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Cotswolds annual Open Dry Stone Walling Competition to take place at National Trust's Sherborne Park Estate

The beautiful Sherborne Park Estate, owned by the National Trust, will be the setting for this year's Cotswolds Open Dry Stone Walling Competition which is taking place on Sunday, 6th October.

Escape to the Cotswolds visitor centre welcomes the Cotswold Chef Rob Rees

A unique opportunity to listen to one of the UK's leading chefs, Rob Rees MBE, will take place at the Escape to the Cotswolds visitor centre, at The Old Prison, Northleach on 2nd October.

Westonbirt Arboretum to participate in South Korean Seed collecting trip

The Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt will participate in a trip to South Korea this September, to collect seed from the wild for the arboretum. Arborist Tomas Dewey will travel to South Korea for nine days, with the aim of collecting seed which will be propagated at Westonbirt.

The Cotswolds shortlisted in BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013

The Cotswolds have been shortlisted in the 'Britain's favourite holiday destination' category in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013.

Bumper autumn for forest fruits expected as nature puts on a rare show

Visitors to woods and forests are in for a spectacular show of forest fruits this autumn, with the season looking like a bumper year for the fruits and seeds of many trees and shrubs, according to the Director of the Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt.

Holidays among the trees - the perfect antidote to a hectic lifestyle.

National tourist board VisitEngland and Forestry Commission England have launched the More in the Forest campaign to promote summer holidays in and around England's woods, forests and arboretums.

New management plan for the Cotswolds

A new five year plan has been published by the Cotswolds Conservation Board aimed at looking after the landscape of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and supporting the communities that live and work here.

New owners receive the keys to the Old Prison, Northleach

Local environmental charity, Friends of the Cotswolds has formally received the keys to the Old Prison from Cotswold District Council in an official handover of ownership which took place yesterday.

Families invited to enjoy the Magic of Trees

90% of parents think children are losing their imaginations by age ten, a new study reveals. 
Researchers found lack of outdoor play and too much time spent on computers and games consoles are being blamed for making today's children less imaginative.

Flying Ant Day comes early

Records are needed for the Society of Biology's flying ant survey. The UK's garden ants are currently taking to the air in spectacular style, earlier than usual. Records are coming in for the Society of Biology's flying ant survey, and more are needed.

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