Visit the National Forest

COVID-19 Statement:

We are delighted we can start welcoming you back to the National Forest. People have been enjoying walking and cycling through our woodlands and open spaces throughout the constraints of lockdown. We are now looking forward to the reopening of all of our great outdoor attractions and tourism and hospitality businesses. Please check relevant websites before you set out, as many places are open for pre-booked visits only, and many have limited facilities. Please also continue to observe social distancing advice and to take care of the Forest by following the Countryside Code at all times.

For information regarding our events, please visit the individual events pages on our website or check our social media platforms. For the latest information in regards to COVID-19 please see Gov.uk and the NHS guide.

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.

Activities

Activities

Accommodation

Accommodation

Attractions

Attractions

Food and Drink

Food and Drink

Shopping

Shopping

Events

Events

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.

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.

Woodlands & Country Parks
Family Days Out

Helpful Information

Where We Are

Towns and Villages

Tourist Information Centres