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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
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. 

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.