The Friends of Epping Forest...was formed to represent the varied interests of all sections of the public
who appreciate and use Epping Forest.
This is done in many ways but our central purpose is to ensure the Forest
is protected in accordance with the 1878 Act which required it to be a place where...
"The Natural Aspect is Preserved"
(which means we campaign/consult/liaise to preserve it as...)
"an unenclosed open space dedicated for the Recreation and Enjoyment of the public..."
"For all time!"...
...as Queen Victoria amusingly quipped, when she famously visited in 1882.
Our wonderful, ancient Epping Forest has been variously described as...
"A green dagger piercing the very heart of grimy, smoky London"
"A green peninsular in a sea of grey urban development"
"Big. And very green."
Visit our website to learn more about us, the Forest, orghanised Walks and our Newsletter