Get active and Walk in the Woods this May



Get active - get walking! 

May is a beautiful time of the year.  It's a great time to get outside, get some fresh air, enjoy the natural world and see some wonderful woodland sights.   The Woodland Trust has lots of info on visiting woods, including where you can find them in your area.

The month of May is Walk in the Woods Month.  This is a campaign run by the Tree Council. It is the UK's lead charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment. It was founded as the national tree planting campaign that would follow up the success of Plant A Tree In '73, encourage action for trees and run National Tree Week.

Walk in the Woods Month is the Tree Council's festival to  encourage everyone to enjoy trees and woods.  There are walks and talks and other events in town and countryside.  Flowers, birdsong and leaf colour make them particularly inviting.  This is a great opportunity to get people interested in trees and get them to visit woods.

There are events and goings-on around the country - click here to find on what's local to you.  Why not go on an Ancient Tree Hunt and report your findings to the Woodland Trust?

Woodlands are vital habitat to many species of woodland animals.  They are also home to many beautiful woodland plants, woodland flowers and woodland trees. 

Want to help trees?  Why not become a Tree Warden?

The Tree Warden Scheme enables you to play an active role in conserving and enhancing local trees and woods.  It was started and is run by the Tree Council.  Tree Wardens are volunteers, appointed by parish councils or other community organisations.  They gather information about their local trees, get involved in local tree matters and encourage local practical projects related to the trees and woods.   Find out more from the Tree Council. 

Find out about woodlands

Foyles have a number of books to help you discover more about woodland life for both children and adults.  And of course the Woodland Trust is a mine of information. 

Please remember...

To take all your rubbish home with you in a bag - please don't leave it lying about.   Animals may think it is something to eat and they can't digest rubbish so will suffer horribly if they try to eat it.  Thank you.