centenary Walk
Sunday 11th September 2016
9.00am - 5.00pm


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Centenary Walk
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EVERYONE is invited to join the Friends and West Essex Ramblers
on our annual walk through Epping Forest from South to North
based on the Centenary walk established in 1978 to celebrate the 100th anniversary
of the passing of the Epping Forest Act.

It was that legislation, promoted by the Corporation of the City of London,
that restored lost lands to the Forest (it had dwindled to less than half its present size!)
and secured its future as a Public Open Space.

Mike Whitely (FoEF and Ramblers Assoc.)

The Walk starts at the junction of Capel Road and Forest Drive near Manor Park Station at 9.00am SHARP!
Thereafter, approximate timing will be:
9:50 am Depart Green Man roundabout, Leytonstone
11:00 am Arrive at County Hotel, Oak Hill, Woodford
who will be providing us with a welcome cup of coffee
11:20 am Depart from the County Hotel
12:30 pm Arrive at Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge, Chingford for lunch stop
1:15 pm Depart from the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge
2.00 pm Depart from Earl's Path Car Park, Earl's Path Road, Loughton
4.30 - 5:00 pm Arrive Bell Common, Epping.

After Lunch the Walk will continue in an entertaining way through Forest/Buffer lands before arriving at Bell Common, Epping about 5.00pm.

The Walk is around 15 miles long but is of easy pace
and is OPEN TO ALL!!
You don't HAVE to belong to anything!

We hope (and expect) that local MPs, Conservators and officers of the Forest will participate in the event,
as will representatives of the Council for the Protection of Rural Essex,
the RSPB, Essex Wildlife Trust and the British Naturalists Association.

There will be ample stops and pauses when short explanatory talks will be given on
the Forest and its management and history in furtherance of the Walk's objective to promote
the appreciation and knowledge of this priceless Open Public Space!

The walk can be joined - and left - anywhere along the way.
Any Queries call Mike Whitely on 0208 524 2737 or Judy Adams 020 8418 0730.