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Forest Focus

Forest Focus is our free quarterly newsletter. It's full of the latest stories, features, news and events in Epping Forest.

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Conservation work at Lords Bushes

Starting in September, contractors will be undertaking some conservation work in Lord's Bushes. 

Learn more.

Meet Epping Forest's new artist-in-residence

We are pleased to announce that local violinist/composer, Ellie Wilson, will be artist-in-residence at Epping Forest throughout 2019. Ellie is a member of ‘Britain’s most exciting new folk band’ (Uncut Magazine) and 4-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees, Stick In The Wheel and we are excited to be working a nationally and internationally-renowned musician and composer on this new Epping Forest-inspired project, Echoes.

Find out more.

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 14 October

  • Forest wide: tree safety work, tree defect work, woodpasture flailing, gateway strimming, grass cutting, ride widening, cattle site maintenance and London Plane tree inspection
  • Birch Hall Meadow: fencing works
  • Claypit Hill car park: closed until further notice
  • Connaught Water: pollarding works
  • Forest Glade: tree safety work
  • Great Gregories: manure spreading
  • Lords Bushes: woodpasture creation
  • Railway Field: closed to public access
  • Warlies Estate: fencing works

Upcoming volunteer tasks

  • Tuesday 15 October: sycamore coppicing at Fairmead with the Epping Forest Conservation Volunteers
  • Wednesday 16 October: coppicing at Hangboy Slade with the Epping Forest Heritage Trust
  • Thursday 17 October: birch removal at Warren Hill with the Epping Forest Heritage Trust
  • Friday 18 October: birch removal at Rushey Plain with the Epping Forest Heritage Trust
  • Sunday 20 October: conservation work at Fir and Pond Wood 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 back and grazing on the Forest! Find out where they are on our cattle grazing page.

13 March 2012
Last Modified:
14 October 2019