• Field Studies Council Epping Forest centre building
  • Classroom
  • fieldwork equipment
  • Epping Forest trees
  • Epping Forest pond
  • Epping Forest trees
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Working together with City of London to deliver education in Epping Forest.

Field Studies Council Epping Forest, is situated in the heart of Epping Forest, an area of around 2,400 hectares of wood-pasture, stretching from Manor Park in East London to just north of Epping in Essex. Two thirds of the Forest have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The purpose built, fully accessible centre has six classrooms, and associated facilities, with direct access into our teaching sites which include woodland, grassland, heath and river. Most of our teaching sites are fully accessible. The centre is just a few minutes from the M25 and Loughton Tube Station.

The Associates of Epping Forest Field Centre are dedicated to raising awareness of and funds for our work at the centre. Please contact us for more information.

“Field Studies Council Epping Forest gives inner city students the chance to enjoy a beautiful natural environment as they learn how to study the world around them.”

A Level Geography Teacher, Francis Holland School, Sloane Square.


  • Capacity: 180 in six classrooms
  • Car Parking: Public car park
  • Disabled Access: The location has disabled access.
  • Hot and Cold Drinks: We have hot and cold drinks making facilities accessible around the centre.
  • Toilets: On site toilets
  • Wi-Fi: Free guest Wi-Fi is available throughout the centre.

Local area

Travel to Epping Forest Field Centre

As part of our environmental commitment we encourage all visitors to travel by coach, train or public transport.

By road – We are near M25 Junction 26, take the A121 towards Loughton and follow signs to ‘Epping Forest Centres’. From M11 Junction 5 take the A1168 towards Lougthon then the A121 and follow signs to ‘Epping Forest Centres’. From the A406 North Circular take the A104 towarrds Woodford and Epping, and at the Robin Hood pub follow signs to ‘Epping Forest Centres’. There is Car and Coach parking on site

By train: the nearest station is Loughton Underground Station on the Central Line, the Centre is about a 45min walk, or a short taxi journey. It is also a short taxi journey from Chingford station on the London Overground. Before travel, please check the TFL website to plan your journey or for status updates.


Courses and Experiences at Epping Forest Field Centre

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