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About The Box Moor Trust

With a rich history spanning four centuries, the Box Moor Trust is a registered charity that manages nearly 500 acres of grazing and amenity land on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead and Bovingdon on behalf of the local community.

Predominantly open access, the land is free to visit and explore. The Trust plays host to three sports clubs and offers a variety of environmental awareness courses for local schools, youth groups and adult learners. It also runs a programme of community events, walks and talks, and has a thriving group of volunteers that help out with conservation and other tasks on the estate.

The Box Moor Trust’s Accounts can be downloaded here.

What does the Trust do?

As a registered charity, the Box Moor Trust is proud of the many roles that the Trust plays in the local community. Here is a brief overview of the work that we do.


Land Management

The estate team take care of the many diverse habitats found on the Box Moor Trust estate, including woodland, chalk meadows and amenity land.
The Estate


True to its origins, the Trust continues to provide pasture for local graziers, its own herd of rare breed Belted Galloway cattle and flock of Norfolk Horn Sheep.
Our Animals


The Box Moor Trust estate is home to Boxmoor Cricket Club, Hemel Hempstead Town Cricket Club and Hemel Hempstead (Camelot) Rugby Union Football Club.
Sports Clubs

Environmental Awareness

We offer a variety of fantastic opportunities for everyone to develop an interest in nature, the environment and the outdoors. Environmental awareness opportunities are available for schools, youth groups and adult learners.

Forest Schools

Forest Schools use the natural resources of the woodland to stimulate creative learning.
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Box Moor Rangers

The Box Moor Ranger sessions are designed for children with an interest in wildlife and nature. Groups cater for all ages and meet once a month.
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Box Moor Trust Area of Benefit

This map shows the Area of Benefit within which the Box Moor Trust operates.
The Area of Benefit covers the majority of Hemel Hempstead and Bovingdon.

Please click on the image for a full size version.