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Spring out to a woodland in the Forest

May 27, 2015 – 9:51 am |

Do you feel the need to commune with nature and get close to trees, grass, birds and flowers? If so, you don’t need to drive miles, the Forest of Marston Vale can provide plenty of …

Caravan with a difference

May 26, 2015 – 2:59 pm | 3 Comments

When we recently met with Kempston Hardwick local Sally Annett to discuss her upcoming art project  ‘Snakes and Ladders’ we had no idea how potentially huge it could be. Rather than just a single installation, …

Marston Mud – Sold out!

May 22, 2015 – 3:15 pm |

Unfortunately, Marston Mud on (Tues 26th May) is completely sold out now! But you can still have a lovely day out at the Forest Centre throughout half term, whether you’re taking a wander around our …

AGM Sunset Stroll

May 14, 2015 – 12:30 pm |

This Tuesday saw the Forest Volunteers’ AGM, and a lovely walk at sunset to visit the new Tower Hide (which was a first for any of us who hadn’t got up at dawn the previous …

Up at dawn (or slightly later!)

May 13, 2015 – 3:33 pm |

We saw the return of our yearly dawn chorus walk on Sat 2nd May, tying in nicely with International Dawn Chorus Day the very same weekend, and celebrating all things ‘sunrise’! Walkers reported great weather (after …

Farmers’ Market Focus – May

May 10, 2015 – 11:30 am |

This month we’ll be joined by a host of stalls – from breads to meat – sweets to pickle. After having savoured many of last months products (and wolfing them all down almost immediately) this …

Tower Hide and Woodland Walkway open!

May 8, 2015 – 11:34 am | One Comment

We have great pleasure in announcing that our eagerly anticipated Tower Hide and Woodland Walkway is now open to the public in our Wetlands Nature Reserve. If you would like the experience of gently ascending …

Volunteer teams up with Bill Oddie

May 7, 2015 – 10:19 am |

Volunteer and birder Bob Hook has just returned from his latest trip to Malta, where he’s been doing valuable work trying to protect birds like the Cuckoo from being illegally shot for sport (for more …

Wetlands trail re-opening

May 1, 2015 – 6:00 pm |

As of tomorrow morning (Sat 2nd May) the Wetlands Trail will re-open, for all ticket holders/Friends of the Forest to explore the Nature Reserve. The Tower Hide is nearing completion, and will be opening in …



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