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9 best woods to go for a run

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer on 30 August 2018

Put your best foot forward for a run in one of our beautiful woods. Here are our nine favourites.

The first test for the National Planning Policy Framework

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 24 August 2018

The Government's revised National Planning Policy Framework is already making big waves in England. But while it has already caused applications to be turned down, other cases might be more of a challenge.

Wild Camping UK: Can you camp anywhere?

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 20 August 2018

Wild camping offers the perfect escape. Leave the crowds and the noise behind, reconnect with nature and discover your very own private spot. The choice of view is unlimited!

Winter Hill fire still smoking at Smithills

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 16 August 2018

The fire at Smithills had officially been declared out, but after smoke was spotted again, we’re urging visitors to take care of the site and themselves.

Hazel dormouse

What is habitat fragmentation and what does it mean for our wildlife?

by James Martin, Content editor on 16 August 2018

Did you know that habitat fragmentation is one of the greatest threats to wildlife globally? Find out what it means and how it affects UK species like the dormouse.

Photograph of rowan jelly

Rowan jelly: how to find and make it

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 13 August 2018

Rowan, with its fiery red berries, is a tree that's difficult to miss at the moment. If you want to try foraging this is a great way to start. Get top identification tips and a step-by-step recipe on how to make rowan jelly.

Janet Suzman: trees and me

by Janet Suzman, Royal Shakespeare Company actress on 10 August 2018

She’s a Royal Shakespeare Company legend, Oscar nominee and daughter of Zululand. We found out what woods and trees mean to Dame Janet Suzman.

Smithills update after the Winter Hill fire

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 08 August 2018

One of the largest scale incidents we've faced took place this summer when the top of the Smithills Estate was engulfed in flames. We take a look at how the site is doing now and what the future holds.

In search of Northern Ireland’s finest trees

by Kaye Coates, Communications Officer - Northern Ireland on 04 August 2018

We’re asking tree lovers to stump up nominations for Northern Ireland’s Tree of the Year 2018.

Discovering trees around the world

by Jonathan Drori, Author on 03 August 2018

Around the World in 80 Trees brings together plant science, history, the origin of names, folklore, beautiful illustrations and more. Find out more about how the book was created.