20 Dec 2013
Forget those negative New Year’s Resolutions: “I will not do this” and “No more that”! For 2014, try these positive resolutions to explore and enjoy The National Forest – and get fitter, more creative, more relaxed and happy with the world!
13 Dec 2013
On Monday 25 August 2014 the stage will be set at Beacon Hill Country Park, near Woodhouse Eaves in Leicestershire, for the tenth anniversary National Forest Wood Fair. The event has been a regular feature of the summer calendar since 2005, and is now established as the top regional event celebrating The National Forest and everything to do with trees, timber and woodland.
21 Nov 2013
The National Forest Company (NFC), a non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) supported by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has received ringing endorsement in a highly positive government review, published on Thursday 21 November.
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21 Dec 2013
Conkers, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences. Explore four discovery zones with interactive exhibits, ride on the Conkachoo train and go wild in the adventure play areas. New bare foot walk and interactive exhibit.
21 Dec 2013
22nd August 1485 a battle rages, King Richard III is defeated, Henry is crowned and the Tudor dynasty is born. Visit the award-winning exhibition and follow the King into battle, walk the Bosworth trail, or simply enjoy a coffee in the medieval Tithe Barn restaurant.
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27 Nov 2013
From Measham to Leicester on the back road, you pass the mine's bund, a newly turfed embankment on a grand scale, like a whale which has swum up the Thames and got stranded. Week by week mounds of soil appear and change shape: we have, temporarily, a rusty brown Arizonian backdrop to the lovely Swepstone church.
25 Sep 2013
We were out in the woods recently. Some of us get out a lot, and some of us don't. But we escaped the office and met Ian Frogatt of the Woodland Trust to look at how the Trust is looking after Martinshaw Wood, visible from the M1 in Leicestershire.
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Where is The National Forest?
The National Forest covers 200 square miles of the English Midlands across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire.
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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.
- Find out more: Visit The National Forest
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The National Forest Shop
Celebrate any occasion with our range of great gift ideas.
Plant a Tree Gift
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OS Explorer Map
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