Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Ramblers woodland walking festival 3rd-9th October


www.ramblers.org.uk/walkinthewoods

This autumn, as the leaves start to change colour, Britain’s Walking Charity invites you to join them for ‘A Walk in the Woods’ week (3rd-9th October) supported by Bosch.

Join the Ramblers across the length and breadth of the country on a FREE woodland walk; from family-friendly forest adventures to autumnal woodland strolls. Come and discover hidden woodland wonders, learn about your native trees and celebrate your local forests.

The aim of the festival is to encourage as many people as possible to experience the wonders of walking through woodland and highlight the Ramblers campaign to save our woodland walks. Following plans to sell off England’s Public Forest Estate, the campaign was launched to ensure current access was protected and to lobby for increased access to all woodland in England and Wales.

Tom Franklin, Ramblers Chief Executive, said: “There is nothing more magical than an autumn walk through the woods as the leaves start to change colour. The public outcry over the sale of English forests demonstrated just how much we use and value our local woodland.

“We want everyone across the country to come together to celebrate British woodland and show the world the importance of being able to walk in the woods.”

In collaboration with a ‘Walk in the Woods’, Bosch Lawn & Garden is running British Tree Week to help raise awareness of Britain’s native trees. While we all enjoy the beauty and pleasure of walking in woodland, how well can we identify British trees? To find out more visit:
http://www.britishtreeweek.co.uk/

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