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Dark, black and white photo of Whitmore Woods

Credit: Philip Formby / WTML

HS2 rail link

HS2 is the single biggest threat to the UK’s ancient woods, with 108 at risk of loss or damage. We can’t let this happen.
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Northern Forest planting saplings with Marsden town in the background

Credit: Jill Jennings / WTML

The Northern Forest

With our partners we are planting 50 million trees and transforming the landscape of northern England.

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Trees and wetland at Mead - Derbyshire's Young People's Forest

Credit: WTML

Mead appeal, Derbyshire

With your help we can complete the purchase of Derbyshire's Young People's Forest and begin to realise its amazing potential.

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Did you know?

The Woodland Trust's founder was retired farmer and agricultural machinery producer, Kenneth Watkins.


Find a wood

Our first wood was in the Avon Valley in Devon and since then our portfolio has grown rapidly to include more than 1,000 woods across the United Kingdom.

Our woods are free to visit. To find one near you use our woodland search page.

Did you know?

Our largest site in England is now Heartwood Forest at nearly 350 hectares (around 865 acres).

Spotting wildlife in our woods

Our woods provide precious homes for more wildlife than any other terrestrial landscape. Ancient trees support some of our rarest and most threatened species; hedgerows are vital habitats for many birds; and dead and decaying wood supports countless invertebrates.

Learn about the captivating wildlife species in our woods and the trees, plants and weird and wonderful fungi that together provide them with homes, food and shelter.

Read our latest blogs

Did you know?

Tree roots extend out much further beyond the crown than many people think and their fungal partners extend even further. They are usually in the top 30cm of soil and are vulnerable to damage.

Get involved 

Supporters generously give us their time, their money, or their voice – working on big projects or really small ones and everything in between. Choose from membership of the Trust, supporting an appeal or a campaign, volunteering in our woods or at our events, or even becoming a volunteer speaker or photographer. Whatever you do, your support makes us stronger.

Events near you

Tring Park Festival of Light

Now in its sixth year, Tring Park Festival of Light is back with familiar favourites and some new inspiring illuminations. This 1.5km route winds its way around Tring Park, taking in craft activities, face painting, nocturnal sounds and dramatic lighting.

Date and time: Saturday 26 October, time slots apply. See 'More information' link
Location: Tring Park, Herts, HP23 6AR (nearest postcode)
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Photography Workshops

Top tips from specialist tree and forest photographer Edward Parker. Groups will be small to ensure you get plenty of support.

Each session will start at 10am and finish at around 4pm. Booking essential.

Date and time: Sunday 27 October, 10am
Location: Hucking Estate, near Maidstone, Kent
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Langley Vale Tree Charter Walk

Join our volunteers on a special guided walk on National Tree Charter Day, 30 November from 10am - 12.30pm. Near Epsom, Surrey, Langley Vale Wood has pockets of ancient woodland, diverse and fascinating wildlife and flora, and stunning views over the rolling hills of the North Downs. Our knowledgeable volunteers will help you discover some of the site’s secrets – past and present. Booking essential.

Date and time: Saturday 30 October, 10am
Location: Langley Vale Wood, Surrey
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Contact us

By post: 
The Woodland Trust, 
Kempton Way,
Lincolnshire. NG31 6LL
Phone: 0330 333 3300

Woodland activities