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Hatfield Forest National Nature Reserve

Hatfield Forest Estate Office
Bishops Stortford
CM22 6NE

Hatfield Forest is a rare surviving example of a medieval hunting forest. It has over 1,000 acres of woodland and pasture, some wonderful 400 year old pollarded trees, two ornamental lakes and an eighteenth century Shell House.

Of great historical and ecological importance, Hatfield Forest is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserve. It has been owned by the National Trust since 1924.

There are walks and an attractive picnic area beside the Capability Brown designed lake. There is good coarse fishing.

General Information:

  • Bicycles welcome - several miles of paths available
  • Café
  • Children's activities
  • Outdoor theatre in August
  • Dogs welcome but on leads where cattle and sheep grazing and lake area

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Signposted off A120 at Takeley. 2ml East of Jct 8 of the M11 near Bishop's Stortford.

Hatfield Forest National Nature Reserve Postcode for SatNav: CM22 6NE


+44 (0)1279 870 678
+44 (0)1279 874 040 (infoline)
+44 (0)1279 874 044

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