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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Epping Forest. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Epping Forest is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Epping Forest

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    Mott Street

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Number 26 of the UK's top 100 Climbs

    Just North of London in the county of Essex lies High Beach and the climb of Mott Sreet.

    Studying the topography, it's …

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    Epping forest

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This section of Epping New Road is the main way to access Essex but it's unpleasant to ride on with 'road' wheels as the surface is chip 'n tar, the …

    Tip by
    Al
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    3

    Gunpowder Park

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Nice track across the park. clean and not muddy. Always quiet

    Tip by
    Sebastien
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    Wake Road across Sunshine Plain

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Very quiet country road with very little traffic. A good cut through on your way out towards the Essex countryside.

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    Josse M
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    Fun rolling hills

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This section is really fun, with smooth rolling hills that are easy to pedal up. A really nice cruising road with green fields either side.

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    Norton Heath Cafe

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A really popular haunt for cyclists in a beautiful, rural part of the region, this cafe has loads of space for bikes and gladly welcomes cyclists. The breakfasts are delicious …

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    emmie c
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    7

    St Andrew's Church

    Hiking Highlight

    St Andrew's is said to be the oldest wooden church in the world. However, there is some debate about its exact age. According to Historic England, parts of the church …

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    Lea Valley

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    So close to London - so nice and quiet!

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    Esa
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    9

    Green Hut High Beech

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Generally a nice place, just too many cars. It is basically a car park. Good fruit cake at the coffee place.

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    T1pkp
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    10

    Winding lanes

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This beautiful winding lane takes you through farmers fields before dropping you in the cute town of Moreton. A cyclist friendly place for a mid ride pitstop and drink at …

    Tip by
    Laura
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    11

    The Original Tea Hut cafe

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A real institution that's been around for more than 80 years. Great spot, popular haunt with cyclists (and motorbike riders), quiet roads that lead you here. Open daily from 9-5.

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    emmie c
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    12

    'High Beach Bumps' and 'Downhill Rush'

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Twisting through the trees, these trails certainly live up to their names! These are some of the best single-track trails in the forest, enjoy!

    As these trails are pretty natural, …

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    doublej
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    Highest point

    Bike Touring Highlight

    This path is shared with hikers and joggers. Maintain a steady climb with the appropriate gears and control your speed as you descend.

    Tip by
    Nils
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    Green Ride, Epping Forest

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Expect wide and easy fire roads, more testing single track, some small drop offs and even a few jumps as you take in part of the Green Ride route. You'll …

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    High Beach viewpoint

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Stop by this large, grassy clearing in Epping Forest for excellent views of the countryside beyond London and the M25.

    There's a pub serving food here (The Kings Oak), and …

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    doublej
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    16

    Hook Lane

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A great little stretch of road that usually confirms I’ve made it out to the good stuff from London.

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    dtm_co
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    Smooth road

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Between Norton Heath and Morton you've got a hill-free 11 km stretch of smoothness that's sparsely used by cars. A real pleasure!

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    emmie c
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    18

    Connaught Water

    Hiking Highlight

    take the bridge and follow the path

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    A really lovely lane to ride either up or down!

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    Gavin
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    20

    Theydon Mount

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    As soon as I turned north onto Mount Road I was greeted with smooth, easy rolling tarmac, and a fairly smooth climb into Theydon Mount.

    The open fields are a …

    Tip by
    Paul

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