Take Your Pic Walks

 

Take Your Pic Walks
Join Epping Forest District Council Museums, Heritage and Culture team for a series of 4 photography walks.
Explore the local landscape with specialist guides and capture the moment, in photos, on video, and/or sound. With support from the Life Walks Team.

Bring along your camera, smart phone, or tablet (e.g. iPad)

Exercise different senses and take a mindful approach to exploring the unique and beautiful district of Epping Forest

As a pilot initiative walks are FREE

We welcome Blind/partially sighted, Deaf and disabled people people to join us.

Covering 1 to 3 miles with a variety of stunning views, wild life and historic places of interest, the walks will last roughly two hours to allow for stopping
time, the length of the walk will be determined by walkers needs as a group on the day.

Specialist guides will share their knowledge of each local area and give tips on using your camera or smart phone to take pics or record sound. Smart phones or tablets (eg iPad) are ideal for this.

For disabled people walkers who require support, your Personal Assistant/Support Worker is also invited to take part.

BOOKING
Booking is essential, please call our booking line
on 01992 564226 Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm
or book online at http://www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/bookings

Not all routes are accessible for wheelchairs though most are flat paths.
See overleaf for details.
If you have any questions re disability access – please contact Sonja on
Email: museum@eppingforestdc.gov.uk
Tel: 01992 716882 (Mondays or Wednesdays)

Monday 19 June 2017 at 10:45
Meet – LVRPA Abbey Gardens car park, Waltham Abbey EN9 1XQ
Guided historical walk around the Abbey Gardens in the grounds of Waltham Abbey. Your expert guide leading this walk will be the Museum manager from Epping Forest District Museum + a landscape photography expert.
Paths — mostly tarmac, some grass, all on the flat. Wheelchair Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets at the Town Hall – 5 minutes away

Monday 3 July 2017 at 10:45
Meet – Fishers Green overflow car park (past first car park), Stubbins Hall Lane, Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey EN9 2EF
Guided nature walk along the River Lee, Lee Valley Park, including visit to a bird hide. An expert on wild birds (ornithologist) will accompany
you on this walk + a landscape photography expert.
Paths — tarmac, gravel and earth, all hard and on the flat, but slightly uneven in parts.
Toilets are situated in the first car park

Thursday 7 September 2017 at 10:45
Meet – Lee Valley White Water Centre (first car park on right), Waltham Abbey EN9 1AB
Guided nature walk around Bowyers Water lake, Lee Valley Park.
Expert guide to be confirmed + a landscape photography expert.
Paths — smooth tarmac, slight slope down at start. Wheelchair Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible Toilets at White Water Centre

Monday 25 September 2017 at 10:45
Meet – Fairmead car park, nr High Beach, Epping Forest IG10 4HR
Guided nature walk in the forest taking in Connaught Waters lake. Your guide on this walk will be an expert on the history of the local landscape + a landscape photography expert.
Paths — two gentle inclines, mainly earth paths — 50% good smooth paths, 50% hard but rough paths through the forest.
Car park is accessed by passing the bikers tea hut parking area, and along a rather bumpy potholed road in the forest.
No toilets on site

Detailed directions for meet up points available on booking

Culture without Borders Development Trust

Become a Trustee for our new…………..

‘Culture without Borders

Development Trust’

Created to support Epping Forest District & Lowewood Museums and Spotlight Theatre, Hoddesdon.

If you live in Epping Forest District or the Borough of Broxbourne, or have a passion for culture, history and learning and believe that you have the relevant skills and expertise to offer this exciting new development trust, we would love to hear from you.

We are establishing a Charitable Trust to assist us with our ambitious development plans and  further promote the knowledge and appreciation of our shared history and culture, not only on a local, but on a regional and  indeed, national level.

The trust will play a key role in developing funding strategies, including individual giving and legacies, to assist with the future development and help attract or create new exhibitions and events, building on the strong body or work already undertaken.

Trustees skills:

We welcome applications for Trustee positions, from those who are not only committed to ensuring that the museums’, culture and theatres futures are secured and that they go from strength to strength, but also have specialist skills in the following areas:

Finance     –     Fundraising     –    Philanthropy    –    Marketing    –    Communications    –    PR  –   Arts   – Heritage    –    Leisure and Culture    –     Retail, hospitality and tourism   –   Charity & Social Enterprise

There will be an open evening for all those interested in becoming a Trustee on Tuesday 13th June 2017 at the Epping Forest District Museum, 4 to 7 p.m.

This will be an invaluable opportunity to learn more about the new charity and your potential role as a Trustee, it will, also, be a chance to see the new exhibition space and displays in Epping Forest.

For an informal discussion or for an information pack, please contact:

Tony O’Connor

Epping Forest District Museum

39 – 41 Sun Street

Waltham Abbey.EN9 1EL

Tel: 01992 564986 Email: aoconnor@eppingforestdc.gov.uk