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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 wasn’t 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.

Wednesday, 19th August 2015

'Come bye': See locally made Shepherd's Huts at the National Forest Wood Fair

Swadlincote man Brian Corten has developed a niche business producing shepherd’s huts using timber sourced from within The National Forest. Based in The National Forest, he will taking one of his stylish huts to display at the National Forest Wood Fair on August Bank Holiday Monday.

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Blog: Woodland Edge

Worm, definitely

"See you in another ten years!"

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the National Forest Company (we'll be popping the odd cork on 1 April 2015) our recent tree planting event had many memorable moments. Poignant,even.

Wednesday, 3rd December 2014

The National Forest Wood Fair in the rain

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.

Monday, 1st September 2014


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