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Three women sat on a bench enjoying the view in the woods
Blog
07 September 2020
When you think about sport, exercise and physical activity what springs to mind? Gyms, Lycra, sweating, red faces, hard work, personal bests…? It can seem a very daunting prospect. Wouldn’t it be lovely if there was a more mindful way to get active? Well we might just have the answer. To celebrate #MindfulMonday, part of the Great British Week of Sport, we’ve teamed up with Mind, the mental health charity, to inspire you to find some mindful movement amongst the trees. 
Fair haired woman smiles in the sunlight, with a forest backdrop
Blog
27 August 2020
And just like that, the summer holidays are nearly over and planning for the term ahead is happening in earnest. But this will be a start of term like no other, and no doubt you are experiencing a whole range of emotions as you think about returning to school. As well as lessons to plan, there’s the added dimension of working differently so you can keep yourself and others safe. We’ve put together a few forest-inspired ideas and resources to help you maintain your equilibrium and support your students as they adapt to being back in the classroom.  
Couple walking in autumn forest
Blog
27 August 2020
From stunning displays of colour in Somerset to panoramic viewpoints in Cornwall, grab your walking boots, wrap up warm, and discover the perfect autumn walk near you.
Autumn Westonbirt
Blog
17 August 2020
With our forests displaying a breath-taking array of colours, autumn is a beautiful season to visit the forest with your family. Hoping for some autumnal activities to do when you get here? Look no further, we have pulled together a list of the top 7 things you can to do on your autumn walk.
Women cycling in the forest
Blog
13 August 2020
In this blog post, we hear from Active Forests Ranger and passionate cyclist Clare Curtis, who has lots of handy tips and pointers for new cyclists heading to the forest.
Trash Free Trails facts
Blog
11 August 2020
Join an amazing community of volunteers protecting, promoting and sharing the trails and wild places we all love.
A road passing through Snake Woodlands on a misty day
Blog
30 July 2020
From the moody to the mystical, these are the best Instagram accounts to inspire your next adventure.
Community Ranger Tim, at Bellever Forest
Blog
24 July 2020
We caught up with Tim Powles, to see what being a Community Ranger is all about!

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