Amidst new lockdowns around the UK, we've taken an alternative approach to the latest podcast. Co-hosted by regular guest Ruth Hyde (and puppy Coco), we chat to staff from the Trust to find out more about their fascinating roles and some of their woodland experiences.

Meet Natalie Buttriss, Jane Craven, Justin Milward and Joe Middleton to hear about:

  • family holidays and wacky games in the Forest of Dean 
  • how to develop a new love of nature
  • an eerie winter visit to Credenhill Park Wood at dusk
  • writing music inspired by the woods, with a special performance
  • an obsession with re-enacting Kevin Costner's Robin Hood Prince of Thieves film!

Listen to the podcast now on Apple podcast and iTunesLibsyn or Soundcloud.

New to the podcast?

Don’t miss our previous episodes, including:

  • England’s largest new native wood at Heartwood
  • Loch Arkaig, an ancient Scotland pine forest
  • how trees are making a difference on a Nottinghamshire farm
  • Ben Shieldaig, a great example of Scotland’s rainforest
  • the urban woods and trees of Leeds
  • Joyden’s Wood, a tranquil ancient wood close to London
  • the Trust’s largest site in England – Smithills Estate
  • the new young people’s forest at Mead
  • more special tree-themed celebrity interviews.

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Please subscribe to the podcast if you want to hear more adventures in the woodlands of the UK and don’t forget to rate us or leave a review!

I am keen to hear from you as well – so if you have a favourite woodland walk, do tell me about it in a short email or if you can, make a 5 minute or so recording of your own walk and we may feature your woodland walk in a future podcast.

I’ll be off on another woodland walk soon. Hope you can join me.

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Primordial landscapes, tangled branches, breathtaking wildlife and miles of woodland trails. From the countryside to cities, we care for thousands of woods throughout the UK, all free to visit.

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