Epping to Chipping Ongar


Up late but want a long walk in beautiful rolling hills? This walk is for you.

This walk starts at Epping tube station (on the central line) and traces the Essex Way through woodland, rolling hills and little villages to end at Chipping Ongar, a pretty little town with plenty of nice pubs to stop off at.

Unless you want to get a steam train home, then you’ll need to get a taxi from Chipping Ongar back to Epping, but at 14 mins and with 24 hr central line you can stay as long as you like.

Strava route
Google route

NB: we got a bit lost when we recorded this route, so ignore the circular route around Toot Hill.

Station Central Line
Time of walk 3hrs
Time on train 38 mins (from Liverpool St)
Time in taxi 14 mins home
Time end to end 3hrs 38
Cost £15 (inc taxi)

How to shorten the route
Walk from Epping to Toot hill and then walk back to Epping

Places to stop

The Theydon Oak is pretty close to Epping, but if you’re feeling smug about having such a short journey to get to the country it’s worth a stop off.

Toot Hill
The Green Man is a great pub with a pretty beer garden at the front. It’s not quite half way but has a good selection of bar snacks if you’re not hungry for lunch yet.

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