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Heartwood Forest

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The best place to walk your dog

We love Heartwood, it’s a huge area of open space and woodland managed by the Woodland Trust. In... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Julie Y
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Lovely winter walk

We really enjoyed our family walk There is a good car park but it was almost full This is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
nikd76
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We love Heartwood, it’s a huge area of open space and woodland managed by the Woodland Trust. In spring it’s a treat to see the bluebells in the woods. At any other time of year there is always something of interest whether it’s birds, wild...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julie Y
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our family walk There is a good car park but it was almost full This is a great location for a walk with a wide selection of paths and trails to follow Some areas of the forest are well established and include...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nikd76
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out of the big smoke, breathing in some fresh air and enjoying our surroundings. Nomansland lives up to it's name, it's definitely not called NoOakTreeLand for a reason! (lots of lovely oak trees there). The forest is beautiful and the Arboretum contains a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JBuckle93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've revisited here on a number of occasions, in sunshine, rainfall and cold, and always leave in a very good mood! The mixture of mature and exciting new woodland means there's such a variety to look at/share with children even on a short walk, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marieka86
HeartwoodForest, Visitor Experience Officer at Heartwood Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marieka, Thanks for the review. We always love to see brave visitors who come for a walk no matter the weather. The trees are working on developing a taller canopy to offer more shelter, please keep checking in to see how they're doing. We're...More

Reviewed 4 December 2018

This new forest contains some lovely old woods, including a bluebell wood. The views are lovely too.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carl F
HeartwoodForest, Visitor Experience Officer at Heartwood Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Carl, Thanks for your review. We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed the variety of our site. You aren't wrong, our old woods are lovely but they are more than old, they are ancient. The fragmented patches we have buffered together with new planting...More

Reviewed 29 November 2018

I place i visit often, great for long walks and dog walking. Always something new to see, whether its birds, rabbits, or plants. Lovely place to walk.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HeartwoodForest, Visitor Experience Officer at Heartwood Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Anna, Thanks for your review. Heartwood never fails to impress with new wildlife visitors. We had an exciting summer of new visitors, not least when grasshopper warblers were popped in, a sight that is unfortunately extremely rare across hertfordshire now. All the best, Team...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018

This is a beautiful place for a dog walk. Especially beautiful when the blue bells are out although the dog has to go on the lead in the bluebell wood. Lots of photo opportunitiesMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anthea B
HeartwoodForest, Visitor Experience Officer at Heartwood Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Anthea, Thanks for your review. We're really glad to hear you enjoy bringing your canine friend to explore. It is great to see you've noticed our doggy code of conduct. Our bluebells, although beautiful, are fragile all year round and looking after them is...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Love walking in the woods at Heartwood. You walk in and out of woods into orchards into grasslands.You meet friendly walkers and their four legged friends (dogs and horses :)). Great views too! Love it!More

Date of experience: November 2018
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HeartwoodForest, Visitor Experience Officer at Heartwood Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sarika, Thanks for your review. We're really happy to hear that you love visiting. There is so much to see at Heartwood, I hope you've added our native arboretum to your list of places to explore. As for views, we really enjoy sitting on...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Wonderful place to walk with or without a dog Also good tracks for horse riders Avisit to see the amazing bluebell woods in the spring is a delightMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margaret B
HeartwoodForest, Visitor Experience Officer at Heartwood Forest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Margaret. Thanks for your review. We like to think Heartwood has something for everyone, whether you are on wheels, two legs or even four! Our bluebell display is amazing but remember to check in throughout the year as the seasons and colours change, maybe...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

We are really lucky as we can walk to the forest from our home. It is an oasis of peace and tranquility and it is lovely to see how it is expanding and maturing. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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