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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

13 Oct 2014

Demand for Grown in Britain Timber Increases

The National Forest Company welcomes Grown in Britain Week. Grown in Britain brings together everyone who values our forests, woods and trees and the products we can make from the wood they produce.

08 Oct 2014

New opportunity for people in Leicestershire to help create The National Forest

A new woodland is about to be created in The National Forest and the National Forest Company is hoping the people of Leicester and Leicestershire will get involved and help it take shape.

01 Oct 2014

National Forest Company Appoints New Chief Executive

The National Forest Company (NFC) is delighted to announce the appointment of John Everitt as its new Chief Executive.

18 Sep 2014

Autumn Escapes and Offers Around The National Forest & Beyond

Crisp walks and wonderful wildlife, cosy pubs and foodie celebrations, half-term and Halloween fun: check out these ten favourite seasonal experiences in The National Forest & Beyond. Download a brochure full of lots more magic moments and book your best-ever autumn break right n... [read more]

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