Epping Forest is amazing all year round but autumn walks in Epping Forest are particularly wonderful with the vibrant green, brown and golden colours in this ancient and very well maintained woodland. The autumn to winter period also gives better visibility through the denser areas for spotting the Fallow Deer when going on long walks in Epping Forest.
Hatfield Forest is the perfect area to visit to explore ancient trees and meadows of a Medieval Royal Hunting Forest, and is owned and operated by the National Trust. This is a great place in Hertfordshire for walks and has a few way marked walking routes that are easy to follow, both of which are quite an easy 1.7 miles long. Hatfield Forest is at the end of the Forest Way from Epping Forest and also sits along a section of the Flitch Way, 5 minutes from the M11 in Takely, Bishops Stortford.
Get the full route here.
The general idea for today was to go back out to Cobbins Brook, where I saw some of the Epping Forest Fallow Deer a few weeks ago, and take the Canon EOS 100D camera with me to test it out again and get some good pictures.
I started at Epping Forest London Underground Station and headed up to the High Road at Bell Common before joining the yellow Essex Ramblers Way Markers to Copped Hall where I walked up to Cobbins Brook and back. This walk took me just over 2 hours and covered just over 6 miles.
Find the full walking route here Epping Forest Bell Common Walking Route
Another interesting place to walk is Westonbirt.