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Are all bees monarchists?

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 06 September 2018

Buckets full of bees at our Ledmore and Migdale Wood in the north of Scotland could help scientists solve one of the great insect mysteries - what makes bees monarchist?

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.

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.

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.

Princess Royal officially opens Wales' First World War Centenary Wood

by Llinos Humphreys, Communications and engagement manager – Wales on 28 July 2018

The Princess Royal officially opened Wales First World War Centenary Wood, Coed Ffos Las, in the Gwendraeth Valley, Carmarthenshire.

Take a walk on the wild side at Brackfield Wood

by Kaye Coates, Communications Officer - Northern Ireland on 26 July 2018

Introducing the wildflowers and wild inhabitants of beautiful Brackfield Wood, our Centenary Wood in Northern Ireland.

Osprey chick brings good news to Loch Arkaig

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 20 July 2018

Our camera nest at Loch Arkaig may have failed this year, but a healthy chick has been raised successfully. Life goes on for our pair Louis and Aila and we think we have solved the mystery of how a pine marten managed to reach their clutch.

News from our June board meeting

by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive on 19 July 2018

Find out what was discussed at our June board meeting, and hear the latest on the Winter Hill fire impact on Smithills Estate.

Winter Hill fire still burns at Smithills

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer on 13 July 2018

We won’t have the true picture until the fire fades, but we already know the Winter Hill fire has damaged hundreds of hectares at Smithills Estate.

Winter Hill fire will have devastating effects on Smithills’ nature

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer on 04 July 2018

It’s a tough week at the Trust as we wait to see how the Winter Hill fire near Bolton has affected Smithills Estate, our largest site in England.