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Where to go in Epping Forest

There are four forest centres to visit in Epping Forest, which are a great starting point when exploring the forest.

Click on the links below to find out about opening times, how to find us and what’s on in each centre.

The View

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

The Temple, Wanstead Park

High Beach Forest Centre (closed, reopening April 2014)

At these centres, you can find out where to go and how best to enjoy the forest, pick up a leaflet or map, ask advice of our friendly and knowledgeable staff, discover more about the history of the forest, enjoy art exhibitions or browse in our forest gift shops.

For more places in the forest to discover, explore our ‘where to go’ page.

How to get to Epping Forest

Epping Forest can be reached by public transport and is easily explored on foot. See our walking page for details of trails through the forest. 

By tube

South Woodford
Roding Valley
Buckhurst Hill
Theydon Bois
Wanstead Park
Leytonstone High Road

By train

Greater Anglia trains also serve the nearby stations of

  • Manor Park
  • Highams Park
  • Chingford

For the most up to date travel information and bus routes, you could use the Transport for London Journey Planner, which you may find helpful.

By car

Epping Forest can be easily reached by car. To find the best routes and to see where our car parks are located, download the Epping Forest Map (290 KB).

What's on in Epping Forest

You can find out what's happening in the Forest by looking at our events page.

Take a look at this short film about the Forest and then come along for a visit.

Get in touch with Epping Forest

For more information, please contact us or follow us on Twitter.

What's happening
Exhibition: Forest by Simon Pemberton
08 Mar 2014 - 27 Apr 2014
10:00 - 17:00
Epping Forest

Simon Pemberton is found most days either walking or mountain biking around the Forest and inevitably couldn't help but start drawing the Forest.

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Children’s event: Bush craft skills & Forest deer
26 Apr 2014
10:00 - 13:00
Epping Forest

Learn bush craft skills such as den building, trapping skills, fire lighting and the correct and responsible use of knives. The session will involve a tour of the Deer Sanctuary. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs please.

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All events at this location