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On Saturday 29th September 2018 Heartwood Forest will once again be welcoming Oxfam for their 23rd annual fundraising hike. Walkers can take on distances of 3, 5, 8, 15 or even 20 miles in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside to raise money for various Oxfam water projects. This will be the “Oxfam Walk for Water 2018” (the successor to the hugely successful Herts Hike). All routes are circular & start & end at Heartwood Forest.

Registration for the walk is FREE & the event is entirely run by volunteers, meaning every penny raised goes directly to Oxfam. You can now register to walk or volunteer on the website www.oxfamstalbans.org.  Alternatively, you can contact them at oxfamstalbans1@gmail.com.

There will be a guided walk of the 8 mile route (through Wheathampstead) which will leave at 10.30am, so if you would like to make friends along the way, please feel free to join up.

In the UK we take clean, safe water out of our taps for granted, but in so many other countries it’s not like that. People who use unsafe river water for drinking suffer a high risk of disease. In addition, the journeys to collect water are dangerous; women and girls may get attacked whilst on their way. The hours spent in walking represent time lost from school, working and caring for families. Just as important as clean drinking water are adequate toilets. You can see more about the work Oxfam does on water & where your money will go on the website www.oxfamstalbans.org .

Oxfam 2018

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Would you like to explore Heartwood Forest, taking in the different aspects of the landscape, including ancient woodland and newly planted groves, wildflower meadows and grasslands? There is an opportunity to find out more about Heartwood by joining a guided walk around the forest on Saturday 26th May, between 10:30am and 12:30pm.

Booking is essential, and can be done through the Woodland Trust website:

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/events/

Select the Events link on the page and then choose the Guided Walks option.

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Most visitors to Heartwood Forest are completely unaware that Heartwood Forest contains England’s newest and largest native arboretum. If you would like to find out more about this fantastic resource and the 60 species of native trees and shrubs that it contains, why not come along to the walk on Saturday (19th May)? The walk is running from 2-4pm.

Booking is essential, and can be done through the Woodland Trust website:

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/events/

Select the Events link on the page and then choose the Guided Walks option.

The view below is from 2016 and shows you some of the layout of the arboretum.

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There are more wildlife walks taking place at Heartwood Forest during May.

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Please note that booking is essential as places are limited. You can book through the Woodland Trust website: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/events.

 

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If you would like to pick up a copy of the event booklet for Heartwood Forest, they are now available in the leaflet dispensers in the car park.

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The first walk is on Sunday 18th March, when there is a Wildlife Walk.

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Don’t forget there is also the celebration of the final tree going in on Sunday 25th March. Why not come along to see the last tree being planted and join in the celebrations.

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There are various guided walks being organised at Heartwood Forest this year. The first two are detailed below and others will follow.

Please note that booking is essential as the places are limited.

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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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