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National Forest Company celebrates 20th anniversary

National Forest Company celebrates 20th anniversary

"It was all faith, it is now a reality. This is really quite an emotional day." Rodney Swarbrick CBE DL served as the first NFC Chairman from 1995 - 2001 and spoke warmly of the early days of the Forest, and of his delight at the progress that has been achieved, at a recent event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Forest Company.

Enjoy tales from the wagon trains of the Wild West at the National Forest Wood Fair

Enjoy tales from the wagon trains of the Wild West at the National Forest Wood Fair

Expect some riveting tales from the wagon trains of the Wild West when wheelwright Phill Gregson returns to give a masterclass at the National Forest Wood Fair, on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August.

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Spring and other seasonal delights

Spring... my favourite season. Always has been and always will be, with the promise of new life, lighter, longer days and a hint of warmth. Then there's the colour - the gentle pinks of blossom, reddy-brown of new rose growth, and the spread of colour from emerging bulbs before the onslaught of green. And the song... oh the song!

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Why trees are important for communities

The University of Derby's Buxton campus will host a public lecture on why putting trees at the heart of England has helped communities prosper.
Speaker: Dr Sophie Churchill OBE
Thursday 28 May

Read more: Environmentalist promotes community grass roots in Buxton



Press Releases

Tuesday, 1st September 2015

All smiles at the National Forest Wood Fair

It may have been wet but it definitely wasnít a washout at the National Forest Wood Fair at Beacon Hill Country Park on Monday. Visitors turned out in their thousands for this popular event, an annual celebration of The National Forest and all things tree and timber related.

Thursday, 13th August 2015

Wood Fair Visitors Urged to Recycle Unwanted Pots

Visitors to this yearís National Forest Wood Fair are being urged to recycle any unwanted plastic garden pots and trade them in for new, biodegradable Grow Pots.

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Blog: Woodland Edge

Audrey Vaughan - volunteer at Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre

Audrey Vaughan - volunteer at Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre

"I was somewhere I'd never been before. I thought: I'm getting wet, I'm getting cold - I'm enjoying myself!"

Friday, 31st October 2014

Calke Explore

Calke Explore!

Calke Explore! at the National Trustís 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.

Wednesday, 29th October 2014


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