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Explore Ingrebourne Hill
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Thames Chase Ingrebourne Hill lakeWalk the dog or jog, ride your horse or mountain bike, picnic or play, or just kick back and relax.

With 4km of pathways and connections to Hornchurch Country Park, you can do it all on Ingrebourne Hill. 


Ingrebourne Hill mountain bikingThere’s a great deal to look out for. Whether it’s mountain bikes hurtling around the specially built track, spotting distant sights from its viewing point, taking in relaxing views whilst enjoying a picnic beside the lake, watching children playing in the Spitfire Scramble play area, or just observing the wildlife.

To download a map of Ingrebourne Hill please click here.

What do other visitors say?

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Moved locally recently and love the Valley...One question, I keep seeing people fishing in the lake near the Ingrebourne hill car park...Is this allowed..?? It doesn't appear the best place to be doing so as I'd imagine it having a negative impact on the bird life...J

Local Resident, 3/May/2016

Hi J Fishing is not permitted at Ingrebourne Hill - we are aware of this issue and are investigating. Regards Scott - Community Ranger

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I couldn't agree more with the other posters words.

This is a lovely place to have a peaceful walk or ride your bike.

I really hope that the idea of more dumping and the processing plant is going to go away.

Mick, 3/Feb/2016

Thankyou Mick - we are pleased you enjoy the facilities on offer at Ingrebourne Hill. Scott - Community Ranger

Forestry Commission Response
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Ingrebourne Hill and Hornchurch Country Park are excellent areas of FRESH AIR and FREEDOM.They are linked by pathways to cycle or walk.They are at their Zenith and cannot be improved

(Other then grass cutting etc.)

So please do not allow any landfill operations or any processing plant to spoil these lovely areas

Dennis Stanfield, 3/Dec/2015

Thankyou for your lovely comments about Ingrebourne Hill and the surrounding area. We will continue to manage our green spaces with the best interests of the local community at heart. We are not involved in the decision making process of landfill operations in the area though as evidenced at Ingrebourne Hill, we have worked towards the restoration of ex-landfill sites. Scott - Community Ranger

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Last updated: 2nd March 2016

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • No Fishing
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Walking
  • Viewpoint


OS Grid ref: TQ535 838
Postcode: RM13 8ST

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