World Forest Day 21 March

Plants and animals are dependent on forests and woodlands for food and places to live and thrive, they give us shade and shelter, clean air and beautiful places to enjoy. With global commercial demand for forest products and nationally for new roads and rail links they are under pressure and need looking after.

For World Forest Day, today or over the weekend, do something to celebrate and support our woodlands and forests, such as:

  • plant a tree
  • order a fruit tree for your garden
  • make a donation:

Alternatively, go for a walk in the woods

So whether it is adventure or tranquillity or wildness and beauty you are after, then there is something for you in these awe-inspiring place.

Gwydr Forest Conwy Wales

New Forest Hampshire

One of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in Southern England.

Kielder Forest

A favourite, in Northumberland at 250 square miles it is England’s largest forest.

Kielder is also England’s most important red squirrel reserve, home to the biggest remaining population of red squirrels in the country and home to Northumberland’s only breeding osprey population.

The dark skies and long horizons above Kielder are not only great for stargazers, but also for the many woodland species such as birds, bats, moths and insects which benefit from reduced light pollution.