Using a screen size of 800 x 600 is good for the 640 x 480 images as this maximises the size you see them, however, a higher resolution screen is recommended for the 2560 x 1920 images as this gives a much better overall colour.
Family Walk 2
A Walk in Epping Forest
Family Walk 2
Sunday, 14th October, 2007
Keith and Cynthia Wenden have again produced a lovely walk for the family, which allowed both mobile children and those in buggies to enjoy a great day out. The Wenden's efforts were rewarded with good weather.
At the beginning of the walk, while we were assembling, Keith and Cynthia gave out
notebooks and pens to the children. The children filled them with observations about
the forest -
Thanks for yet another lovely day.
Click photos below for larger image
Click below for largest image as specified
Some commentary on the photos,
which is also a reflection on the walk
[Road information is just to help identify where we were].
Today the walk was from Chingford, opposite Butler's Retreat (see photo), which is beside the Royal Forest Hotel and the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge.
We set off through Epping Forest then curved back onto this path near Rangers Road. We were heading for Connaught Waters until we joined another path (short of Connaught Waters) at Warren Woods.
Turning right, we walked along the path (Image 1) where a boy stopped to write in his observation book (Image 2). Numerous other children were filling in their’s. To our right, we passed an old arch, which was being absorbed by the undergrowth (Image 3). We then turned right, from the main path, to walk a narrow lane in single file (Image 4).
We continued along this narrow path, which twisted and turned as though we were in a maze.
We paused for a snack, a tradition of the Ramblers even on short walks. The walkers emerged into a glade then regrouped (Image 1). People started to eat (Image 2), but this boy had a larger appetite for his observation book (Image 3), while more food was being distributed (Image 4).
Everyone ate and appeared preoccupied.
We reached Whitehall Road then crossed it.
We continued along this path (through Hatch Forest).
We passed Woodford Golf Course.
We turned right. Almost opposite this glade, on the left, was a forest house. Here we crossed the river Ching (the source of which is at Connaught Waters) then carried on to the end of a forest road named Newgate Street.
Turning right again, we followed the Ching.
We passed two ladies resting on a log where the path narrowed.
We headed north with the Ching to our right. It is not untypical to see fallen trees, like this, in the forest.
Some walkers having been preoccupied on the walk now became runners!
I love walking (running) his badge boasts, particularly as he was pushed in his buggy.
We walked along another forest road -
Under the tree it looked tight (Image 1), but Images 2 & 3 showed just how roomy it was. She wanted to go down again! (Image 4)
All the children were thanked for filling in their books, particularly this boy who appeared to observe everything and received special praise.
Warren Pond is behind the tree pictured in section 17, Image 1 and this is where the children enjoyed their final fling.
Afterwards, we walked back to the car park which was several hundred yards away.
Thanks, Keith and Cynthia, for a lovely walk.
|Grid Ref. & OS Map|
|Etiquette & Rules|
|Family Walk 1|
|Family Walk 2|
|Mile End & Olympics|
|Shakespeare's Way - Leg 1|
|Shakespeare's Way - Leg 2|
|Shakespeare's Way- Leg 3|
|Shakespeare's Way - Leg 4|
|Shakespeare's Way - Leg 5|
|Shakespeare's Way- Leg 6|
|Shakespeare's Way - Leg 7|
|Shakespeare's Way- Leg 8|
|Shakespeare's Way - 10, 11|
|Shakespeare's Way 12,13,14|
|London Loop - Leg 1|
|London Loop - Leg 2|
|London Loop - Leg 3|
|London Loop - Leg 4|
|London Loop -Leg 5|
|London Loop - Leg 6|
|London Loop - Leg 7|
|London Loop - Leg 8|
|London Loop - Leg 9|
|London Loop - Leg 10|
|London Loop - Leg 11|
|London Loop - Leg 12|
|London Loop - Leg 13|
|London Loop - Leg 14|
|London Loop - Leg 15|
|Norfolk Coastal Path|
|Brecon Beacons - Ross's View|
|Isle of Wight - September 2010|
|Weymouth - Ross's View|
|Crete Page 1 of 3 by JJ|
|Crete Page 2 of 3 by JJ|
|Crete Page 3 of 3 by JJ|
|Crete Mosaic Photos|
|Evia - Map|
|Evia - Ferry Trip|
|Evia - Karystos|
|Evia - Day 1|
|Evia - Day 2|
|Evia - Day 3|
|Evia - Day 4|
|Evia - Day 5|
|Evia - Day 6|
|Santo Domingo de Silos|