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Date updated: 14/12/2022

Epping Forest has over 284km of paths and untold other trails across its 8000 acres, along with plenty to see and do. Whether you're looking to get out for a quiet walk or more rigorous exercise, we've got you covered.

Walking and running groups

Lots of groups hold regular walks and runs through the Forest - why not try one out?

Trails and routes

Short Walks in Epping Forest and the Official Epping Forest Map

You can find copies of our book, Short Walks in Epping Forest, as well as our Official Epping Forest Map to buy at our visitor centres in Chingford and High Beach

Waymarked trails

The Forest also has ten waymarked trails to help you get out and about in the Forest. They:

  • have signposts, so you can find your way even if you've not walked it before
  • are circular, so you can start and end them anywhere along the trail
  • start and end conveniently close to parking and stations where possible
Beech trail PDF (590KB)
Date submitted: 20/11/19
Chestnut trail PDF (400KB)
Date submitted: 20/11/19
Gifford trail PDF (300KB)
Date submitted: 20/11/19
Golden Hill Trail PDF (2.8MB)
Date submitted: 14/12/22
Holly trail PDF (215KB)
Date submitted: 20/11/19
Hornbeam trail PDF (170KB)
Date submitted: 20/11/19
Lime trail PDF (650KB)
Date submitted: 20/11/19
Oak trail PDF (525KB)
Date submitted: 20/11/19
Rowan trail PDF (300KB)
Date submitted: 20/11/19
Willow trail PDF (220KB)
Date submitted: 20/11/19

The Forest's new Golden Trail is a circular trail that starts and finishes at Goldings Hill Pond in Loughton. A new trail map will be available here soon!