How to get here

Location

Location

Heartwood Forest lies on either side of the B651, sandwiched between Harpenden, Wheathampstead and Sandridge; 4.8km (three miles) north of St Albans in Hertfordshire and only 32km (20 miles) from central London.

Nearest postcode: AL4 9DQ

Maps:
OS Explorer 182
Landranger 166

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By car

By car

From St Albans, head north-east on the B651 and after 4km you will see a brown tourist sign pointing into the car park from the main road.

The nearest postcode is AL4 9DQ. There are five blue badge parking spaces.

Nearest petrol stations (Google maps)

Parking information can be found on our Facilities page.

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By bus

By bus

There are two bus services which stop at Sandridge village, one from Hitchin to Potters Bar (via St Albans) and one from Hemel Hempstead to Hatfield via Harpenden.

Traveline website

By train

By train

There is a good train service to St Albans station, 4km (2.5 miles) away.

This includes Bedford to Brighton via East Croydon, Luton to Sutton via Hackbridge and Luton to Sutton via Wimbledon.

National Rail enquiries

On foot

On foot

There are good walking routes from each major village and town around Heartwood Forest. Paths become slippery and muddy when wet. Please take care crossing the B651.

For information on public footpaths in Hertfordshire please visit the Hertfordshire County Council website.

Google directions on foot

 By bicycle

By bicycle

There are several good cycle approaches to Heartwood Forest from each major village and town.

Download our cycle routes for more information (PDF, 124KB). Please take care if using the B651. The road is narrow, winding and busy. There are several bike stands for locking bikes in the car park.

Sustrans cycle routes

Google directions by bicycle