Things to do in Epping Green, Essex
Epping Green is a small village situated on the B181 between Epping and Harlow.
The village is in the parish of Epping Upland which stretches from the Wake Arms near Upshire to the outskirts of Harlow taking in parts of Thornwood and Rye Hill.
The 14c village church All Saints Epping Upland was the original Epping church before St Johns was built, the village lies mainly within Epping Forest land although the majority of farmland is owned by Copped Hall Estates and leased to the local farmers.
In the twenties to forties Epping Green consisted in the main of wooden cottages built along a quiet country road, which is now a busy route from Harlow to Epping.
Epping Green has now grown substantially with about 300 houses, although it still retains a certain village atmosphere, as there are quiet a few lifelong residents and a good community spirit still exists.
The village now has no shops but still retains two popular pubs within 50 yards of each other.
Epping Green has the traditional village pond which in fact was originally the blacksmiths cooling pond, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.
There are ancient market routes and cattle drovers lanes, which were main routes from as far afield as Wales and Norfolk.
The views from the Church road and from the top of the common towards London are outstanding, the village is hugely popular with commuters as it is unique, on the one hand in the country but only a few miles from the bright lights of London.
Description by Robert Cattaway