Welcome to Essex Area Ramblers
Essex Area is one of fifty nine similar county organisations that co-ordinate the needs of the various Ramblers Groups established within each County and also to help collate and disseminate information to and from Ramblers Central Office.
Essex Area Ramblers has nearly 5000 members divided into 19 Groups. These Groups also provide programmes of led walks which are open to all their members. Members can also join walks organised by Ramblers Groups across Britain all at no charge.
15 of our groups run weekly programmes of up to five walks plus coach trips, holidays and social events. The walks vary in length from 4 - 12 miles and suit most peoples' abilities although we have three Groups, known as Friends, which specialise in shorter walks. Younger walkers in the age 18-35 year range may prefer to join our Hike Essex Group, which provides regular walks and emphasises social events.
Our Aim is to promote walking as a means of enjoyment, exercise and social contact. We are also active in ensuring that our legacy of footpaths remains open for all walkers.
Three Forest Way
The Three Forest Way programme of walks has been finalised and it is hoped that as many groups as possible will support this. Agreement with Essex County Council has been made to re waymark this route using a design put forward by the Area Council.
This will benefit all Essex Walkers and support during the programme will show the County Council why they should continue to work with local Ramblers.
All walks will start at 10:00am and will be between 10 and 10.5 miles in length
Date: Sunday 4th May
Route: Epping Forest to Upshire
Details: Parking at High Beech Epping Forest Grid ref TQ 411/982
Lunch:Threehorse Shoes Upshire
Leader: Graham Hopkins 01245 472537
Date: Monday 5th May
Route: Broadley Green to Upshire
Details: Parking at Nazeing Church Grid Ref TL 414/069
Lunch: Threehorse Shoes Upshire
Leader: Mickey Doyle 01708 341851 or 07516077206
Date: Tuesday 6th May
Route: Hatfield Forest to Hatfield Broad Oak
Details: Parking at Woodside Green Grid Ref TL 522/186
Lunch: The Cock Hatfield Broad Oak
Leader: Dianne Ingram 07966426386
Date: Wednesday 7th May
Route: Hainault Forest to Abridge
Details: Parking at Three Cornered Plain Hainault Forest Grid Ref TQ 479/944
Lunch: Blue Room Cafe
Leader: Phil Coney 01702 206623 or 07891 123589
Date: Thursday 8th May
Route: Harlow to Hunsdon
Details: Parking at Parndon Church/Rugby Club Grid Ref TL 438/109
Lunch: Fox and Hounds Hunsdon
Leader: Les Cox 01277 214132 or 07960 772476
Date: Friday 9th May
Route: Ongar to Fyfield
Details: Parking at Ongar Lorry Park Marden Ash Grid Ref TL 550/026
Lunch: Black Bull Fyfield
Leader: Val Hoffman 07899953842
Date: Saturday 10th May
Route: Abbess Roding to Fyfield
Details: Parking at Beauchamp Roding Church Grid Ref TL 578/097
Lunch: Black Bull Fyfield
Leader: Richard Iles 02085 293044
Hadleigh to Stratford Legacy Walk
This 75 mile walk was designed by members of the Essex Area Ramblers to provide a lasting legacy for the 2012 Olympic Games. The route starts near the Hadleigh Mountain Bike Centre and makes a meandering route across some of the most beautiful parts of Essex to the White Water Centre near Waltham Abbey. From here the route heads south to Stratford and the main Olympic Stadium.
Copies of the booklet are available from Norman Berry 01279 724 624 price £2 plus postage £1.34 first class £1.14 second class or e-mail Norman Berry.