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Autumn red orange trees
Blog
16 September 2020
Uncover the science behind the changing season, and discover why leaves change colour in this magical season.
Red squirrel eating a nut
Blog
15 September 2020
Clear your mind and feel refreshed by the sights, sounds and smells of the most beautiful season in the forest. Explore the many winding paths of fallen leaves, wildlife and radiant colour in the South of England.
autumn westonbirt
Blog
10 September 2020
If you're looking for colourful autumn walks to enjoy near you in the Midlands, look no further! We've summarised the top autumn spots in the Midlands, so you can find your nearest vibrant colours, breathtaking views, and mindful moments of forest tranquility. 
Autumnal landscape with lake and mountains in background
Blog
09 September 2020
If you're looking for colourful autumn walks to enjoy near you this season, look no further! We've rounded up our favourite spots in the North West for vibrant colours, breathtaking views, and mindful moments of forest tranquility.
Bedgebury autumn colour
Blog
08 September 2020
From stunning open skies in Norfolk to wooded and ancient landscapes of the home counties, grab your drinking flask, wrap up warm, and discover a perfect autumn walk near you. 
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.

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