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Bell Common and Epping Thicks

Bell Common and Epping Thicks form a stretch of dense mixed woodland and grassland that emerges from below Ambresbury Banks and Genesis Slade to meander up through the south of Epping.

Things to do in Bell Common and Epping Thicks

  • Explore the area on foot, by bike, on horseback or with your dog
  • Pick up our Oak Trail for a 10km route through the Forest around Epping and Theydon Bois
  • Enjoy a picnic on Bell Common
  • Settle down for a day of fishing at Bell Common or Pizzle Pit ponds, depending on season - see our angling page for details
  • Keep an eye out for deer
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

Bell Common and Epping Thicks is a 1.8km (1.1 mile) walk from Epping station on the Central line.

By car

Parking is available at these car parks:

Car parks
Car park name Nearest postcode what3words address
Forest Side CM16 4DU ///wasp.rise.riding
Piercing Hill CM16 4EH ///photo.belong.fork

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