Events in your Forest

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

August

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August, 10am – 5pm

The Garden of Heroes & Villains Fundraising Open Weekend

Dorsington, CV37 8AR

Join us for our final summer fundraising open days 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. Open for two days to raise funds for the Heart of England Forest.

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!

All funds raised will go towards our work planting trees, creating wildlife habitats and the education of woodland environments.

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Saturday 19th August, 10am – 12pm

An Afternoon Guided Butterfly Walk

Barton car park, Barton, B50 4NP

Enjoy a summer afternoon 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.

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September

Saturday 9th September, 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 16th September, 8.30am

Forest Marathon – Supporting the Heart of England Forest

Organised by the Forest Marathon Association and now in its third year, why not join this 17 or 26 mile walking or running marathon for fun, as a new challenge or to raise funds for charity.

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Saturday 23rd September, 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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