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A view of Highams Park Lake at sunset

We always want to know what you think of the Forest, and there are plenty of things we need your input on.

Online surveys

We regularly run online surveys, which are quick and easy ways for you to directly let us know what you think.

These surveys are usually conducted concerning an immediate matter within the Forest, or to gather a general idea of your use and thoughts on the Forest to influence management decisions for the coming year.

We publicise these surveys across our website and in our visitor centres when they are running, and you can input to these surveys from either location.


Alongside our surveys, we run consultations when undertaking larger projects that significantly shape the future of the Forest. To be kept up to date and notified of upcoming consultations, please register for our consultations.


From time to time, we introduce new policies and plans to manage the Forest. These aren't always significant enough to warrant full public consultations, but we welcome feedback from our visitors and local groups by email.

Visitor surveys

Every five to ten years we run major visitor surveys for an entire season throughout the Forest. The aim of these surveys is to gather comprehensive data on how you use our centres, other facilities and the Forest at large; and your thoughts on how we manage the Forest.

Contact us

If you have a comment or other feedback you'd like to offer outside of a survey or consultation, you can always contact us or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.

09 June 2016
Last Modified:
09 December 2019