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Please be aware of bog holes near Jacks Hill Car Park and Long Running. These can often be deeper than they appear and can be hazardous. Where possible, we have taped these off and installed signage, but advise visitors to be careful nonetheless.

Ambresbury Banks is one of two Iron Age earthworks in Epping Forest and is a Scheduled Monument - the other is nearby Loughton Camp. Ambresbury Bank is thought to have been built around 500 BC and, occupying one of the highest points in the Forest, is thought to have been a hill fort.

Long Running is an open area of former heathland and is located near to the Camp. It's covered with heather, sedge and purple moor grass and makes for a pleasant walk on sunny days.

Things to do at Ambresbury Bank and Long Running

  • Explore the Camp on foot or with your dog
  • Pick up our Oak Trail to head toward Bell Common
  • Look around the Iron Age remnants and imagine the Camp as it could have been
  • Keep an eye out for deer and other Forest wildlife
Epping Forest map PDF (256KB)
Date submitted: 20/11/19
Oak trail PDF (525KB)
Date submitted: 20/11/19

Parking and travel info

By train

Ambresbury Bank and Long Running is a 2km (1.3 mile) walk from Theydon Bois station on the Central line.

By car

Parking is available at these car parks:

Car parks
Car park name Nearest postcode what3words address
 Long Running IG10 2NY ///
 Jacks Hill IG10 2NY ///skills.blast.feels
 Genesis Slade CM16 7DR ///rounds.scar.spicy

Please visit our car parking page for opening and closing times for each of our car parks.