IF YOU go down to the woods today you’re sure of a fun day out, according the Woodland Trust.
The conservation charity is encouraging Staffordshire people to explore their nearest wood during the summer holidays.
Their VisitWoods website contains information, comments and photos on 104 woods open to the public across Staffordshire. It contains the largest online database of publicly accessible woods in the country.
The trust is hoping people will seek out the woods with less information such as Hart’s Coppice in Rugeley.
Gayle Wharton, VisitWoods project manager, said: “The beauty of VisitWoods.org.uk is that most of the information is added by people who have visited each individual wood.
“By adding photos and comments it informs others planning a visit of what to expect.
"We’re hoping people across Staffordshire will be keen to take up the challenge of exploring our undiscovered woods to tell others about what they discover.”
As part of its work to create a healthy woodland culture the trust believes that nobody should live more than 500 metres from at least one area of accessible woodland of no less than two hectares in size.
Research compiled by the trust has highlighted the many positive physical and mental benefits provided by visiting woodland.
To find your nearest undiscovered wood go to VisitWoods.org.uk