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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

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’ pages.


Please note that Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge will be closed to the public on Sunday 23 November.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.  Opening days and times remain the same as advertised, with the exception of this date.

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.

Activities for families

You can find lots of fun activity sheets for children on our learning for children page. 

Get in touch with Epping Forest

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

Lost property

Have you lost or found something in the Forest? All lost property is kept at The View. Visit our contact us page for more information on our lost property procedures. 

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.

Find out more
All events at this location