Little Monk Wood, Baldwins Pond and Broom Hill from Rushey Plain

This circular walk close to Loughton Camp provides a good way to discover Little Monk Wood, Baldwins Pond and less used paths along Loughton Brook enjoying this peaceful area.

Technical sheet
No. 4290314
A Waltham Abbey walk posted on 02/11/20 by charentimoy. Update : 08/03/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h30[?]
Distance Distance : 4.73km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 54m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 54m
Highest point Highest point : 113m
Lowest point Lowest point : 56m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Epping Forest
Location Location : Waltham Abbey
Starting point Starting point : N 51.665305° / E 0.03948°
Download : -
Baldwins Pond

Description

Park your car at Wellington Hill next to Epping Forest Visitor Centre and Kings Oak Pub.

(D/A) Head to the road leading to the visitor centre and turn left to the path before the "ten miles per hour" speed limit road sign. Bear right after the pound following the main large path (Epping Forest Centenary Walk).

(1) Go straight at the first junction for 150 metres, then turn left at the right angle to the path which joins Epping New Road after 300 metres (be careful crossing this traffic road!). Cross over the road, go past Mount Pleasant car park taking slightly right. Follow the main path for almost half a mile before you bear right at the fork for a few metres.

(2) At the next junction, ignore the arrow on the right but go down the path on your left until you join Baldwins Pond.

(3) From the pond, descend along Loughton Brook on your right (it can be muddy during wet conditions!) keep the left side of the stream for half a mile before you reach a footbridge.

(4) Cross it, leave the stream on your left and go slightly up. Avoid fallen trees, then keep right when you see two isolated huts. It's not easy to find your way during this small section but notice that you need to keep the stream on your left until you join a large marked path (Three Forest Way). Cross over this main path, then go up straight ahead.

(5) Go across a small plain and cross a footbridge over Kate's Cellar. Continue up the path in Broom Hill following yellow arrows for almost half a mile. The path levels and you finally reach Epping New Road. Cross over the road (be careful!), go through the gate leading to the main path on the right. Continue straight for 600 metres before you reach a junction. Bear left and continue straight for 100 metres before you bear left again. The path goes past Epping Forest Visitor Center going back to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 110m - Wellington Hill
1 : km 0.48 - alt. 112m - First junction
2 : km 1.52 - alt. 97m - Junction
3 : km 1.97 - alt. 71m - Baldwins Pond
4 : km 2.59 - alt. 65m - Footbridge
5 : km 3.1 - alt. 65m - Small plain
D/A : km 4.73 - alt. 110m - Wellington Hill

Useful Information

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Other walks in the area

Walker
Grimston's Oak and Hill Wood from Chingford Plain
distance 7.02km Vertical gain +52m Vertical drop -52m Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Waltham Forest - Greater London

This quiet circular walk provides a good way to discover paths in Bury and Hill woods using a small section of the Epping Forest Centenary Walk. During this walk, you will see a beautiful oak reckoned to be about 350 years old!

Walker
Bury Wood and Connaught Water from Chingford Plain
distance 5.55km Vertical gain +34m Vertical drop -34m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Waltham Forest - Greater London

This pleasant circular walk combines several paths in Bury Woods including Holly and Willow Trails. Then, you will walk around Connaught Water enjoying its wildlife!

Walker
Strawberry Hill Ponds, Mount Pleasant and Connaught Water from Barn Hoppitt
distance 11.27km Vertical gain +103m Vertical drop -111m Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Waltham Forest - Greater London

This circular walk with ascents and decents in Epping Forest explores paths in Warren and Strawberry Hills before you go back across Hill Woods. You finally walk along Connaught Water and go back to Barn Hoppitt.

Walker
Around Oak Hill and Deer Sanctuary from Piercing Hill
distance 6.33km Vertical gain +72m Vertical drop -64m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Theydon Bois - Essex

This quiet circular walk uses a section of Epping Forest Centenary Walk close to Ambresbury Banks (remains of banks) before you follow a path in Birch Wood with lovely views over Deer Sanctuary and its wildlife!

Walker
distance 18.76km Vertical gain +125m Vertical drop -64m Durée 5h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hertfordshire

Follows the River Lea Navigation thru' Waltham Abbey & past Enfield Lock. We leave the Lea Valley Walk & join the route of the London Loop for almost 2 miles, along the River Lea, past Enfield Island, thru' Sewardstone Marsh & up into Epping Forest. Then thru' a golf course to Lippitts Hill & onto High Beach. There are a few very hilly miles up to and thru' Epping Forest and Bell Common to finish at Epping Station.

Walker
distance 12.38km Vertical gain +74m Vertical drop -101m Durée 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Epping (Essex) - Essex

From Epping Station, we follow the Essex Way for our whole route. Thru' fields and an ancient track to Coopersale Street, then across fields to Gernon Bushes Nature Reserve. Cross over the M11 and go in a straight line towards Toot Hill. Thru' Toot Hill village and fields to Greensted and onto Chipping Ongar. Two videos at YouTube, one by John Rogers and a second by voxley19, both cover this whole walk.

Walker
Hollow and Bullrush Ponds from Snaresbrook Road
distance 4.79km Vertical gain +15m Vertical drop -15m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Waltham Forest - Greater London

This easy circular walk mainly uses sections of Epping Forest Centenary Walk and Greenwich Meridian Trail enjoying paths in woods and wildlife along Hollow Pound.

Walker
Around ponds in Wanstead Park
distance 5.6km Vertical gain +12m Vertical drop -12m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Redbridge - Greater London

This beautiful circular walk which mainly uses Chestnut Trail is a good way to discover Wanstead Park walking along several lovely ponds and River Roding.

For more walks, use our search engine.

The GPS track and description are the property of the author.