HAINAULT FOREST WEBSITE  Written and designed by Brian Ecott


Centenary 2006 Dogs at Hainault Farm  and Zoo Fauna photos Flora photos

Forest Churches

Forest History  Forest Modern Forest Postcards Fungi Information
Lichen Photos Links Nature Detective Nature Diary Poetry Plant gall photos
 Slime moulds Social History Species data Tree identification Ponds and lakes
Woodhenge video Conservation Team events BBC London TV - Hainault Military Camp

WELCOME to my Website within which I hope to show you the  wonders of Hainault Forest from time immemorial - of History, Social History and the myriad of Wildlife to be found here which should whet the appetite of many specialities, and those who just want to enjoy the area for relaxation. Records and photographs gathered over many decades while living closeby are now supplemented with  photographs by Michael Rumble,  Colin Carron, Raymond Small and Michael Trump. We should remember those visionaries who in 1903 saved a small area of Hainault Forest for our use today.

Moonlight over Hainault Lake. Photo © Claire Oliverio

New and updated pages

Mammals  May 2019          Hainault's Orchids  July 2019

Amphibians April 2020      Reptiles  April 2020

Great Eastern Railway and Fairlop Loop  March 2020M


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“To allow as many people to exercise safely and maintain social distancing, ALL car parking sessions are now a MAXIMUM of 90minutes.  Please pay for a 1hour session as normal through RingGo, this will provide you with 90minutes car parking”

Park users who drive to Hainault Forest will only be allowed to park for a maximum of 90 minutes which will cost £1. The tariff for all day parking will be suspended. This amendment would operate Monday – Sunday until we are through the lockdown period. We have asked Enforcement to be present on site to ensure that people do not stay for longer than 90 minutes and comply with the Government guidance.

Stay safe and well.

Kevin Wackett
Head of Parks & Open Spaces

Vision - Redbridge Culture & Leisure