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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

26 Aug 2015

100th woodland management plan in The National Forest

The 100th woodland management plan in The National Forest has been approved by the Forestry Commission, the UK governing body for forestry.

18 Aug 2015

Charnwood MP hears plans for The National Forest

Edward Argar, Member of Parliament for Charnwood, met with John Everitt, Chief Executive of the National Forest Company, to discuss opportunities and future development of The National Forest as it reaches its quarter century next year.

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