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Open horse riding has now ended until Spring 2020.

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Forest works and maintenance

You may want to plan your visit to Epping Forest around any maintenance work we're conducting. Typical tasks include clearing, grass cutting and bridleway or path maintenance.

Week commencing Monday 20 January

  • Forest wide: tree safety works, grass cutting, cattle grazing site maintenance and tree survey works
  • Claypit Hill car park: closed until further notice
  • Highams Park: path surfacing
  • Leyton Flats: grassland restoration
  • Railway Field: closed to public access
  • Wake Road: Thames Water works

Upcoming volunteer tasks

  • Thursday 23 January: coppicing works at Long Running with the Epping Forest Heritage Trust
  • Friday 24 January: coppicing works at Rushey Plain with the Epping Forest Heritage Trust
  • Sunday 26 January: conservation work at Hatch Plain with the Epping Forest Conservation Volunteers

Note: Some other works may be reactive in nature, and not scheduled. We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause. For further information, please email us.

Cattle grazing

Our Longhorn cattle are currently tucked up in their barns for winter, but will be back on the Forest next spring. Learn more about our cows.

13 March 2012
Last Modified:
20 January 2020