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 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 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


Lots of work done already - time now for you to do your bit. Maz would like the volunteers rota completed
asap. See group e-mail August 4th for update.


Saturday 19th August       Surrey Hills Walk
Why not join Ken and other EFOGers for a linear walk ( about 5 miles) in Surrey, from Coulsdon South Station to Caterham Station. Both stations are in Zone 6 of the London Transport network. Packed lunch and drinks advised.

Sunday 20th August              Checkpoint Plotting  
Peter G and Sue C will be doing some more plotting in Epping Forest today. We all know what for. Why not join them? Meet 10am at Chingford Golf Course, Bury Road.

Thursday 24th August           Team Word Search    8pm - 10pm
It's Jackie's turn to get us seeking out words tonight - with a team game with a difference. Why not come and see what it's all about? Chance to chat and meet up with others as well.

Sunday 27th August              Open Day at Copped Hall 11am - 4pm
You will be able to wander round Copped Hall gardens, parts of the mansion (with room stewards present to answer questions), the cellars and the stables today. All for only £8. Tea, coffee, home-made cakes and lunch are available, as well as a bar selling alcoholic drinks. There are stalls and exhibitions to browse as well as home-made and home-grown produce for sale. The Trust shop will also be open. Sounds like a great day out to me. For more details see Copped Hall website, group e-mail 20th August or contact Maz.        

Thursday 31st August           Wine Tasting    8pm - 10pm
Ken will be organising a wine tasting session tonight to end our August 'jollies'. Both red and white wines (from the same region) can be sampled as well as red wines (predominantly from the same grape type). For each wine you can say what you like / dislike. Which will you prefer? For those who imbibe there will be a small charge to cover the cost of the wine. A small amount of bread and cheese for the mid-point break would be good. Non-wine drinkers welcome - but bring your own drinks - if not our usual tea and coffee.
Sunday 3rd September         Walk in Epping Forest
Brian will be leading the  walk today. This is an 8 mile walk starting at Bury Road car park, Chingford at 10.30. We will walk up to High Beach. There we will stop for a tea and cake. There are toilets in the visitor centre there. Then across Epping New Road and back down the Green Ride, crossing Epping Road again to arrive back at Bury Road car park. The walk should take 3.5 hours so expect to return by 2.00 pm.
Thursday 7th September     Guide Dog Talk    8pm - 10pm
Jinan has organised a speaker for us tonight to tell us about Guide Dogs. Should be interesting - these wonderful animals are being used for all kinds of things nowadays. Please be early so that the talk can start of time.
Sunday 10th September    The Fitzwilliam String Quartet at Copped Hall 
This internationally acclaimed group is returning to Copped hall by popular demand. Gates open at 2pm for a 3pm start. Tickets £15.00. Tea/ coffee during the interval.  For more informationm see Copped Hall website or contact Maz.   

Thursday 14th September   Macmillan Cake Sale   8pm - 10pm
Sue C will be holding a cake sale ( 100 cakes at £1.00 each ) tonight in aid of Macmillan Cancer Nursing. Not to be missed - you know the cakes will be scrumptious! Come along and 'sin' a little - in a good cause.  
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September  Cycling & Walking Weekend
* Watch out for the group e-mail about this members and friends only weekend in Cambridgeshire. As well as enjoying our former members' fantastic welcome into their home, you get the chance to go on some lovely walks, cycle in the Gog Magog Hills and socialise with good friends. 

Sunday 17th September   Wanstead Festival
FYI  This annual mix of music, shows, stalls and family activities will run between 11am and 5pm on Christchurch Green in the High Street, Wanstead. 

Thursday 21st September   Rodings Rally Clues     8pm - 10pm
Time to put our heads together to think up some 'not so dastardly' clues for competitors in the Rodings Rally. They say many brains make light work - or was it makes the lights work????  You can see why mine never get chosen! Can you do better?

Saturday 23rd September      Checkpoint Plotting  
Peter G and Sue C will be doing some more plotting in Epping Forest today. November is getting closer......   Meet 10am at Chingford Golf Course, Bury Road.
Future activities - which need to be booked in advance:

Saturday 23rd September - Sunday 1st October Bollington Walking Festival. Cancelled but contact Marion or see Group e-mail 18th July if still interested.