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Latest posts

Jane - Big Forest Find volunteer
Blog
09 April 2019
Meet Jane, wildlife records expert and Big Forest Find volunteer
Peter Hugo
Blog
26 March 2019
Meet Peter Hugo, a moth expert and Big Forest Find facilitator
Woman writing on a notepad in the forest
Blog
14 March 2019
Allow yourself the time and space that you need to reflect by taking a therapeutic trip to the forest and practicing mindfulness with our top tips.
Women in pink coat walking through spring woodland
Blog
14 March 2019
Finding the time to practice mindfulness in the forest can heighten your enjoyment. So what is mindfulness, and how can it help you?
Life in the hedgerow illustration - Tiffany Francis
Blog
21 February 2019
Telling the story of our nation's forest – introducing writers in the forest Zakiya Mckenzie and Tiffany Francis
Trail runners in the forest
Blog
06 February 2019
Feeling like it’s time for a change of scenery in your running routine? Break up the monotony of treadmills and pavement-pounding with breathtaking views, clean air and challenging landscapes.
Beaver with tags in water
Blog
31 January 2019
Find out about our beaver reintroduction project at Cropton Forest.
Christmas tree pine needles
Blog
15 October 2018

If you're planning on buying a real tree this Christmas, we've got some expert tips on keeping those pine needles looking and smelling fresher for longer.

Whether you chose a Norway spruce or a lodgepole pine from our home-grown selection, following our 5 top tips for Christmas tree care will ensure you have a happy looking tree right through to the new year.

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Autumn coloured canopy from below

Zog activity trails

Follow panels and complete activities along the way as you head on a forest journey with Zog. Look out for characters from the story, uncover hidden signs on reveal panels, collect stars as you learn like Zog did at Dragon school, and complete challenges along the way.