The weather was a little cold but no wind and soon there was blue skies and some sunshine. This route was very quiet in the beginning for Epping Forest, we walked up and down deserted hillsides, then past the deer park and then into the picturesque, Theydon Bois, with its marvellous village greens. We then crossed and re-crossed the M25 and walked past the ancient, Ambresbury Banks hill fort.
It was a little bit muddy in parts so thankful for wearing wellies.
Nearly everyone seemed to be a good mood. Saying "hello" or "good morning/afternoon" as we passed. It was also a pleasure to see so many parents out with their children, running around and enjoying the forest and the fresh air.