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The sun glances off the water at a pond in Lower Forest, enclosed by trees and plants which dip toward the water.

Lower Forest is a broad expanse of oak and hornbeam wood just north of Epping, and boasts a beautifully diverse array of wildflowers and numerous small ponds.

Things to do in Lower Forest

  • Explore the Forest on foot, by bike, on horseback or with your dog
  • Pay a visit to Wintry Wood Lake in the centre of the Forest
  • Enjoy a picnic in one of the Forest's clearings in the north and south-west
  • Keep an eye out for wild deer!

How to get here

See our Epping Forest Map (290KB)

View a Google Map

Plan your trip with TfL Journey Planner

Free parking is available at Lower Forest Car Park.

See our car parks page for more information.

06 July 2016
Last Modified:
03 September 2019