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Woodland in winter

Winter is special. It's a magical time to explore a different side to the woods. From cold, crisp, frosty mornings, to chilly, starlit evenings. Discover a whole winter wonderland with our icy ideas.

Explore a wood with a wintry walk

Why not go out on a family winter walk this festive season? Explore and discover an icy wonderland of adventures.

Find inspiration for your walk

Take kids to a winter wonderland

While you’re on a wintry walk, see what you can collect from the woodland floor. Pine cones make great Christmas decorations.

Get inspiration from Nature Detectives

Send us your signs of spring

It may be the middle of winter but signs of spring are here already. They're lurking among tree branches and beneath leaf litter. From bugs and buds, to snowdrops and frog spawn, let is know what you've seen, send in your pics and view your records instantly on the live maps. You'll be helping us to track the effects of climate change and weather on wildlife.

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Create a wildlife haven in your garden

Woods are full of wildlife and just one tree can support hundreds of species. Imagine being able to provide food and shelter for so many animals, insects and birds in your own garden! Mid November to late March is the best season for planting, so why not get your spade out and start digging?

See our top eight trees for small gardens 

Test your tree ID skills

Trees can be tough to identify without their leaves, but we love a challenge! Browse through common species and use the twig and bark photos to work out which tree you’ve found.

Winter tree identification


Trees work hard for us and provide so much. They clean our air. They offer beauty. They support a stunning diversity of life. Every penny you give us will protect the woods and trees you love.