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.

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