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Heartwood Forest Car Park, St. Albans

Categories: Forests, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
Heartwood Forest is a planned forest (woodland creation site) in Hertfordshire, England. The plans were set out in 2008 by the Woodland Trust to create the largest new forest of native tree species of approximately 347+ ha (850 acres) in size, and is expected to take around 12 years.The site, near Sandridge, St Albans in the Metropolitan Green Belt, was formerly agricultural land, but also currently contains around 18 ha (45 acres) of remaining ancient woodland, which will be integrated into the new woodland.On 9 December, 2009, a Guinness World Record attempt was made for the 'BBC Tree O'clock ' scheme, in association with the Woodland Trust to plant the most new trees as possible in one hour, with three woodland sites making the attempt, the Heartwood Forest, Hainault Forest and Gransha Park. The previous record being 18,124 which was held by the Forestry Commission at a site in Scotland. The Heartwood Forest site managed to come second, with 20,326, being beaten by Gransha Park where they planted over 26,000 trees in the hour.
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  • Heartwood forest is a large area, fields, woods, lots of tracks and great walks for you and your dog, large free car park, they even organise days to promote responsible dog ownership at the location ...  read more »
  • This is a nice woodland walk. Clearly signposted with nice wide pathways, some of which are bridleways others are grassland or woodland. I should image in Spring when the bluebells are out it is a sig...  read more »
  • It's nice to see the forest coming along, but Heartwood Forest is above all a place to run your dog off the lead, and people who do not love other people's dogs will not have a relaxing time. The dogs...  read more »
  • Fair amount of parking spaces, the road leading to the parking lot is a bit lane with a lot of speed bumps. Other than that it can be a lovely couple of hours outside in the nature.
  • Heartwood forest has ample parking to enjoy the multiple forests you can walk to. And great for kids where you can make dens in the forest.
  • Pick up after your dog ...ALWAYS !! Have pride in your open spaces.
  • Lovely bluebells
  • Ample parking for your visit to the forest. Great walk
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