Coming soon - this month and more

Our main programme is planned 3 months in advance. This page gives additional and updated information about EFOG activities taking place over the next few weeks, including those added since the Programme Planning evening. Contact details for members organising events are on member's paper programmes and will be sent via EFOG e-mails.

Events headed FYI (FOR YOUR INFORMATION) have been recommended by an EFOG member but no-one is formally co-ordinating the activity. If interested you will need to make your own arrangements and/or chat with others about doing something together.

An asterisk * marks an events which needs to be booked in advance. Those coming up in in future months are listed at the bottom of this page. Please book asap.

If you are not a member and would like more information or to join us for a trial period please see our home page or  click here

Updates & Notices

Surrey Walk on 19th August:  route changed - new details below

Lots of work done already - time now for you to do your bit. Maz would like the volunteers rota completed
asap. See group e-mail August 4th for update.


Sunday 13th August   An interesting walk in Epping Forest   Meet 10am
Regulars know how much fun this interesting walk can be. Why not join Peter and the gang for the start of checkpoint plotting? If you haven't been before, don't worry, you'll do fine. Meet 10am at Chingford Golf Course, Bury Road.
Thursday 17th August           Quiz   8pm - 10pm
One of our most popular evening activities - just for fun. Eileen will be giving our brains a bit of exercise tonight.

Saturday 19th August       Surrey Hills Walk 
Why not join Ken and other EFOGers for a linear walk ( about 5 miles) in Surrey, from Coulsdon South Station to Caterham Station. Both stations are in Zone 6 of the London Transport network. Best trains to Coulsdon South are the Thameslink trains which may be boarded at Kings Cross
St Pancras Station, Farringdon, City Thameslink or Blackfriars. The 09.45 train from St. Pancras Intl. arrives at Coulsdon South at 10.44.  It calls at Farringdon 09.59, City Thameslink 10.03, and Blackfriars at 10.08. Return trains from Caterham to London Victoria are half hourly. We would probably get a train about 16.00. Packed lunch and drinks advised. See group e-mail 14th August for update.

Sunday 20th August              Checkpoint Plotting  
Peter G and Sue C will be doing some more plotting in Epping Forest today. We all know what for. Why not join them? Meet 10am at Chingford Golf Course, Bury Road. See group e-mail 14th August for update.

Thursday 24th August           Team Word Search    8pm - 10pm
It's Jackie's turn to get us seeking out words tonight - with a team game with a difference. Why not come and see what it's all about? Chance to chat and meet up with others as well.

Sunday 27th August              Open Day at Copped Hall 11am - 4pm
You will be able to wander round Copped Hall gardens, parts of the mansion (with room stewards present to answer questions), the cellars and the stables today. All for only £8. Tea, coffee, home-made cakes and lunch are available, as well as a bar selling alcoholic drinks. There are stalls and exhibitions to browse as well as home-made and home-grown produce for sale. The Trust shop will also be open. Sounds like a great day out to me. For more informationm see Copped Hall website or contact Maz.        

Thursday 31st August           Wine Tasting    8pm - 10pm
Ken will be organising a wine tasting session tonight to end our August 'jollies'. Both red and white wines (from the same region) can be sampled as well as red wines (predominantly from the same grape type). For each wine you can say what you like / dislike. Which will you prefer? For those who imbibe there will be a small charge to cover the cost of the wine. A small amount of bread and cheese for the mid-point break would be good. Non-wine drinkers welcome - but bring your own drinks - if not our usual tea and coffee.
Sunday 3rd September         Walk in Epping Forest
Brian will be leading the  walk today. This is an 8 mile walk starting at Bury Road car park, Chingford at 10.30. We will walk up to High Beach. There we will stop for a tea and cake. There are toilets in the visitor centre there. Then across Epping New Road and back down the Green Ride, crossing Epping Road again to arrive back at Bury Road car park. The walk should take 3.5 hours so expect to return by 2.00 pm.
Thursday 7th September     Guide Dog Talk    8pm - 10pm
Jinan has organised a speaker for us tonight to tell us about Guide Dogs. Should be interesting - these wonderful animals are being used for all kinds of things nowadays. Please be early so that the talk can start of time.
Sunday 10th September    The Fitzwilliam String Quartet at Copped Hall 
This internationally acclaimed group is returning to Copped hall by popular demand. Gates open at 2pm for a 3pm start. Tickets £15.00. Tea/ coffee during the interval.  For more informationm see Copped Hall website or contact Maz.   

Thursday 14th September   Macmillan Cake Sale   8pm - 10pm
Sue C will be holding a cake sale tonight in aid of Macmillan Cancer Nursing. Not to be missed - you know the cakes will be scumptious! Come along and 'sin' a little - in a good cause.  

Future activities - which need to be booked in advance:

Saturday 23rd September - Sunday 1st October Bollington Walking Festival. Cancelled but contact Marion or see Group e-mail 18th July if still interested.