Staples Hill and Loughton Brook
Staples Hill is an area of pollarded oaks and hornbeams and is deeply-rooted in the Forest's history as a site of one of the earliest protests against enclosure of the Forest in the 1800s.
Its valley is home to Loughton Brook, a scenic natural watercourse that feeds into nearby Baldwin's Pond in Blackweir Hill.
Things to do in Staples Hill and Loughton Brook
- Explore the area on foot, by bike or with your dog
- Follow Loughton Brook along to Blackweir Hill
- Walk along Kate's Cellar to explore Loughton Camp
- Enjoy lunch at a nearby pub
Parking and travel info
Staples Hill and Loughton Brook are a 1.6km (1 mile) walk from Loughton station, and a 2.6km (1.6 mile) walk from Debden station - both on the Central Line.
Parking is available at the following car parks:
|Car park name||Nearest postcode||what3words address|
|Earls Path||IG10 1HP||///swim.island.truly|
|The Stubbles||IG10 4DY||///bucks.stress.ruby|
Please visit our car parking page for opening and closing times for each of our car parks.