We believe everyone should be able to enjoy Epping Forest responsibly, contribute to its conservation, and everyone should be able to participate in our work.

Part of our work is to offer people or groups opportunities to take part in conservation and Forest awareness activities. See below for the various opportunities.

  • Clearing ponds
  • Clearing bracken and other invasive scrubs on Forest heathland
  • Thinning out Silver Birch and Sycamore in areas where these species have become too invasive stopping other species from establishing themselves
  • Clearing dense Holly growth to allow light to reach the Forest floor, helping to re-establish plant and animal life
  • Litter picking projects and events
  • Improving/rebuilding Forest trails, including the Forest’s easy access trails
  • Undertaking bird observation, insect hunts, tree identification, pond dipping activities

The Trust acts with the full cooperation and approval of the Conservators of Epping Forest. We employ qualified and experienced leaders, trained to work with groups engaging them in hands-on activities. Project staffs are DBS checked and qualified first aiders.

A group of volunteers in various age and background smiling at the camera in forest setting

Green Team

Become a Green Team volunteer and carry out practical habitat management work in Epping Forest to help conserve its precious biodiversity.

epping forest heritage trust happy loppers

Special project: Happy Loppers

A hands-on conservation programme to support and enable people with special needs to contribute to the conservation of Epping Forest.

group of people trial through a wintery forest with old trees and tall branches

Bespoke event

Group guided walks or hands-on conservation work in Epping Forest, we are happy to work with you to put together a programme to meet your needs.