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
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
Thursday, 16th August 2012
Moira Fox and Ernest Badger, the Forest Dwellers from CONKERS, will be leading the pack on Sunday September 16th at the National Forest Family Fun Run. This is open to children (and animal mascots) aged from 4 to 14 years old and will take place at 9:30am before the main race - The National Forest 10K - sets off from CONKERS.
Wednesday, 8th August 2012
Children and families are set to get even more fun from a visit to Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre, as a stunning natural play area is under construction at the popular centre situated between Ashby de la Zouch and Moira, in Leicestershire.
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