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Dilly running in Haldon Forest
09 December 2020
Dilly took a chance on a forest taster day for over 55's. She hasn't looked back!
Women walking in the woods
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
08 December 2020
It's time to get off the treadmill and into the forest!
Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society, paintings by Pearl Bostock
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
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
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
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.
Woman in a red hat and blue coat looking at snow in the forest
09 November 2020
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.

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