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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.
aerial view of forest with hills on the horizon
Blog
15 March 2021
Whether it’s for harvesting timber, protecting people or creating new habitats, read on to discover reasons why it’s actually good to cut down trees.
Female forester at work
Blog
08 March 2021
To celebrate International Women's Day, we took a look at the history of women in forestry and spoke to members of staff who are forging new and exciting career paths in the industry.
Amira poses at the top of a mountain
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10 powerful women in nature
Join us as we speak to 10 powerful women whose voices are vital in inspiring others to connect to nature.
Charlie Dimmock
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#ForForests | Back to basics with Charlie Dimmock
We went on a walk in the woods with Charlie Dimmock to hear why she chooses to spend time in the forest.
Filming of Gladiator, Bourne Wood
Blog
27 January 2021
Missing your forest fix? Binge these movies to feel closer to your favourite forest locations!
Jo Staniforth field pathway
Blog
26 January 2021
Find out how Jo, our Active Forest Officer, got inspired to take on the Walk 1000 Miles challenge...

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