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Gilbert's Slade

A mother and child sit by a pond in Gilbert's Slade.


​Postcodes for car parks near Gilbert's Slade are:

Snaresbrook: E11 1PZ

Contact us

​Tel: 020 8532 1010

In an emergency, always call 999 first


Gilbert's Slade is not an accessible area of Forest. Its car park is not fully accessible and lacks disabled bays. The area itself has unmade paths and trails only, and these can be muddy in wet weather and through winter; though the terrain is mostly level with few slopes and may be suitable for rugged walking frames in good weather.

Opening hours

​Gilbert's Slade is always open.

​Gilbert's Slade is a wooded area with a clearing to the north of Snaresbrook Road. 'Slade' is an old Forest name for an open glade, which is often along the valley of a stream. There are many hornbeam pollards to see in this area which date back hundreds of years.

Parking info and travel links

Getting here

Wood Street

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Parking is available at Snaresbrook Road car park.

See our car parks page for more information.

Things to do in Gilbert's Slade

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.