Facilities at Heartwood Forest

Heartwood Forest car park is now open

Woodland Trust sites remain accessible to the public in line with Government advice and we continue to urge all visitors to maintain social distancing, and ensure dogs are under close control at all times.

2021 Heartwood Car Park open & closing times 

  • 1st Jan–29th Feb, 8 am - 5 pm. 
  • 1st Mar–28th Mar, 8 am – 6 pm. 
  • 29th Mar–30th Sept, 8 am – 8 pm.
  • 1st Oct–31st Oct, 8 am – 7 pm. 
  • 1st Nov–31st Dec, 8 am – 5 pm.


We will keep the access to our sites under constant review and in line with Government advice. We will continue to monitor the situation at a local level and we will post any further updates on this page as and when they become available. Ian Froggatt, Estate Manager - Central England

Food and drink

Heartwood Forest is great for a picnic or for walking off a tasty pub lunch.

Why not take some provisions with you from the Sandridge Village Store (AL4 9DD)? Or pop into one of the local pubs for refreshments?

A wide variety of establishments are also available nearby in St Albans. Please visit the Enjoy St Albans website for more information.


Our nearest public toilets to Heartwood Forest are at Sandridge Village Hall. There are no baby changing facilities but nearby pubs offer facilities.
Mobile coverage is generally good outdoors using Vodafone, EE, and Three (coverage sourced from Ofcom).

Facilities nearby
paths and bridleways