Children and parents are gathered round a campfire toasting marshmallows
Photo credit: Simon Stuart-Miller Photography

Community stories

People connect with the nation's forests through more than just active and adventurous experiences.

In quiet corners of local forests groups meet regularly to share the benefits of spending time and learning together. 

Sherwood bushcraft

In Sherwood Pines, a group of people are learning how to build shelters, weave willow and whittle wood while developing confidence, gaining a sense of team work, and making new friends.

Wild Women Days provide opportunities for groups of women to get away from the hustle and bustle by spending time immersed in nature, learning and foraging for edible plants, building fires and cooking meals together.

Wild women
Community Westonbirt

Westonbirt Arboretum’s community progamme helps people with mental health conditions, addictions, behavioural difficulties, autism and dementia through the power of trees.

Running in the forest

What's your forest moment?

Forests are places you can seek adventure, make memories and find escape