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Epping Forest, London's largest open space, is a registered charity managed by the City of London at little cost to the public. 

Whether you wish to escape the urban sprawl and simply unwind, or want something a little more active, Epping Forest has something for everyone.

There are numerous events throughout the year and plenty of activities to get involved in, from walking, running and cycling to horse riding, angling, football and even golf.

There are also four Forest Centres to visit, with exhibitions, special events and friendly staff to help you find your way around the Forest.

Did you know?

  • The Forest covers around 6,000 acres – that’s over 3,300 football pitches – and stretches from Manor Park to just north of Epping.
  • Two thirds of the Forest has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

Registered charity no. 232990

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What's happening
Exhibition: East India Company
06 Sep 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
12:00 - 17:00
Epping Forest

A visual exploration of the trade with the far east which brought wealth and luxuries to Europe and a fortune to Josiah Child, owner of Wanstead Park, in the late 17th Century.

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Exhibition: Epping Forest & the Great War
04 Oct 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
10:00 - 17:00
Epping Forest

100 years on from World War I. The autumn exhibition looks at the impact of the conflict on Epping Forest and tells stories of local people caught up in its events.

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