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A view of Knighton Lake, adorned with lilypads, seen through the trees dipping toward it.

From September 2019, we'll be carrying out some conservation work in Lords Bushes intended to preserve some of its defining features as a woodpasture. Find out more.

Situated between Woodford Green and Buckhurst Hill, Knighton Wood and Lords Bushes is an area of Forest land very popular with local visitors.

Much of this area is a relic from the formal gardens of the Buxton Estate, so like Wanstead Park, there are still lots of recognisable landscaped features to spot on your visit, including the many rhododendrons.

There are still some 300 veteran trees to see on your way round, including pollarded oaks and hornbeams, as well as ash, crab apple, elm, field maple, hawthorn, sycamore and yew.

​Things to do in Knighton Wood and Lords Bushes

  • Explore all of Knighton Wood and Lords Bushes on our circular Rowan Trail (315KB) by bike or on foot
  • Take your dog for a walk
  • Visitors with access difficulties can explore our easy access trail
  • Head out for a day of fishing at Knighton Lake
  • Grab your binoculars and visit for a day of bird-watching, or see how many dragonflies and amphibians you can spot!
  • Visit the 400-year-old Pulpit Oak, which marks the boundary between the boroughs of Epping Forest and Redbridge

How to get here

See our Epping Forest map (300KB)

View a Google Map

Plan your trip with TfL Journey Planner

Parking is available at our Knighton Lane car park.

See our car parks page for more information.

30 April 2014
Last Modified:
07 November 2019