Walks And Walking – Epping Forest Walks Knighton Wood And Lords Bushes

Walks And WalkingEpping Forest Walks Knighton Wood And Lords Bushes Walking Route

This is the shortest walk ever documented on Walks And Walking but one of the most enjoyable.

Now that Tedi has reached the grand old age of 2 and a half he has asked to go walking in Epping Forest more often, so apart from a few trips to Chingford Plain I have been looking for local walks that are easily accessible to where we live. I opened up my trusty Epping Forest map and found a small forest area called Knighton Wood and Lords Bushes which included a long main pathway called Monkhams Lane, which takes you right through the heart of the woods.

Walks And Walking - Epping Forest Walks Knighton Wood And Lords Bushes

Walks And WalkingEpping Forest Walks Knighton Wood And Lords Bushes

So, with the promise of muddy puddles and the chance of meeting lots of dogs we set off from the barrier where Monkhams Lane joins Farm Way and headed north up to Knighton Lake and Knighton Lane.

Tedi walked the whole length of Monkhams Lane, taking us just under an hour to cover just under a mile.

Walks And Walking - Epping Forest Walks Knighton Wood And Lords Bushes - Monkhams Lane

Walks And Walking – Epping Forest Walks Knighton Wood And Lords Bushes – Monkhams Lane

Walks And Walking - Epping Forest Walks Knighton Wood And Lords Bushes - Bivouac

Walks And Walking – Epping Forest Walks Knighton Wood And Lords Bushes – Bivouac

Walks And Walking - Epping Forest Walks Knighton Wood And Lords Bushes - Knighton Lake

Walks And Walking – Epping Forest Walks Knighton Wood And Lords Bushes – Knighton Lake

About Knighton Wood And Lords Bushes

Lords Bushes and Knighton Wood form an ‘island’ of Epping Forest located in Buckhurst Hill and surrounded by houses. Together they cover some 53 hectares of mature woodland located on the eastern edge of the Epping Forest ridge. A number of water-filled hollows on the higher ground indicate the location of former gravel workings, the largest of which have been landscaped into attractive ponds.

Glacial sands and gravels cover the western segment and the ground slopes gently down onto the London Clay towards the east. Several small streams emerge at the junction of the gravels and the clay and flow eastwards towards the River Roding.

You can find out more about Knighton Wood and Lords Bushes here.