Sunday, March 07, 2021

Epping Forest and Theydon Bois circular walk


Today Gill and I went for a glorious 6 mile walk in Epping Forest. We started from Jack's Hill carpark which was only 21 minutes drive from Forest Gate (the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, drove for at least 27 minutes from Downing Street to the Olympic Park in Stratford recently to have a cycle ride. So I think this is acceptable journey to access a local green space). 

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. 

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