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Where to go in Epping Forest

There are four visitor centres to see in Epping Forest. These are great starting points for exploring the Forest; with maps, leaflets, history, helpful staff and more.

For more information on each centre, including opening hours, what's on and travel directions, please see:

Ticks are especially active this summer and are a health hazard to people and pets. See our advice on ticks for information on avoiding and treating ticks and Lyme Disease.

Check out our where to go page for maps, guides, travel information and activity ideas for each part of the Epping Forest.

What's going on in Epping Forest

Have a look at our events page to find out what's on in the Forest this season.

Forest maintenance programme

See our News page for a list of maintenance works currently being carried out in the Forest.

Get in touch with Epping Forest

For more information, please contact us or get in touch on Twitter or Facebook.

Lost property

Have you lost or found something in the Forest? All lost property is kept at The View. Visit our contact us page for more information on our lost property procedures.

What's happening
Exhibition: Forest Charter 800 for all
23 Sep 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Epping Forest
Free, no booking required.

The Forest Charter was signed by the 9 year old Henry III in 1217. Its provisions protected the rights of ‘free men’ to enter and earn a living on Forest land for centuries afterwards. Discover why your dog should be very grateful that ‘expeditation’ of dogs is no longer required. Ponder your pig's ‘pannage’ opportunities and learn how to avoid charges for ‘chiminage’. This exhibition features newly commissioned illustrations, activity sheets and a window into what people wanted to do in forests, 800 years ago.

Find out more about Exhibition: Forest Charter 800 for all
Deer Walk: The Rut
24 Sep 2017
09:30 - 13:30
Epping Forest
£5 per person, booking required.

Join Forest Keeper, Michael Collins, on a fascinating walk, which includes a visit to the Deer Sanctuary, to experience one of the season’s most spectacular sights. Listen out for roaring bellows of the Forest’s fallow bucks as they scrape, strut and spar for the right to mate. Please note, no dogs are allowed.

Find out more about Deer Walk: The Rut
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