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Two men walk their dogs along the easy access trail at the water's edge as sun glints off the water.


Postcodes for car parks near Connaught Water are:

Connaught Water: IG9 5UB
Barn Hoppitt: E4 7QH
Epping Forest Visitor Centre at Chingford: E4 7QH
Caddy House: E4 7AZ
Chingford Plain: E4 7QJ
Lincolns Lane: IG10 4EA
Fairmead: IG10 4HR​

Contact us

​​Tel: 020 8532 1010

In an emergency, always call 999 first.


Our visitor centre, Chingford Plain and Connaught Water car parks all have disabled bays and asphalt surfaces. A level, paved 'easy access trail' is available around the entirety of Connaught Water, suitable for wheelchairs and those with other access needs. Some paved paths are also available in the surrounding area which may also be suitable.

Opening hours

​Connaught Water is always open

Connaught Water is one of the most popular lakes to walk around in Epping Forest, largely because of the range of wildlife that lives here and its close proximity to Chingford.

Parking info and travel links

Getting here

London Overground

The above station is 1 mile (1.6km) from Connaught Water.

See our Epping Forest Map (290KB)

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Plan your journey with TfL Journey Planner


Parking is available at Connaught Water car park.

See our car parks page for more information.

Things to do at Connaught Water