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 and running, and cycling to horse riding, angling, football and even golf.
There are also four Visitor Centres to see, with exhibitions, special events and friendly staff to help you find your way around the Forest.
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Epping Forest opening hours
Epping Forest is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; though our centres sometimes close. Wanstead Park also closes at dusk and reopens at dawn, as do some of our car parks.
Planning your visit
For more information on opening times and for help planning your journey, please see our visitor information pages.
Forest maintenance programme
For information on any works currently being carried out in the forest, please see our News page.
Did you know?
- The Forest covers around 2,400 hectares – 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).
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