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Scores of people picnic on the grass at Pillow Mounds in High Beach.

High Beach is one of the higher spots in the Forest and is renowned for its magnificent views over Lea Valley, stories of which span back through time to Henry VIII.

Nearby Paul's Nursery, once a famous plant nursery, is now a span of mixed woodland and grassland; but the exotic plants once grown here can still be found. Rhododendrons, azaleas and numerous other flowers offer bright colours in the summer.

Things to do at High Beach and Paul's Nursery

Please note: the High Beach easy access trail is only accessible during car park opening hours. Please see our car parks page for opening times.

How to get here

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Free parking is available at the Epping Forest Visitor Centre, Pillow Mounds car park and Mount Pleasant car park.

See our car parks page for more information.

30 April 2014
Last Modified:
02 September 2019