Visit the National Forest
Following the recent government announcement, we have now entered the first stage of the roadmap out of lockdown.
You can now spend time in outdoor public spaces for recreation on your own, with your household or support bubble, or with one other person. This means you can sit down for a drink or picnic. You must continue to maintain social distance from those outside your household. If you live locally, we hope everyone can continue to enjoy walking and cycling through our woodlands and open spaces, however, we must all take responsibility to ensure the National Forest remains safe for everyone to use. Please maintain social distancing and do not go on to sites if they are too busy and social distancing is difficult. This is essential to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Please also continue to observe social distancing advice and to take care of the Forest by following the Countryside Code at all times.
Welcome to the National Forest
We’re creating a forest for everyone and we can’t wait for you to see it. Spread over three counties, the National Forest is a wonderfully varied landscape that is greening the heart of the country. You’ll find plenty of things to see and do and places to stay for a short break in and around our 200 square mile Forest. Whether you’re looking for bushcraft experiences, family fun days out or woodland walking and cycling trails, the National Forest has so much to offer.
Where we are
Here is a map of the United Kingdom indicating on it, the location of The National Forest, just north west of Birmingham.
Where we are
The National Forest is right in heart of the country, embracing 200 square miles of the Midlands. It spans across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire and aims to link the two ancient Forests of Charnwood and Needwood. With a history of coalmining and heavy industry, the landscape is now that of rolling farmland, ancient forests and new planted woodlands. Its main towns and villages include Burton upon Trent (famous for its brewing), Coalville and Swadlincote (formerly associated with the coal mining industry) and the historic town of Ashby de la Zouch.
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