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Epping Forest Challenge Walk

29 km / 18 miles

Essex, Gtr London
A delightful John Merrill walk around Epping Forest with vantage points over Essex, Hertfordshire and London. This 21 mile route takes you across dragonfly meadows, over small hills past places associated with Queen Boadicea, through beech and oak forest where deer and fox roam and beside a London bound navigation. The Walk starts and finishes at the historic Waltham Abbey where King Harold is reputedly buried.


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Anytime Challenges
Anytime Challenges; Average Gradients
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TL382006 - Waltham Abbey, Essex
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Epping Forest Challenge Walk (John Merrill Foundation - 2006)
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Badge & Certificate for Epping Forest Challenge Walk (John Merrill Foundation - 2006)


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29.4 Km (18.3 miles)
392 m (1,286 ft) ascent
124 m (407 ft)  maximum height