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Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

In line with government guidelines on Coronavirus (COVID-19), we've taken the decision to close our visitor centres until further notice. These include:

We also ask you to be considerate of each other, help reduce the spread of the virus and take pressure off the NHS by making sure you stay two meters from each other.

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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 30 March

  • Forest wide: tree safety works, grass cutting and cattle grazing site maintenance
  • Claypit Hill car park: closed until further notice
  • Railway Field: closed to public access

Upcoming volunteer tasks

  • No tasks

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:
31 March 2020