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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
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Date submitted: 20/11/19

Parking and travel info

By train

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.

By car

Parking is available at the following car parks:

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.