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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.

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

Central
Leytonstone
Wanstead
Redbridge
Snaresbrook
South Woodford
Woodford
Roding Valley
Buckhurst Hill
Loughton
Debden
Theydon Bois
Epping
Overground
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: Summer art show 2014
Date:
06 Jul 2014 - 28 Sep 2014
Time:
10:00 - 17:00
Location:
Epping Forest

A collection of artwork submitted by local artists who have been inspired by Epping Forest.

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Volunteer task: Wanstead Park
Date:
06 Sep 2014
Time:
10:00 - 16:00
Location:
Epping Forest

Help clear the pathway down Florries Hill towards the Ornamental Waters.

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