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A visit to Minorca Opencast Mine, Measham, Leicestershire, The National Forest, 20th November 2013

Minorca Opencast Mine

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.

Attenborough diluted


How seductive are the saturated colours of 'Africa', the latest wildlife series with David Attenborough's name against it. The shots are often semi-abstract, reminiscent of the 'Earth from the Air' photos we loved about a decade ago.

'You are here': The National Forest, National Parks and polar bears!

Aurora Borealis

Last week we celebrated ten years of the National Forest & Beyond Partnership, the mechanism by which we and our local partners share a pot of money to promote The National Forest and the immediate area as a visitor destination.