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Heartwood events

If you want to find out what is going on at Heartwood Forest this year, the leaflet on the link below gives you the information you need.

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There are wildlife and photography walks, the Summer Festival, tree planting and the Final Tree Ceremony – and Heartwood’s first Nature Detectives Live event.

Please note that booking is required for some of the events – details are in the leaflet. Booking may not be available yet for some of the walks, but will be open within the next few weeks.



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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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The Heartwood Summer Festival is on Saturday 8th July at Heartwood Forest, between 11am and 4pm.

2017 festival poster

Why not come along and bring the family – there are activities for all ages, including minibeast hunts, a yoga session, guided walks, woodland crafts, face painting and axe throwing!

Entry costs £1 on the day.

2017 festival flyer


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2017 Heartwood UH ad

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The Woodland Trust has become aware of several companies offering photoshoots at Heartwood Forest in/amongst/with a backdrop of bluebells in the ancient woodland. While all visitors are welcome to come and enjoy the bluebell displays at this time of year, any professional photography is not permitted without written consent – this includes commissioned shoots of people or animals. Please be aware that Heartwood Forest is private land and that no professional photography is authorised without permission from the landowner. Individuals taking photographs for private use are of course permitted to do so – all visitors are asked to stick to designated paths to protect the bluebells and all dogs must be kept on a lead in these areas.


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Google Earth have updated their aerial photos of the area around Heartwood. The updated part cuts through the middle of Heartwood Forest – you can still see the car park in its first stage of construction on one side of the line when you zoom in.


The updated footage was taken in October 2016. You can see the arboretum very clearly!


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One of the Heartwood volunteers, Brian Legg, was delighted to be offered the opportunity to take some aerial photos of Heartwood Forest recently. These are the fantastic results of his trip:

Here you can see the entrance to Heartwood Forest, with the track leading to the car park. Langley Wood is on the left, with various planted areas around.


Langley Wood, showing the Festival Field to the side.


Another view of Langley Wood, looking towards Wheathampstead, with Sandridge to the right.


Pismire Spring, Well Wood and Pudlers Wood, with Round Wood in the distance.


View across the car park field, towards Wheathampstead.


The arboretum, at the end of the triangular field opposite the main entrance to Heartwood Forest. You can see it in the distance, on the right side of the photo above.


Some detail of the arboretum.


A completely different way to view Heartwood Forest!

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