Epping Forest carparks close

Car parks for many of the most popular open areas around Wanstead are closing, the Epping Forest authorities have announced, following the lead of many similar open spaces around the capital. The good news for walkers – and dogs – is that they are still at the time of writing open to foot and bike traffic.

The Hollow Ponds car park shut at the end of last week to allow more parking for hospital staff and volunteers to reach Whipps Cross easily.