June 17 at 10:30 am - 3:00 pmFree
A cycle across the ‘Fanns’
Join Ken Worpole for a gentle cycle ride through the Land of the Fanns, exploring hidden gems and local stories that uncover the history of this unique landscape. Starting from Rainham we will cycle to Belhus Country Park and stop here for refreshments, then loop back to Rainham via Hornchurch Country Park along the cycle path next to the River Ingrebourne.
Cycling for a maximum of 12 miles, until approx 3pm. It’s a ride, not a race!
The cycle ride is inspired by Fens, Forests and Fields, an astonishing new book about a landscape in Essex that time forgot: the Land of the Fanns. In this talk, one of its authors, Ken Worpole, will discuss what he discovered on his journeys through ‘the Fanns’, exploring the ebb and flow between London and Essex that has created this liminal landscape. In such a complex border country there are still to be discovered secret gardens and enchanted forests to amaze and delight.
To book your free place:
(LIMITED AVAILABILITY DUE TO COVID REGULATIONS)
Weather: If it is subject to rain on the day, the cycle ride will be cancelled 12 hours prior to the meetup event