Dog walking is one of the most popular activities in Epping Forest and provides great exercise for human and canine alike!
Dog owners are asked to ensure that dogs are kept on leads or are under effective control at all times. Please do clean up after your dog and dispose of it in any litter bins which can be found either in car park areas or in the local streets surrounding the Forest. Dog waste can now be disposed of within any litter bin.
With effect from 14 January 2013 Epping Forest District Council (EFDC)has decided to introduce three Dog Control Orders (DCO) making it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to:
fail to remove dog faeces deposited on any public land within the district
fail to put a dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer which includes Forest Keepers, on any public land within the district
fail to limit the number of dogs which a person may take onto public land within the district to four dogs
The DCO apply to all land which is open to the air (including covered land which is open to the air on at least one side) and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access with or without payment within the whole of the administrative area of Epping Forest District Council and including Forest land. Copies of the Dog Control Orders and maps identifying the land where the orders apply (the whole of the district) can be found on the EFDC website. Copies can also be inspected and obtained from the Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ.
There are now six waymarked trails across the Forest. A seventh, the Oak Trail, will be in place for summer 2013. To find your nearest walk, check our new location map (746 kb), then download the details for your chosen walk from below:
• The Chestnut Trail (405 kb)
• The Holly Trail (215 kb)
• The Hornbeam Trail (170 kb)
• The Lime Trail (650 kb)
• The Beech Trail (593 kb)
The Willow Trail will be added shortly, but in the meantime please contact us on tel 020 8532 1010 or email@example.com if you would like us to post or email you a copy.
Find out more information about our Dog Walker’s Forum.
Do you enjoy walking your dog on Epping Forest? We have set up a Dog Walker’s Forum for Epping Forest and need your help! The Forum is made up of dog walkers for dog walkers and will work together with us to tackle a wide range of subjects from everyday issues and user conflicts to the future management of the Forest.
For further information or to be kept informed of any developments in the Dog Walker’s Forum please email firstname.lastname@example.org.