Coming of age: National Forest Strategy 2014 - 2024 launched
Over one hundred people attended the celebratory launch of the new Strategy and next decade of The National Forest, 2014 - 2024.
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.
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The National Forest Wood Fair in the rain
It was a blessing it hadn't rained in the night. But 6am arrived and the first spots started. I bravely tweeted "Come and walk the National Forest Way in the dry!" - referring to the miniature version of the route we had laid out in the shelter of our marquee - and set off to the site.
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Latest news from Central Rivers Initiative
The National Forest Company is part of the Central Rivers Initiative, a partnership working to shape the restoration of the river valley between Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth, creating beautiful places where people can explore and enjoy water, landscape and wildlife.
Friday, 22nd March 2013
The stunning 2020VISION street gallery exhibition has arrived in Swadlincote, after months of planning. It is a privilege to have worked with all our partners to bring it here. South Derbyshire District Council, the National Trust at Calke Abbey and our local sponsor H K Wentworth Limited have all worked enthusiastically with us to make this most of this brilliant opportunity.
Thursday, 21st March 2013
Swadlincote in South Derbyshire, part of The National Forest, is an inspired location for the English premiere of a major nature and wildlife photographic exhibition, and the locals are fascinated. As they walk through the centre of the town, shoppers and business people see The Delph Market Square transformed into a magnificent street gallery, packed with over 100 stunning images by some of the top wildlife and landscape photographers in the UK.
Blog: Woodland Edge
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.
Wednesday, 27th November 2013
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.
Wednesday, 6th February 2013