Talk:Epping Forest

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Map[edit]

Google Maps names the location pointed at as Great Monk Woods. It does not show where Epping Forest is. Could someone who knows add a diagram to show where the Forest is and its extent. QuentinUK (talk) 04:59, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

I've had a rather crude stab at it - the first time I've tried this sort of thing, so I won't be offended if anyone can do better. Also, I was unsure how to include it in the infobox; if anyone can assist, I'll be very grateful.
BTW QuentinUK, Great Monk Wood is at the very heart of Epping Forest, so it's as good a place as anywhere to use as a location. As you can see, the Forest is a long straggly affair, almost continuous apart from the northern-most section above Epping. Perhaps we could do with a section detailing the various constituent areas of the Forest - maybe when there's a rainy day. Alansplodge (talk) 18:02, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Cattle Grazing and BSE[edit]

I have removed the "citation needed" tag from the sentance which states that cattle grazing by commoners ended in 1996 due to the BSE crisis. A consultation document produced by the City Corporation confirms this but does not explain why. My understanding is that cattle were turned out in the Forest for beef production. New BSE regulations meant that cattle had to be slaughtered before a certain age and they would fatten too slowly by forest grazing to meet this deadline. The search for a reference continues. Alansplodge (talk) 20:27, 25 October 2011 (UTC)