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Forest with lakeside path
Blog
07 May 2019
Kate explains how a Nordic Walking group in Delamere is making profound changes to her lifestyle. She's found health, companionship and time to admire some glorious surroundings.
Forest Holidays - Strathyre, Scotland
Blog
07 May 2019
Win a £500 Forest Holidays voucher As part of our commitment to raise awareness of the wellbeing benefits of being in the forest, we're offering you a fantastic opportunity to win a £500 Forest Holidays voucher.  To enter, simply answer the following question...
Kate Humble against a bluebell woodland backdrop
Blog
01 May 2019
Kate Humble & Forestry England are encouraging people to put one foot in front of another and soak up the nation’s forests during mental health awareness week. “Walking for me is a form of mediation, and the simple act of putting one foot in front of another has extraordinary benefits to my mental wellbeing. It helps me feel relaxed, less anxious and more creative. “Walks enjoyed in the nation’s forests can be particularly special. I love to follow trails through the trees where with every step you can enjoy the sounds, sights and smells of nature.  Never knowing what wildlife is going to appear on my pathway makes me excited! There is something so simple about walking but the benefits are huge.” Escape the stresses of everyday life and soak up the spring sunshine on one of Forestry England’s carefully selected top 10 walks for your wellbeing.
Hardknott volunteers Grizedale
Blog
12 April 2019
National volunteers week 2019
Long tailed tit bird
Blog
09 April 2019
Our forests provide some of the richest environments for wildlife in the country
Close up of bluebells
Blog
04 April 2019
Ben Oliver describes a restorative walk around peaceful corners of Westonbirt Arboretum to enjoy springtime colour.
Woman writing on a notepad in the forest
Blog
14 March 2019
Allow yourself the time and space that you need to reflect by taking a therapeutic trip to the forest and practicing mindfulness with our top tips.
Women in pink coat walking through spring woodland
Blog
14 March 2019
Finding the time to practice mindfulness in the forest can heighten your enjoyment. So what is mindfulness, and how can it help you?

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Zog activity trails

Follow panels and complete activities along the way as you head on a forest journey with Zog. Look out for characters from the story, uncover hidden signs on reveal panels, collect stars as you learn like Zog did at Dragon school, and complete challenges along the way.