Category: Forest

Ghosts of Epping Forest

        Are you a believer or a sceptic? Either way most people like a legend or two and Epping Forest has its fair share to tell, from Highwaymen to Hangman’s Hill there is a fable or two about most parts of the forest and here we will share some of the popular…
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Highams Park

Highams Park is a Special Area of Conservation and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. This was once an area of woodland pasture believed to have been cleared by the Saxons and there have been a number of manor houses here, the original of which was nearer to the river Lea. After this was demolished…
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Epping forest act

Here is a link to the Epping forest act. There are subsequent amendments to this act which you have to remember to check and view it with the amendments    1878-Epping-Forest-Act-1-1


Byelaws made by the Conservators of Epping Forest, in pursuance of the Epping Forest Acts 1878 and 1880 and the City of London (Various Powers) Act 1977.

The lost pond

  Sitting at the top of Bellringers Hollow uphill from Baldwins Hill pond there is a beautiful pond encircled by some of the oldest beech pollards and coppards in the forest, possibly even in Europe! One of the Beeches is estimated to be circa 1000 years old! This brute of a tree is probably one…
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Have we really got to pick a pocket or two….?

The city of London is “Sui generis”,  of its own kind or unique. Spanning the centuries and tests of time the Corporation is certainly special and part of the very fabric of London. It enjoys and benefits from this unique status and cherishes its ancient traditions, intriguing customs and mysterious guilds. It relies heavily on…
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The “Ragged Children” of Epping Forest

Epping Forest is an escape from the city or town life, you can walk from busy urban roads straight into wild open space, but this is nothing new and has been seen for centuries as an essential benefit to people. Coming out of Loughton station you probably wouldn’t know which way to walk into the…
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