There are a number of ways you can reduce your impact on the environment and 'go green'.
Bikes can be hired at Rosliston Forestry Centre.
Read more: Cycling
An excellent website that provides times and details of trains, buses and other public transport along with driving instructions is Transport Direct.
YHA National Forest is an environmentally-friendly building with renewable wood fuel energy, solar heating, rainwater gathering and natural ventilation built into its design. Over 5,000 trees were planted around the site to create a natural setting for this innovative building.
The Green Tourism Business Scheme is the national sustainable tourism award for the UK.
The award-winning attraction Conkers has a whole host of environmentally friendly features including a geothermal heating system which uses the earth's natural process to heat or cool the centre.
Tree by tree a vast new forest is being created. You can help by joining the Friends of The National Forest. Thanks to your support, accessible woodlands teeming with wildlife will be created.
Walk among a sea of snowdrops in February, a blanket of bluebells in May or through the Forest's fiery displays of reds and golds in Autumn. Download fantastic walks across the three counties of the Forest - Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
Read more: Walking
There are more than 400 new and mature woodlands open to the public. Many have been created as part of the growing National Forest and further planting continues.
Read more: Woods & Wildlife