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Epping Forest

Add Epping Forest to your Itinerary

Type:Forest

The Warren
Loughton
Essex
IG10 4RW

Tel: 020 8532 1010

The pond in the Lower Forest, part of Epping Forest.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - The following car parks have disabled parking areas: Chingford Plain, Connaught Water, High Beach Centre, Jubilee Pond, Knighton Wood, Pillow Mounds an The View.

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking - Epping Forest provide more than 30 car parks for visitors to use. Together, these serve most of Epping Forest's 2,400 hectares. A number of these car parks also have disabled bays for visitors with blue badges. A list of car parks is included below. Car parks with disabled bays are signified with an asterisk. See further details on the City of London/Epping Forest website for maps and Google links to these locations. The North of the Forest • Claypit Hill • Forest Side • Genesis Slade • Goldings Hill • Honey Lane • Jacks Hill • Long Running • Lower Forest • Mount Pleasant • Piercing Hill • Rushey Plain • Wake Valley • Wellington Hill The Centre of the Forest • Barn Hoppitt • Bradleys • Caddy House • Chingford Plain* • Connaught Water* • Earls Path • Fairmead Oak • High Beach Centre* • Hill Wood • Knighton Wood • Lincolns Lane • Pillow Mounds* • St John's Pond • The Stubbles • The View* • Woodford Golf Club The South of the Forest • Boat House • Centre Road • Jubilee Pond* • Lakeside • Snaresbrook Road
  • Railway station within 5 miles - Stations close to Epping Forest include Loughton and Epping on the Central Line and Chingford on the over-ground.

Leisure Facilities

  • 18 hole golf course - Chingford Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole public golf course run by Epping Forest. The course is laid out in two returning loops, and plays a maximum 6342 yard, par 72. Our course gives a good challenge for all players, and is a very pleasant, scenic walk. At just 25 minutes from the centre of London by train, it's ideal for a leisurely round after work.
  • Arrangements for riding / pony trekking - Aldersbrook Riding School Empress Avenue London E12 5HW 020 8530 4648 Barnfields Stables Sewardstone Road Chingford E4 7RH 020 8529 5200 High Beech Riding School Pynest Green Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QL (closest riding school to High Beach Forest Centre) 020 8508 8866 Woodredon Equestrian Centre Woodredon Farm Lane, Upshire Waltham Abbey EN9 3SX 01992 714 312
  • Golf - Chingford Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole public golf course run by Epping Forest. The course is laid out in two returning loops, and plays a maximum 6342 yard, par 72. Our course gives a good challenge for all players, and is a very pleasant, scenic walk. At just 25 minutes from the centre of London by train, it's ideal for a leisurely round after work.
  • Private fishing rights - Whether you are a first time fisherman or a seasoned angler, you can find peace and tranquility by the water's edge in Epping Forest. There are over 100 lakes and ponds in the Forest and you can fish in 24 of them, as long as you observe the fishing rules.

Catering

  • Cafe - There are some excellent refreshment facilities in Epping Forest to suit every budget, including the newly refurbished Butler's Retreat café, near the View on Rangers Road, a refreshment kiosk in Wanstead Park and tea huts located in High Beach. Butler’s Retreat, is open from 9am to 5pm during the week and is now open until 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays until October.Carl’s Tea Hut is located on the Pillow Mounds car park and is open from 10am to 4pm in the winter and from 10am to 5pm in the summer. Min's Tea Hut, sometimes referred to as The Biker's Tea Hut', due to its popularity with motorcyclists, is located on the road to High Beach, just off of the Robin Hood Roundabout. The Tea Hut is open from 9am to dusk every day of the year.
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - There are some excellent refreshment facilities in Epping Forest to suit every budget, including the newly refurbished Butler's Retreat café, near the View on Rangers Road, a refreshment kiosk in Wanstead Park and tea huts located in High Beach. Butler’s Retreat, is open from 9am to 5pm during the week and is now open until 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays until October.Carl’s Tea Hut is located on the Pillow Mounds car park and is open from 10am to 4pm in the winter and from 10am to 5pm in the summer. Min's Tea Hut, sometimes referred to as The Biker's Tea Hut', due to its popularity with motorcyclists, is located on the road to High Beach, just off of the Robin Hood Roundabout. The Tea Hut is open from 9am to dusk every day of the year.
  • Refreshments Available - There are some excellent refreshment facilities in Epping Forest to suit every budget, including the newly refurbished Butler's Retreat café, near the View on Rangers Road, a refreshment kiosk in Wanstead Park and tea huts located in High Beach. Butler’s Retreat, is open from 9am to 5pm during the week and is now open until 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays until October.Carl’s Tea Hut is located on the Pillow Mounds car park and is open from 10am to 4pm in the winter and from 10am to 5pm in the summer. Min's Tea Hut, sometimes referred to as The Biker's Tea Hut', due to its popularity with motorcyclists, is located on the road to High Beach, just off of the Robin Hood Roundabout. The Tea Hut is open from 9am to dusk every day of the year.
  • Restaurant - There are some excellent refreshment facilities in Epping Forest to suit every budget, including the newly refurbished Butler's Retreat café, near the View on Rangers Road. Butler’s Retreat, is open from 9am to 5pm during the week and is now open until 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays until October.

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open all year round
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays

Specialist Features

  • Circular Route
  • Cyclists welcome
  • Easy Route
  • Family Fun
  • Linear Route
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth
  • Moderate Route

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Epping Forest provides more than 30 car parks for our visitors to use. Together, these serve most of Epping Forest's 2,400 hectares. A number of these car parks also have disabled bays for visitors with blue badges.

 A list of car parks is included below. Car parks with disabled bays are signified with an asterisk. See further details on the City of London/Epping Forest website for maps and Google links to these locations.

 

The North of the Forest 

• Claypit Hill

• Forest Side

• Genesis Slade  

• Goldings Hill  

• Honey Lane

• Jacks Hill

• Long Running

• Lower Forest

• Mount Pleasant

• Piercing Hill

• Rushey Plain

• Wake Valley

• Wellington Hill

The Centre of the Forest

• Barn Hoppitt

• Bradleys

• Caddy House

• Chingford Plain*

• Connaught Water*

• Earls Path

• Fairmead Oak

• High Beach Centre*

• Hill Wood

• Knighton Wood

• Lincolns Lane

• Pillow Mounds*

• St John's Pond

• The Stubbles

• The View*

• Woodford Golf Club

The South of the Forest

• Boat House

• Centre Road

• Jubilee Pond*

• Lakeside

• Snaresbrook Road