Epping Forest assets

August 21st 2017
By: Lawlors
Epping Forest assets

For Loughton, Chigwell and Woodford the fabulous historical Epping Forest is perhaps our greatest asset. Epping Forest is one of London's largest open spaces and as a registered charity is managed by the City of London with little cost to the general public.
Many use the forest for walking, running, cycling, horse riding, football, angling even golf. Alongside these pursuits there are a whole host of other activities to get involved with. Currently there is a fantastic exhibition on called Forest Charter 800 for all. The original Forest Charter was signed by a 9 year old Henry III in 1217. The exhibition explores what Epping Forest was used for then. Its provisions protected the rights of ‘free men’ to enter and earn a living on Forest land for centuries afterwards.
You can discover why your dog should be very grateful that ‘expeditation’ of dogs is no longer required; find out more about what on earth your pigs’ ‘pannage’ opportunities and how to avoid charges for ‘chiminage’. There are some newly commissioned illustrations and activity sheets that open a window on what people spent time doing in Epping forests  way back a 800 years ago.
The Exhibition is being held in the Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH and is on until Monday 4 Sep 2017.  It is open 10am until 5pm (excluding Mondays) and entry is free and requires no booking.
Epping Forest is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year if you’ve never been there its time to check it out and find out more about what life is like just beyond Walthamstow.