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We, the West Essex Ramblers, invite YOU to join us for a walk.

We are a friendly group who like to be outdoors.

For general enquiries ring either:

 John Francis

020 8527 3938


John Juchau

020 8502 1628

General Walks

Walk cancellations: If strong winds, heavy snow or ice are forecast or any weather warnings are given, please contact the walk leader before going to the start point.

Severe Weather

King George’s Car Park, Warley

Now charge £5 for over 4 hours parking Monday to Friday. Free at weekends.

The bus route 505, between North Chingford and Harlow via Waltham Abbey and the Crooked Mile, now has a considerably reduced service.


We walk locally:

Local Walk in 2010

Epping Forest; Upshire; Waltham Abbey; Enfield; Cuffley; Lea Valley; Bumbles Green; Nazeing; Loughton; Abridge; Epping; Chigwell; Hainault Forest.

Further Afield in 2010

(Herts) Wheathamstead; Hertford; Manuden;

(Essex) Rodings; Easters; Writtle;

(London) Green London Way; Historical Walks;

(Kent) North Downs.

Shakespeare Way; Suffolk Border; South Downs; The Ridgeway Path; Sudbury; Rye; Box Hill & North Downs; Bodium Castle; The Chilterns.

Avon Trail; Crete;

Croatia; Isle of Wight;

Lanzarote; Norfolk;

Portugal; Spain;

Turkey; Weymouth.

We also walk farther afield:

We even go by coach:

Then there are walking holidays:

Coach Outing in 2010 Holiday taken 2010

Website launched December 2005

Lea Valley

Photo by Jenny

Dangerous Footbridge!

I have been out to look at the footbridge across Cobbins Brook at E174 GR 451 041. As you can see from the photo, a tree has fallen and jammed against the side, pushing one side of the footbridge up. Due to the slope and the wet weather, crossing the footbridge is very testing. I suggest that walk leaders do NOT to use the footbridge for a few months, while the problem is sorted, which could involve a replacement footbridge.

Brian.    (Please hover over picture for larger view).


Tea Walk, Sunday, 28th May 2017, Aythorpe Roding

Due to a medical issue the leader for the above will be unable to attend. The walk is therefore cancelled.

John Juchau, Tea Walk Co-ordinator

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BEATING THE BOUNDS WALK - Sat., 13th May 2017, starting 11 a.m.

I have been asked to pass this information on to West Essex members. This 11 mile walk has the option to finish earlier, with transport provided to take you to the end of the walk, if required. Some tea and cake will be included after your walk. Registration starts at 10.30 a.m. at Good Easter Sports Ground, round the corner from the village church. Charge for inclusion in this walk - £3 per person.

Pat Juchau

Corrections to Paper and email Programmes

Sun 21st May   – Grid ref. should be : TL 434 056

Thurs 1st June  -    “    “      “       “  : TL 476 030

Wed 19th July  -     “    “      “       “  : TL 405 105

Thurs 27th July -     “    “      “       “  : TL 422 067 Map – E174