We are excited to launch ‘Book of the Month’ series on our website. Here we will review books related to or inspired by Epping Forest, as well as books that are in broader themes that are relevant to trees, forests, natural history, and cultural and social heritage.

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Follow the links below to discover more books about Epping Forest

illustration oof pollarded trees in Epping Forest - book by Edward North Buxton

Epping Forest with Maps, by Edward North Buxton

A must-read book about Epping Forest written over 100 years ago, by one of the first Verderers of the Forest who played a major part in saving Epping Forest in the late Victorians.

Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make our Worlds, Change our Minds and Shape our Futures

Entangled Life is now available in a stunning illustrated edition, abridged by the author, with over 100 spectacular full-colour images.

Epping Forest Its Literary and Historical Associations by William Addison

Epping Forest: Its Literary and Historical Associations

A remarkable record of literary associations of Epping Forest which William Addison assembles and reveals to us so vividly against its noble background.

The power of trees by Peter Wohlleben

The Power of Trees: How Ancient Forests Can Save Us if We let Them, by Peter Wohlleben

An illuminating manifesto on ancient forests: how they adapt to climate change by passing their wisdom through generations, and why our future lies in protecting them.

Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

Short Walks in London’s Epping Forest and its immediate surroundings

By Fred Matthews (West Essex Group Ramblers’ Association) and Harry Bitten (Friends of Epping Forest, now Epping Forest Heritage Trust). A great way to explore and enjoy the many parts of Epping Forest.