Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Blog - Health & wellbeing

A month of colour, adventure and discovery

September is a beautiful time to visit Westonbirt Arboretum, as the leaves start to change colour and the air becomes crisp and cool. There are many things to see and do at the arboretum this month...

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It's time to play at Westonbirt Arboretum

No matter what your age, there's something for everyone at Westonbirt Arboretum in August. So take a look at what's on in this blog, plan your visit and enjoy a day of play!...

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Running and wellbeing

Trail running is a simple and proven way to improve your mental health and wellbeing. But what exactly are the benefits, and how can we incorporate green spaces into our daily dose of exercise?...

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Escape the pavement: Why running in a forest is the ultimate way to improve your health and happiness

Looking to boost your fitness while also getting in touch with nature, forest running might be just what you need.

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Running Routes at Westonbirt

Start on your running journey or find inspiration for beating your personal bests at Westonbirt Arboretum...

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How to prepare for a 10K

The Westonbirt 10K is fast approaching and we can’t wait to be cheering for our Run for the Trees Team! If you haven't started training yet, don't worry - there's still time! Plus, we've got a FREE training guide to help you get started.

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Say hello to our 2023 Westonbirt Runners

We're proud to introduce our Westonbirt Runners to you, who will be taking part in the Westonbirt 10K to raise money for our charity to protect trees and enrich lives. Find out why some of them decided to Run for the Trees…...

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6 reasons you'll want to Run for the Trees

Running for a good cause you truly care about is an incredible thing to do. By raising money for Westonbirt Arboretum you could be funding seed-collecting trips to funding a day out in nature for vulnerable people and more!...

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Unveiling the new Community Shelter

After years of planning, and thanks to members and funders for giving this project a chance to come to life, the brand-new Community Shelter has been unveiled at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.

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Running the 2022 Westonbirt 10K

With the completion of the Westonbirt 10K on 12 May, we caught up with Julia, our Westonbirt Runner, to find out how it went…...

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Trail Running Kit List

If you're looking for expert tips on trail running then check out this blog from Runners Need...

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Visiting Runners Need

As Julia prepares for the Westonbirt 10K she went to Runners Need to have a gait analysis - find out what this is and why you should get one too! #AD...

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Meet Julia - Our Westonbirt Runner

This year we're pleased to announce Julia, our Supporter Services Manager, will be running for the trees at the 10K in May. We recently interviewed her so you can get to know her a little better...

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What does Westonbirt mean to you?

As generations visit Westonbirt Arboretum through the years, memories are made. Share your stories of Westonbirt with us...

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Things to do at Westonbirt this summer

This summer, we want Westonbirt Arboretum to be a place you can visit with the family to boost everyone’s wellbeing. Discover this summer's highlights...

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