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Female forestry volunteer laughing at work
Blog
25 May 2021
Thank you to all our volunteers across the country who help care for the nation's forests
Family cycling on forest trail
Blog
19 May 2021
Active Forest Coordinator at Hamsterley Forest, Laura, shares her experience of cycling with her family.
Forest Holidays cabins at Thorpe Forest
Blog
23 April 2021
Our friends at Forest Holidays love the forest just as much as we do. The forest is much more than a place... it’s a feeling. Here’s five feelings we can help you experience in the forest.
Woman walking through the forest towards sunbeams
Blog
23 April 2021
If we don’t yet have a forest for wellbeing trail at your local forest fear not, we’ve still got some simple ways to help you tune into nature wherever you are.
Sherwood Bushcraft School and youth groups
Blog
21 April 2021
To keep everyone safe, we have introduced some changes to school and educational group visits. Your health and safety is our top priority, and as you would expect we have introduced a few changes.
Sherwood Pines Forest Activity Bag
Blog
21 April 2021
For far too long, the quiet murmur of excited school children exploring the forests has been missing from the forests. Now, as lockdown restrictions are eased we are very excited to welcome you back to the nation’s forests.
Staff standing by helicopter in forest clearing
Blog
06 April 2021
We spoke to area forester Gareth Browning and found out how his team managed some spectacular ‘helicopter forestry’ high above the lakes of Cumbria.
Little girl exploring spring in the forest
Blog
19 March 2021
Whether you’re able to visit a local woodland, or you’re simply exploring from your doorstep, take note of our five fun outdoor activities for kids that celebrate spring in all it’s colourful glory.

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