Explore the Forest

From ancient woodland to newly planted trees, wildflower meadows to rugged, rocky outcrops, the National Forest offers a vibrant and varied landscape. Discover reminders of the Forest’s industrial past. Stroll through bluebell woods and deer parks. Join a forest bathing or bushcraft experience. Cycle off-road trails, or walk or run the extensive network of trails. There's so much to do in the Forest.



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The National Forest is a treasure trove of activities and the Lodges at Rosliston were a perfect base to explore all the activities that are on offer in the area. The location is great for lots of adventures and the lodges are the most disabled friendly from all those we have visited.

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Getting around

By Foot
There are over 320km of promoted trails in the National Forest to walk, run and cycle on, including the National Forest Way, a 75-mile connected trail that runs from West to East (and East to West) across the Forest.
By Rail
The National Forest enjoys excellent rail links. Use stations like Tamworth, Burton upon Trent, Leicester and Loughborough as gateways to the Forest.
By Bus
Well served by local bus services. Jump on the 29 and 29A and get off at any of the popular attractions between Burton upon Trent and Leicester.
By Road
For visitors travelling by car or coach, the National Forest is easily accessible from the M1, M42/A42, A50, A511 and the A38.