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What's New in The Forest for the Summer

Friday, 28th May 2010

Read about river braiding, conservation volunteering, horse logging and the National Forest Wood Fair.

There are loads of ideas for great days out in the Forest, from a Breath of Fresh Air at Rosliston Forestry Centre, the Shire horses at the new National Brewery Centre at Burton upon Trent or the weird and wonderful sensations of the Barefoot Walk at Conkers.

You can explore the Forest on an open top bus, see woodland-inspired contemporary art at Calke Abbey or blow the steam whistle at Claymills Victorian Pumping Station.

The trees in The National Forest are growing and all woodland benefits from some kind of management.  If you’ve ever wanted to help out at your local woods and want to get involved in looking after the woodlands of The National Forest, this issue of Forest Scene tells you about the kind of activities that are available and schemes you may be able to follow in setting up your own group. 

Who needs the gym when you can work out in the woodlands?

If you’re looking for things to do over those long and lazy days over the summer, two pages of events mean you will never be short of ideas – right up until Halloween in October! The Forest will be hosting masses of outdoor concerts and events, woodland wildlife walks, taster activities and courses – carve a spoon, learn to ski, learn about ladybirds, nocturnal creatures or medieval knights.

Read more about what’s new and what’s happening in The National Forest by downloading Forest Scene here or, for a paper copy, call the National Forest Company on 01283 551211 or email