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The National Forest

The National Forest is one of the country's boldest environmental projects, transforming 200 square miles in the centre of England.

Celebrating 25 years of The National Forest

25th Anniversary of The National Forest

We've teamed up with BBC Breakfast to create the Breakfast Woodland, as part of their recent Wild Britain series.

Watch the Forest featured on BBC Breakfast:
Tuesday 6 September.
Wednesday 7 September.

Read our 25th anniversary report

Watch our short film

Read John Vidal in The Observer

Woodland Creation

two leaves illustration

The National Forest Company offers a range of unique funding schemes designed to encourage tree planting and the creation of wildlife habitats within the Forest's 200 square miles.

Read more: Creating Woodlands

The NFC is encouraging woodland owners to look after their woods with a new Woodland Management Programme.

Read more: Woodland Management Programme

29 Sep 2016

Forest Holidays team builds bug hotels with The National Forest Company

Forest Holidaysí staff recently took part in a Woodland Management Day with their partners, the National Forest Company. The partnership was forged six months ago between the two companies who are both based in Moira, Leicestershire, with the common aim of helping to ensure that our forests are healthy, sustainable and wildlife-friendly environments, protected today and for future generations.

27 Sep 2016

Opportunities for using wood as fuel in The National Forest

The National Forest Company (NFC) has commissioned a survey into the interest and opportunities for using and supplying wood as a fuel in The National Forest.

31 Aug 2016

Winning Schemes Plant More Trees in The National Forest

Four new woodland creation schemes have been awarded funding through the National Forest Changing Landscapes Scheme this year.

Find more articles: News

28 Oct 2016


Swadlincote, Derbyshire

CONKERS, the award winning attraction at The Heart of The National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours.

29 Oct 2016

The 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath

Coalville, Leicestershire

A picturesque 13th century house with a newly refurbished 17th century interior and set in 17th century style gardens. Explore the furnished rooms and discover life in Jacobean Leicestershire.

Find more: Events

03 Aug 2016

Ramblings of a (would be) Volunteer Ranger - Part 2!

Carla Robinson, one of the team at the National Forest Company, finally gets out on the trail!

27 Jul 2016

Ramblings of a (would be) Volunteer Ranger - Part 1!

Carla Robinson, Administration Officer with the National Forest Company, talks about why she was drawn to be a ranger on the National Forest Way.

Find more: Blog

Where is The National Forest?

map of The National Forest

The National Forest covers 200 square miles of the English Midlands across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire.

Loads to see and do

Loads to see and do

On our Visit and Explore site you can find out about all the different things to see and do within the National Forest whether you are organising a school trip or booking a weekend away.

The National Forest Way

The National Forest Way takes walkers through the length and breadth of this changing landscape.

Statistical Information

Statistical Information

Read more: The Growing Forest