Heartwood Forest is located in Sandridge and is an impressive 347-hectare (858-acre) site and is the largest continuous new native forest in England; a place where everyone can find space, peace, wildlife and miles of beautiful woodland to explore.
Heartwood Forest is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust and includes large swathes of wildflower meadows together with four areas of ancient woodland, and more than 600,000 trees have been planted by volunteers since its conception. Every spring the floor of the ancient woodlands at Heartwood Forest is transformed into a mass of fragrant bluebells. This spectacular carpet of vibrant blue captures the very essence of British woodland.
A network of paths, including a public footpath and two bridleways, run in and around Heartwood Forest, as well as through the existing ancient woodlands. You can also explore the site by bike, horse or on foot.
Heartwood Forest lies on either side of the B651, sandwiched between Harpenden, Wheathampstead and Sandridge; 4.8km (three miles) north of St Albans in Hertfordshire and only 32km (20 miles) from central London.
For more comprehensive information about Heartwood Forest and to see what events are planned, please visit their website https://heartwood.woodlandtrust.org.uk/