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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 carbon scheme available in The National Forest


As the world focused on the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, the National Forest Company announced a new carbon scheme to encourage the creation of new woods in The National Forest.

Read More: New incentive for tree planting in The National Forest

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




29 Jan 2016

Give the One You Love a Tree this Valentine's Day

Looking for something different to give your loved one this Valentine's Day? Show your love through the beauty, strength and longevity of a tree: give a Plant a Tree in The National Forest.

18 Jan 2016

Primo IT signs up to support The National Forest

The National Forest Company is delighted to welcome local company Primo IT as its newest supporter.

11 Jan 2016

H K Wentworth staff choose their free trees

National Forest sponsor H K Wentworth Ltd has just taken delivery of 44 native broadleaf trees for staff to plant in their own gardens and at their headquarters in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, at the heart of The National Forest.

Find more articles: News



12 Feb 2016

Brewhouse Arts Centre

Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

The Brewhouse Arts Centre has a theatre with a seating capacity of 233 with a range of productions being staged from amateur dramatics to professional productions. There is a range of activities on offer within the centre ranging from Dance to Drama to Visual Arts Workshops. There are also three exhibition spaces offering a variety of work on display.

12 Feb 2016

Melbourne Assembly Rooms

Melbourne, Derbyshire

Concert and Sport Venue.

Find more: Events


02 Dec 2015

Dedicate a woodland grove

This is a new venture for us: offering the chance for supporters to dedicate a woodland grove in memory of a loved one.

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. Now it is time to take the business community on a similar journey, to demonstrate that the Forest can also be an exemplary business development project, investing in out 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 New National Forest Way

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

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Statistical Information

Read more: The Growing Forest

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