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Epping Forest

The ancient woods of Epping Forest spans over an area of 6,000 acres, which makes it the largest public open space in the London region.  The deep forest, along with the grass land and wet land areas was once the hunting ground of royals but now it is a major tourist place in London with over 4 million visitors every year.  


What's on in Epping Forest 

Entangled with rich history and the Epping  forest has areas of woodland, grassland, heath, rivers, bogs and ponds, which makes it a perfect tourist spot for short breaks.

Epping Forest is rich in wildlife that includes; birds such as three species of Woodpecker, Skylarks, Tree Creepers, Nuthatches,       Swans, Great Crested Grebes, Herons, Gadwall, Goosander and Wigeon. Animals such as Grey Squirrels, Rabbits, Muntjac Deer and Fallow Deer makes this forest their home, apart from the animals the forest is home to various ancient trees and rare plant life.


Picture courtesy: Andrew Grey

Things to do in Epping Forest 

 Epping Forest has something for everyone, whether you wish to escape the harshness of London city or simply relax, or want something a little more active. The Epping Forest provides various options for the travellers that includes numerous events all around the year and activities such as walking, running, cycling, horse riding, angling, football and even golf, there are also four Visitor Centres to see, with exhibitions, special events.



Opening hours

 Epping Forest is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Tickets and Prices

Entry to the forest is free

Charges apply for special exhibitions and events.



Ph: 020 8532 1010

Email: epping.forest@cityoflondon.gov.uk



Epping Forest

The Warren, Loughton

Essex, IG10 4RW


More Information


  • Air
  • Road
  • Rail

How to Reach: Air

London City Airport 23.3km.

How to Reach: Road

How to Reach: Rail

Loughton Station 2.4 km. Epping Station 7.4km.

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