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Epping Forest - A Beautiful Place!

Updated on September 19, 2016

History of Epping

Epping Forest is located in Essex on the north-eastern fringe of London.

It traces its history back to well before the Romans. Legend has it that in AD 61 Queen Boudicca made a brave last stand against the Romans at Ambresbury Banks, an ancient British camp located in the Forest itself.

Various well known people have been associated with the Forest, including John Clare the nature poet, who was recovering from alcoholism in a sanatorium at Epping; and William Morris the interior designer and artist. Morris lived at nearby Walthamstow (his house is open to the public) and loved to visit the forest, drawing inspiration for his designs from its beauty).

Dick Turpin, the notorious English highwayman of the eighteenth century knew Epping Forest well and organised many of his criminal activities from a base in the forest which in legend became known as 'Turpin's cave'.

The name 'Epping' in Old Norse means 'a high place'.


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beautiful photographs of this ancient forest

Strong against the Storm
Strong against the Storm | Source
Sunset at Epping
Sunset at Epping | Source
Autumn Gold
Autumn Gold | Source
Autumn Canopy
Autumn Canopy | Source
Autumn Elegance
Autumn Elegance | Source
Oak bark pattern
Oak bark pattern | Source
Hornbeam Avenue
Hornbeam Avenue | Source
Silver Glade
Silver Glade | Source
A little pond
A little pond | Source
Freaky Hornbeam
Freaky Hornbeam | Source
Majestic Glory
Majestic Glory | Source
Spring Leaves
Spring Leaves | Source
Bronzed Beauty
Bronzed Beauty | Source
On Reflection
On Reflection | Source
tears of a deer
tears of a deer | Source

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      Judith Hancock 5 years ago from UK

      Gorgeous photos!

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      just helen 5 years ago from Dartmoor UK

      Thank you Judi! We love that place!

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      Kalmiya 4 years ago from North America

      Some time ago, when I was a student in London, I took the train one weekend out to Epping. It was a lovely trip and thanks for your photos that reminded me of this lovely place!

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      just helen 4 years ago from Dartmoor UK

      Thank you for your kind comment, Kalmiya! I'm glad you got to see Epping, as it is one of the few remaining ancient forests in Britain. A very special place! I'm glad you liked my photographs and that they brought back happy memories for you...

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Love your beautiful photo. Enjoyed your hub and voted up.

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      just helen 3 years ago from Dartmoor UK

      Oh! Thank you Moonlake! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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