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Woodworks! Arena attractions confirmed – 1 & 2 September

March 29, 2012 – 6:07 am |

Now that your 2012 calendar is up and running, be sure to note the dates of Woodworks! the Forest’s annual festival of wood, woodlands and trees. Of course it’s early days, but this year’s weekend of wonderful …

Trust's chairman steps down after 15 years

March 29, 2012 – 6:06 am |

The Chairman of the Marston Vale Trust, for the past 15 years, the Hon. Mrs Fiona Chapman MBE DL, retired from the role at the end of March this year and will be greatly missed …

Shocott Spring Distance Trail now up and running

March 27, 2012 – 6:02 am |

Many visitors to Shocott Spring will already know that the site’s surfaced routes offer a great, all year round opportunity to stretch the legs and breathe some fresh air. Great! Now let’s take this “health and …

Early bird breakfast, just £4.99

March 26, 2012 – 6:02 am |

Start your day in style by enjoying a full English breakfast in the Forest Centre’s Lakeside Café and Bar.
From Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), starting Monday 2 April, the Forest Centre will open between …

More holiday stuff for kids!

March 25, 2012 – 6:00 am |

Do you know a child of between 4 and 10 years who might be at a loose end during the school holidays this year? If so a trip to the Forest Centre might be what …

Easter Egg Trail

March 23, 2012 – 11:25 am |


Easter Sunday 8 April and Easter Monday 9 April; 11am-4pm

Get your wellies on and follow our Easter Trail at the Millennium Country Park. Solve a puzzling wildlife quiz to win a chocolate prize.
Last Easter was …

WREN wetland bid success

March 22, 2012 – 7:00 am |

The Wetlands Nature Reserve in the Millennium Country Park is a fantastic place to walk and quietly enjoy a variety of wildlife. However there are certainly areas which could be enhanced to improve their appeal …

Thousands planted at Octagon Wood – a volunteer’s view

March 21, 2012 – 7:00 am |

The weather on 11 March, for the planting event postponed from February, couldn’t have been better;  nice and misty to begin with and then warm sun breaking through – not typical for March but not …

Reeding in beds

March 20, 2012 – 12:01 pm |

Reed beds occur as natural habitats in floodplains, estuaries and any waterlogged areas. European reed beds are usually dominated by common reed (Phragmites australis) when water levels are consistently high, but can support a range …

Sun shines on Octagon Wood

March 13, 2012 – 10:42 am |

In February, severe frost forced us to postpone a public planting day at Octagon Wood, near Willington. What a contrast a month can bring! The temperature was nearly twenty degrees higher last Sunday than the -1 …

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