Staples Hill and Loughton Brook
Blackweir Hill is a span of woodland near Loughton and is home to a number of scenic ponds including Blackweir Pond, Baldwin's Pond and Golding's Hill Pond.
Blackweir Pond is perhaps better known as the 'Lost Pond', a moniker given by James Brimble, and is often considered Epping Forest's most picturesque and tranquil - a perfect spot for quiet contemplation.
Things to do in Blackweir Hill
- Explore the area on foot, by bike, on horseback or with your dog
- Follow Loughton Brook upstream from Baldwin's Pond to Staples Hill; note, horseback riding and bike riding are not allowed in Loughton Brook
- Enjoy fishing at Blackweir Pond, Baldwin's Pond or Golding's Hill Pond, depending on the time of year - see our angling page for details
- Bring a picnic for lunch at the water's edge
Epping Forest map PDF (256KB)Date submitted: 20/11/19
Parking and travel info
Blackweir Hill is a 2.3km (1.4 mile) walk from both Loughton station and Debden station on the Central line.
The 20, 167 and 397 buses all serve Loughton, which is a 2.3 (1.4 mile) walk away.
Parking is available at these car parks:
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Please visit our car parking page for opening and closing times for each of our car parks.