Category: Forest

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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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

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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Car Parks in Epping Forest

Below is a map for car parks in Epping Forest The areas surrounding these car parks will still be subject to the verge parking rules and tickets issued for verge parking. em here *Please remember to respect the forest and take litter home with you* *Please be mindful of other forest users when using the…
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Cycling in Epping Forest

The 6,000 acres of Epping Forest is the closest freely accessible woodland to London and offers a wide range of off-road cycling opportunities. There are over 80 Kilometres of multi-user tracks, including 9 waymarked trails that are accessible to all and give a great opportunity to explore the forest from Wanstead in the south and…
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Fruits of the forest

The forest has an abundance of natural fruits and berries. However it is illegal to pick them. Over recent years foraging and mushroom picking has become a big issue which has a detrimental affect on the natural environment of the forest. Not limited to the obvious fly agaric pictured above there are some more lethal…
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Byelaws

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.