Posts Tagged ‘photography’

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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Following on from the last blog post, these photos of the hen harrier were taken at Heartwood Forest by Tim Hill on the 30th December 2014.

Tim says, ‘After waiting for three hours the harrier appeared at 4:15 before going to roost at 4:20 – hence the rather noisy photographs shot at 12800 ISO! Still, better than nothing…’



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At Heartwood Forest, over 2,000 people enjoyed the annual summer festival which is themed around trees, woods and art. There were more than 60 different stalls for people to engage, each offering a children’s activity from charcoal drawing to kite making – it was quite a sight see all the children running around flying their kits in the slight breeze.

Competitions included a fun dog show, the Great Heartwood Bake Off and the best dressed teddy bear at the Teddy Bears Picnic; all of these were extremely well supported. The local wildlife police joined us for the day to talk about responsible dog ownership, as well as some horses from the local stables to allow children and dogs to socialise with them.

The atmosphere was wonderful – another great day. Here’s a selection of photos from the day:

Heartwood Festival 2014

Heartwood Festival 2014

Heartwood Festival 2014

Heartwood Festival 2014

Heartwood Festival 2014

Heartwood Festival 2014


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Yesterday first year students from the University of Hertfordshire (BA (Hons) Photography) exhibited some of their work in Langley Wood, all inspired by the natural world.  The rain stopped just in time, as the students set up their work throughout the woodland.

Here are just a few of the works on display:



Spiritual by Naomi Tostevin



Simplicity by Ellie Harbutt



The Dandelion by Caz Ataman


Another World by Maegan Curry


Spring Once Again by Ben Shuttleworth

Well done to all the students involved. It was a really succcessful exhibition, and a lovely way to display their fantastic work.

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