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Visitor Numbers to The National Forest Grow to 7.8m

Official tourism figures commissioned by the National Forest Company reveal that more people are coming to visit The National Forest - and that they are spending significantly more while they are here.

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Woodland creation grants now available in The National Forest

As The National Forest approaches its first quarter century in 2016, there are still opportunities for landowners to take advantage of grant schemes available through the National Forest Company (NFC) to help create a legacy for themselves, their families and the nation.

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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

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 shepherdís 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.

Friday, 7th August 2015

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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Blog: Woodland Edge


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You know those email signatures we all create for a little extra promotion? We donít usually expect to receive compliments on our sign-offs, but for February we chose a stunning image of winter snowdrops at Dimminsdale Nature reserve, and itís getting a great reaction.

Wednesday, 4th February 2015

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

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