EPPING FOREST & BEYOND: Autumn leaves walk
10am Sunday 22nd October
Members price: FREE! (Contact to be added to the event)
Let’s go for a walk in Epping Forest and the surrounding area before stopping in at a pub in Theydon Bois. Epping Forest stretches for 21km, and is home to 55,000 ancient trees, and provides some of the most amazing woodland walks in London, along the way we’ll experience the changing colours of the leaves and maybe even some winter mushrooms. You won’t believe this is part of our city!
- A walk between the trees exploding with vibrant autumnal colours
- Country pub stop post hike
- Meet like-minded Adventuresses
Meeting in the morning at the entrance of Theydon Bois tube station which can be accessed via the Central line.
IMPORTANT **The hike starts promptly at 10:30am and we do not share our live location or route to those who are late so please aim to arrive on time**
If coming by car
If coming by car, you can park at the station using the PayByPhone app (recommended to set up the app prior to the day)
In the event of a train/tube strike we no longer offer refunds, however we do offer a voucher for another hike of the same value
- Distance: 11km
- Elevation Gain: 160m
- Difficulty: Easy
- Pub: Not a guarantee on this one but we will try!
*Following heavy rains and during winter months, this hike can be notoriously boggy, so everybody is encouraged to wear hiking boots and come ready to have a laugh!*
I am nervous to join alone
Most of the events are attended by solo Adventuresses, and they usually confess to being nervous to join us for the first time, so you already have something in common! We make a great effort to get everybody involved and talking so nobody will feel left out 🙂 Our walks are at a relaxed pace
Guided hike from Qualified Hiking Guide & Outdoor First Aider
Opportunity to meet other Adventuresses
Photos of your amazing journey for your socials
Food & drink
What should I bring?
Autumn Hiking Essentials
- A good sense of humour 🙂
- Warm and waterproof layers
- Hiking leggings or trousers (Avoid jeans or any absorbent material)
- Hiking boots (Trainers will not be sufficient for this hike. We may encounter boggy slippery sections)
- Spare warm layers and socks, your socks will get wet!
- Warm gloves, hat and scarf if forecast cold weather
- Lunch & Snacks
- Something to sit on for when we stop (The ground will be wet)
- At least 1 litre of water
- A bag for your rubbish
- Umbrella if forecast heavy rains
- Pack cover or dry bag liners
- Basic First Aid items
Is this hike challenging?
This hike is suitable for beginners. You must be comfortable with walking up to 3.5 hours. We will stop for two breaks if weather permits. Following heavy rains this trail can become very muddy and slippery but your guide will be there to help you through
Please bring your own snacks and lunch for the breaks. There is a cafe at the start of the hike if coffee is needed. There will be a potential optional pub stop at the end of the hike (subject to available seating) If it is raining heavily we will not stop so please bring snacks to eat on the go
Will we hike if it’s raining?
Yes! Bring your waterproofs
Is there parking if I drive?
Please look up parking in advance if coming by car and factor in extra time for traffic if travelling across London
What happens if theres a rail/tube strike?
If a strike or works threatens to interrupt this hike then we will attempt to find a different route that is accessible. If we are forced to cancel the event then you will be entitled to a refund. Refunds are not offered in case of strikes unless the event is cancelled
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Before attending, please consider if you may need to cancel last minute as this event is NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE under any circumstances. We reserve the right to cancel this event at any time, should we cancel your ticket price will be fully refunded
By attending you acknowledge that this is a hazardous activity where the risk of injury may occur, and that your safety is your own responsibility. Should injury occur Kate Capelli or Adventuress In The Wild Ltd will not be held liable or responsible