Epping Forest Heritage Trust

Programme of Guided Walks (etc) 2019

Join us and discover more of Epping Forest

A varied programme of walks throughout the Forest is organised by the Epping Forest Heritage Trust. Led by knowledgeable Forest enthusiasts, these walks provide an opportunity to find out more about the Forest. Some are a gentle stroll, while others are taken at a faster pace. The walks are free, but donations to support the work of the Trust are welcome.

Please come suitably dressed for walking in the Forest, which can be wet and muddy. For help in getting to the meeting points, please contact 020 8508 9061 (during office hours) or email .

Walks free, donations welcome.

Printable version Jan-June (469 KB pdf)

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Tuesday 1st January 2019

10:30 – 12:30

Celebrate the New Year

Join Judy Adams for a walk around High Beach, visiting the Verderers’ View, the General’s ride and more. Try your hand at the quiz. Families welcome.

Meet at the Forest car park, Manor Road, High Beach at the Pillow Mounds. Grid Ref: TQ 411 982

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Saturday 26th January 2019

Drop in between 11:00 – 14:00

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

One hour bird counts at our feeding station, crafty bird activities, making bird feeders and more. Free, but donations encouraged.

Meet: Epping Forest Visitor Centre at High Beach, Paul’s Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, IG10 4AE, Grid-Ref: TQ412981

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Sunday 17th March 2019

10:00 – 13:00

Discovering Deer

Join Mick Collins, as we look for signs of deer and hopefully enjoy sightings of them. We shall walk on to the Deer Sanctuary and see en-route clues about their behaviour and impact on the Forest.

Meet at Lodge Road Car Park, off the Epping New Road ( B1393), to the north of the Wake Arms Roundabout (Miller and Carter). Grid Ref: TQ431998

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Ring 020 8508 9061

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Thursday 4th April 2019

10:30 – 12:30

Memories of Edwardian Times in Snaresbrook

Join Georgina Green for a walk to hear about children’s games at the Hollow Ponds, Cockneys at the Rising Sun and find out how the area is connected with the Buxton family

Meet: At the Forest car park on the south side of Snaresbrook Road, London E18. Grid Ref: TQ395890

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Thursday 18th April 2019

Drop in between 11:00 – 14:00

Family Easter Discovery Activities

Eggs and more, bird mobiles and hopefully we’ll see baby birds through our webcam. Free but donations encouraged.

Meet: Epping Forest Visitor Centre at High Beach, Paul’s Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, IG10 4AE, Grid-Ref: TQ412981

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Sunday 19th May 2019

10:30 – 12:30

Gateway to the Park

Join Judy Adams to explore Bush Wood and Jubilee Pond. Find out about Lake House and the stone gate posts.

Meet: Jubilee Pond Car Park, Lake House Lake Road, Leytonstone TQ401864

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Thursday 6th June 2019

10:30 – 12:30

Ploughed land and gravel diggings

Led by Georgina Green, explore what so nearly happened to the Forest around the Strawberry Hill area before it was saved for us all by the 1878 Epping Forest Act.

Meet: Stubbles Car Park, Nursery Road, near junction with Connaught Avenue, Loughton. TQ418964

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Saturday 22nd June 2019

19:00 – 21:00

Midsummer evening walk

Led by Sue McKinley, we’ll explore some of the bufferlands, between the Forest ridge and the Cobbins Brook Valley. Hopefully we will see many summer flowers, along with some very good views.

Meet:  St Thomas Church, Horseshoe Hill, Upshire EN9 3SS. Grid Ref: TL416 010

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Looking ahead...

The new programme (JULY-DECEMBER) for 2019 is now available for download here (PDF 823 KB).

We're working on further detailed pages, with maps, etc, so check back soon.

Meanwhile, visit us at the Epping Forest Visitor Centre at High Beach, Paul’s Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, IG10 4AE, Grid-Ref: TQ412981

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Sunday 7nd July 2019

11:00 – 13:00

Insects and Summer Flowers at Swaines Green

Join naturalist Tricia Moxey to discover some of the fascinating insects and flowers thriving in this wonderful location on the edge of Epping town.

Meet: Near the entrance off Coronation Hill near to Epping Primary School. There is very limited parking in Lower Swains or in Coronation Hill at the end of St. John’s Rd Epping CM16 5DU. Grid ref: TL456026.

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Saturday20th July 2019

Drop in between 11:00 – 14:00

Family Forest Discovery Activities

Butterflies and insect crafts, spotting birds, trying flower smells – which one would attract you? Free but donations encouraged.

Meet: Epping Forest Visitor Centre at High Beach, Paul’s Nursery Road, High Beach, Loughton, IG10 4AE,
Grid-Ref: TQ412981.