Spring into the great outdoors at Newbattle

Lord Ancrum's Wood, Newbattle

Lord Ancrum's Wood, Newbattle

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Forestry Commission Scotland is encouraging locals to get out and enjoy Lord Ancrum’s Wood, Newbattle with the arrival of spring today (Friday).

It is calling on people to get the most of days getting longer and warming up.

Forestry Commission Scotland’s community ranger for Lord Ancrum’s Wood, Newbattle, Roddy McTavish said: “There are so many benefits from being outside and in green space. Spring is a wonderful time of year to enjoy nature, relax and breathe in fresh air.

With days beginning to get milder and lighter, woodlands are your green gym where you can get active. If you’ve let your New Year resolution slip, spring is the perfect time to get in shape for summer.”

Read more in this week’s Advertiser, out now.