Explore 20 Epping Forest Walks with our walking app

We are excited to introduce our new Epping Forest Walks app – available now for both Apple iPhone and Android phones.

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Epping Forest covers 6000 acres of Forest land and 2000 acres of bufferland, with over 284km of paths to wander and plenty to explore.

Designed to enhance your experience of this wonderful ancient Forest, our walking app offers access to 20 unique trails, each showcasing the diverse beauty and rich heritage of the Forest. From majestic ancient woodlands to tranquil ponds and historical monuments, each trail provides you with a unique journey through Epping Forest, with details of how to get to them by public transport.

  • 10 official waymarked trails by the City of London Corporation
  • The entire 14-mile route of the Epping Forest Big Walk, covering the whole length of the Forest from Manor Park in East London to Bell Common in Epping, Essex
  • 5 specially curated trails of various lengths, with a mix of linear and circular routes.

The app is designed to appeal to walkers of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or simply looking for a leisurely stroll amidst nature, this app has something for everyone


Download the free Epping Forest Walks App

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Point of Interests

You will also find Point of Interests on most of the trails, helping you getting to know the rich history, ecology and culture of the Forest.

From ancient oak pollards to a medieval hunting lodge, from two iron-age hillforts to a deer sanctuary, each Point of Interest offers a glimpse into the remarkable ecology and history of the Forest

Easy to follow navigation

This walking app offers easy-to-follow navigation, ensuring that you stay on track and make the most of your time in the Forest. With offline access available, you can venture off the beaten path with confidence.

The app will show your position on the map as you walk, whether there is mobile signal in the Forest or not as it is GPX based. You will also find information and route details about how to get to the starting point of each walk – with most of them easily accessible via public transport

Epping Forest Walks App-Point of Interest

Essential information

The app also contains essential information, safety tips and the Codes of Conduct you need to comply with in the Forest. Please remember to enjoy the Forest responsibly. Together, let’s protect this irreplaceable Forest now and for generations to come.


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Join ‘Love Epping Forest Walks’ Facebook Group

Join the group: www.facebook.com/groups/437716058752030 

We’d love to hear your experience walking in Epping Forest, so why not join our growing community of people who walk in the Forest. It is for people to share their walking routes, photos, and the love for the Forest. You can also ask questions, review walks and seek recommendations from others in the group. To join the group, please visit: www.facebook.com/groups/437716058752030

Thanks to our Partners:

This app has been made possible thanks to the following organisations:

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City of London Corporation

The app contains ten official waymarked trails by the City of London Corporation Epping Forest team. We express our thanks in relation with the routes and GPX files support

The Charles S French Charitable Trust

The Charles S French Charitable Trust

Thank you to the Charles S French Charitable Trust who partly funded this project. 

The Charles S French Charitable Trust

Essex County Council

Thank you to Essex County Council who partly funded this project.

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Tesco Stronger Starts

Thanks to Tesco Stronger Starts, and the people who voted for us.


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  • Contains OpenStreetMap Data © OpenStreetMap contributors: www.openstreetmap.org/copyright
  • This walking app was developed for Epping Forest Heritage Trust by the team at Local Walks