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We jumped!

June 7, 2016 – 12:18 pm |

We did it! Terry and I jumped out of a plane at 13,000 feet this weekend! Now that’s what you call dedication – throwing yourself out of a plane for your work! We both did a …

Planning an Egg-cellent Easter?

March 19, 2016 – 12:00 pm |

It’s rolled around pretty quickly hasn’t it? But the good news is that spring has sprung – we are officially moving the clocks forward this Saturday (which means that we move to the later closing …

Another Heaving Half Term

February 21, 2016 – 4:00 pm |

With some amazing (though chilly) weather, this half-term was absolutely packed at the Forest Centre! Big thanks to everyone who attended both our children’s activities, and our Wedding Fair. I’m hoping we see all of …

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October 13, 2015 – 12:05 pm |

Farmers’ Market Focus

October 10, 2015 – 11:30 am |

We have many new stallholders coming along to our Christmas Tree Festival & Farmer’s Market in December, but in the meantime let’s take a look at two newer additions to this Autumn’s fairs:

Rudi’s the Doggy …

Wild weekend

September 14, 2015 – 11:48 am |

On Saturday we were blessed with some uncharacteristically hot weather, as nearly 1000 people came throughout the afternoon to try out some exciting outdoor activities at Going Wild. In collaboration with Canoe Trail and Woodland …

Giant Hogweed – The Facts

July 15, 2015 – 1:11 pm |

The news has been full of stories about the dangers of giant hogweed over the last few days. It’s easy to confuse this plant with cow parsley, which is totally harmless, so we want to …

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 …

Tree planting record breaker in the sun

February 10, 2015 – 6:17 pm | One Comment

Last Sunday saw the biggest ever attendance at a tree planting event organised by the Forest of Marston Vale Trust. Over 450 people made the journey to our latest woodland, between Cranfield and Marston Moretaine …

World Wetlands Day

February 1, 2015 – 11:30 am |

On 2nd Feb 1971, the Ramsar Convention was signed in Iran – “an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilisation of wetlands,recognizing the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value.” In other words, …

Autumn – season of mists and lovely walks

October 24, 2014 – 3:27 pm |

Autumn’s a lovely time to get out into the countryside – thick jumpered, leaf-kicking misty mornings lie ahead.
This Sunday the National Trust’s Walking Festival comes to Willington, where our own Darren Woodward will be leading …

Apple Day Interview

October 20, 2014 – 2:23 pm | 2 Comments

Our very own Andy Brocklebank (of Forest Volunteer fame) was interviewed for the Pilgrim Sound website over the weekend as part of Bromham Apple Day - Click here for the interview - it’s a great 5 minute …

Fancy trying Nordic walking?

September 12, 2014 – 9:35 am |

For some free, hour long taster sessions of Nordic Walking make sure you come along to the Forest Centre on Sat 13th/Sat 20th Sept. Poles are provided, but make sure you wear appropriate footwear and …

Awesome video of the Centre from above

September 8, 2014 – 11:39 am |

Full credit goes to Skyglide Aerial Filming and Photographics for their fantastic video of the Centre from their camera drone.

Path repairs update

September 8, 2014 – 11:27 am |

Path repairs around Stewartby lake will now be commencing from Mon 15th Sept due to a delay in the contractors current job. For more info on the works please see this blog post.

Park path repairs

August 5, 2014 – 2:51 pm |

From the 8 September a roughly 350 metre stretch of the public footpath around Stewartby Lake will be closed for essential repair work. It is anticipated that the work will take approximately 3-4 weeks. The …

Reed All About It – June edition

June 3, 2014 – 2:07 pm |

The June edition of Reed All About It, the newsletter of the Forest of Marston Vale Volunteers is out now!  Click on the link here.

Fundraising in the First World War

May 20, 2014 – 12:00 pm |

August will mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War – a battle that witnessed global carnage on a scale few could have imagined. Britain lost just under a million young lives …

Volunteers AGM

May 15, 2014 – 11:43 am | One Comment

This week we hosted our Annual General Meeting for the (newly titled) Forest of Marston Vale Volunteers and we’d like to thank the 30+ people who attended – staff and volunteers alike – for the …

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