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A winter scene of Wake Valley Pond, with russet reeds lining the bank on the right, bare trees and light playing on the water.

Wake Valley and Sunshine Plain make up a vibrant area of ponds and former heathland astride the Epping New Road, full of life and with many splashes and flashes of bright colour thanks to its heather and rare dragonflies. 

Things to do in Wake Valley and Sunshine Plain

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 Rushey Plain, Claypit Hill, Wake Valley and Mount Pleasant car parks.

See our car parks page for more information.

15 June 2016
Last Modified:
30 August 2019