Visit the National Forest

COVID-19 Statement:

Following the recent government announcement, we have now entered a national lockdown and in line with government advice, please stay at home and only leave the house for one of the six reasons outlined in the latest advice.

 
The government is allowing one form of exercise once a day in your local area, with your household, support bubble or with one other person, whilst keeping to 2 metre social distancing. 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.


For the latest information with 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