Visit the National Forest
As the pandemic moves into the next stage, the government is now advising (from Wednesday 13 May) that we can take unlimited exercise in the outdoors, on our own, or with members of our household. It is still vital to observe social distancing by keeping the 2m (6ft) safe distance away from others.
The woodlands and green spaces of the National Forest offer easily accessible trails and paths for walking and cycling, which are there for us all to make use of to help with our physical and mental health. Please check relevant websites to check if sites and carparks are open. For information in regards to our events, please visit the individual events pages on our website or monitor our social media profiles for information.
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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