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



New Chair in post at the National Forest Company


William Worsley of Hovingham, North Yorkshire, took up the reins as the new Chair of the National Forest Company on 1 April. He joins the National Forest Company at a significant point in the Forestís development.

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Woodland Creation

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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




04 Apr 2016

Leading the way: world traveller offsets a lifetime of travel with donation to The National Forest

Stewart Wills is a man who has spent his life travelling the world. Conscious that many hundreds of flights had stacked up a significant amount of 'carbon debt', he was inspired by articles in the press at the time of the Climate Change Conference in Paris last year, to contact the National Forest Company (NFC) and discuss making a personal donation.

23 Mar 2016

Local Companies Brave the Weather to Plant Trees for The National Forest

On one of the last tree planting days of the season, corporate supporters of The National Forest braved the cold weather and snow to plant trees at one of the National Forest Companyís (NFC) newest woodland sites.

02 Mar 2016

William Worsley appointed Chair of the National Forest Company

The National Forest Company is delighted to announce the appointment of William Worsley as its new Chair, effective from 1 April this year.

Find more articles: News



05 May 2016

Brewhouse Arts Centre

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

The Brewhouse is perfect for Staffordshire's art lovers and is a one stop shop to savour everything from theatre, cinema, dance and art exhibitions.

07 May 2016

Catton Estate

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Catton Hall, built in 1745 has a fascinating history, and still privately owned, retains its original collection of pictures and furniture. The grounds are available to hire for all types of public events, and the Hall, for small corporate or private groups.

Find more: Events


04 Apr 2016

25th anniversary blog: #1

I had the good fortune to sit down with Susan Bell OBE recently and talk about the early days of The National Forest, for the first of a series of films we will be making to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The National Forest.

29 May 2015

Green business is good business

New CEO at the National Forest Company, John Everitt discusses how The National Forest pioneered the use of the environment at a landscape scale to lead social and economic regeneration, and now is the time to take the business community on a similar journey. "We can demonstrate that the Forest can also be an exemplary business development project, investing in our natural capital while improving the local economy."

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

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