Sherrardspark Wood

Overview of habitat
Sherrardspark Wood is one of Hertfordshire's largest and most important oak and hornbeam woodlands.

Sherrardspark Wood extends to approximately 80 hectares (200 acres) and has some of the county's finest oak and hornbeam trees, as well as a wide range of wildlife including birds, plants, mammals and fungi.
How to access
There is a small car park on the north side off Rectory Road and many other entrances from residential roads in Welwyn Garden City, including Reddings, Pentley Park and Woodland Rise. There is an extensive network of way-marked paths which can be explored by visitors on foot, horseback and bicycle.
Volunteer with us

Although large-scale forestry operations are carried out by specialist contractors, hundreds of hours of spare time is enthusiastically given by the Sherrardspark Wood Wardens Society who work two mornings each week.

How we manage the site
All work in the wood follows a plan agreed with the Forestry Commission and Natural England, and aims to maintain and enhance the wood's biodiversity while simultaneously encouraging informal recreation and enjoyment.

At all our sites, we manage them with a balanced consideration to improve both wildlife biodiversity and public amenity whilst providing a safe and attractive experience for visitors.

All of our major sites have a dedicated ecological management plan which is used to help tailor the management to suit differing landscapes and habitat types.