Plea to discover the fun of the forest

Discover the fun of the forest Credit: PA

A major new initiative has been launched by the forestry commission in a bid to get more people to visit their local woodland.

The government department is staging a Discovery day at Thetford Forest on March 30 which will include a number of activities to highlight the fun of the forest.

It follows a Forestry Commission study which shows that 91 per cent of people find woodlands relaxing.

Find out more about Forest Discovery Day here.