Who we are

We are a charity and a membership organisation with a big mission to inspire people about Epping Forest, and to conserve and protect its irreplaceable biodiversity, culture and heritage now and for generations to come. We operate across the whole of Epping Forest, covering 6,000 acres stretching from Manor Park in East London to Epping in Essex.

Epping Forest is for everyone to love. Our work is to stand up for this wonderful ancient Forest and inspire everyone to do the same. We have regular guided walk programmes to help you getting to know Epping Forest, and we operate the Epping Forest Visitor Centre at High Beach on behalf of City of London Corporation (the Conservators). We also help to increase the biodiversity in the Forest through hands-on conservation work, campaigns to raise awareness of the Forest and advocate at planning enquiries to ensure it does not suffer direct damage from more development, traffic, or pollution.

What we do

epping forest guided walks

Inspire & educate people about Epping Forest

Guided walks, talk series, or chatting with our volunteers at the Visitor Centre at High Beach, which we are operating on behalf of City of London Corporation…Join us to know, appreciate and celebrate this wonderful ancient Forest.

Do hands-on work to conserve & grow the Forest

We undertake practical habitat management tasks in Epping Forest, and welcome individuals, groups, and organisations from all walks of life to join us. Together, let’s help improve the biodiversity of the Forest.

Love Epping Forest awareness campaign

Protect Epping Forest through research & advocacy work

We advocate on behalf of the Forest and engage with the public, work with partners and stakeholders in relation to public policy concerning the Forest, including local planning, and sustainable transport.Β 

Become a member

There is no better way to support us than become a member. Let’s amplify the voice of Epping Forest!

Together, we can be a vital voice to conserve, protect and celebrate Epping Forest’s biodiversity, heritage, and culture, so that it can be enjoyed responsibly now, and for generations to come.

Whether you choose to join us as a single or joint member, all voice matters!

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Longhorn cattle in Epping Forest

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New challenges, new strategy, new identity

New challenges, new strategy, new identity

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Deers in Epping Forest