The Friends of Wanstead Parklands are leading a walk around Wanstead Park on Sunday 22 October.
This, the last in this year's series of five walks, is part of the Epping Forest Walking Festival. The route will take participants on a leisurely stroll around the western side of the park, comprising Bush Wood and Wanstead Flats.
Starting at 11am outside the Quaker Meeting House on Bush Road, the walk will probably take two hours, and will point out vestiges of seventeenth and eighteenth century landscaping and the site of a Roman road. We may also spot some interesting fungi!
The official walk will end at a bus stop on Blake Hall Road, but the more energetic will be invited to continue through the park to The Temple. Now housing a visitor centre and gift shop, the Temple is open every weekend. It was originally built around 1760 by John, 2nd Earl Tylney of Castlemaine.
The walks are free, but donations to the group are welcome. As paths may be muddy, suitable footwear is advised.
If you love Wanstead Park and care about its future, come along to the Friends’ AGM on Wednesday 29 March. All are welcome! Continue reading Friends of Wanstead Parklands Annual General Meeting
On the 23rd April I will be running the London Marathon for Heart UK, a national charity focussed on preventing unnecessary and early deaths caused by high cholesterol.
I am running for Heart UK as sadly Heart disease has had a devastating effect on my family. Both my parents died of heart failure and so to did my brothers Pat, Tony and Eamonn, all in their 40s.
This will be my 7th Marathon and I hope to raise as much as possible for Heart UK. I am looking forward to next April as London is the best supported of all the Marathons.
I hope you can support me in any way you can. Below is my fund raising page if you would like to donate.
The Wren Group is putting on a photo exhibition at The Temple in Wanstead Park in January 2017 to celebrate the area's wildlife diversity/Wanstead 1000.
Please send in your best photographs of any animals, including insects, and plants. 20 will be selected by a panel of Wren committee members. The selected images will be professionally printed, mounted and framed. And, after the exhibition, they will be presented to the photographer.
All submissions should be hi-res files, and should be sent to Tony Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Did you ever fancy being a National Trust volunteer but there's no historic properties nearby to love and cherish? Do you have an interest in history and a knowledge of the heritage Wanstead Park in particular? Now is your chance to help out at the historic property on our doorstep! The Temple in Wanstead Park is a Grade 2 listed building dating from the 1760s and is a survival from the heyday of Wanstead Park. It is open to the public every weekend. This gives visitors the opportunity not only to visit this unique and beautiful building but also to learn about the extraordinary history of the Park. Continue reading A chance to volunteer
Dwight (59) and; Lewis 13 Cycle Cycle Tour around the coast of the UK. 2014 to 2016, over 3 summers: 1st summer:-2650(ish) miles Exeter to Edinbugh in (roughly) 42 days then 2nd summer 2015 600 miles 10 days, Edinburgh to London. 3rd Summer 2016 10 days complete full round uk coastal tour 500 Exeter to London miles (total mileage well over 3000 miles) a Young persons record!
For more and to support Dwight and Lewis follow this link.
The AGM to attend and be seen at
Wednesday, 24th February 2016
7pm for 7.15pm at Wanstead Golf Club, E11 2LW
Introduction by the Chair
Keynote speakers including:
1. John Cryer MP representing the Parliamentary Support Group for Wanstead Park
2. Geraldine Roberts author of The Angel and The Cad
Meet and greet with local supporting groups
Drinks and nibbles available
Book a place on Eventbrite
Register for free at www.WansteadPark.org.uk
Free for members | £5 non-members (incl membership) | Affiliate members: £1
All ages welcome to celebrate our achievements and have a good time!