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Child with magnifying glass in The National Forest

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.

Woodland creation in The National Forest

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

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, 26th August 2015

100th woodland management plan in The National Forest

The 100th woodland management plan in The National Forest has been approved by the Forestry Commission, the UK governing body for forestry.

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Blog: Woodland Edge

A view from the Forest

A view from the Forest

Simon West, new Head of Forestry at the National Forest Company, reflects about the first couple of months in his new job and how the Forest is looking.

Tuesday, 23rd 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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