Walking with a Spring in the step through Epping Forest

March 19th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Walking with a Spring in the step through Epping Forest

With spring almost upon us walking in the great outdoors begins to look more attractive. If you live in London and have a passion for walking make sure you head to Epping Forest this Spring. Walking is one of the best ways to reduce the stresses and strains of everyday life and can really help clear the mind. 

Epping Forest has a fantastic number of walks from the short and easy to the long and demanding. Here is a link to the Green Arrow walking routes in Epping Forest. The ninth Epping Forest Way Marked Trails were completed in 2014 by the City of London Corporation. The Green Arrow-marked trails are the ones that are very easy to do

They range from the Willow Trail walk which is a very simple 3-mile circular walk around Connaught Water. Connaught Water has been completely renovated so the paths are flat and wide, so it is suitable for all family members and young children. The 4-mile long chestnut Trail Walk is another really easy circular walk perfect for all of the family. 

For a bit of local history to chat about on your walk you could take the Beech Trail, it is a 2.5-mile walking circular walking route to Loughton Camp the famous hiding place of Dick Turpin. Before that, it was previously the site of an Iron Age hill fort.

Or there is the really short walk at the most southerly part of Epping Forest, called the Lime Tree Trail.  It is it just a mile long walk starting at the Harrow Road Sports Pavilion which you can easily get from the London Underground or bus services.

If you are lucky enough to already live in Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford it is even easier to get out with a Spring in your step into Epping Forest.