On 14 October 2012 Roger and Virginia Yelland led one of their popular walks from Loughton to Theydon Bois.  The photos below and the captions below each photograph were kindly provided by Sheila Bravin.



Greetings and Welcome



Leader, Roger, notes the number of ramblers.



Ramblers keep arriving in anticipation of a good walk



Not very far into the walk assistance was required for a muddy crossing



Autumn shows in fallen leaves



The wet sunny beauty of Epping Forest



The ramblers take time to stop and stare



Making their way in still clean clothing



Pause to enjoy a panoramic scene



Stunning forest scenes.  Hard to believe it is so near London and busy noisy roads



Each deep in their own thoughts



The pleasant morning walk continues and our photographer gets a rare shot of Mr and Mrs Connolly 



Amid the russett autumn colours some some green leaves linger on



A compassionate leader waits for the ramblers to catch up



Another muddy crossing to cross



Time to pause and enjoy the forest, lake, trees  and companionship



The sunny glades are warmer



Roger leads the way on another footpath




The walkers are staggered as each one's pace varies.



Some stiles are catching as they snap shut behind you.






The group, large by recent standards meanders along.



Some mushrooms may be poisonous!!



Another pleasant footpath



Walkers and horse riders share this way



Autumn colours






The peace prayer of St Francis - printed on the back of each membership card



Prayerful attention









Pause for prayer over the group returns to the path



Our photographer, wearing shades takes a spell on the other side of the camera



And now a halo of sunshine



Hard to do a walk without some road crossing





The ramblers among the large forest trees on well trodden path



Some discussion regarding lunch stops



Those who went to Copped Hall were treated to an unseasonal display of Morris

dancing. Not sure if our Maurice joined in!!


The Woodredon and Warlies Park Estate



The first apple tree spotted



Praying now for a windfall!!



Always time for berries before lunch



Now to catch up with the main party



But where are they?!!



Lovely cottages in Epping



The main party barely within camera shot.



Another road to cross and another path to take



The two photographs above and below were taken by Robert. I may be able to correct the blurry ones later




And another pause to let the group  catch up






Entering copped Hall Park





Copped Hall Estate




And so to the welcome lunch stop, a little later than expected