Enjoy a cycle or walk around this ancient royal hunting forest in Bishop's Stortford, Essex. There are over 1000 acres to explore on a multitude of peaceful woodland paths. These include two waymarked walking routes and the Flitch Way cycle route which runs along a decomissioned railway line in the northern part of the forest. Cycle hire is available at reasonable rates.
Park highlights include the many resident deer, the large lake where you can hire row boats and the waterside Georgian Shell House where you can get a bite to eat.
The Harcamlow Way, Forest Way and the Three Forests Way walking trails run through the forest so can be picked up if you would like to continue your walk.
PostcodeCM22 6NE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Hatfield Forest Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Hatfield Forest Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Hatfield Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Hatfield Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The on site Forest Cafe is well stocked with a good range of drinks and meals. There's lots of outdoor seating where you can sit and relax on warmer days.
The expansive forest is ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see plenty of other owners with their pets. They are allowed in all parts of the forest except the "Dog Free Zone" between the Shell House and the Decoy Lake.