We hope that you find the following articles on a range of subjects within and around the Forest to be of interest.
Did Humphry Repton, the famous landscape gardener, visit Hatfield Forest?
We have recently uncovered exciting evidence that Capability Brown prepared a small scheme for altering the lake and lakeside area.
The Braintree branch line running across the northern boundary of the Forest carried mainly agricultural traffic, including sugar beet and bananas. An unmanned halt was added, by Takeley Hill gate, in 1923.
Whilst the rides separating the coppices are of medieval origin, the rides within are later, introduced to help with hunting with a gun.
The Prince of Wales visited the Shell House in 1893, with his mistress, Daisy Greville Brooke (later Countess of Warwick).
Did you know that Hatfield Forest was used during World War II for the storage of muntions
Woodside Green and Wall Wood are two areas to the south west of the main forest which offer a quiet contrast.