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Events in your Forest

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

 

March

Saturday 23rd March, 4pm-6pm.

Guided Walk: March Hares, Woodland and Waterfowl

Morton Bagot, Studley, Warwickshire

Join us for an afternoon wander across a usually unaccessible area of the Heart of England Forest, exploring wetland, farmland and woodland at Netherstead, Morton Bagot

This is a unique opportunity which will allow you to look out for Mad March hares and a good variety of waterfowl and wading birds attracted to the wetland area created some years ago. See woodland creation of various ages and also hear how our land is farmed while still encouraging wildlife with the creation of beetle banks and wildflower areas – just don’t forget your binoculars.

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April

Saturday 6th April, 2pm-4pm.

Mini Foresters – For 4 to 11 year olds

Location varies within the Heart of England Forest

Mini Foresters Club is for families with children aged 4-11 years and allow our younger supporters the chance to learn about and help the Forest while having lots of fun!

To find out more information and book your place for Mini-Foresters which takes place the first Saturday of every month,

Visit our Children and Families page

 

Thursday 4th April, 10.30am-12.00pm.

Introducing…Dorsington Wood Walk

Barton, Nr Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

The first in our series of midweek ‘Introducing…’ walks, offering the opportunity to join a led walk around our waymarked routes and beyond.

We start the series off with a spring time walk of the varied Dorsington Wood trail. A 3.5 mile route that takes in a mosaic of farmland and woodland, including new planting, young trees and established woodland. The easy going trail also takes in Colletts Pond and the Founder’s Rock.

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Saturday 13th April, 10.00am-12.30pm.

Woofs in the Woods – Dog Walk in Dorsington

Dorsington, Nr Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire

Calling puppies, pedigrees, mutts and hounds – join us for a woofs in the Dorsington woods dog walk around the Heart of England Forest

A chance for the whole family, including your four-legged friends to explore beyond the waymarked trails of the Heart of England Forest. This 5 mile group walk will take you through a range of both established and newly created woodland, in and around the village of Dorsington. Registration essential.

Register

Saturday 20th April, 10.00am-1.00pm.

Forest Foraging Workshop

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Our new Skills Workshops enhance our existing programme of events with ways for people with a range of interests to spend time in the Forest.

To find out more information and book your place on this and other Skills Workshops in the Heart of England Forest

Visit our Skills Workshop page

 

Saturday 28th April, 10.00am-4.00pm.

Hurdle Making Workshop

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Our new Skills Workshops enhance our existing programme of events with ways for people with a range of interests to spend time in the Forest.

To find out more information and book your place on this and other Skills Workshops in the Heart of England Forest

Visit our Skills Workshop page

 

Saturday 27th April, 11am-4pm (Ticket holders get access from 10am)

Bluebell Wood Fundraising Open Day

Alne Wood Park, Spernal Lane, Spernal, Warwickshire

Nothing says spring like an ocean of beautiful bluebells! Join us for a wander around a usually closed area of woodland, Alne Wood, where the forest floor bursts to life with colour every spring, and bask in the sight and scent of this glorious ‘Bluebell Wood’, just don’t forget your camera.

Purchase tickets in advance to save and benefit from an early 10am entry, before general admission at 11am

More information & Tickets

May

Friday 3rd May, 10.30am-12.00pm.

Introducing…Coxmere Wood Walk

Braggington, Nr Welford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

The second in our series of midweek ‘Introducing…’ walks, offering the opportunity to join a led walk around our waymarked routes and beyond.

This month we are walking the Coxmere Wood trail and beyond. This 2.5 mile route will take us around this young 15 year old wood following the waymarked trail and extending the route slightly to enjoy more of what this area has to offer.

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Saturday 4th May, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Young Foresters – For 12 to 18 year olds

Location varies within the Heart of England Forest

Young Foresters is our new volunteering and bushcraft club for young people. Spend time outdoors taking park in forestry and wildlife conservation tasks, making new friends and gain valuable work experience.

To find out more information and book your place for Young Foresters which takes place the first Saturday of every month,

Visit our Children and Families page

 

Saturday 4th May, 2pm-4pm.

Mini Foresters – For 4 to 11 year olds

Location varies within the Heart of England Forest

Mini Foresters Club is for families with children aged 4-11 years and allow our younger supporters the chance to learn about and help the Forest while having lots of fun!

To find out more information and book your place for Mini-Foresters which takes place the first Saturday of every month,

Visit our Children and Families page

 

Saturday 4th May, 7pm-10pm.

Mini Foresters – Wild About Mammals At Night

Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Mini Foresters Special Evening Event.

Join us at dusk and see what mammals come out at night. Will we see bats, badgers or foxes?

Visit our Children and Families page

Friday 10th May, 8.30pm-10.00pm.

Guided Walk: An Evening Bat Walk

Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Enjoy a nightime walk in The Heart of England Forest exploring the ancient woodland to catch a glimpse of these fascinting creatures, using a bat detector to listen out for their ultrasonic calls, to identify each species and to help spot them flying around.

Registration available from 1st April               Bat image  ©Flickr/steve_brace

Saturday 11th May, 9.30am-2pm.

Ramble ‘Round Honeybourne – 7 miles

Honeybourne, Worcestershire

This is the first walking event we have organised through this part of the Forest and will give you the opportunity to explore and enjoy a usually unaccessible area.

Our 7 mile route will take in views across the Forest and surrounding countryside and is the perfect way to get out in the spring air, stretch your legs, enjoy the landscape and help raise funds to plant tomorrow’s great native woodland.

Book Tickets

Thursday 16th May, 1.00pm-4.00pm.

Hand Carved Flower Making Workshop

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Our new Skills Workshops enhance our existing programme of events with ways for people with a range of interests to spend time in the Forest.

To find out more information and book your place on this and other Skills Workshops in the Heart of England Forest

Visit our Skills Workshop page

 

Saturday 18th May, 10.00am-4.00pm.

Bushcraft for Beginners Workshop

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Our new Skills Workshops enhance our existing programme of events with ways for people with a range of interests to spend time in the Forest.

To find out more information and book your place on this and other Skills Workshops in the Heart of England Forest

Visit our Skills Workshop page

 

Tuesday 28th May, 2.00pm-4.00pm.

Children’s Photography Workshop

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Our new workshops for children and families enhance our existing programme of events with ways for young people with a range of interests to spend time in the Forest.

To find out more information and book your place on this and children and family workshops in the Heart of England Forest

Visit our Children and Families page

 

June

Saturday 1st June 10.30am-12.30pm.

Young Foresters – For 12 to 18 year olds

Location varies within the Heart of England Forest

Young Foresters is our new volunteering and bushcraft club for young people. Spend time outdoors taking park in forestry and wildlife conservation tasks, making new friends and gain valuable work experience.

To find out more information and book your place for Young Foresters which takes place the first Saturday of every month,

Visit our Children and Families page

 

Saturday 1st June, 2pm-4pm.

Mini Foresters – For 4 to 11 year olds

Location varies within the Heart of England Forest

Mini Foresters Club is for families with children aged 4-11 years and allow our younger supporters the chance to learn about and help the Forest while having lots of fun!

To find out more information and book your place for Mini-Foresters which takes place the first Saturday of every month,

Visit our Children and Families page

 

Tuesday 4th June, 10.30am- 2pm.

Introducing…Giddings Wood Walk

Nr Long Marston, Warwickshire

Continuing our series of midweek ‘Introducing…’ walks, offering the opportunity to join a led walk around our waymarked routes and beyond.

This time we are exploring one of our Founder’s favourite parts; Giddings Wood and the woodland and meadows that immediatly surround it.

Register

Friday 7th June, 8pm-11pm.

Moth Night

Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Come along to learn more about these beautiful night fliers with the help of local enthusiasts, the  BBC Ndeavour Moth Group.

After an indoor presentation on these fascinating insects we will head out to Spernal Park for a live light trapping, where species will be inspected, identified and recorded.

Book Tickets

Saturday 8th June, 10.00am-4.00pm.

Landscape Photography

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Our new Skills Workshops enhance our existing programme of events with ways for people with a range of interests to spend time in the Forest.

To find out more information and book your place on this and other Skills Workshops in the Heart of England Forest

Visit our Skills Workshop page

 

Saturday 8th June, 10.30am- 11.30am.

Nordic Walking: Woodland Taster Session

Barton, Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

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 she gives you a taste for Nordic Walking.  This session will help you understand just how beneficial Nordic Walking can be and how it is far more than just walking with poles.

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Sunday 9th June, 2pm-4pm.

Guided Walk: Wildlife Wonders at Noleham Wood

Nr Long Marston, Warwickshire

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon in the Heart of England Forest finding out more about how creating woodland encourages wildlife.

Meet with specialists from Warwick Natural History Society and discover how their monitoring programme will record the change in both species type and quantity as the newly planted trees mature.

Registration available from 1st April 

Saturday 15th, 1pm – Sunday 16th June, 1pm

Bushcraft Weekend

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Our new Skills Workshops enhance our existing programme of events with ways for people with a range of interests to spend time in the Forest.

To find out more information and book your place on this and other Skills Workshops in the Heart of England Forest

Visit our Skills Workshop page

 

Friday 21st June, 8pm-11pm.

Summer Solstice Social – Woodland Walk and Refreshments

Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Come along on the Summer Solstice to enjoy a twilight walk around the Heart of England Forest at Spernal.

Enjoy a two-hour summer evening stroll through the trees before watching the sunset from a high vantage point with a glass of wine and selection of nibbles to hand, and far reaching views across the Forest and beyond.

Book Tickets

July

Wednesday 3rd July, 10.30am- 2pm.

Introducing…Haydon Way Wood Walk

Spernal Lane, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Continuing our series of midweek ‘Introducing…’ walks, offering the opportunity to join a led walk around our waymarked routes and beyond.

Our 2 mile stroll today will take in this newly created woodland with hazel coppice and wild flower meadow. The trail takes us alongside the River Arrow and includes views to Coughton Court.

Register

Wednesday 3rd July, 10am- 4pm.

Forest Inspired Ceramic Workshop

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Our new Skills Workshops enhance our existing programme of events with ways for people with a range of interests to spend time in the Forest.

To find out more information and book your place on this and other Skills Workshops in the Heart of England Forest

Visit our Skills Workshop page

 

Saturday 6th July, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Young Foresters – For 12 to 18 year olds

Location varies within the Heart of England Forest

Young Foresters is our new volunteering and bushcraft club for young people. Spend time outdoors taking park in forestry and wildlife conservation tasks, making new friends and gain valuable work experience.

To find out more information and book your place for Young Foresters which takes place the first Saturday of every month,

Visit our Children and Families page

 

Saturday 6th July, 2pm-4pm.

Mini Foresters – For 4 to 11 year olds

Location varies within the Heart of England Forest

Mini Foresters Club is for families with children aged 4-11 years and allow our younger supporters the chance to learn about and help the Forest while having lots of fun!

To find out more information and book your place for Mini-Foresters which takes place the first Saturday of every month,

Visit our Children and Families page

 

Saturday 27th July, 10.00am-12.30pm.

Woofs in the Woods – Dog Walk in Spernal

Spernal Lane, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Calling puppies, pedigrees, mutts and hounds – join us for a woofs in the Spernal woods dog walk around the Heart of England Forest

A chance for the whole family, including your four-legged friends to explore beyond the waymarked trails of the Heart of England Forest. This 5 mile group walk will take you through a range of both established and newly created woodland.

Register

August

Thursday 1st August, 10.30am-12.00pm.

Introducing…College Wood Walk

Studley, Warwickshire

Our final  ‘Introducing…’ walks, offering the opportunity to join a led walk around our waymarked routes and beyond.

The newest waymarked route in the Forest with views of Spernal Park and Studley Castle, the trail passes through a young 7 year old plantation, with several veteran trees and is very easy going.

Register

Saturday 3rd August, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Young Foresters – For 12 to 18 year olds

Location varies within the Heart of England Forest

Young Foresters is our new volunteering and bushcraft club for young people. Spend time outdoors taking park in forestry and wildlife conservation tasks, making new friends and gain valuable work experience.

To find out more information and book your place for Young Foresters which takes place the first Saturday of every month,

Visit our Children and Families page

 

Saturday 3rd August, 2pm-4pm.

Mini Foresters – For 4 to 11 year olds

Location varies within the Heart of England Forest

Mini Foresters Club is for families with children aged 4-11 years and allow our younger supporters the chance to learn about and help the Forest while having lots of fun!

To find out more information and book your place for Mini-Foresters which takes place the first Saturday of every month,

Visit our Children and Families page

 

Saturday 17th August, 10am- 4pm.

Macro Photography Workshop

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Our new Skills Workshops enhance our existing programme of events with ways for people with a range of interests to spend time in the Forest.

To find out more information and book your place on this and other Skills Workshops in the Heart of England Forest

Visit our Skills Workshop page

 

Saturday 24th, 12.00pm – Sunday 25th August, 12.00pm.

Family Camp Out

Spernal Lane, Spernal, Nr Studley, Warwickshire

Our new workshops for children and families enhance our existing programme of events with ways for young people with a range of interests to spend time in the Forest.

To find out more information and book your place on this and children and family workshops in the Heart of England Forest

Visit our Children and Families page

 

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