One of our favourite things to do is to go for walks in the forest. One of the forest we like to visit is Hatfield Forest. It is a forest owned and maintained by The National Trust.

Hatfield Forest is a 403.2 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Essex, three miles east of Bishop’s Stortford. It is also a National Nature Reserve and a Nature Conservation Review site.

Hatfield Forest has a rich history however in more recent times back In 1923, the Hallingbury estate was broken up and sold off at auction. Hatfield Forest was sold to a timber merchant and he began to fell standard oaks.  The Forest was however saved from further destruction by the intervention of the pioneering conservationist Edward North Buxton.  He was able to begin the purchase of the Forest. He died before this was finished.  The process was however completed by

Read the full original post here authored by Daniel Humphreys. You can visit his blog here.

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