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Are you interested in the landscape history of Heartwood Forest or would you like to find out more about the arboretum that has been planted at Heartwood? If so, why not join the guided walks taking place in September?

Arb and Arch walk Sept 2017


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Due to some work which has to be carried out during the Summer months, the car park at Heartwood Forest will be closed over this period.

HW car park (002)

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Just a reminder that this Saturday we have the Heartwood Summer Festival, here at Heartwood Forest.

2017 festival flyer

There are all sorts of activities, from axe throwing to yoga! The fun starts at 11am. Other timings are in the programme below.

2017 Festival programme 1

The location of the festival within Heartwood Forest has changed – it is just off the all-ability route, at the top of the hill above the main car park.



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2017 Heartwood UH ad

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On Wednesday afternoon at Heartwood Forest the permissive bridleway running alongside the B651 was officially opened.






This has enabled the Woodland Trust to open up a new section of permissive bridleway, starting at the horse hop next to the entrance to Heartwood.


It runs parallel to the car park track, with a hedge separating it from the cars on the track.



At the other end, riders turn left away from the car park and over another horse hop allowing access onto the main bridleway going from Pound Farm up past Langley Wood.



This means that anybody wishing to do a full circuit no longer has to ride down the main road through Sandridge and it should make it much safer – and pleasanter – for anybody who likes to ride or cycle that route.

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Don’t forget our planting session at Heartwood Forest – only a week and a half to go! Why not come along and plant some trees – it’s a great activity for all ages!


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You may have noticed various creatures popping up at Heartwood Forest over the past week.


They are part of the Magical Meander, a trail which leads to the Magical Wood. They are sponsored by the Disney Store and are designed to give families even more to enjoy during a walk at Heartwood.

They represent the wildlife that thrives around Heartwood Forest.


At the centre of the Magical Wood is now a fantastic picnic table, representing all the trees that we have at Heartwood Forest.


There are a couple more sculptures still to go in, but it is hoped that the installation will be finished by the end of November. They are the work of Will Lee, who many of you may have seen carving at the Heartwood Forest Summer Festival.



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