18 Mar 2015
Montgomery Wood offers visitors fantastic views across the River Trent to Wychnor, with stunning views of St Leonard's parish church. This 2.3ha (5.7 acre) wood has been created by local businessman Chris Montgomery who runs a landscaping business based in Burton. Chris bought the land a few years ago and decided to create the woodland under the National Forest Changing Landscapes Scheme to provide wildlife habitat, access and wood for fuel.
17 Feb 2015
The National Forest & Beyond Visitor Guide for 2015 was launched at the National Trust's newly opened Arts and Crafts cottage, Stoneywell, earlier this week.
11 Feb 2015
Bottle-feed tiny lambs, explore dazzling bluebell woods, enjoy festivals galore - there are lots of moments to treasure and magical memories to create on a spring visit to the National Forest & Beyond. Here are ten ideas to get you started - download a Visitor Guide for many more!
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28 Mar 2015
Explore 120 acres of forest along with new adventure play, assault course, barefoot walk, picnic areas, the Fairy Labyrinth and railway. Indoors discover the Enchanted Forest play area, over 100 interactive exhibits, cafes and shop. New activities planned for 2014. Free car parking.
29 Mar 2015
With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of the country house estate. Explore this fascinating house, the beautiful walled garden and Calke Park and National Nature Reserve.
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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.
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