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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.

Thursday, 23rd November 2017

Forest Holidays team work out in the National Forest

Team members from Forest Holidays, one of the National Forest Companyís partner organisations, spent the day out in the National Forest recently, helping with woodland management tasks and finding out about how communities are helping to manage their local woodlands.

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 Britainís boldest environmental projects.

Wednesday, 27th September 2017

Call for new walks for the 2018 National Forest Walking Festival

The National Forest Walking Festival is looking for new walks to add to its ever-growing programme, as next yearís festival is shaping up for May 2018.

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.

Tuesday, 22nd August 2017

Local schoolchildren to help plant more trees in the National Forest

Thousands more trees will be planted in the National Forest this coming winter, thanks to landowners applying to the National Forest Companyís Changing Landscapesí Scheme.

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.

Friday, 26th May 2017

Forest Holidays supports The National Forest

The National Forest Company was delighted to receive a cheque for £17,190, presented as a charitable donation by Moira-based Forest Holidays at a recent event to mark the first anniversary of the two companies working together.

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