Theydon Bois Wander

Trad: 16 Event: 1
Walked: 7.0 miles

Theydon Bois is not a place I’ve explored before. There were a good few green boxes taunting me on the map, clustered around the M25/M11 junction, so I took to the back roads and ended up at this pretty church in Theydon Garnon, just up the road.

Theydon Garnon Church
Theydon Garnon Church

Perhaps I started in the wrong order, as I embarked on the Another Footpath Wander first, a mostly linear walk with a little loop at the end, comprising 8 caches.

Turning Leaf I
Turning Leaf I

There was plenty of Autumnal colour about, as I wandered along the track.

Turning Leaf II
Turning Leaf II

Some scenes make better pictures as mono, as I thought this section would…

A Mono View
A Mono View

But in the end, I resorted back to colour once more…

Autumn Colours Again
Autumn Colours Again

Then I moved the car to Theydon Bois proper, to embark on the Theydon Bois Footpath Wander series, with another 10 caches up for grabs. Unfortunately, I had a handful of DNFs here, but I did spot some interesting graffiti.

Under The M25
Under The M25

The last few caches were situated in quite a wild area, right next to the M25! It was rather odd, but the footpaths weren’t very well marked either. Eventually I made it back to Theydon Bois station where I was able to find the start of the series as dusk was falling – I had been unable to look on my outward walk due to muggles lurking.

Theydon Bois Station
Theydon Bois Station

I went home for some dinner, but then headed out again to round off the day at Essex Meet 42 in Little Braxted. Another great turn out for our bi-monthly meetup.