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Willows Rustic Camping and Caravanning offers traditional camping and caravanning with a peaceful and spacious feel, in the heart of the beautiful 6000-acre Epping Forest, with direct access into the forest and its walkways.
We are also surrounded by historic market towns, golf courses, fishing lakes, horse riding centres and an array of sporting activities and rural pursuits.
This country retreat is remarkably located: we are a peaceful place for a country getaway, but have easy access to central London with a Central Line tube station just three miles away.
On site facilities include mains drinking water, mains toilets, showers, sinks with hot and cold water, electric and a washing machine.
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
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Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Stratford (London): Coach Stop — 8.0 miles
8.0 miles Barking (London) — 8.5 miles
8.5 miles Harlow Bus Station — 8.5 miles
- Train stations
Chingford Rail Station — 1.6 miles
1.6 miles Brimsdown Rail Station — 2.3 miles
2.3 miles Enfield Lock Rail Station — 2.4 miles
- Ferry ports
East India Pier — 10.3 miles
10.3 miles Canary Wharf Pier — 10.6 miles
10.6 miles North Greenwich Pier — 10.6 miles
London City Airport — 10.5 miles
10.5 miles London Stansted Airport — 19.2 miles
19.2 miles Biggin Hill Airport — 22.3 miles
From the M25, come off at junction 26 (signposted Loughton and Waltham Abbey). Take the A121 (Dowding Way) to Chingford and Waltham Cross. Take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A112 (Sewardstone Road) to Chingford, E4. Take the second turning on the left (about a mile and a half away) into Mott Street by the Plough Pub. Take the first turning on the right into Lippitts Hill. Willows Rustic Camping and Caravanning is at the top off the hill on the left, behind the small green next to the Elms caravan site.
Please note: From junction 26 do not follow the signs to Loughton as we are the village of High Beech.
The closest underground station to Willows Rustic Camping and Caravanning is three miles away at Loughton, postcode IG10, which is on the Central Line and takes you straight into/from London. A taxi from Loughton station to Willows costs approximately £6.
The closest bus stop to Willows Rustic Camping and Caravanning is one mile down the lane at Sewardstone Road, E4, close to the Plough Pub. The number 215 services Walthamstow Central Underground Station, and the 379 and 505 run from Chingford to the shires.
We are only a five-minute drive from surrounding historic market towns with superb shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafés, bars and nightlife - including Towie haunts. A large selection of sports and activities are located within easy reach, as are our local village pubs. We are in the heart of the beautiful 6000-acre Epping Forest with direct forest access via our footpath.
Local amenities include horse riding centres, fishing lakes, golf courses, 6000 acres of forest walks and rides, the Olympic whitewater rafting centre and the local pub, The Owl.
Local attractions include Dick Turpin's cave, the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge, Butlers Retreat, Chingford Planes, Connaught Waters, Waltham Abbey and Lea Valley river and parks.
With Loughton underground station just three miles away on the Central Line, all London's sights are within easy reach. We are also well connected to the motorway network with the M11 and M25 motorways just a five-minute drive away. Stanstead, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports are easily accessible, as are the ports of Dover and Dartford.
- Lee Valley Regional Park (2.2 miles)
- Discover (8.1 miles)
- Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green (9.4 miles)
- Sutton House (8.1 miles)
- Eastbury Manor House (9.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.