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Training Opportunities

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) run a range of courses in practical environmental skills throughout the year (e.g. hedgelaying, coppicing, woodland management and dry stone walling). Contact them on 01283 215 882 or 0116 273 1813 for further details


Calling all volunteers!

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Would you like to be part of Timber, our new festival in the heart of the National Forest?

We’ve teamed up with Wild Rumpus, experienced producers of the award-winning Just So festival, to create the only international festival celebrating the transformative impact of forests.

It takes place 6 8 July 2018, at Feanedock in Moira.

We are looking for people who have skills, want to learn skills or want to try something totally new. We need volunteers for all sorts of roles, to make this festival happen.

To register your interest in being part of this extraordinary experience, go to and look for “How to get involved”, visit or get in touch with

We look forward to seeing you there!

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12 Jun 2018

Forest Holidays proudly supports the inaugural National Forest Timber Festival

Long-term supporter of the National Forest, Forest Holidays will be supporting the first Timber Festival as a principle partner.

18 May 2018

Beautiful book, looking for a good home: the National Forest Company sends award-winning book The Lost Words to every school in the National Forest

Schools throughout the 200 square miles of the National Forest will be on the look-out next week for the arrival of The Lost Words, an enchanting book celebrating the natural world.

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22 Jul 2018

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park

Market Bosworth, Warwickshire

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells the dramatic story of the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August 1485, which marked a major turning point in English history.

22 Jul 2018

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.

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17 Jan 2017

Help Shape the Future of Leicestershire's Volcano

Charnwood Forest Regional Park, one of the most iconic parts of The National Forest, is the focus of a new landscape partnership bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

10 Jan 2017

All's well that ends well...

As we all start the year planning our big - and smaller - adventures for 2017, enjoy this blog from a couple of the National Forest Way rangers. Maxine and Chris improvise their way through a field of cows: they know how it should be done, but we read how they actually manage, with hilarious results. Overall, a message about being wary enough but not letting it stop you having a good walk. Happy walking this year, everyone!

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