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Tuesday, 1st September 2015

All smiles at the National Forest Wood Fair

It may have been wet but it definitely wasnt a washout at the National Forest Wood Fair at Beacon Hill Country Park on Monday. Visitors turned out in their thousands for this popular event, an annual celebration of The National Forest and all things tree and timber related.

Tuesday, 18th August 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.

Monday, 20th April 2015

The National Forest's Black to Green project secures Heritage Lottery Fund investment

The National Forest Company and its partners in the Heart of the Forest Forum have been awarded 770,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the innovative Black to Green project.

Tuesday, 17th February 2015

At home with history, for the launch of the 2015 National Forest & Beyond Visitor Guide

The National Forest & Beyond Visitor Guide for 2015 was launched at the National Trust's newly opened Arts and Crafts cottage, Stoneywell, earlier this week.

Wednesday, 11th February 2015

Spring moments in The National Forest

Bottle-feed tiny lambs, explore dazzling bluebell woods, enjoy festivals galore - there are lots of moments to treasure and magical memories to create on a spring visit to the National Forest & Beyond. Here are ten ideas to get you started - download a Visitor Guide for many more!

Wednesday, 27th August 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 tree climbing.

Friday, 25th July 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 on Monday 25 August.

Tuesday, 8th July 2014

National Forest Wood Fair tickets now on sale

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

Wednesday, 11th June 2014

New Survey Shows Strength of Local Support for The National Forest

'If I said to my grandson you've got to clear some bracken tomorrow, he'd have his wellies out ready at dawn.' Ibstock Business Centre user

Wednesday, 14th May 2014

England's newest long distance walking trail launches this weekend

The country's newest long distance walking trail will be launched this weekend, on the first day of the National Forest Walking Festival. The 75-mile National Forest Way will be launched on Saturday 17 May, at Conkers Waterside on the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border.