Protect Epping Forest, now and for generations to come

Becoming a member is the perfect way to demonstrate your love for Epping Forest.

epping forest ancient trees

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bluebells in epping forest in spring

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Together, your love for Epping Forest will help:

  1. raise awareness of the Forest as a precious ancient Forest to be protected for people to enjoy now, and for generations to come
  2. enhance the lives of the magnificent ancient trees, by opening them up to more light and reducing soil impaction
  3. improve the biodiversity of the Forest through our hands-on conservation activities to remove invasive species such as holly, birch and sycamore
  4. support powerful campaigns to protect Epping Forest from neighbouring development, pollution and climate change
  5. inspire and educate more people to share the love of the Forest through our website, magazine, newsletters, walks, talks, and the Epping Forest Visitor Centre at High Beach
  6. ensure every person in our community has the opportunity to experience the magic of the forest, especially people who would not otherwise be able to visit the Forest
  7. underpin vital messages to ensure people enjoy the Forest respectfully and responsibly
  8. celebrate the Forest’s unique biodiversity, culture and heritage, and enable other people to do the same so that the Forest lives on for generations to come.

Your membership will also include exclusive benefits to help deepen your connection and love for the Forest:


  • Free access to our monthly guided walks
  • Priority booking to our talks and events, which unlock further magic and hidden gems within the Forest
  • Our exclusive members’ magazine, Trust in the Forest, 3 times a year
  • A free copy of Epping Forest Big Walk Map
  • Member-only walks
  • The ability to steer our work and share your views through our consultations, and by attending our Annual General Meeting
  • being part of a diverse community of people with a shared love of Epping Forest
Epping Forest Big Walk Map

Membership Subscription Rates


  • Adult single membership: From £25.00 per year –  that’s only £2.08 per month
  • Adult joint membership:  From £32.00 – that’s only £2.67 per month

Your membership will be an ongoing annual subscription. You can follow our secure online forms above to set up Direct Debit. If you decide not to continue your membership, you can cancel at any time through your Bank account. 

* Joint memberships are for two people at the same address.


Trust in the Forest - Epping Forest Heritage Trust Members Magazine

Gift a Membership?

Select the ‘Become a Member’ option above, and you will be able to choose the option to gift membership with the online form.


Need assistance?

If you need assistance or have further questions, please contact us at:, or call us on 020 8508 9061.

Last year, with the help of our members, we:

  • provided advice to 9,000 people at the Visitor Centre at High Beach
  • led free guided walks for over 800 people
  • managed over 80 volunteers to give over 2,000 hours of hands-on conservation tasks
  • defended the Forest against a wide range of planning proposals
  • raised awareness of the Forest with policy makers and politicians.

With your help, we can do more!

What our members say: 


I have always loved Epping Forest. I was taken there pond dipping as a child and during the lockdown, having the forest to walk in and meet people in was a genuine lifesaver.

So I am really proud to be a member of EFHT. Protecting and championing this incredible resource means so much to me and I am so glad that I can play a tiny part in keeping the forest going for future generations.


So happy to be involved! I love Epping Forest and wanted to see if there was a way I could support.


My little one’s favourite tree is in Epping Forest. It brought him and our family so much joy over the years. Being Newham residents, Epping Forest is the best and nearest big wild open space that we can get to. I hope the Forest is protected and it will continue to bring joy and wonder to many people.