Programme 2009

If any member wishes to lead an event on a free date, or if you have an idea for an event, please contact Peter Gamble.

The vast majority of events are open to newcomers - please contact Peter (on 01992 573638 or 07960 205 921) or Ken (on 020 8524 3960) for details of times/places, etc.
As the programme is prepared 3 months in advance, it can be subject to addditions/changes. Watch for updates.

JANUARY

Thursday 1st NEW YEAR'S DAY WALK. Start the year with some action! Parviz
Saturday 3rd BRAMBLE BASH. Help reclaim our volley ball, boule and barbecue area at Rovsco Hall from encroaching brambles. Old clothes & THICK gloves. From 10am. Ann
Thursday 8th BRING & BUY AUCTION. Unwanted Christmas presents? Something someone else may want? Bring it along. Cliff
Saturday 10th BADMINTON at Wanstead Leisure Centre. Val
Sunday 11th POWER WALK/JOG/RUN for 1 hour. 10am at Chingford Plain car park. Burn off some calories! Ann
Thursday 15th PROGRAMME PLANNING. Give us your ideas. Ann
Saturday 17th WALK. Bedford, Havering & Hainault parks. Paul
Sunday 18th SWIMMING. Meet 9am at Loughton Pool, followed by breakfast. Cliff
Thursday 22nd AGM 8:30pm. Election of new committee. Nominations to Ken. Ann
Saturday 24th PANTOMIME. 4:30pm. Aladdin at the Kenneth More theatre, Ilford. Peter
Sunday 25th Cycle ride. Ann
Thursday 29th BALLOON VOLLEYBALL. Ann
Saturday 31st Sunday 1st Feb WEEKEND AWAY. Walking in the Brecon Beacons. Staying at Danywenallt Youth Hostel
Ann

FEBRUARY

Thursday 5th MORRIS CLOG DANCING- Demo by a local team plus your chance to have a go. Jane
Sunday 8th Working party at COPPED HALL and see what's new. Maz
Thursday 12th QUIZ Fred
Saturday 14th VALENTINE'S MANSION open day. Madeleine
Saturday 14th (eve) VALENTINE'S MEAL at Queen Vic, Theydon Bois. Jill
Sunday 15th Walk in WARLEY PLACE area, Brentwood Paul
Thursday 19th MAP & COMPASS instruction. Peter, Ann & Duncan
Saturday 21st NIGHT WALK in COPPED HALL area, finishing with fish & chips in the house. Duncan
Thursday 26th PANCAKE TOSSING (that's the theory!). Cliff
Saturday 28th Sunday 1st Mar If you'd like to put an event on this weekend please see committee.  

MARCH

Thursday 5th TAKE 5. Jill
Saturday 7th Indoor CLIMBING WALL, Mile End. Ann
Thursday 12th GEOLOGY EVENING with Dave Cook. Paul
Saturday 14th QUIZ at St Andrews (eve). Jane.
Sunday 15th GEOLOGY WALK with Wendy Kirk, City of London Cemetery. Meet 11am at main gate. Paul
Thursday 19th ST PATRICK''S NIGHT (don't be late). Jim & Cliff
Saturday 21st WALK in BLACKMOOR area, Essex, 10 miles. Ken
Sunday 22nd CYCLE RIDE (road). Ann
Thursday 26th ANCIENT EGYPT & TEMPLES, talk & slides. Ralph
Saturday 28th Sunday 29th WALKING WEEKEND in ALTON area. Eileen

APRIL

Thursday 2nd PROGRAMME PLANNING. Bring your new ideas. Cliff
Saturday 4th WALK, THAMESMEAD & LESNES ABBEY, approx 6.5miles. Paul
Thursday 9th CHEESE, WINE & CHAT. Cliff
Friday 10th to Monday 13th EASTER. Event to be announced. (See updates).  
Thursday 16th PICTIONARY Parviz
Saturday 18th MYSTERY WALK, 8/9 miles. Susan W
Thursday 23rd WINE TASTING Ken
Saturday 25th Bluebell walk in Claybury Woods. Meet at 10.30.
Paul
Sunday 26th WALK including visit to COGGESHALL BARN . Ken
Thursday 30th TAI CHI Parviz

MAY

Friday 1st to Monday 4th Long weeekend in AMSTERDAM. Gill L
or Saturday 2nd SPALDING FLOWER FESTIVAL, flower parade. Maz
or Saturday 2nd SWAINES GREEN MAY FAYRE, Epping 11am to 5pm.  
Monday 4th ROCHESTER SWEEPS, (morris dancing & music). Cliff
Thursday 7th DINOSAUR CHALLENGE. Frances
Saturday 9th CONCERT, New Redbridge Wind Orchestra. Peter B
Sunday 10th CYCLING in ESSEX (road). Ann
Thursday 14th INTRODUCTION TO EFOG evening and barbecue. Jenny & Trevor
Saturday 16th Short RIVER RODING WALK. Meet Christchurch Green nr High Street. Woodbine Place 11am. Paul
Sunday 17th LEA VALLEY SPRING WILD LIFE at Waterworks Nature Reserve, Leyton. Paul
Thursday 21st KRYPTON MAZE Trevor
Friday 22nd to Monday 25th WALKING in HAMPSHIRE staying in Bournemouth. Susan W
or Sunday 24th COPPED HALL OPEN DAY from 11am. Maz
Thursday 28th CANOEING at Highams Park lake, followed by meal. (HALL CLOSED). Alan
Saturday 30th MORRIS DANCING EVENT at Thaxted 11am St John's Church (top of hill). Cliff
Sunday 31st PAGLESHAM WALK, approx 6 miles. Details later. Paul

JUNE

Thursday 4th CHIGWELL RIDING TRUST for SPECIAL NEEDS. Film & talk by Deborah Hall, 8:30pm. Maz
Saturday 6th to Saturday 13th Week's WALKING HOLIDAY in GALWAY area, IRELAND. Eileen
Thursday 11th CAN YOU COME TO YOUR SENSES? Jane
Saturday 13th Canal CYCLE RIDE. Meet 10am Lea Bridge Rd. filter beds. Cliff
Sunday 14th Planning WALK in EPPING FOREST. Peter
Thursday 18th VOLLEYBALL & have your blood pressure checked by Jim! Ann & Jim
Saturday 20th Working party at CHIGWELL RIDING TRUST. Maz
Sunday 21st WALK in CHELMSFORD area, 6-7 miles. Meet 10:15am GREAT WALTHAM village car park. Peter G
Thursday 25th BARBECUE & sausage tasting. Peter G
Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th CAMPING at Debden House Camp site. Walk at 11:30am to Forest Gate, Epping, for lunch. BARBECUE 6pm. Sun. b'fast, clear camp & walk at 11am. Peter G

JULY

Thursday 2nd PROGRAMME PLANNING. Give us your ideas. Cliff
Saturday 4th USA AFTERNOON at Rovsco Hall 2-5pm. Jim & Ralph
Sunday 5th TANERS MARATHON, 30, 20 or 10 miles starting Leatherhead football club. Ann
Thursday 9th GAMES EVENING 7:30pm at Christchurch Park, Wanstead. Peter G
Saturday 11th MUSIC in the PARK (Wanstead). Set up EFOG stall 1pm. Jane
Sunday 12th DOLLIS BROOK WALK, approx 6 miles. Paul
Thursday 16th BOULE, CHEESE & WINE Annick
Saturday 18th Hever Castle JOUSTING COMPETITION Susan W
Sunday 19th CHIGWELL RIDING TRUST Open Day, or CITY of LONDON CEMETERY Open Day. Maz Paul
Thursday 23rd EVENING WALK from Rovsco Hall 8pm Paul
Saturday 25th Sunday 26th WALKING in Sussex, staying at ARUNDEL YH. Also visit to Wetlands Centre. Steve
Thursday 30th TALK by CROYDON GROUP. Trevor

AUGUST

Saturday 1st SUMMER TIME JAZZ at Copped Hall 2-5pm. Maz
Sunday 2nd Come and see Epping Forest! It's the first checkpoint plotting session for this year. Peter G
Thursday 6th TRADING PLACES. You may learn new skills! Peter G
Saturday 8th Visit the ROYAL GUNPOWDER MILLS at Waltham Abbey.  
Thursday 13th COCK & BALL EVENING. All will be revealed! Val
Saturday 15th CANAL CYCLE RIDE. Meet 10am Lee Valley Nature Reserve, Lea Bridge Road. Cliff
Thursday 20th BACK to SCHOOL SPORTS!  
Saturday 22nd Sunday 23rd CAMPING at FAKENHAM Race Course. CYCLING & WALKING. Book early. Inger & Bill
Thursday 27th ICE CREAM & PANCAKES evening. Bring your favourite ice-cream(s). Cliff & Jim
Saturday 29th to Monday 31st Bank Holiday. CAMPING & CYCLING WEEKEND Ian
or Sunday 30th Copped Hall Open Day 11-4pm  

SEPTEMBER

Thursday 3rd SLIDES EVENING Duncan
Saturday 5th Wendy & Dave's GEOLOGY WALK, meet 10:30 am at Highgate Cemetery. Paul
Sunday 6th EPPING FOREST FESTIVAL, Chingford Plains. Help required throughout the day for our promotional stand. Set up 9:30am. Peter G
Thursday 10th It's new to us, FLOATING BATHTUBS! Trevor
Saturday 12th It's a walk around Epping Forest again with tape & compass Peter G
Sunday 13th WANSTEAD FESTIVAL. Another promotional event. Set up 9:30am. Peter G
Thursday 17th An INTRODUCTON to EFOG evening, with cheese & wine.  
Saturday 19th Sunday 20th CAMPING, CYCLING & WALKING weekend at Pymoor near Ely. Evening quiz at local cricket club. Bill & Inger
Thursday 24th CURRY & BEER evening. Val & Cliff
Saturday 26th BADMINTON. Venue to be arranged. Val
Saturday 26th evening TRAD JAZZ in the cellars at Copped Hall. Maz
Sun 27th SWIMMING at Loughton pool, followed by breakfast. Cliff

OCTOBER

Thursday 8th Loosen up with TAI CHI. Parviz
Saturday 10th WALK. Find new places in Epping Forest. Peter G
Sunday 11th APPLE DAY at Copped Hall. Maz/Duncan
Thursday 15th Roding Rally CLUES EVENING. Thinking caps on! Peter G
Saturday 17th 10 PIN BOWLING at City Limits, Romford. Fred
Sunday 18th WALK from Mill Green, Ingatestone, 6 miles. Pub lunch. Peter G
Thursday 22nd PICTIONARY. Parviz
Saturday 24th Sunday 25th WALKING WEEKEND in Hampshire, based at Alton. Eileen
Thursday 29th TBA -
Saturday 31st BLACKWATER MARATHON. 26.5 or 14.5 miles challenge walks.Give it a go! Ann

NOVEMBER

Thursday 5th SPARKLERS & BANGERS - (the edible kind)
Maz/Peter
Saturday 7th CHECKPOINT VERIFICATION & MARKING WAYS IN. Meet Chingford Golf Cafe, 9:am Peter
Sunday 8th Further checkpoint work if needed. Peter
Thursday 12th RODINGS RALLY BRIEFING. No job on the night? See Ann Peter/Ann
Saturday 14th
Sunday 15th
53rd RODINGS RALLY. High Beach Hall opens 2pm. Meal 5pm. Please be on time. Rally starts 8:30pm. Sunday, Group breakfast and clear up, please help. Peter
Thursday 19th RODINGS RALLY DEBRIEFING. Voice complaints,& ideas. Your input is how we improve future events. Peter
Saturday 21st Meal at CHEZ GIANNI, Southgate. Andrea
Sunday 22nd WALK from Mill Green, Ingatestone, 6-8 miles. Peter
Thursday 26th THANKSGIVING - Explanation & pies. Jim
Friday 27th
Saturday 28th
Sunday 29th
WALKING in BETWS-Y-COED area, staying at June & Mick's. Peter/Maz

DECEMBER

Thursday 3rd VIETNAM. Slides and talk on recent visit
Ken
Saturday 5th ST. ALBAN'S WALK. Sue & Jim
Saturday 5th (eve) 'CABARET' at Ingatestone. Gill L
Thursday 10th CHRISTMAS QUIZ. How many reindeers were there? Pam
Saturday 12th CHRISTMAS MEAL at the Queen Elizabeth, Forest Side, Chingford. Val
Sunday 13th Chigwell Riding Trust NATIVITY & CAROLS. Starts 4pm, followed by mince pies & punch. Maz
Saturday 17th CHRISTMAS PARTY. Bring food & drink. Maz & Peter
Saturday 19th
Sunday 20th
No event.  
Thursday 24th CHRISTMAS EVE. No meeting. Happy Christmas everyone.  
Saturday 26th
Sunday 27th
No event.  
Thursday 31st NEW YEAR'S EVE. No meeting