Woodland management in Epping Forest. Woodland management in Epping Forest. Epping Forest is an ancient deciduous forest located to the north of London.
Rarely seen, fallow deer need careful management.
Much of the forest is now protected as a European
Special Area of Conservation.
This tree is being pollarded (cut at shoulder height) to encourage new growth. This is an ancient form of sustainable woodland management that is now being used again.
Footpaths are maintained to allow public access to Epping Forest. Running and orienteering are popular activities.
Epping Forest Visitor Centre provides visitors with information about the area.
Tracks radiate from the centre, including paths for people with disabilities.
Fishing is a popular recreational activity in Epping Forest. It is managed by local angling clubs.
Horse-riding is also a very popular recreational activity in Epping Forest. It is controlled so that any damage caused is limited.