The Mole Trap

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Tawney Common
Theydon Mount
CM16 7PU
The Mole Trap pub, Essex



  • Outdoor eating area

Establishment Features

  • Beer Garden
  • Dogs welcome

Parking & Transport

  • On Site Car Parking


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Epping: Travelling north through the High Street turn right into Stonnards Hill opposite the War Memorial. Follow this road as it becomes Coopersale Street to the end of the road. At the t junction turn left into Mount Road and continue under the M11 and along the road turning at the first left into Banks Lane. The second on the right is Tawney Common and will take you to the Moletrap.

Public Transport Directions

There is no direct public transport to the Moletrap. The nearest village is Toot Hill. However for those travelling on the Epping Ongar Heritage Railway, it is a 40 minute walk, much through ancient woodland. It is also a fiftenn minute diversion from the Essex Way on the section between Coopersale and Toot Hill.

From North Weald Station: Walk down the road from the station to the High Street and turn left and first left into Kiln Road. Walk up Kiln Road, under the railway bridge and continue until the road becomes a path continuing to the right as the road forks and becomes private access to the left. Follow this path into High Wood. You now travelling along an ancient track. About two thirds of the way through the forest the Essex Way crosses. Continue straight ahead and emerge from the wood onto Mountwood Lane. At the end of this road turn left into Banks Lane and continue to the junction with Tawney Common on your right just after a bend. There is verge to walk along next to the field on the righthand side. Walk down Tawney Common and the Moletrap is on the left.

Off the Essex Way: Travelling from Coopersale, walk through Gernon Bushes and over the M11, along the edge of Posternlane Spring Wood and into Birching Coppice woods. As you enter High Wood take the path crossing and go right and follow the directions above. The junction is marked with posts and arrows.