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Children holding acorns
Blog
27 September 2021
Everything you need to know to organise a successful teacher-led forest visit. Help overcoming potential barriers to visiting the nation's forests.
Osprey catching fish
Blog
16 September 2021
The return of ospreys to Kielder is one of our most exciting and successful conservation stories.
Community trail clean
Blog
14 September 2021
Forests care for our mental health, as well as our physical health. As part of our partnership with Trash Free Trails we headed to the Forest of Dean to explore how seeing litter in the forest, and helping to clear it up, makes us feel.
Young child in waterproofs pokes a stick into a log, with holly leaves in foreground.
Blog
06 September 2021
Discover five compelling reasons why visiting woodlands with your class should be top of your list.
Smithy Beck Longhouse - heritage
Blog
20 July 2021
The nation's forests are full of stories of old. By protecting the historic environment we look after these places to maintain what existed before trees arrived.
Ranger and ambassador stood together
Blog
14 July 2021
We’re working with our partner, Trash Free Trails, and their A-TEAM to raise awareness of single-use pollution, or litter, to inspire everyone to be help us to tackle this wide-spread problem.
Grassy meadow surrounded by conifer trees
Blog
12 July 2021
Eat delicious lunch rolls surrounded by rolling hills and towering trees on a picnic in the South of England.
Picnic table surrounded by trees
Blog
09 July 2021
The sounds and sights of summer await you at one of these fantastic picnic spots in the North West.

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