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A view over Chingford Plain from Dannett's Hill, grass spans away for half a mile toward the treeline of the Forest.


Postcodes for car parks near Chingford Plain are:

Barn Hoppitt: E4 7QH
Epping Forest Visitor Centre at Chingford: E4 7QH
Caddy House: E4 7AZ
Chingford Plain: E4 7QJ
Connaught Water: IG9 5UB​

Contact us

​Tel: 020 8532 1010

In an emergency, always call 999 first.


Our Chingford visitor centre, Chingford Plain and Connaught Water car parks all have disabled bays and asphalt surfaces. Chingford Plain itself lacks paved paths and is not recommended for wheelchair users; but an easy access trail is available at nearby Connaught Water.

Opening hours

​Chingford Plain is always open

Chingford Plain is a beautiful combination of lush grasslands and shaded woodlands, and is located just below our visitor centres at our visitor centre and Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge.

Parking info and travel links

Getting here

London Overground

See our Epping Forest Map (300KB)

View a Google Map

Plan your trip with TfL Journey Planner


Parking is available at Chingford Plain car park, Barn Hoppitt car park and our visitor centre at Chingford. Two Blue Badge parking bays are available at the visitor centre.

See our car parks page for more information.

Things to do in Chingford Plain

If picnicking in the Forest, please take care not to litter. Please note too that barbecues are prohibited under our byelaws. Our byelaws can be enforced by fine or prosecution.