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 an 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



Saturday June 24th              Brentwood Walk with Trevor
Meet Trevor and other EFOGers at Brentwood station at 10.30 a.m for a circular walk via Hartswood, Thorndon and Warley. There’s an Essex Wildlife Trust visitor centre at Thorndon Park, though he's not sure what the facilities there are like - so "be prepared". There are also pubs on route. The walk should be somewhere between 5 to 8 miles long, depending on numbers, weather and Trevor's navigational skills! (some short cuts are available). See Group e-mail 20th June for more details.

Saturday June 24th              Le Tour de Waltham Forest Cycling Event
If you're not walking with Trevor today and enjoy a bike ride you might like to join this annual cycling event. There are four routes to choose from (different difficulties) to help you discover the borough on two wheels. See group e-mail 25th April &     

Thursday June 29th             Barbecue        7.30pm - 10pm
Sue C will be co-ordinating our EFOG BBQ tonight at the hall. Please note the earlier start time - to help us get the most of we hope will be a lovely Summer evening.



Saturday July 1st  Music for a Summer Day at Copped Hall  2pm - 4pm
The New Redbridge Wind Orchestra  (with EFOG's own Peter B) will be performing in Copped Hall gardens this afternoon. Bring your own picnic and chairs and enjoy the music played during the afternoon by this fantastic local orchestra. If it's raining the event will take place inside the mansion. Gates open at 1pm and will close for entry at 2pm. Tickets cost £10.  To book go to or contact Frances Dennett 07749 397932

Sunday July 2nd        Open Day at Chigwell Riding Trust  11am - 4pm
The Chigwell Riding Trust established the first riding centre for people with a range of special needs more than fifty years ago. Their annual Open Day is always popular and raises much-needed funds for the centre. Come along and watch riding demonstrations, browse the traditional stalls and meet the ponies. For more information see or contact Maz. 

Thursday July 6th     Boule on the lawn     8pm - 10pm
Summer is here - the sun is out. Why not 'relaxez vous' with a game or two of Boule on the lawn with your friends. Oui oui? If the weather is uncooperative - there's always the hall! 

Saturday July 8th     A Walk with Lynne
Lynne will be guiding us on a fascinating and very beautiful walk through the Garden of England. There are three castles en route: Hever, Chiddingstone and Penshurst. We will catch a train to Hever (probably from London Bridge - but location and time will be confirmed later) We will then return by train from Leigh. Bring a packed lunch and drinks/water. Teas will probably be available at Penshurst, it sounds like a place with plentiful teashops. 8.8 miles.

Sunday July 9th       Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire
Brian is organising a visit to one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Eliizabethan Age. Why not join him? As well as the house itself there are lovely gardens and a deer park.Tickets (an annual pass) cost £18 on the day or £16 advance on-line.  See or contact Brian. More details to follow.

Thursday July 13th   Evening walk from the hall   MEET 7.30PM
Peter will be our guide for what we hope will be a lovely Summer Evening walk in the vicinity of the hall. Please meet at the front gates at 7.30pm (for an earlier start than usual). Afterwards, who knows? Maybe refreshments at The Eagle? NB the hall will not be open tonight.

Saturday July 15th    Walk - Parndon Mill, Harlow
Jacky will be guiding us on a walk today. More details to follow.

Sunday July 16th      Epping Forest Bike Ride
Brian is organising a group bike ride somewhere in Epping Forest today. More details to follow.

Thursday July 20th    Pictionary  with Parviz   8pm - 10pm
Summer is here - time to chill out with a fun(ny) game with Parviz and other pals..... one of our favourites - whether you can draw or not. I've also heard it said that 'guessing is good for you' - or is it another word beginning with G ?

Saturday July 22nd    Walk in Windsor Great Park
We're certainly getting around this Summer. Sue C will be guiding us on today's walk in a another lovely place, steeped in history. More details to follow.

Sunday July 23rd       Fancy a swim?
Today Ken is organising a swimming session - all abilities welcome. It will be followed by breakfast if you want. More details to follow.


Future activities - which need to be booked in advance:

Saturday 23rd September - Sunday 1st October   Bollington Walking Festival in The Peak District.  Contact Marian NOW for more details about this great opportunity to meet with like-minded people in this beautiful part of England.