The La Herrería Forest is a natural area of great historical and scenic value. It is located within the region of Madrid, very close to the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, to the north west of the capital. It covers a total area of 497 hectares.

The Herrería Forest was declared Picturesque Landscape in 1961 and is currently classified under the Natura 2000 network as a Site of Community Importance and a Special Protection Area for bird.