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Ranger's Walk of the Month: April in Westonbirt Arboretum


Nobody knows the ins and outs of their local forest better than the rangers who manage them. Hear their stories, and discover more about the forest through the eyes of a ranger.

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Fun activities for winter fitness


Getting active outdoors doesn't necessarily mean pulling on your running shoes! Sharing time with your family outdoors is a great way to enjoy quality time and keep in shape. Get active with the family this winter, with one of these fun activities:

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Forest Fitness


New Year resolution to get fit? Then ditch the stuffy gym and get active in the great outdoors. Go solo, or get the whole family together and take to the woods to get active whatever the weather.

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Our top ten festive walks


We can’t think of anything better than a winter's walk after indulging in too many mince pies and Christmas TV specials over the festive period. So we’ve picked out the best walks we have to offer across the country to inspire you this Christmas.

Gather up your family and friends, a flask, your new winter woollies and head out to enjoy the forest together!

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The story behind your Christmas tree – from seedling to centrepiece


Picking and decorating your Christmas tree is a wonderful way to mark the start of the Christmas season with your family, but where does your Christmas tree come from, and how was it grown?

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Last updated: 27th November 2017

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