The Essex Way

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Type:Waymarked Trail

Epping Tube Station (starts)
Epping Forest District
CM16 4HW
The Essex Way between Coopersale and Toot Hill includes areas emerging from woodland to cross between fields that give spectacular "open sky" views.


Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - There are car parks at Epping Station, in Epping Town and in Ongar Town.
  • Parking (free) - There is free car parking at various locations where the Essex Way crosses through or near villages.
  • Railway station within walking distance - The Essex Way starts at Epping Station. Epping is the last stop on the Central Line.

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • Forest Location - The Essex Way passes through wooded areas.
  • In countryside - The Essex Way passes through varied countryside.
  • In town/city centre - The Essex Way starts at Epping and passes through Ongar.
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location - The Essex Way passes through or by the villages of Coopersale, North Weald, Greensted and Willingale.

Specialist Features

  • Easy Route
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth


Map & Directions

Road Directions

There are car parks at Epping Station and Ongar.

Public Transport Directions

Join the Essex Way at any point. Travelling to Epping Station on the Central Line is an ideal way to start your walk. Buses can take you to and from Ongar if you wish to walk one way and take transport back. The Essex Way crosses roads at Coopersale, Toot Hill, Greensted, Ongar and Willingale so all of these points are ideal put-down or pick-up points.

Opening Times

* The Essex Way is open all year round.