Walks And Walking – Epping Forest Map 2012

Walks And Walking – Epping Forest Map 2012

The City of London Corporation have released a new Epping Forest map for 2012 including more detailed places of interest and viewpoints. There is also latest news on visitor centres and events for this year. You can use this link to download the full Epping Forest Map 2012 . I have completed nearly 30 walks in Epping Forest that you can find using this link Epping Forest Walks or please visit the walking routes page.

Walks And Walking - Essex Walks Epping Forest Walking Routes Map 2012

Walks And Walking – Essex Walks Epping Forest Walking Routes Map 2012

Epping Forest Branching Out Project

Epping Forest’s Branching Out Project has been granted nearly £5m by the Heritage Lottery Fund to help develop improved visitor access, learning opportunities and habitat conservation throughout Epping Forest. There are 3 main visitor centres in Epping Forest; The Epping Forest Visitors Centre High Beach, The Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge Chingford and The Temple Wanstead Park.

The Epping Forest Visitor Centre in High Beach IG10 4AE has an extensive stock of woodland gifts, soft toys, local crafts, Epping Forest maps, books and booklets. Staff are on hand to answer your every query about the Forest. The Visitor Centre should be your first port of call to find out about the facilities Epping Forest has to offer. You can apply for a Riding Licence or pick up information from their selection of leaflets and guides. The Visitor Centre is also a booking office for a variety of events including guided walks, children’s activities and open-air theatre.

The new visitor centre is in the Stable Block and Coach House next to the Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge in Rangers Road, Chingford E4 7QH and has been newly refurbished with a colourful and fascinating display of Tudor foods and replica kitchenware and remarkable views over Chingford Plain and Epping Forest with displays on Tudor carpentry joints and costume. Staff are on hand to answer your every query about the Forest and there is also a well stocked gift shop including books, Epping Forest maps, traditional wooden toys and small historic gifts.

The Temple, Wanstead Park, Wanstead E11 2LT is a classical garden building dating back to the 18th century. It is a survivor from the ornate landscaped gardens of Wanstead House, a magnificent Palladian mansion built in the 1720s and replacing an important Tudor house. Other remnants of Wanstead’s days of glory are the ruined Grotto, 2 ornamental garden mounts, waterways, 300 year old Sweet Chestnuts and the sites of amphitheatres and ornamental islands. Wanstead House was demolished in 1824 after creditors forced the last owners into bankruptcy. The site of the house itself is now owned by Wanstead Golf Course. In 1881 the City of London purchased part of the lands of Wanstead Park, and opened them to the public in 1882. Staff are on hand to answer your every query about Epping Forest and there is also a well stocked gift shop including books, maps, traditional wooden toys and small historic gifts.

Forest Focus Newsletter

If you would like to receive Forest Focus, the Epping Forest Newsletter then please email epping.forest@cityoflondon.gov.uk for more information.

For further information, contact details and visitor centre opening hours please visit the official website for the  City of London

2 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. I’ll bet Epping Forest will be thronged with visitors in the coming weeks if it as good a spot for bluebells as some of the woods around here…

  2. There are a good few spots, we did a walk last year in Gilwell Park which was the best I had seen in Epping.

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