Events in your Forest

From strolls in the woods to butterflies, bluebells and much much more...


23rd February 2017, 9.30am – 4pm

Plant It Day – Tree Planting Challenge

Coughton Fields Farm, Coughton, B49 6BT

Come and join us for a special tree planting challenge, an ambitious plan to plant over 10,000 trees –  in just one day!

As we approach the end of this planting season, join around 150 other volunteers in what will no means be an easy task, but will be great fun and a fantastically rewarding day, as you help plant tomorrow’s great native woodland. Registration essential.

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Saturday 18th March, 10am – 12pm

Guided Walk: Your Forest & Its Founder

Colletts Farm, Dorsington, CV37 8AU

A walking tour of the woodlands around the former home of our founder, Felix Dennis.

Join us for a two hour guided walk to hear about Felix, why he founded the Heart of England Forest, where the first trees were planted, see the arboretum he created and visit Dorsington Wood where he is buried.  Limited spaces – booking essential.
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Saturday 22nd April, 10am – 12pm

Guided Walk: Spring Nature Walk

Barton car park, Barton, B50 4NP

A morning stroll around the beautiful Heart of England Forest with Head Forester, Stephen Coffey

Spot birds, discuss trees and learn about the wildlife that call these woods home. Stephen will be on hand to answer your questions and give you a forester’s eye view on everything that he loves about creating tomorrows great native woodland.  Limited spaces – booking essential.
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Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April, 11am – 4pm

Bluebell Woods – Open Weekend

Alne Wood Park, Spernal, B49 6JG

Nothing says spring like an ocean of bluebells and thats exactly what you’ll find if you visit this weekend.

Come for a wander around our way marked route through the carpet of blue and experience the sight and sound of this beautiful, usually closed, ancient woodland at its best time of year – just don’t forget your camera!

Purchase tickets in advance to save & benefit from early admission – 1 hour before the main gate opens at 11am.
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Saturday 13th May, 10am – 11am

Nordic Walking: Woodland Taster Session

Barton car park, Barton, B50 4NP

Try something new and learn why Nordic Walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world

Enjoy the beautiful woodland setting and have fun with Nordic Walking UK qualified instructor Kathrin Foster as you get an introduction with this free taster session. Limited availability – booking essential.
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Saturday 20th May, 10am – 12pm

Guided Walk: Woodlands & Wildlife

Colletts Farm, Dorsington, CV37 8AU

Explore the Dorsington woodlands with our Chief Executive and wildlife enthusiast, Beth Brook.

Come along for a morning stroll and find out about the array of species that call the Heart of England Forest home. Discover how newly planted and established native woodlands offer a range of habitats and why they create a diverse ecology.  Limited spaces – booking essential.
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Saturday 27th May, 10am – 5pm

The Garden of Heroes & Villains Open Day

Dorsington, CV37 8AR

Take a trip to the stunning Garden of Heroes & Villains, a private sculpture garden commissioned by our late Founder Felix Dennis, and meet some of history’s greats, immortalised in bronze.

Activities for the whole family, including a yew hedge maze, poetry garden, woodland walks, children’s quiz and a collection of over 50 stunning sculptures, it’s a unique day out in the Heart of England Forest!

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