Helping Friends of Epping Forest Celebrate Our Forest

Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing was on hand to welcome walkers at the end of the Celebrating Epping Forest - Epping Forest Centenary Walk.

Mrs Laing met walkers at Bell Common, Epping, on Sunday afternoon.

The annual walk sees walkers set off from Manor Park for Epping with walkers completing either all or part of the route which is based on the walk established in 1978 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Epping Forest Act 1878.

The walk, organised by the Friends of Epping Forest with support from the Rambles’ Association and the Corporation of London, attracted more than 100 people.

Mrs Laing said: “I was delighted to be invited to meet walkers at the end of the walk and to congratulate them on their achievement.

“The walk provides an opportunity for people to walk the entire length of Epping Forest in a day (about 15 miles) or take part in one of the local sections.

“It is a great way to celebrate Epping Forest and to help highlight the important part that it has to play in our local heritage.”

Mrs Laing added: “The forest is vital to people in our local community in so many different ways.

“It’s great to have a chance to celebrate that and to let everyone see how much we value Epping Forest.”