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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.
Picnic Bench in the Forest
Blog
06 July 2021
Dust off your picnic blanket, slap on the sunscreen and head down to these stunning picnic spots near you in South East this summer.  
Mother and two children grinning while eating a picnic on a cluttered bench
Blog
01 July 2021
Butter the bread and grab the sausage rolls, the Bristish summertime is here and we're itching to get out for a picnic in the Midlands.
The motte and bailey at Castle Neroche in the Blackdown Hill
Blog
30 June 2021
Discover the hidden signs of historic landscapes you can find in the nation's forests
Mother and baby having lunch at picnic table
Blog
30 June 2021
Here are the perfect spots for a socially distanced picnic in the North East this summer.

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