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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.
Sustainable Christmas tree decorations
06 November 2020
Give plastic the cold shoulder this year with our top tips for making your Christmas tree even greener!
Forest Holidays cabin on a crisp winters day
03 November 2020
Enjoy a stay in a secluded location offering a retreat from the everyday, with this chance to win a £250 Forest Holidays voucher. Your voucher can be spent on a cosy Forest Holidays cabin that feels like home.

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