British Forests

The United Kingdom is well known for its beautiful ecosystems, nature and wildlife. Around 15% of Britain is covered with woodland and this figure continues to rise. The UK is ideal for tree growth, thanks to mild winters, plentiful rainfall, fertile soil and hill sheltered topography. These woodlands offer a unique environment for teaching children about wildlife, a love of the outdoors and so much more.

Before beginning an educational programme in a wooded area it is important to have a secure understanding of the environment, to ensure safety, an enjoyable experience and to help protect and care for the woods. In this section you’ll find key information about woodland ecosystems. Click on the links below.