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Two mountain bikers on corner
25 May 2022
Designing mountain bike trails takes a whole lot of expertise to bring a design and build that meets the needs of the rider, plays friendly with nature and the terrain, and fits with the wider management of the forest environment.
Bedgebury National Pinetum Dallimore Valley sunrise splitting the trees
26 April 2022
Discover our top tips for Forest Listening, the simple act of listening to the sounds of the forest.  
Two adults cycling through the dense green forest on a sunny day
05 April 2022
Have you discovered the joy of cycling in the forest yet? If not, we want 2022 to be the year that you do! 
Butterfly sat in oak leaves in canopy
15 March 2022
Find out the best places to spot butterflies and discover how we've been working to support them. 
Victoria Pendleton
11 March 2022
We met with Victoria to hear about what makes the forest a special place. Having recently moved to nearby Wareham Forest, it was the perfect place to find out more from her about exploring the nation’s forests from her backdoor.
Women walking in the woods
29 December 2021
Forests offer space to explore, connect with nature and exercise our minds and body. Discover our top 10 reasons to get out in the forest in 2023.
Two tawny owl chicks being measured and weighed
21 December 2021
From exciting reintroduction projects to recording-breaking breeding success for threatened species, here’s our wildlife success stories this year.
Learning Westonbirt
30 November 2021
Activities to help prioritise children's mental health in any outdoor setting.
Young girl in shaun ears reaches into pack
Family fun, free activities, days out and more