23 March update: Some of our bigger sites attracted large numbers of visitors this weekend.  We continue to urge all our woodland visitors to maintain social distancing. Please stay local to home and be sensible, following Government guidelines to keep yourselves and others as safe as possible.

We will keep access to our sites under constant review and in line with Government advice.

We are living in difficult and uncertain times. As our country faces up to the unprecedented impact of the Coronavirus global pandemic, I wanted to send a personal message to you all to thank you for your ongoing support.

Stay safe

The coming weeks and months are going to be challenging for everyone, but I want you to know we are doing everything we can to keep our staff, volunteers and woodland visitors safe.

I have asked all Woodland Trust staff to work from home for the time being, so we may take longer than usual to respond to your enquiries and deal with your orders. Please be patient – we are working as fast as we can, and we’ll keep you updated on our services and activities.

Everyone should take note of the Government’s latest health advice and stay home if required.  But we know that spending time outside can be hugely beneficial for your wellbeing - especially through these worrying weeks and months.

Enjoy space and fresh air in a wood near you

Our beautiful woods remain open to everyone, every day. Although we have had to cancel our organised events until at least 31 May, we want you all to continue to enjoy the breathing spaces that woodland brings.

Government advice recommends fresh air and exercise where possible and what better place to be than out in woodland at bluebell time? If you are not self-isolating I really recommend you find a wood near you to recharge your batteries and lift your spirits while taking note of social distancing advice.  There’s room for everyone out in our woods!

Even though a global pandemic is testing us, woodland conservation never stops. We’ll carry on doing everything we can to plant trees and protect woods to fight climate change and create havens for wildlife.

Thank you.