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Explore Ingrebourne Hill
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.4/5)

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. 


There’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?

I live locally and walk here everyday the one thing that annoys both myself and my husband is the amount of rubbish and the lack of bins, the other day even the dog poo bins were over flowing ,I know it costs money to provide the bins and have them emptied but it really spoils the whole experience when there are constant empty cans plastic bags etc littering the area.

Diana Wilkins, 10/Feb/2014

Hi Diana, Thank you for your comment. I'm sorry to hear your visits are being spoiled by litter. We have found litter bins tend to be messy, attract rodents, and are targets for vandalism, therefore we encourage visitors to take rubbish home. This does unfortunately mean some irresponsible visitors litter, so we do litter pick the whole site and empty dog bins weekly; twice-weekly in the summer. Kind regards, Clare Community Ranger

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

It's a great place for waks, wildlife, cycling jogging or just plain relaxing. Walk to the top and view all the way to Stratford Upminster and the qe2 bridge. If you here birdsong don't scan the bushes and trees look up, chances are a skylark is telling the world he is strong and healthily. My only complaint ,litter. There are dog poo bins but I haven't found any litter bins and in the current heat wave I walk around wishing I'd brought a few bin bags with me.

Jan West, 22/Jul/2013
4 Stars 4 Stars

A great place to go especially for mountain biking but the track really needs some maintanence and mor digns to keep walkers off the track to avoid potential accidents.

GazD, 6/Oct/2012
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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Walking
  • Viewpoint
  • Parking
  • 8am - 6pm
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: TQ535 838
Postcode: RM13 8ST

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The Thames Chase Ranger

01708 642964

Opening & Parking

8am - 6pm

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