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Lex Autolease planting trees in The National Forest; Tim Porter, Managing Director, on right

From Strength to Strength: Lex Autolease and The National Forest

The long-standing partnership between Lex Autolease and the National Forest Company (NFC) is about to enter an exciting new phase. The UK's largest fleet funding and management specialist, Lex Autolease has worked closely with the NFC since 2006 and has now agreed to extend the partnership until 2016.

New opportunity for people in Leicestershire to help create The National Forest

A new woodland is about to be created in The National Forest and the National Forest Company is hoping the people of Leicester and Leicestershire will get involved and help it take shape.

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Calke Explore!

Calke Explore! at the National Trust's Calke Abbey proved to be a big hit this summer. The play space was a new woodland experience designed to get visitors outdoors and closer to nature.

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Grown in Britain News

The second Grown in Britain Week was a great success, with events that sparked the imagination of government, industry and society about the use of British timber.

Read more about British timber being used in new housing, planting trees for tables and Grown in Britain research and development: Grown in Britain News



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Wednesday, 27th August 2014

Spirits were undampened at the tenth anniversary National Forest Wood Fair

Two thousand visitors enjoyed the National Forest Wood Fair at Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire, on Bank Holiday Monday. Despite the rain, spirits remained undampened and everyone enjoyed the quality wood products, lumberjack displays, chainsaw carvers, horse logging and tree climbing.

Friday, 25th July 2014

Buy advance tickets for the National Forest Wood Fair at local Tourist Information Centres

Early-bird discount tickets for the National Forest Wood Fair are on sale at Ashby de la Zouch and Swadlincote Tourist Information Centres. All tickets bought in advance attract a 20% discount on the gate prices, for this fun family day out to be held at Beacon Hill Country Park on Monday 25 August.

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Blog: Woodland Edge

The National Forest Wood Fair in the rain

The National Forest Wood Fair in the rain

It was a blessing it hadnít rained in the night. But 6am arrived and the first spots started. I bravely tweeted ďCome and walk the National Forest Way in the dry!Ē - referring to the miniature version of the route we had laid out in the shelter of our marquee - and set off to the site.

Monday, 1st September 2014

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May is a beautiful time to walk the newest long distance trail in England!

I finally finished walking the trail last weekend. As Media Relations Officer I like to know what Iím talking about and I wanted to get a feel for the trail as a whole.

Wednesday, 14th May 2014


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