Hemsted Forest is approximately three hundred and ninety eight hectares and is a mixture of conifer and broadleaf.
Harvesting is expected to start in Hemsted Forest w/c 31st October and is expected to take approximately two months. Public access will still be permitted but visitors will need to follow and obey safety signage.
You can find out more about how the Forestry Commission sustainably manages the forest for timber, people and wildlife at http://www.forestry.gov.uk/sustainableforestmanagement
This map shows where we will be working. The trees to be thinned are in the areas marked green.
We kindly request that you do not park in the gateways marked with a red diamond. The lorry drivers require a large turning circle to get through the gate and any vehicle marked in the bell mouth will prevent access.
Discover Hemsted Forest
Hemsted has around five miles of hard surface road around the forest which allows for easy walking and wheelchair use, and a multitude of unsurfaced tracks.
Horse riding in Hemsted requires a permit which can be purchased through TROT.
Please note Hemsted has a large car park with height restrictions
What do other visitors say?
2 StarsHelen, 5/Jun/2016
So much dog mess lying around. No bins anywhere to encourage owners to dispose of it. A trail map and/or some signposting would help too.
Forestry Commission Response
Thank you for your feedback. We try to encourage all of our dog walkers to be responsible owners and clear up after their dogs, and to understand that the forest should be left so that everyone can enjoy it.
5 StarsJackilouise , 24/May/2016
Had a lovely walk today, couldn't believe the size of the ants ; Fascinating. Rhodendendrons looking lovely, looking forward to going back when it's a bit warmer ;
Are dogs allowed in the forest off lead?