Epping Forest is for Everyone to Love

So many of us feel the benefit of the Forest – from those of us who grew up pond dipping on primary school trips, to those who discovered it as an invaluable respite from the grimness of lockdown.

We would love to hear from you! Tell us why you love Epping Forest, send us stories, pictures, and videos, to LoveEppingForest@efht.org.uk, or tag us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter using #LoveEppingForest

Together, let’s collect as many stories as possible about why we all love Epping Forest. We will share this with local election candidates so that they can see how vital the Forest and its continued care and protection is to their residents.

Epping Forest is for everyone to love

We are also asking candidates in the election to promise that they will #LoveEppingForest

Epping Forest welcomes many thousands of visitors to the boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge and Newham, and to Epping Forest District every year. It links the heart of London with the Essex countryside. It is for everyone to enjoy. City or country, Epping Forest is for everyone to love. 

At the same time this special Forest needs care and attention. It is managed and maintained by the City of London Corporation but all of us have a role to play in ensuring this ancient resource continues to flourish and thrive for generations to come. And local and district councillors have an important role to play in protecting and preserving the Forest. 

Every local Council has:

  • important planning powers that can protect the Forest against inappropriate development
  • a statutory role to tackle pollution and climate change in their area
  • a vital role in promoting the health and wellbeing of their residents.

That is why we are asking candidates in the election to make specific commitments in relation to protecting the Forest for all of us now, and for generations to come. 

Love Epping Forest Pledges


All these councillors and candidates have pledged their love for Epping Forest in their decision-making.

Protect Epping Forest for generations to come

Read our Press Release

Call for all councillors and council candidates to pledge to show their love for the Forest in their decision making.

Love Epping Forest Manifesto

Download our manifesto

Download #LoveEppingForest manifesto and ask your local councillors to sign up and make specific commitments to protect the Forest.

Love Epping Forest stall

Come and meet us in person

We will be setting up stalls in Theydon Green, Wanstead and at Butler’s Retreat throughout the last two weeks of April

Attend our webinar

Campaign webinar recording

Recording of our webinar including updates, resources, and discussions about further ideas moving forward.

Love Epping Forest Poster

Print-ready posters

Download #LoveEppingForest posters to put in your windows and show your love for the Forest!

Love Epping Forest David's story

#LoveEppingForest stories

Fresh air, wildlife, history, family time, health, mental wellbeing…see the stories we have collected about why we love Epping Forest.

Epping Forest spring

Partner organisations

Local partner groups contributing to the care and protection of Epping Forest that we all love.

Download social media cover photos

Social media cover photos

Download cover photos to use on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter to spread the love of Epping Forest and create awareness of the campaign!