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The National Forest

Wonderful woodland walks, Forest experiences, historic houses, exciting visitor centres, sparkling lakes, cosy guesthouses, log cabins in sun-dappled glades, fantastic festivals - these are just waiting for you in The National Forest.


The Forest's creation

Tree planting

The National Forest is one of Britain's boldest environmental projects, creating a Forest for the nation across 200 square miles, embracing parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire.

You can help create this 'forest in the making' through our plantatree scheme. You will receive a certificate and be invited to a special tree planting day. This makes a great gift.

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Latest News

25 Jul 2014

Buy advance tickets for the National Forest Wood Fair at local Tourist Information Centres

Early-bird discount tickets for the National Forest Wood Fair are on sale at Ashby de la Zouch and Swadlincote Tourist Information Centres. All tickets bought in advance attract a 20% discount on the gate prices, for this fun family day out to be held at Beacon Hill Country Park... [read more]

11 Jul 2014

The National Forest launches new online marketplace for wood products and services

The National Forest Company has launched a new online Marketplace to help promote timber products and services within and around The National Forest.

08 Jul 2014

National Forest Wood Fair tickets now on sale

Tickets for this years National Forest Wood Fair are now on sale: buy in advance and save 20% of the admission charge on the day.

04 Jul 2014

Vitax sign Wood Fair sponsorship deal

Vitax - one of the UK's leading specialists in the manufacture of garden and horticulture products - has signed a two year deal to sponsor The National Forest's Wood Fair.

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