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Fairmead is grazed by our conservation herd of longhorn cattle in April, August, November and December. If you see our cows while in the area, please remember they are livestock and not pets, keep your distance, and keep dogs on leads around them.

​Fairmead is a sprawling grassland between Chingford and High Beach, perfect for family outings and fun activities and with lots of varied wildlife

Things to do in Fairmead

  • Explore the area on foot, by bike, on horse-back or with your dog
  • Pick up our Willow Trail to head towards Connaught Water
  • Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch in the open air
  • Visit our cows who often graze here in summer - see where our cows are on our grazing page
Epping Forest map PDF (256KB)
Date submitted: 11/20/19

Explore the length and breadth of Epping Forest with our official map, showing paths, trails, car parks, train stations, things to do, toilets and everything else you need to plan your day out. 

Willow trail PDF (220KB)
Date submitted: 11/20/19

Follow a path around Fairmead and Connaught Water between Chingford and Loughton

Parking and travel info

By train

Fairmead is a 2.4km (1.5 mile) walk from both Chingford station on the London Overground line and Loughton station on the Central line.

By bus

The 97, 179, 212, 313, 379, 385, 397, 444 and N26 buses all serve Chingford station, which is a 2.4km (1.5 mile) walk away.

By car

Parking is available at these car parks:

Car parks
Car park name Nearest postcode what3words address
Lincolns Lane IG10 4EA ///cover.milky.spout
Fairmead Oak IG10 4HR ///