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Friday, 22nd December 2017

New Year's Resolutions to help you have your best year ever in the National Forest

Why not make 2018 your year for positive resolutions, and make the most of the National Forest to help you get fitter, more creative and get more out of life.

Tuesday, 12th December 2017

Visitor numbers top 8 million for the first time

New research reveals that nearly 8.2 million visitors came to the National Forest in 2016, and that tourism spend has now reached £395.2m, sustaining 4,849 FTE jobs.

Friday, 3rd November 2017

Charnwood Forest awarded National Lottery support

Charnwood Forest has been successful in a £2.75m grant bid for initial support by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) through its Landscape Partnership (LP) programme, it was announced today.

Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Brand new festival 'Timber' launches in the National Forest

An international forest festival exploring the transformative impact of forests, Timber is an extraordinary new festival where music, art, philosophy and sustainability will weave together into an exhilarating weekend in the heart of the National Forest, one of Britain’s boldest environmental projects.

Tuesday, 19th September 2017

Green growth in The National Forest - Tourism Growth Plan for the Forest targets 700 new jobs over next ten years

Ambitious plans to drive continued growth in the tourism sector were launched in The National Forest this week.

Wednesday, 16th August 2017

Invitation to tender for Rosliston Forestry Centre

An invitation to tender for the management of popular tourist attraction Rosliston Forestry Centre, one of the major facilities in The National Forest, has been issued by South Derbyshire District Council on behalf of the Rosliston Forestry Centre Executive, which is responsible for the development of the site.

Tuesday, 4th July 2017

New bird hide at National Forest Cycle Centre

Local Brownies, a Scout troop and local people gathered recently with funders and supporters at Hicks Lodge, between Ashby de la Zouch and Moira village, for the launch of a new bird hide.

Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Bluebell Business Blooms as Part of 'Forest Life'

Lodge Hill Bluebells, formerly the Bluebell Woods at Yoxall Lodge, opens in April and will offer bluebell walking trails through 20 acres of mature woodland, a pop-up café, lawn games and plenty of space for families to enjoy time together. It’s the latest business to sign up to The National Forest’s ‘forestlife’ campaign.

Friday, 10th March 2017

Tourism Businesses in The National Forest Look to an Ambitious Future

Ambitious plans to drive continued growth in the tourism sector were announced at The National Forest Tourism Business Forum at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire this week.

Monday, 13th February 2017

Charnwood Forest needs you!

Charnwood Forest, one of the most iconic parts of The National Forest, is the focus of a new landscape partnership bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. If successful, the bid will result in £3million worth of projects to restore and celebrate the area’s many wonders.

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