Group Visits at Hatfield Forest
Hatfield Forest is of great historical and ecological importance, having been designated a SSSI and NNR. The shell house is a charming, rare, mid 18thC picnic room, decorated with flints and shells. The chases and rides provide excellent walks and there is a good coarse fishing on the larger lake. It has been owned and managed by the National Trust, an independent conservation charity, since 1924.
Visit the shore of the lake & find all the facilities you need including picnic tables, cafe, WC's, shop and the fabulous 18th Century Shell House.
Yes - £25
Yes - £25
Free to enter property - charge for parking, free for National Trust members
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Hatfield Forest is signposted from the B1256 in the village of Takeley, 2 miles east of jct 8 off the M11 in Essex.
By Public Transport:
From Bishop's Stortford station it is 4 miles to Hatfield Forest.
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- National Trust Property
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Wheelchairs available
- Accepts groups