The Heart of England Forest is at the start of its journey. We’re very excited to see the increasing number of visitors and those who have enjoyed the woodland walks mapped out by our very own Head Forester, Stephen Coffey. And, with your support, our ambitions are growing with the forest!
The forest is mainly in South Warwickshire but also reaches out into Worcestershire, stretching from the ancient borders of Shakespeare’s Forest of Arden south to the edge of the Vale of Evesham. It’s a beautiful and very special part of the world, rich in history and legends, rolling green countryside, rivers, canals and busy market towns.
While you are welcome to visit and enjoy one of our waymarked walking routes, 7 days a week at your own leisure, why not take the opportunity to come along to one of our organised events, where you can meet members of the team and other supporters of England’s largest new native broadleaf forest.
From our monthly guided woodland strolls to our more focused upcoming bat walk and butterfly afternoon, we would love to have the opportunity to show you the extent of this fascinating project and the wildlife that calls it home. Click here to see our current guided walk schedule
If you’re holding out for a hero, or villain, then look no further than the forthcoming events at the Heart of England Forest’s ever popular Garden of Heroes and Villains. This sculpture garden featuring a unique collection of over 50 life-sized bronze sculpture, including some of history’s greats, will be open to the public several times this summer. Join us for our first open evening on Thursday July 13th, 5pm-9pm to experience a summer evening BBQ and bar event. Tickets must be booked in advance – details and tickets available here. We are also hosting a fundraising weekend on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August 10am-5pm, which will be your final chance this year to visit this usually private garden, explore the yew maze and visit the Poetry Shard Garden. Book your tickets in advance to save – click here for more information
To check out our spring and summer diary of events for all these, further open days, a walking marathon and more, just click here for more information and tickets.
We look forward so meeting you soon.