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Small rolling hills of bright green grass with the forest and London skyline beyond.

The Pillow Mounds are a set of twenty long, curious mounds that can be seen on the top of the slope in front of Epping Forest Visitor Centre

A number of flints and pottery shards have been found within the mounds, and the mounds were once thought to be Iron Age burial barrows as a result. Records now suggest that, slightly more mundanely, they were warrens constructed for rabbits in the 16th Century - yet there is still no explanation for the pottery shards.

Things to do at the Pillow Mounds

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.

How to get here

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Free parking is available at Epping Forest Visitor Centre and at Pillow Mounds car park.

See our car parks page for more information.

15 June 2016
Last Modified:
30 August 2019