12 Waltham Forest – Will Ashon / by Rick Pearson

Having written a book about Epping Forest and its attendant myths and madmen, Will Ashon is the perfect tour guide on a walk to the highest point in the borough: Pole Hill. On the way, Will discusses his book Strange Labyrinth and the role the forest plays in our collective imagination. There's also some chatter about tree climbing, carving and animal droppings. So something for everyone, really. 

Pick up a copy of Strange Labyrinth here

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In Pole position: Will Ashon at the top of Pole, 91m above sea-level. 

In Pole position: Will Ashon at the top of Pole, 91m above sea-level.