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Victoria Pendleton
Blog
11 March 2022
We met with Victoria to hear about what makes the forest a special place. Having recently moved to nearby Wareham Forest, it was the perfect place to find out more from her about exploring the nation’s forests from her backdoor.
Bluebells in sunshine
Blog
01 March 2022
As you head outside this spring, explore the sights, sounds and smells bringing new life to the forest.
Two tawny owl chicks being measured and weighed
Blog
21 December 2021
From exciting reintroduction projects to recording-breaking breeding success for threatened species, here’s our wildlife success stories this year.
Learning Westonbirt
Blog
30 November 2021
Activities to help prioritise children's mental health in any outdoor setting.
Bedgebury Forest - pines and trail
Blog
24 November 2021
Find out about these ancient plants and why we are home to the largest collection of conifers in the world.
Cones hanging from tree
Blog
04 November 2021
How a Christmas tree favourite is part of an exciting trial for climate resilient forests.
Woman in a red hat and blue coat looking at snow in the forest
Blog
02 November 2021
The shorter days and colder weather around Christmas can make it hard to motivate ourselves to get outside and see other people. This can leave us feeling disconnected from each other and the world around us. That’s why we’ve put together three ways you can stay connected to nature and people this winter. With tips from an expert psychiatrist, and guidance from Mind, read on for tips for a kinder, more connected Christmas.
Running on forest trail
Blog
02 November 2021
It's time to get off the treadmill and into the forest!

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