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Woodland Walks - The Woodland Trust Podcast

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Welcome to the debut season of the Woodland Trust podcast, 'Woodland Walks'. We'll be exploring some of the greatest woods, forests and sites in the Woodland Trust estate. Join our host, Adam Shaw, as we discover the stories and characters that make each of our woods so very special. We’ll explore awe-inspiring ancient woodland and get lost together in the rich habitats that support our native wildlife. We'll meet the site managers and the magnificent volunteers who protect woods and plant trees. For wildlife. For people.

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Welcome to the debut season of the Woodland Trust podcast, 'Woodland Walks'. We'll be exploring some of the greatest woods, forests and sites in the Woodland Trust estate. Join our host, Adam Shaw, as we discover the stories and characters that make each of our woods so very special. We’ll explore awe-inspiring ancient woodland and get lost together in the rich habitats that support our native wildlife. We'll meet the site managers and the magnificent volunteers who protect woods and plant trees. For wildlife. For people.

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Awesome

By Mikehillslasveg - Mar 21 2020
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This show is amazing. If I could give it 6* I would.

Trees

By SueT1983 - Aug 10 2019
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I just found this today, and having heard Beccy Speight on another podcast I decided to give this a listen. I do hope there are more episodes in the works. It would be nice to have a place where I could plant a tree as with Heartwood Forest.

iTunes Ratings

2 Ratings
Average Ratings
2
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0

Awesome

By Mikehillslasveg - Mar 21 2020
Read more
This show is amazing. If I could give it 6* I would.

Trees

By SueT1983 - Aug 10 2019
Read more
I just found this today, and having heard Beccy Speight on another podcast I decided to give this a listen. I do hope there are more episodes in the works. It would be nice to have a place where I could plant a tree as with Heartwood Forest.
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Woodland Walks - The Woodland Trust Podcast

Latest release on Oct 20, 2020

All 12 episodes from oldest to newest

12. Northern Forest - transforming the landscape of Northern England

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The Northern Forest is an ambitious and exciting plan to plant 50 million trees across the North of England. It will transform life for people and wildlife.

During a walk around Smithills near Bolton, City of Trees’ Jess Thompson and Gemma Wren of the National Trust tell us all about it. As we explore the amazing landscape, they explain how they’re involved, what the project means for the North  and why our relationship with trees is so important.

We also catch up with Trust CEO Darren Moorcroft, who gives us insight into the Trust’s bold vision, the Northern Forest’s significance and why he’s so optimistic for the future.

Oct 20 2020

29mins

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11. A tour of Clive Anderson's garden

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In another special lockdown episode, Clive Anderson gives us an audio tour of his North London garden. President of the Woodland Trust since 2004, Clive is an award-winning broadcaster and comedy writer and currently hosts Radio 4’s Loose Ends. We gain insight into his passion for nature as he describes the trees from around the world at home in his garden, and the wildlife species that like to visit. Clive mulls over what has happened to London's sparrows, reveals his natural approach to gardening and reflects on how valuable green space has been during lockdown.

Jun 29 2020

13mins

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10. Trees of Hampstead Heath with Tracy Chevalier

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With normal podcast recording hampered by lockdown, we visit the trees of Hampstead Heath with Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl With a Pearl Earring and other bestsellers. In this episode, Tracy describes how trees bring her comfort, considers how lockdown has changed our attitudes to nature, introduces us to two trees that are special to her and even climbs up into an old oak to show us a different perspective.

Jun 08 2020

13mins

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9. An Interview with Steph McGovern

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Lockdown has hampered our usual woodland walks, so instead we’re chatting to some well-known personalities about the natural world - their favourite places, memories, hopes for the future and more. First up is journalist and presenter, Steph McGovern, who talks to us about the Avenue of Trees that brought her clarity and solace as a youngster, how attitudes to nature have changed during lockdown, helping her new daughter to appreciate the environment – and fat pigeons!

May 28 2020

19mins

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8. Mead - our first Young People's Forest

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Join Adam Shaw at one of Mead's tree planting days to find out how young people are leading the transformation of 400 acres of ex coalmining land by planting 250,000 trees.

May 11 2020

28mins

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7. Smithills Estate - a treasure trove for people and wildlife

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An enormous, rugged landscape with a variety of valuable habitats and far-reaching views across to Bolton and Manchester, Smithills is an incredible place. Meet Tracey and Vicky, who tell us how the Trust is revitalising its largest site in England, including leaky dams, planting the right trees in the right places and involving the local community at every turn. Volunteers Pete and Alex give us insight into their years at Smithills too, along with fascinating stories of a ghostly horseman, perished Saxon sons and the sword of Egbordene!

Apr 15 2020

31mins

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6. Joyden’s Wood – tranquil ancient woodland on London’s doorstep

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Tucked away behind rows of houses just 13 miles from central London, we discover an ancient wood with a fascinating history stretching back to Roman times. Site manager Peter Coles shows us World War II bomb craters, restored heathland, a ‘strong ditch’ built to help keep Roman Londoners out of Saxon Kent, and much more. We also meet the Trust’s Lorienne Whittle and volunteer Greg Tingey, who tell us why tracking the effects of weather and climate change on UK wildlife is so important.

Mar 20 2020

32mins

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5. Urban trees

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Guided by street tree guru Joe Coles, we explore the trees of Leeds, including Woodhouse Ridge, a pocket of urban woodland, some of Leeds' tree-lined streets and the London plane tree in Dortmund Square. Along the way, we meet Justin Williamson, woodland officer for Leeds City Council, and Dr Catherine Scott from Leeds University to chat about how trees affect air quality, urban trees as wildlife corridors, the benefits of green spaces for people and how cities will become part of the new Northern Forest.

Jan 15 2020

31mins

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4. Ben Shieldaig – a mountain of rare and important rainforest

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Take a tour of spectacular Ben Shieldaig in Scotland’s West Highlands, the Trust’s first mountain! Made up of ancient birchwood and Caledonian pinewood, it’s a wonderful example of Scotland’s rainforest, brimming with some of the world’s rarest lichens, bryophytes, liverworts and fungi. Explore some of the site’s geology and history, and learn what the Trust has planned for its future.

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Dec 10 2019

21mins

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3. Home Farm - trees on farms

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We meet David Rose who shows us around his Nottinghamshire farm. He tells us how trees are making a difference both for the farm and for local communities as he aims to promote healthy food and healthy futures. Discover the edible woodland and forest school area, meet people that enjoy visiting the farm and hear from the Trust’s Ruth Hyde and Helen Chesshire who explain that trees are important outside woods as well as in.

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Nov 13 2019

26mins

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