Swaines Green

Swaines Green is a Local Wildlife Site of 22 acres (5.6 hectares) on the western side of Epping. It comprises mixed woodland, scrub and open meadow, providing habitat for a wealth of trees, plants, and wildlife.
Come and enjoy the area - we welcome ramblers, dog walkers, school parties, bird watchers and naturalists. There are no opening hours, enjoy it whenever you wish!
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The Friends of Swaines Green

We are a registered Charity with the objective of conserving Swaines Green, working with our partners Epping Forest Countrycare and the Conservators of Epping Forest. We also aim to ensure and promote continued free public access, and encourage scientific research and educational visits.
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We never closed!

To echo the slogan of the Windmill Theatre in WW2, Swaines Green has remained open for walkers throughout the restrictions of the pandemic. Unlike the Windmill, there aren't any naked ladies (at least as far as we know), but we can offer one of the best walks in the Epping area. We have created some guides to what you can see, for all the family to use - see our Resources page.


The latest news from the Friends of Swaines Green:


For downloadable checklists for children to use in searching for plants, birds and other wildlife around Swaines Green, see our Resources page.


These are recent sightings of wildlife at Swaines Green. Click here to view a full list or to add your own.



Find us

The red markers show access points. There is no car park, please respect local residents when parking on public roads.

Our Partners...

Our Sponsors

Our heartfelt thanks to these companies whose support is much appreciated: