They’re places where local people take an active role in their management, creating homes for wildlife and a sense of place for the community.

If you want to get involved, here’s our advice and guidance, from funding to planning for the future.

You’ll find wheelchair trails and bumblebee hotels, sculptures and art, sustainable woodland products, as well as jobs, Forest Schools and training opportunities. People from all walks of life are getting their hands dirty and getting stuck in.

Help and advice

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Nationwide Building Society supports our work to help and advise community woodland groups.