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Running trainers on forest floor
Blog
20 January 2021
There are plenty of ways to make the most out of your daily exercise allowance in your local forest or greenspace...
Two juvenile white-tailed eagles playing in the sky
Blog
29 December 2020
We look back over the past year in photos for the white-tailed eagle project on the Isle of Wight.
Women walking in the woods
Blog
09 December 2020
Lockdowns and essential restrictions, as well as worries about jobs and finances, have left the nation feeling stressed and anxious. As we move into a new year there is hope that life can get back to some kind of normality, but times are still hard and how exactly can spending time in forests help?
Running on forest trail
Blog
08 December 2020
It's time to get off the treadmill and into the forest!
Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society, paintings by Pearl Bostock
Blog
04 December 2020
An army of artists volunteer their time to support the important work of Bedgebury, the National Pinetum, by creating botanically accurate drawings of the trees and plants there, from living samples.
Woman walking dog in the forest
Blog
01 December 2020
Are you taking part in our #ActiveAdvent on social media? If so, you'll deserve a treat after 24 days of getting moovin' and groovin' on the run-up to Christmas.
Large old tree with forest behind
Blog
27 November 2020
We caught up with Adrienne Bennett, our environment and heritage manager for central England, to discover how we are caring for our oldest trees.
close up of juvenile white-tailed eagle
Blog
25 November 2020
Read the latest update on the successful second release of white-tailed eagles on the Isle of Wight and find out what last year's cohort are up to.

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