Hatfield Forest

Takeley, near Bishops Stortford

11.30am – 2.30pm

Free entry  

Parking free for National Trust members 

Parking £ for non-members

Click on a date to reserve your day out:

24th November – Booking Closed


Hatfield Forest is an ancient royal hunting ground with some trees over 1000 years old and 3,500 species of wildlife. The forest has a varied landscape of woodland, open meadows and water offering lots of opportunities to stimulate the senses and boost well-being. Take in the smells and colours of wildflowers, watch the birds on the lake, and enjoy the peace of the woodlands.

Our team will support you to get the most out of your visit to this national nature reserve at your own pace.


  • Stroll around the open meadows.
  • Sit and take in the sights and sounds of the peaceful woodland, while admiring the scale and structures of the ancient trees.
  • Watch and listen to the birdlife on the lake.
  • Enjoy the company of others and the opportunity for someone else to take the lead.
  • We’ll be there over lunch, so bring your picnic lunch to enjoy together.

Who is this for?

  • People who want to enjoy the fresh air and experience the beauty of natural woodland.
  • People who can walk half a mile, and/or wheelchair users (please bring your own).
  • People who are comfortable in sharing a trip with another person living with dementia and their companion.

What is included?

  • Pre and post booking support.
  • Support from the Dementia Adventure team on the day.
  • Accessible toilets.

What is not included?

  • Accessible parking is available for pre-booking (we can support you to do this). Free for National Trust members.
  • Picnic lunch.
  • Transport to the meeting point. Please speak to us if you need help in getting there.
National Trust Hatfield Forest
accessible path
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Select a date to reserve your trip today!

These trips are to support people to find the confidence to get out by themselves. To enable us to support as many people as possible, we ask you to only book one supported day out. 

For more information please contact us, or call 01245 237548.