There is good public access, with tube, train and bus routes and stations around it. There are many car parks, tea huts and cafes and ample pubs.

Click here to download a central, close-up Forest map, courtesy and copyright of City of London and there, explore further perspectives of this wonderful space.

Whether you are vising the Forest for walking, cycling, dog walking, nature observation, or just a relaxing stroll, please enjoy the Forest responsibly by following the Code of Conduct.

Three visitor centres provide information for the public.

High Beach Visitor Centre: A good place to start a visit to the heart of the Forest

We have been managing the Epping Forest High Beach Visitor Centre on behalf of the City of London since April 5, 2014 and has now provided information and support for over 100,000 visitors!

The Visitor Centre is situated at a traditional beauty spot in the Forest, with many forest trails, picnic areas, refreshments and an Easy Access Path. It is entirely run by a group of dedicated volunteers, who are passionate about the Forest and sharing information with visitors. So why not visit us and meet our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers next time you are in Epping Forest!

In the Centre you will find:

  • Close up viewing of birds at our feeding station
  • Maps, Forest exhibition and gift shop
  • Children’s activities, including scavenger hunts and activity sheets to use in the Forest

Opening hours

  • Friday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
  • 10 am to 4 pm

Where to find us

Paul’s Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AF (behind Kings Oak pub).

Phone 020 8508 0028