Start your journey from Liverpool Street Station and catch the overground service to Chingford, right on the edge of the Forest. You will be spending the next few hours making your way through the ancient woodland. Our recommended spot for a drink and some lunch is the Victoria Tavern, in Loughton. There is an option to call it a day here, if you have had one too many: Loughton tube station is just down the road. We recommend you carry on as the second half of the walk takes you north through an amazing stretch of forest to Theydon Bois (on the Central Line). If city life has taken over and you are need of a top up of nature – this Quick Escape really is for you.
Start your Quick Escape with a short hike up Pole Hill and take in the epic view back over central London. Then leave the city life behind and spend the next few hours wandering through the wonders of Epping Forest. 2,400 acres of ancient woodland, situated just 30 minutes from Liverpool Street Station – this is what Quick Escapes are all about!