Events in your Forest

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



Saturday 21st July, 1pm-3pm

Guided Walk: An Afternoon Butterfly Walk

Barton Car Park, Barton, B50 4NP

Enjoy a summer butterfly walk in The Heart of England Forest led by Mike Slater from Butterfly Conservation.

Spend the early afternoon exploring the forest and searching for as many different species of butterflies as you can find. If you’re lucky you’ll see a Small Copper, Purple Hairstreak, Marbled White and Essex Skipper and hopefully many more.



Saturday 4th August, 10am-12pm

Guided Walk: Exploring Coughton Park

HoEF Volunteer Hub, Sambourne lane, Coughton

Join Head Forester Stephen to see how we are converting conifer woodland to broadleaf, the changes that brings and find out why Coughton Park has been identified as once of the best acid woods in the country.

On your route keep an eye out for deer, reptiles and the silver-washed fritillary butterfly as Stephen points out heather, rarely found in Warwickshire. The tour will also take in the tree nursery and volunteer hub.


Saturday 11th August, 10.00am- 5.00pm

The Garden of Heroes & Villains Fundraising Open Day

Dorsington, Nr Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 8AR

Join us for our final fundraising open day of 2018 in 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, a collection of over 50 stunning sculptures and more, it’s a unique day out in the Heart of England Forest!

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Saturday 8th September, 10am-12pm

Guided Walk: Woodlands & Wildlife

Colletts Farm, Dorsington, CV37 8AU

Enjoy a morning walk through the Dorsington woodlands with Beth Brook and learn about the largest woodland creation scheme in the country. Beth is a wildlife enthusiast and her knowledge covers an array of species that call the Heart of England Forest their home.

As you stroll find out how the native trees we plant encourage a variety of insects, birds, mammals and more. Learn how we are helping, with the planting, management and creation of a variety of habitats to establish a diverse ecology across the whole forest.


Saturday 15th September

Forest Marathon – In support of the Heart of England Forest


Organised by the Forest Marathon Association, this event offers various length routes, including the full 26.5 mile course which takes place part through the Forest around Spernal, using public footpaths. Starting and Finishing in Henley-in-Arden this can be walked or run.

Visit the organiser’s website for further details and to register.

Forest Marathon Registration

Saturday 29th September

Woofs in the Woods – Dog Walk

Spernal Lane, Spernal, B49 6JG

Calling puppies, pedigrees, mutts and hounds – join our first Woofs in the Woods dog walk around the Heart of England Forest.

A chance for the whole family, including your four-legged friends to explore an area of the Forest not usually accessible to the general public. This 5 mile group walk will take you through a range of both established and newly created woodland on the Spernal estate, with a  well done snack available for your canine companion on completion. Booking essential to receive meeting point details.



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