Forestry Commission England is launching a pilot series of off the beaten running routes as part of their on-going partnership with Sport England. The 5 and 10k trails have been mapped at 4 sites by wild running enthusiasts and authors of guidebook ‘Wild Running’ Jen and Sim Benson, allowing visitors to adventure into the woods and go wild. The routes can be view at http://www.forestry.gov.uk/wildrunning
Explore trees from around the world at Forestry Commission England’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt this half term.
Get ready, get set and go! Families across England are invited to get active at Forestry Commission England’s Stick Man Games. Based on the much-loved book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the Stick Man themed games give families the chance to take part in a range of forest fun sporting activities with their favourite book character.
Playing pooh sticks, building dens and exploring the forest are still more popular with kids than TV, gaming and tablets, according to a new survey – proving the digital revolution is still no match for the lure of the great outdoors.
This week it was confirmed that a pair of Ospreys have laid eggs on a new nesting platform at Kielder Water and Forest Park. Installed in 2015 by a Kielder Wildlife Ranger, the 4th platform was visited by a pair of birds in 2015 but there was no nest established until now.