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 6,000 acres and 2,000 acres of bufferland. Much of the Forest  (over 5,000 acres) has an EU/UK conservation designation.

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 the interaction of humans and nature has shaped Epping Forest, and find out more about its fascinating wildlife, history, culture and heritage.

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Epping Forest Big Walk

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

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Maps & Trails

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

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Visit 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

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Epping Forest Talk

A series of talks hosted throughout the year to celebrate the rich biodiversity, culture and heritage of the 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 the Code of Conduct responsibly so that everyone can enjoy the Forest

Epping Forest Guided Walks

Guided Walks

Join us on regular guided walks in Epping Forest