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Thursday, 11th April 2013

The Bingham Plants Trees in The National Forest to Lighten Christmas Landfill

The Bingham, a boutique hotel and restaurant located in Richmond, London, joined forces with the National Forest Company recently to plant trees in a new woodland in Derbyshire, on the northern boundary of The National Forest.

Wednesday, 27th March 2013

BBC TV's Rob Penn to speak at first Friends of The National Forest event

TV personality and woodsman Rob Penn (BBC 4 'Tales from the Wild Wood') is coming to The National Forest to speak at the very first Friends of The National Forest event on Saturday 13 April.

Friday, 22nd March 2013

2020VISION in The National Forest

The stunning 2020VISION street gallery exhibition has arrived in Swadlincote, after months of planning. It is a privilege to have worked with all our partners to bring it here. South Derbyshire District Council, the National Trust at Calke Abbey and our local sponsor H K Wentworth Limited have all worked enthusiastically with us to make this most of this brilliant opportunity.

Thursday, 21st March 2013

Making Woods Work: The National Forest Launches New Wood Products and Services Website

A new online market place for buyers and sellers of woodland related services and wood products has been set up by the National Forest Company (NFC).

Thursday, 21st March 2013

See it Here First: English Premiere in The National Forest for Unique National Wildlife and Nature Photographic Exhibition

Swadlincote in South Derbyshire, part of The National Forest, is an inspired location for the English premiere of a major nature and wildlife photographic exhibition, and the locals are fascinated. As they walk through the centre of the town, shoppers and business people see The Delph Market Square transformed into a magnificent street gallery, packed with over 100 stunning images by some of the top wildlife and landscape photographers in the UK.

Friday, 1st March 2013

Top UK wildlife photographers talk at Calke Abbey

Tickets are now on sale for an evening of spell-binding imagery, music and personal anecdote at Calke Abbey, to be held on Wednesday 24 April.

Wednesday, 20th February 2013

High Speed 2: NFC Position Statement

The National Forest Company (NFC) is concerned about the potential environmental, social and economic impacts of HS2 on The National Forest.

Friday, 15th February 2013

Burton College students display their work alongside top national photographers

Students from Burton & South Derbyshire College have been invited to stage an exhibition of their work in the new gallery at Sharpe's Pottery Museum in March. It will coincide with the arrival in Swadlincote of the 2020VISION roadshow, which features some of the finest wildlife and nature photographers in the country.

Thursday, 14th February 2013

Alistair McGowan Top of the Bill for Comedy Wood

Headline act comedian and actor Alistair McGowan planted the first tree in Comedy Wood, a new woodland in The National Forest, outside Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire, this week.

Thursday, 31st January 2013

The National Forest Company's initial response to the Government Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement

This statement includes the Government's response to the Independent Panel on Forestry, set up after the consultation on the public forestry estate which ended in massive opposition for any 'sell off' of the public forest. Its publication seems to mark the calming, at least, of a pretty turbulent time in forestry policy for England.