Ride 9: London’s Greenest Gateway

Bikepacking bookThese pages are for readers of Bikepacking: mountain bike camping adventures on the wild trails of Britain by Laurence McJannet.

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Ride Information

START: Forest Gate station, Woodgrange Road E7 0NF, 51.549146, 0.022075

FINISH: Cheshunt station, Station Approach EN8 9AQ, 51.701564, -0.020342

DISTANCE: 19.1miles/30.8km

ASCENT: 1243ft/379m


TERRAIN: Undesignated forest tracks – most are soft earth, often muddy, occasionally technical, with rooty sections and grassy bridle paths. Flat or very gentle gradients.

NAVIGATION: Easy. OS Explorer 174 could be a useful companion, but Epping Forest’s trails are well signposted and NCN Route 1 will guide you towards Cheshunt station.


Ordnance Survey Map

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Open Street Map with information markers and elevation

Book Map



Download .GPX file (right click to download)

Download map.pdf from the book (right click to download)

How to navigate using .GPX files

Eat & Drink

The Horseshoes, Horseshoe Hill, Upshire, Essex, EN9 3SN, 01992 712745, www.thehorseshoes-countrypub.co.uk
The Larder, Butler’s Retreat, 12 Ranger’s Road, London E4 7QH, 020 7998 7858, www.worldslarder.co.uk


Duke of Wellington, Wellington Hill, High Beech IG10 4AH, 020 8502 1620, www.dukeofwellingtonhighbeech.co.uk
Lee Valley Campsite, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Chingford, Essex E4 7RA, 020 8529 5689, www.visitleevalley.org.uk
Bivvy: Bury Wood


Coffee 7, 10 Sebert Road, Forest Gate, London E7 0NQ, 020 8534 7774, www.coffee7.co.uk
Go Further Cycling, Forest Lodge Commercial Complex, Epping Road, Epping, Essex CM16 5HW, 01992 815132, www.gofurthercycling.co.uk

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