People & Projects
Get involved in the nation’s biggest, boldest long term environmental venture! Individuals, businesses, local community groups, landowners - your participation can make a real and lasting difference!
There are many opportunities to take an active role in the Forest’s creation. These range from volunteering for practical conservation work, community tree planting projects, maintenance of local woods and marking your place in the Forest with a distinctive arts or heritage feature. Whatever your interest, you can contribute your expertise and energy. Grants are available to support many community activities.
The environmental education programmes in the Forest are very successful, with over 38,000 children and their teachers last year learning about bugs and bats, tracks and trails and habitats. Planting a tree is a great way to connect with nature and the very different time scale that trees inhabit, as opposed to our hectic lives.
- Read more: Education
One of the most fantastic things about The National Forest is that people can actually 'get involved' in its creation. This can be through planting a tree, community projects or even becoming a conservation volunteer.
- Read more: Volunteering
The National Forest, provides plenty of opportunities for a huge variety of walks for you to explore and help keep you healthy! The National Forest could be seen as a 'Therapeutic Landscape' helping recovery from physical and mental ill health.
- Read more: Health in the Forest
Celebrate the unique identity of where you live in The National Forest! Find out how we can help you to set up a project to create an inspiring Forest feature.
- Read more: Arts in the Forest
From 2003 to 2006, the National Forest Company's LANDshapes project worked with local people to record and celebrate their culture and heritage of The National Forest. Although the project officially ended in June 2006, the archive and website continue to be accessible.
- Read more: Landshapes
The Conservation Volunteers
The Conservation Volunteers have released a newsletter about their work in The National Forest.
- Read more: TCV Newsletter (Nov 2015) (468 kb)
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22 Apr 2015
The National Space Centre has teamed up with glamorous camping specialist The Dandelion Hideaway to offer a unique Space Race experience. Camp out under the stars for an evening of family astronomy, workshops and craft sessions.
20 Apr 2015
The National Forest Company and its partners in the Heart of the Forest Forum have been awarded £770,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the innovative Black to Green project.
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28 Apr 2015
Explore this award winning pottery site, exhibiting internationally important pottery and sanitary ware, plus The National Forest story. Visit the Tourist Information Centre, café, gift shop, playzone and activities for all.
29 Apr 2015
A Woodland Park created in 1996 on the former site of Donisthorpe Colliery. Its network of stone surfaced paths connect with the Ashby Woulds trail and the Ashby Canal.
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