Riding Permits & Day Passes

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Annual Riding Permits
An annual permit costs £60 per year (March to February) with concessions available for under 16s and seniors and is available from the estate office. Under 7s are free if accompanied by a permit holder on foot. NEW: For new members, a refundable deposit of £25 for the loan of one 2017 Hi-Viz tabard (to be reimbursed on return of tabard and permit if not renewed) is required  The tabard remains the property of the NT at all times.
When applying for a license, you need to provide proof of public liability insurance of no less than £2M in respect of any one claim (Gold BHS is adequate). NEWYou will also need to bring 2 passport-sized photos of the permit holder.  Other Terms & Conditions apply. For your convenience, the application forms as well as T&Cs and some general information about the forest are below to download. You can hand in your application/cheque or post it to National Trust Hatfield Forest Estate Office, Takeley, nr Bishops Stortford, CM22 6NE. Enquiries tel number is 01279 870678 and email is hatfieldforest@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Day Passes - please ring the office the day before - just in case - 
01279 870678
Please note that day passes will not be issued at the shop after 1 October until 1 April.
Day passes cost £10 and can be purchased at the shop during normal opening hours (these vary according to seasons) as per the NT handbook and website (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-hatfieldforest/). This excludes car parking charges.  The refundable deposit for tabards is £10. The telephone for the shop is 01279 870327. We have attached a downloadable form for your convenience below. 

Opening Hours -  Current (winter) opening times as follows: roadside car park: daily, dawn-dusk; internal car parks: Sat & Sun 10am-3pm; cafe: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat & Sun 9am-3.30pm; shop: Sat & Sun 10am-3.30pm.
But always worth it checking the NT website for further updates in case of adverse weather conditions - we need to preserve the beautiful Forest. Please ring the office if you want to purchase a day pass in advance, just in case.  It is best to avoid busy holiday times, weekends.  And strictly adhere to the rides available on the map.

Petra Studholme,
25 Feb 2017, 07:16
Petra Studholme,
7 Feb 2018, 03:26
Petra Studholme,
7 Feb 2018, 03:27