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The National Forest

The National Forest is one of the country's boldest environmental projects, transforming 200 square miles in the centre of England.

The New National Forest Way

The new National Forest Way takes walkers through the length and breadth of this changing landscape.



Coming of Age: The National Forest Strategy 2014 - 2024


The new strategy for creating and developing The National Forest has been launched. The launch event celebrated the strong position of the Forest as it enters its next phase, a period of laying down the legacy and making the most of what has been created.

National Forest launch presentation
Read More: National Forest Strategy 2014 – 2024
Read More: Coming of age: The National Forest 2014 - 2024

See the films shown at the event:
2020Vision The National Forest - More than just some trees
The National Forest - Lives Transformed
Dan Rogerson MP - Minister for Forestry

Woodland Creation

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The National Forest Company offers a range of unique funding schemes designed to encourage tree planting and the creation of wildlife habitats within the Forest's 200 square miles.

Read more: Creating Woodlands

The NFC is encouraging woodland owners to look after their woods with a new Woodland Management Programme.

Read more: Woodland Management Programme




19 Jan 2015

Find Firewood and Wood Products in The National Forest

Are you looking for firewood, new fencing or a professional tree surgeon? The National Forest Company (NFC) has launched a new online Marketplace to help promote timber products and services within and around The National Forest.

13 Jan 2015

National Forest Director Speaks at United Nations Symposium in Japan

The National Forest Company's Director of Operations, Simon Evans, is speaking this week at the United Nations (UN) Symposium on Sustainable Cities in Toyota City, Japan.

06 Jan 2015

New Chief Executive at the National Forest Company

John Everitt has arrived in post as the new Chief Executive of the National Forest Company (NFC). He is only the third person to hold this position since the inception of the company in 1995, and takes up the reins following the departure of Sophie Churchill at the end of last year.

Find more articles: News



28 Jan 2015

Beehive Woodland Lakes

Swadlincote, Derbyshire

A 27.4ha Tender Scheme in the Mease Lowlands, Beehive Farm is a true example of farm diversification.  Touring caravans, motorhomes and tents accommodated in an attractive woodland site. The small farm contains a variety of animals, some of which can be met in our petting area. There is also a play area for under 10s, a pet shop and tea room on site.

 

31 Jan 2015

Snibston

Coalville, Leicestershire

Discover 500 years of technological innovation and its impact on our lives at this award-winning interactive museum. From the earliest mining tools, proto-type jet engine to the largest fashion display outside London – there is plenty to explore. Assistance dogs only.

Find more: Events


09 Jan 2015

First reflections

John Everitt, newly in post as Chief Executive of the National Forest Company, shares his first thoughts on arriving at the Forest.

23 Dec 2014

A view from the Forest

Simon West, new Head of Forestry at the National Forest Company, reflects about the first couple of months in his new job and how the Forest is looking.

Find more: Blog

Where is The National Forest?

map of The National Forest

The National Forest covers 200 square miles of the English Midlands across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire.

Loads to see and do

Loads to see and do

On our Visit and Explore site you can find out about all the different things to see and do within the National Forest whether you are organising a school trip or booking a weekend away.

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Statistical Information

Read more: The Growing Forest

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The National Forest Shop

Celebrate any occasion with our range of great gift ideas.

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Plant a Tree Gift
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OS Explorer Map
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