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Pack a picnic, a mat, some games and sun cream, and bring your picnic along together with your friends and family to invite a tree to tea.

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You can also sign up and collect your FREE ‘Take a Tree to Tea Fundraising Pack’.

Please note, booking is essential at Tring Park, but not at Heartwood Forest.

Food and drink will NOT be available on site, so please bring your own.

 

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This is just a reminder about the closure of the car park at Heartwood Forest, starting on Monday (9th Jan). The footpaths and bridleways will be open but there will be no access to the car park or entrance track as there will be heavy machinery in use on these throughout the closure period.

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Please check back on this blog page for updates as to when the car park has reopened, and thank you for your patience in the meantime.

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The main car park at Heartwood Forest will be closed from January 9th 2017 for approximately 6-8 weeks to allow for essential resurfacing work to take place. Lots of feedback has been received in recent months by Heartwood visitors who would like to see improvement works along the main car park track and on the surface of the car park itself. You may be aware that there are currently some potholed areas – these will be repaired as part of this work, as well as resurfacing the car park with tarmac. The parking bays themselves will be improved, and the passing areas along the car park track leading from the B651/Sandridge High Street will be repaired to provide better areas to let approaching cars pass. The work taking place should provide a more enjoyable welcome into Heartwood for all visitors who currently use the main car park, and the aim is to implement these changes efficiently to minimise the impact on visitors while the work is being completed. Unfortunately to allow for these improvements to take place, there is no alternative other than to close the car park temporarily.

During this time there will be no access to the main car park at all so to access Heartwood all visitors will need to park elsewhere. There are 12 different entrance points to Heartwood so there should be more than sufficient parking in the nearby areas to allow undisrupted access to the site, but please be considerate of the local community in Sandridge and surrounding areas when choosing where to park your car. Please check back on this blog page for updates as to when the car park has reopened, and thank you for your patience in the meantime.

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A huge “Thank You” to all those who came to join in the community planting event at Heartwood Forest yesterday!

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749 people came along – and managed to plant 6000 trees!

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This brings the total number of trees planted at Heartwood so far this season to 23,500!

Well done – and thank you again – to everybody involved!

 

 

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

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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.

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

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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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Would you like to come along and help to create Heartwood Forest? We have a tree planting session on Sunday 27th November 2016 – everybody is welcome! It’s great fun for all ages! Dogs enjoy joining in too! We hope to see you there!

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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.

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Langley Wood, showing the Festival Field to the side.

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

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

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View across the car park field, towards Wheathampstead.

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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.

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Some detail of the arboretum.

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A completely different way to view Heartwood Forest!

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