21 Nov 2013
The National Forest Company (NFC), a non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) supported by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has received ringing endorsement in a highly positive government review, published on Thursday 21 November.
11 Nov 2013
The National Forest Company (NFC) is encouraging landowners to look after their woods with the help of a new woodland management programme, including a new grant scheme to help with the work.
29 Oct 2013
This weekend make the most of the beautiful autumn sunshine and collect acorns to grow your very own oak tree to plant in The National Forest.
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07 Dec 2013
Newtown Linford, Leicestershire
An historic Mediaeval deer park in the heart of the ancient Charnwood Forest with much of its original landscape, small woods, grassy slopes and rocky outcrops.
It is Leicestershire's most visited country park. 830 acres of grass, bracken, rocky outcrops, majestic trees, deer herd, river and folly "Old John Tower". Ruins of Bradgate House - birthplace of Lady Jane Grey.
This 340 ha country park and deer park of woodland and heathland is managed by the Bradgate Park Trust.
07 Dec 2013
Set on the site of a former colliery, Snibston consists of a multi award-winning interactive museum, ancient scheduled colliery buildings, the Century Theatre and a 64 acre country park and nature reserve. Dogs allowed in the country park only.
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27 Nov 2013
From Measham to Leicester on the back road, you pass the mine's bund, a newly turfed embankment on a grand scale, like a whale which has swum up the Thames and got stranded. Week by week mounds of soil appear and change shape: we have, temporarily, a rusty brown Arizonian backdrop to the lovely Swepstone church.
25 Sep 2013
We were out in the woods recently. Some of us get out a lot, and some of us don't. But we escaped the office and met Ian Frogatt of the Woodland Trust to look at how the Trust is looking after Martinshaw Wood, visible from the M1 in Leicestershire.
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Where is The National Forest?
The National Forest covers 200 square miles of the English Midlands across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire.
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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.
- Find out more: Visit The National Forest
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The National Forest Shop
Celebrate any occasion with our range of great gift ideas.
Plant a Tree Gift
Buy now (Price £25.00)
OS Explorer Map
Buy now (Price £8.50 inc. P&P)
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