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Woman running towards sunset in the forest, autumnal forest
Blog
09 October 2019
"I’d often find ways to escape the city and head into the forest near where I grew up. It was a place where I could switch off from everything and just slow down. I loved it, and felt safe there." ~ Hope Virgo, Mental Health Campaigner
Forest Art Works - National Art Pass Giveaway
Blog
07 October 2019
Enter for your chance to win a National Art Pass and membership to your favourite forest!
Community Westonbirt
Blog
02 October 2019
Westonbirt Arboretum’s community progamme helps people with mental health conditions, addictions, behavioural difficulties, autism and dementia through the power of trees.
Wild women
Blog
02 October 2019
Wild Women Days provide opportunities for groups of women to spend time immersed in nature, learning and foraging for edible plants, building fires and cooking meals together.
Sherwood bushcraft
Blog
27 September 2019
In a quiet corner of Sherwood Pines, a group of people are learning how to build shelters, weave willow and whittle wood.
Couple walking in autumn forest
Blog
18 September 2019
Refresh your body, mind and spirit whilst discovering breath-taking forest landscapes and incredible displays of colour!
Juvenile eagle flying above trees
Blog
12 September 2019
Meet our white-tailed eagle project officer and find out what the birds have been getting up to since release
Woman using phone app in Autumn
Blog
10 September 2019
Share your #AutumnLeafWatch photos to win! Enter our photo competition to win an annual membership and £200 to spend on new photography kit at Jessops.

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Young girl in shaun ears reaches into pack

Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trails

An alien space ship has crashed in to Mossingham Forest and Shaun is on a mission to help the inhabitant – a lovable alien called Lu-La. Lu-La needs your help to charge her communicator so she can call home for rescue. Hurry, she's being chased by the sinister Agent Red and her hapless helpers the Hazmats!