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The Heartwood Summer Festival is on Saturday 8th July at Heartwood Forest, between 11am and 4pm.

2017 festival poster

Why not come along and bring the family – there are activities for all ages, including minibeast hunts, a yoga session, guided walks, woodland crafts, face painting and axe throwing!

Entry costs £1 on the day.

2017 festival flyer



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You may have noticed various creatures popping up at Heartwood Forest over the past week.


They are part of the Magical Meander, a trail which leads to the Magical Wood. They are sponsored by the Disney Store and are designed to give families even more to enjoy during a walk at Heartwood.

They represent the wildlife that thrives around Heartwood Forest.


At the centre of the Magical Wood is now a fantastic picnic table, representing all the trees that we have at Heartwood Forest.


There are a couple more sculptures still to go in, but it is hoped that the installation will be finished by the end of November. They are the work of Will Lee, who many of you may have seen carving at the Heartwood Forest Summer Festival.



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Are you coming to the Heartwood Summer Festival?

Heartwood Summer Festival Poster 2016

Why not take part in the fun run? Or bake a cake? Or enter your dog in the dog show? Dress up your teddy bear? Or just come along and enjoy everything that is going on.

Further details are at woodlandtrust.org.uk/heartwoodfestival

We hope to see you there!

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Today is World Migratory Bird Day.

The distances and dangers migratory birds face each year to travel between their breeding and overwintering grounds are staggering. Those fortunate enough to overcome them should be celebrated when they arrive.

Have a look at the Woodland Trust site to find out more about these amazing birds and the threats that they have to face.





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In case you haven’t seen it, BBC Earth have published an article on wildlife and nature in Heartwood Forest and other places. Information for this has come from the very active monitoring group at Heartwood.



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Have you seen the latest post on the Woodland Trust blog?


It’s all about the work and findings of the wildlife monitoring group at Heartwood Forest.

Short eared owl

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Heartwood Forest should feature in tonight’s Countryfile episode – Sunday 10th January, BBC1 at 6:30pm.

Ellie came in December and filmed a short sequence for the Hertfordshire episode to be broadcast tonight.

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