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A path winds through mature oak trees covered in verdant Spring foliage.


Postcodes for car parks near Fairmead are:

Lincolns Lane: IG10 4EA
Fairmead Oak: IG10 4HR
Hill Wood: IG10 4HR​

Contact us

​Tel: 020 8532 1010

In an emergency, always call 999 first.


Fairmead is not an accessible area of Forest. Its car parks are uneven, non-paved surfaces and lack disabled bays. The area itself has unmade paths and trails only, with some steep slopes; and the area can be muddy.

Opening hours

​Fairmead is always open.

​Fairmead is a sprawling grassland between Chingford and High Beach, perfect for family outings and fun activities, and with an interesting variety of plants and butterflies for nature enthusiasts.

Parking info and travel links

Getting here

London Overground

The above stations are both approximately 1.5 miles (2.4km) from Fairmead.

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Parking is available at our Lincolns Lane, Fairmead Oak and Hill Wood car parks.

See our car parks page for more information.

Things to do in Fairmead

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.