Hatfield Forest Conservation Management Plan

conservation plan

Our stewardship of this special place is guided by a conservation management plan, the present one covering the period 2015 - 2020. We have also commissioned a series of reports from various external experts which will feed into the next plan.

Conservation Plan

Download the pdf file to read the plan:

HF Conservation Plan 2015 - 2020 (PDF / 2.3203125MB) download

This is a compressed file and the quality of the images has suffered in the compression process.  If you would like to view a high resolution version, please e-mail: hatfieldforest@nationaltrust.org.uk

Expert Reports

  • The Historic Landscape Significance of Hatfield Forest

Professor Tom Williamson, University of East Anglia:

The Historic Landscape Significance of Hatfield Forest (PDF / 0.3MB) download

  • Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey

Maria Medlycott, Place Services, Essex County Council

  • Portingbury Hills Environmental Archaeological Assessment Report

Quest, School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science, University Of Reading

  • Roman pottery from Hatfield Forest

Anna Doherty, UCL Archaeology South-East

For copyright reasons, only the first is available to download.  If you would like to see a copy of any of the others, please contact us at hatfieldforest@nationaltrust.org.uk

You may also be interested in reading:

  • The Last Forest  - The Story of Hatfield Forest

Oliver Rackham, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

published by:

J M Dent, London, 1989; ISBN: 0 460 04736 1 (hardcover); and

Pheonix, London, 1998; ISBN: 0 753 80525 1 (paperback)

Although first published nearly 30 years ago, this remains the definitive account of the forest, covering both its history and natural history.