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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

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.

30 Jun 2014

Chief Executive of the National Forest Company Announces her Departure

Following the successful launch of the strategy for the next decade of The National Forest, the Chief Executive of the National Forest Company, Sophie Churchill OBE, has announced that she will step down at Christmas.

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