In the 16 years since we first started planting this corner of Hertfordshire, Heartwood Forest has gone from strength to strength.

Join us to discover more about England's largest native planted woodland - from the initial planning and creation of the forest to how we manage the woodland today - and how we plan to overcome the issues facing it in the future.  

Maximum time: three hours

Maximum distance: two miles

The event is free and booking is essential. Book your place.

Don't forget

Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Please bring your own hot drink for our break.

This event is suitable for children aged 8+.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.

When and where

  • Date: Saturday 20 July, 10am-1pm.
  • Price: free, but booking is essential. Donations to support the management of our woodlands are welcome. 
  • Location: Heartwood Forest, Hertfordshire, AL4 9DQ.
    Grid reference: TL 16786 10808.
  • Access: this event covers around two miles of Heartwood Forest's network of paths, which include a public footpath and two bridleways, most of which are unsurfaced and can get muddy when wet.

    There are also some moderate gradients and a short, surfaced, all-access loop from the car park.

    If you have any questions, access requirements, or would like to join us for the walk but have any hesitations that we may be able to support you with, please get in touch:  
  • Parking: parking is available at Heartwood Forest car park, Heartwood Forest, Sandridge, AL4 9DQ.
    What3Words: defend.grapes.summer
    Grid reference: TL 16832 10872
  • Dogs: well behaved dogs are welcome.

How to book

The event is free, but booking is essential as places are limited.

Book your place today to avoid missing out.

Woodland Trust Wood

Heartwood Forest


346.72 ha (856.75 acres)

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