Walks And Walking – Epping Forest The Beech Trail High Beach Walk
This circular walking route in Epping Forest is just over 2 miles long and follows the fully way marked green arrows from the Pillow Mounds car park at High Beach to Loughton Camp and Debden Slade. This is one of seven of the official Epping Forest green arrow way marked trails, is really easy to follow and is perfect as a family walk. You can find all of the other way marked trails in Epping Forest here.
Tedi is nearly three now so this was a good test of how far he could walk, after heavy rain last night there was the promise of muddy puddles to keep him motivated and after a rather slow start he soon got into his stride. This walk took us 2 hours to complete and is exactly 2.5 miles long.
The Pillow Mounds car park is situated opposite the big pub and Epping Forest visitors centre at High Beach. From here we crossed the road to the track opposite and found the sign for The Beech Trail.
From here it’s all very easy going and the green arrows are at every turn making it easier to relax and keep my eye on Tedi and not a map. After a short while we followed the green arrow left and continued to walk along before carefully crossing Epping New Road to rejoin the walk following the way markers until we reached one that took our walk turning right and after a short while turning right into the heart of Epping Forest and the outskirts of Loughton Camp.
We followed the green arrows all around Loughton Camp before walking right down hill to Debden Slade where we walked right along the main tracks through a really dense part of Epping Forest until we reached Epping New Road again. We crossed straight over before the green arrows took us to the right where we followed the track all the way back to rejoin our earlier path that then took us back to Pillow Mounds car park.