Winter is a great time of year to wrap up warm and head into the Forest to spot the wildlife that thrives in the colder months.
Our permissive footpaths enable people to enjoy the Forest 364 days a year, closing for one day only on 5 December 2019. Find out about the closures.
This summer the rare and elusive purple emperor was found in not one but three locations within the Heart of England Forest.
Whilst our main focus is to plant native broadleaf trees, the magnificent daimyo oak from the Far East is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered.
In addition to over 630 trees and shrubs, there’s wonderful wildlife in the Arboretum. Here’s our spotter’s guide to what to look out for.