GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loughton Walks

14 miles (22.7 km)

This Essex town is located in the Epping Forest District of the county. It's an attractive town with dozens of historic listed buildings and three conservation areas.
This circular walk from Loughton tube station visits some of the walking highlights of the area including Epping Forest, Connaught Water and Hainault Forest Country Park. The route uses some of the long distance walking trails that run through the area including the Epping Forest Centenary Walk, the London Loop, and the Three Forests Way. These waymarked trails are a great way of further exploring the area.
Just to the south of the town you will pass the Roding Valley Meadows nature reserve on the River Roding near neighbouring Chigwell. There's some pleasant waterside trails here with lots of wildlife to see.
To extend the walk head a little further to the north and pick up the Theydon Bois Oak Trail.

Loughton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Loughton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Loughton

  • Epping Forest Centenary Walk - Follow the Epping Forest Centenary Walk fom Manor Park to Epping on this pleasant 15 mile walk
  • Forest Way -Essex - The Forest Way in Essex runs from Loughton station to Hatfield Forest.
  • Connaught Water - This pretty lake in Epping Forest has a nice circular walking trail around its perimeter
  • Hainault Forest Country Park - This country park contains open space parklands, numerous public footpaths, a large lake, the Hainault Forest Golf Club and Fox Burrow Farm
  • London Loop - Also known as the London Outer Orbital Path, this walk takes you on a tour of the parks, woods and fields around the edge of Outer London
  • Theydon Bois Oak Trail - This circular walk from the village of Theydon Bois explores an interesting and attractive area of Epping Forest.
  • Three Forests Way - This circular walk links three fine forests in the Essex/Hertfordshire area - Hatfield Forest, Hainault Forest and Epping Forest
  • Wanstead Flats - This large area of open grassland near Epping Forest has miles of walking trails to try
  • Knighton Wood - Explore Knighton Wood and Lord Bushes on this short walk in the Buckhurst Hill area of Epping Forest
  • River Roding - This cycling and walking route follows the River Roding from Roding Valley station to Ilford in Greater London
  • Chingford - This area of East London is a nice place to start a few walks with the train station the terminus of a line fromLiverpool Street station
  • Waltham Abbey - Enjoy a circular walk around Waltham Abbey and Lee Valley Park on this lovely route
  • Fairlop Waters Country Park - This large park in Ilford includes sailing and angling lakes, an 18-hole golf course, a boulder park, an outdoor activity centre and a number of newly developed footpaths

Photos

High Road, Loughton, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 2151568

High Road, Loughton, Essex

Sluice on Loughton Brook - geograph.org.uk - 3324835

Sluice on Loughton Brook

Loughton Underground Station, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 2151501

Loughton Underground Station, Essex. The station is on theCentral lineand lies betweenBuckhurst HillandDebden. It is in Zone 6.

The War Memorial at Loughton - geograph.org.uk - 1131678

The War Memorial at Loughton

River Roding in Roding Valley Meadows 2

River Roding in Roding Valley Meadows

Strawberry Hill Ponds, Epping Forest - geograph.org.uk - 2523466

Strawberry Hill Ponds, Epping Forest

Waterlilies and Coots on Connaught Water - geograph.org.uk - 921372

Waterlilies and Coots on Connaught Water

Island on Hainault Forest Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 2667749

Island on Hainault Forest Country Park

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