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

Sunday 14th August - Walk is CANCELLED



Thursday 4th  HOCKEY BY NUMBERS. Parviz

Saturday 6th WALK in Valentines Park. Louise/Madeleine

Thursday 11th  EVENING WALK. Peter/Brian

Sunday 14th  WALK, near Highwood (off A414) 5-6 miles. Val  CANCELLED

Thursday 18th  BOULE. Peter

Saturday 20th  BIKE RIDE in Epping Forest. Lynne

Thursday 25th  QUIZ. Sue S.

Saturday 27th  WALK. Trevor



Thursday 1st  TREASURE HUNT. Around Snaresbrook. Peter

Saturday 3rd  WALK. Lynne

Thursday 8th  SCISSOR GAME. Jill V.

Saturday 10th  BIKE RIDE. Lynne

Thursday 16th  QUIZ. Val

Sunday 18th  WANSTEAD FESTIVAL. We may have a stand this year.

Thursday 22nd  PROGRAMME PLANNING. We need more pre-planning please. This has been working well. Lynne, and CHEESE AND WINE. Peter

Sunday 25th  TABLE TENNIS. At Redbridge Sports Centre. Louise



Saturday 1st  WALK Eileen.

Thursday 6th  BADMINTON & TABLE TENNIS. Jill V.

Saturday 8th  WALK. Parviz

Thursday 13th  TENABLE. Sue C.

Saturday 15th  QUIZ. For St. Clare’s Hospice at Theydon Bois village hall. Sue S.

Thursday 20th  PICTIONARY. Parviz

Saturday 22nd  FISH & CHIPS EVENING WALK, Copped Hall. Peter/Brian

Thursday 27th  BOARD GAMES. Bring along your games. Brian

Saturday 29th  WALKSue S.



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 from Theydon Bois. The Oak Trail.  Meet at 10.30 at The Bull, Theydon Bois, opposite Forest Drive, near Theydon Bois tube station. Free parking.

About 5-6 miles.A stop at the Forest Gate pub part way. Likely to be muddy. Brian.

Thursday 10th  BALLOON VOLLEYBALL. Peter

Saturday 12th  WALK via Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve. Meet at Upminster Station at 11 a.m. The walk is a circular walk of about 6 miles and will be muddy/ wet in places. There's a visitor centre about 3/4 of the way round which does snacks, but people can bring their own food if they wish. It should take around 2.5 to 3 hours including the stop at the cafe. Trevor

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

Thursday 17th  HOCKEY BY NUMBERS. Peter  Cancelled due to closure of ROVSCO Hall

Saturday 19th  WALK in London. Meet outside Lancaster Gate underground station (on the Central Line) at 10:30am. The walk will be through the parks to the Thames and then down river to St Pauls.  There will be places to drop off on route if you wish. A packed lunch or snack for a break on route is suggested.  Sue S. Cancelled

Thursday 24th  GAMES NIGHT. Bring your board games. Dave  Cancelled due to closure of ROVSCO Hall

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

Sunday 27th  GUIDED TOUR around Valentines Mansion & gardens, Ilford. Meet 11.15am inside the lobby. Access from the Emerson Road entrance to Valentines Park off Cranbrook Road. Eleanor



Thursday 3rd  BOARD GAMES - replaces skittles as in original programme. Dave 

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

Thursday 10th  POETRY EVENING plus CHEESE & WINE. Marian 

Sunday 13th  WALK. 7.75 mile walk from Bayford, near Little Berkhamsted, in Herts.No public transport, so we will have to use cars.The walk starts from the church in the village where there is parking. There is a pub in the village where we may be able to get a meal.  Eileen.

Thursday 17th  QUIZ. Eileen. 

Saturday 19th  BIKE RIDE in Epping Forest. Meet at 10.30 am at the Golfers Café on Bury Road, Chingford. Lynne

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

Saturday 26th  WALK. Greenstead Church area. Meet outside Theydon Bois tube station for lifts to Greensted Church at 10.30. After viewing the "oldest wooden church in the World", we will do a 4 to 5 mile country walk, stopping at Ongar for lunch/coffee/ toilets etc.. Peter B.

Thursday 31st  PICTIONARY. Parviz 



Friday 1st - Thursday 3rd. Youth Hostel Stay at Court Hill Centre in Wantage, Oxfordshire. £22.50p per person per night. Off junction 14 of the M4. I need to know who is coming by Sunday 13th February. Eileen

Thursday 7th  QUIZ BINGO. Jill S.

Saturday 9th  EPPING FOREST WALK. Meet outside Loughton Station (Central Line) for a 10:30am set off. Not sure how muddy it will be, but aim to stick to the horse paths. A circular walk, stopping at High Beech for a lunch break. Sue S.

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. Meet at 10.30 at the Golf Club Cafe, Bury Road, Chingford E4 7QJ. Lynne

Saturday 23rd  BARN DANCE at Chigwell Riding Trust. Maz

Thursday 28th  T’AI CHI. Parviz

Friday 29th    HYDE HALL car trip for the first day of the Craft and Design weekend. Let Brian know if attending.  Brian

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



Thursday 5th  CHARADES. Eileen

Saturday 7th  WALK. Circular walk via Theydon Bois of about 6 miles. Meet at Debden station 10.20am - we will leave at 10.30am.
Bring: snacks/lunch/water. Lunch stop in Theydon Bois.  Drink in the Queen Victoria.
Jill V.

Thursday 12th  BADMINTON. Val.

Saturday 14th WALK This walk on Saturday replaces tomorrows proposed walk. This one will be in Chelsea, going through the grounds surrounding the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, along Cheyne Walk & crossing the Albert Bridge into Battersea Park. Meet at Sloane Square Tube Station at 11 am. You can bring lunch or there is a cafe in Battersea Park or several in Chelsea. Eileen

Sunday 15th  WALK. Chesham. Depending on engineering works it could be Saturday 14th. Eileen Cancelled

Thursday 19th  QUIZ. Val.

Saturday 21st  CYCLE RIDE. Epping Forest. Lynne

Thursday 26th  WANSTEAD WALKABOUTMeet 7.30pm under the train bridge at Snaresbrook, to look at the garden patches and greenery of Wanstead. Finishing at The George P.H. Marian

Sunday 29th  WALK Highwood (near Chelmsford) 5/6 miles. Val. Cancelled



Thursday 2nd  JUBILEE TEA PARTY. Bring, drink, cakes, etc.

Sunday 5th  WALK. Highwood (near Chelmsford) 5/6 miles. Val. Cancelled

Thursday 9th  GAMES EVENING. 7.30 Christchurch Green. Peter

Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th  HOLIDAY in IRELAND (near Dublin). Eileen

Saturday 11th  WALK. Sue S.  Cancelled

Wednesday 15th  Pre-AIR SHOW. Meet at about 11am at Duxford in the entrance lobby. Entrance is £22.50 (£24.75 with Gift Aid) for concessions, £25 (£27.50) for youngsters.  Brian

Thursday 16th  BENDY STRETCHES. Sue C.

Saturday 18th June Walk, from Whitstable to Herne Bay and back). Aiming for 9.32 from Stratford International. A group save ticket (1/3 off full price regardless of any travel cards) is possible. Please let me know so that I can get the tickets before we go. Sue C.

Thursday 23rd  PICTIONARY. Parviz

Saturday 25th  6 months to Christmas walk. Moved to 26th June

Sunday 26th  Circular walk from Ware, Hertfordshire. Meet at 10am for the 10.14 from Stratford, or at Ware Station for walk start at 11am. Trevor

Thursday 30th  PROGRAMME PLANNING. We need pre-planning please. Lynne



Saturday 2nd  CYCLE RIDE. Along the horse-ride of Epping Forest. Meet at 10.30 am at the Golfers Café on Bury Road (sit out in the nice area at the back) . Lynne

Thursday 7th  BARBECUE & BOULES. 7.30 at hall. Bring food & drink. Peter

Saturday 9th  WALK. Along the River Lea, starting at Cheshunt station at 11 a.m. (or Meet at Stratford for the 10.30 by WH Smith by the main concourse at 10.15). This is a circular walk of about 7 miles. Trevor

Thursday14th  BOARD GAMES NIGHT. Bring your games along. Dave

Thursday 21st  QUIZ. Brian

Saturday 23rd  WALK. Lynne - Cancelled

Thursday 28th  Outdoor VOLLEYBALL. Parviz

Saturday 30th  Weekend trip to IRONBRIDGE. Marian


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.

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