Our programme is prepared 3 months in advance so is subject to additions and changes. Watch for updates here for more details. 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 event which needs to be booked in advance. Please book asap. Those coming up in in future months are listed at the bottom of this page.

If any member wishes to lead (or suggest) an event on a free date, please contact Peter or Maz first to check that the date is still free. Members can find contact details for those organising events on their paper programme and will also be sent updates via EFOG member e-mails.

The majority of events are open to non-members who may be interested in joining EFOG. If you would like more information please use the contact facility on this website or contact Peter (01992 573638 or 07960 205921) or Ken (020 8524 3960).

Updates & Notices

Thursday 20th January - The AGM will now take place on 27th JANUARY - not the 20th.
Saturday 22nd January - The proposed walk in Epping Forest is now changed to a walk in the Lee Valley Park
Saturday 29th January - The proposed walk is now CANCELLED



Saturday 1st  NEW YEAR’S DAY WALK. Meet Loughton Station 10.00 Parviz

Thursday 6th  BRING AND BUY SALE. Parviz

Sunday 9th  WALK in Epping Forest. Meet at the corner of Forest View and Eglington Road in Chingford at 10.30 am.

A loop of approximately 7 miles, stopping at High Beach for the loos and snacks. Brian

Thursday 13th  PROGRAMME PLANNING. We need more pre-planning please. Email Lynne with your ideas.

Sunday 16th  ‘CRIME & PUNISHMENT’ WALK, London. Meet in the glass lobby of Blackfriars Station (District and Circle lines) at 11am. The walk will take about 2 hours, and finish at St. Pauls Central Line Station. Eleanor

Thursday 20th  AGM. This will now take place on 27th.

Saturday 22nd  WALK. Lee Valley Park.  Meet at 10.30am in the car park at front of cafe near the Lee Valley Farm, Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, EN9 2EF. This is a FREE car park but please can one occupant of each car buy a drink or something at the cafe.

A walk of about 6 miles around the lakes in Lee Valley Park.
We will stop off at the odd bird hide, calling in at the White Water Centre for lunch and back along the river to the car park.
Bring drink, snacks and lunch (lunch would be available at the White Water Rafting Centre). Cafe at Farms car park should be open as well at beginning and end of walk. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring waterproofs etc. just in case. Lynne

Thursday 27th  AGM

Saturday 29th  WALK. Walthamstow Marshes. Meal at the Ferry Boat Inn to be confirmed. Jenny CANCELLED



Thursday 3rd  CHARADES. Eileen

Sunday 6th  WALK. The Theydon Bois ‘Oak Trail’ Brian.

Thursday 10th  BALLOON VOLLEYBALL. Peter

Saturday 12th  WALK. Warley Place, Brentwood. Trevor

Wednesday 16th to Sat 20th  CADOS panto ‘Cinderella’ at Chingford. Kathy

Thursday 17th  HOCKEY BY NUMBERS. Peter

Saturday 19th  WALK. Sue S.

Thursday 24th  GAMES NIGHT. Bring your board games. Dave

Saturday 26th  QUIZ NIGHT. For St. Clare’s Hospice, Theydon Bois Village Hall. Sue S

Sunday 27th  GUIDED TOUR around Valentines Mansion & gardens, Ilford. Eleanor



Thursday 3rd  SKITTLES. Peter

Sunday 6th  COPPED HALL WORK PARTY. 10.00 at gate. Lunch at the Forest Gate. Peter G.

Thursday 10th  POETRY EVENING plus CHEESE & WINE. Marian

Sunday 13th  WALK. Eileen.

Thursday 17th  QUIZ. Eileen.

Saturday 19th  BIKE RIDE in Epping Forest. Lynne

Thursday 24th  PROGRAMME PLANNING. We need more pre-planning please. Lynne

Saturday 26th  WALK. Greenstead Church area. Ongar. Peter B.

Thursday 31st  PICTIONARY. Parviz



Saturday 2nd  WEEKEND AWAY. Details to follow. Eileen

Thursday 7th  QUIZ BINGO. Jill S.

Saturday 9th  WALK. Lynne

Thursday 14th  DECORATE EASTER EGGS. Bring blown or hard boiled eggs. Plus CHEESE & WINE Peter

Monday 18th  Markfield BEAM STEAM ENGINE & WALK. Marian

Thursday 21st  JELLY BABY OLYMPICS. Trevor

Saturday 23rd  BIKE RIDE in Epping Forest. Lynne

Saturday 23rd  BARN DANCE at Chigwell Riding Trust. Maz

Thursday 28th  T’AI CHI. Parviz

Saturday 30th to 7th May  CRUISE on the Norfolk Broads. Trevor



Future events suggested or planned



To find out if our programme suits you, you are welcome to come along for a free trial period. The annual fee is £30.

We meet Thursdays at 8.00 p.m.


72 Hollybush Hill, Snaresbrook, E11 1PE