Our car parks
We provide more than 30 car parks for our visitors to use. Together, these serve most of Epping Forest's 2,400 hectares. A number of these car parks also have disabled bays for visitors with blue badges.
A list of our car parks is included below, with links to their locations on Google Maps. Car parks with disabled bays are signified with an asterisk.
The North of the Forest
The Centre of the Forest
The South of the Forest
Changes to our car parks
We will be introducing charges at a small number of car parking areas in Epping Forest, initially in car parks where many commuters, hospital visitors and shoppers use the spaces intended for Forest users.
Why we're doing it
Managing Epping Forest’s 4.2 million annual visits is expensive. The City of London Corporation makes no profit from Epping Forest and spent £5 million last year from its own resources. Charging for these spaces is common practice amongst many open spaces and other green spaces across the UK, such as National Trust properties and Forestry Commission sites. All money raised will be reinvested in looking after and managing the Forest.
What will it cost?
A tariff is yet to be agreed. Blue Badge parking will continue to be free.