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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

17 Sep 2014

Dean & Smedley Fun Run Raises £1,200 to Help Environmental Education in The National Forest

National Forest sponsor Dean & Smedley Family Pharmacies raised £1,200 from their successful Fun Run held at Rosliston Forestry Centre in the summer. Nearly one hundred people signed up to take on either the four-mile Fun Run or the gentle one mile woodland walk.

27 Aug 2014

Spirits were undampened at the tenth anniversary National Forest Wood Fair

Two thousand visitors enjoyed the National Forest Wood Fair at Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire, on Bank Holiday Monday. Despite the rain, spirits remained undampened and everyone enjoyed the quality wood products, lumberjack displays, chainsaw carvers, horse logging and... [read more]

08 Aug 2014

Visitors Asked to Go Potty and Recycle

Vitax, National Forest Wood Fair sponsor and garden and horticulture specialists, are encouraging all visitors to this year's National Forest Wood Fair to bring their plastic pots in for recycling in exchange for Grow Pots - a product from its popular biodegradables range.

08 Aug 2014

Tree-Spirited Climbing Adventures - New Tree Climbing Attraction At This Year's National Forest Wood Fair

Scale the heights of one of the magnificent oaks in Beacon Hill Country Park at the National Forest Wood Fair on Bank Holiday Monday 25 August.

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