Hatfield Forest

A rare surviving example of a medieval royal hunting forest still with fallow deer grazing, Hatfield Forest is of great historical and ecological importance, having been designated a SSSI and NNR. The shell house is a charming, rare, mind 18thC picnic room, decorated with flints and shells. The chases and rides provide excellent walks and there is a good coarse fishing on the larger lake. It has been owned and managed by the National Trust, an independent conservation charity, since 1924.

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