Even before you've consulted the car park signs, you just know this hump-backed wood heaves with history. There's something about its location that speaks of ancient concerns: positioning, clear lines of vision, the importance of higher ground. Then, as my wife dons a pack and I lift my son on to my shoulders, we pass information boards that confirm it. Stone Age man quarried here; by the Bronze Age, it had been re-imagined as a resting spot for chieftains. One look around and you understand why.
Parts of forest, near Newport, infected by Phytophthora ramorum
An appeal for the public to report tree disease has merely revealed our arboreal ignorance
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From next year, the Government wants under-fives to follow a slimmed-down curriculum. But its plans also involve checks that childcare experts have dubbed 'tests for tots'.
What do you do with that dry, sheltered patch in the garden? Don't just stick a shed there, says Graham Rice
A thrilling New York ensemble take the Fringe by storm, while a hilariously silly puppet enthralls