Mon, 18 Mar|
Loughton Station Station Approach
Epping Forest Oak Trail Hike (1)
Join us for an amazing hike through the enchanting Epping Forest. Epping Forest is the largest public open space in the London area covering almost 6,000 acres. It stretches over 12 miles from Manor Park in East London to just north of Epping in Essex.
Time & Location
18 Mar 2019, 11:00 – 15:00
Loughton Station Station Approach, Loughton Station Station Approach, Loughton IG10 4PD, UK
About the event
Join us for an amazing hike through the enchanting Epping Forest.
Epping Forest is the largest public open space in the London area covering almost 6,000 acres. It stretches over 12 miles from Manor Park in East London to just north of Epping in Essex. Over two thirds of it has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation.
But more than that, it is an ancient forest with associations to Royal Kings and Queens who hunted there. Much earlier, it was home to Iron Age inhabitants and there are two locations where we know there was a camp. On this walk we will find one of them. It is the place of legends, haunting and murders, both old and new.
Walk through scenic woodlands, grassland and heathland
Cross rivers and ponds, alive with numerous species of fauna and flora
View a plethora of tree species including Pedunculate Oak, European Beech and European Hornbeam
Lunch: Please bring a packed lunch with you.
Distance: 10.5 miles
Max ascent: 221 metres
Starting and ending point: Loughton Station
Guided hike fee: £5
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members.