Experience this wonderful and irreplaceable ancient forest. 

Epping Forest is London’s largest green space, stretching some 19 km (12 miles) from Manor Park in east London to Epping in Essex. A former Royal Hunting Forest, today Epping Forest covers 8,000 acres, over 5000 of which have either an EU/UK conservation designation, or both.

Find out more about this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and its rich history, culture, and heritage. 

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About Epping Forest

Learn how human and nature interacting has shaped Epping Forest through history, and find out more about its fascinating wildlife, history, culture, and heritage.

Epping Forest Big Walk 2022

Epping Forest Big Walk

Sunday 25th Sep. Join our annual celebration event to walk the full (or part of) the Forest from Manor Park to Epping, in one day.

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Epping Forest Talk

A series of talks we host throughout the year to celebrate the rich biodiversity, culture and heritage of the Forest

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Visiting Epping Forest

There are three Visitor Centres in Epping Forest, 101 ponds, 189 km of paths, 7 listed buildings, 3 scheduled monuments, and much more.

Epping forest guided walk

Guided Walks

Join us on regular guided walks in Epping Forest.

epping forest code of conduct

Code of Conduct

Whether you are visiting the Forest to relax, to cycle or for dog walking, please follow these Codes of Conduct so that everyone can enjoy the Forest responsibly.

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Maps & Trails

Discover route maps, waymarked trails and areas of interest in Epping Forest.