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  View Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, Epping Forest, Essex, England   Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge on the edge of Chingford Plain, Epping Forest.

This Tudor, half-timbered, building was originally built for King Henry VIII in 1543 but was taken over, after his death, by his daughter Queen Elizabeth I.

It is open to the public on some days only although you can walk around the outside at any time. There is a free car park near the lodge.

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  Picture of Loughton Camp Iron Age earthworks, Epping Forest, Essex, England   Loughton Camp Iron-age Hill Fort.

This Iron-age hill fort consists of a roughly circular bank and ditch about 200 yards across and this view is from the top of the bank with the ditch on the right.

Both Iron-age hill forts in Epping Forest, Loughton Camp and Ambresbury Banks, are thought to date from about 500 BC.

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  Picture of a small glade in autumn near High Beach, Epping Forest, Essex, England  

A small glade in the High Beach area of Epping Forest in Autumn.

There are Fallow and Muntjac deer in this forest although you would probably be very lucky to see any.

I have visited Epping Forest many times and have seen a small group of deer only once. They saw me at the same time and melted away into the trees.



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  Picture of the area around the Ditches Ride, Epping Forest, Essex, England   Beech trees near the Ditches Ride east of the Furze Ground in the northern part of the forest.

This is acid Beech wood which is rare in this country as Beeches normally grow on limestone. Much of Epping Forest has been designated as a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' partly because of the acid Beech woods.

You may notice the ground beginning to drop away in the distance. This is the edge of the high ground overlooking Debden and Theydon Bois. Here are some Epping Forest walks in this part of the forest near Loughton.


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