Hatfield Forest is in the parish of Hartfield Broad OIak, located in Essex, England. It represents the only remaining intact Royal Hunting Forest and dates from the time of the Norman kings. Hatfield was woodland long before it became a royal forest. It is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. There is a large range of habitats for animals as well as for plants. Amongst mammals are fox, grey squirrel, rabbit, fallow deer, wease and hedgehog. Within the forest there are many miles of walking paths, crossed by a couple of rights of way, open all times to those on foot.