Skip Navigation

Hainault Forest

A Woodland Trust wood

Hainault Forest

113.37 ha (280.14 acres)
Grid ref:
OS map sheets:
Explorer 174
OS Landranger 177
Get directions
Wood map

Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Information on site
  • Way marked trail
  • Good views
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Grassland
  • Autumn colour
  • Free car parking at site

Once a hunting forest providing venison for the King’s table, this beautiful ancient woodland is home to a wealth of wildlife and plant species. Together with the southern section, owned by the London Borough of Redbridge it forms Hainault Forest Country Park, the Redbridge section has a lake, petting zoo and orienteering course, makes it the perfect destination for a family day out. And it’s easily accessible from London.