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We’re creating a new forest for the nation 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.

Latest from the Forestlife Blog

Fly high with Super Early Bird Timber tickets!

15 Aug

All who live within the National Forest have the opportunity to secure the best possible prices for tickets for next year’s National Forest Timber festival.…

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Timber Festival is a tremendous success

31 Jul

The inaugural Timber festival in the National Forest met with great applause and enthusiasm when it took place in Feanedock Woods near Ashby de la…

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Lodgehill Bluebells open for 2018 season

19 Apr

Lodge Hill Bluebells will have greater wow factor this spring, thanks to a woodland management grant from the National Forest Company (NFC). The attractive 50…

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Ashby Food Gusto Festival

16 Apr

Join the Annual Ashby Food Gusto Festival and experience the Region’s Best Food & Drink on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May. Situated in the…

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Seek, Find, Speak premieres at Timber

21 Mar

This summer, festival-goers will be able to experience the world premiere of the outdoor theatre companion to the enchanting, bestselling book The Lost Words, taking…

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Timber second wave programme released

21 Mar

We’re thrilled to announce the second wave of our programme of artists, performers and areas that festivalgoers will adventure through for our inaugural edition of…

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Walking in The National Forest © National Forest Company/Jacqui Rock

National Forest Walking Festival

15 Mar

The countdown is on to the start of The National Forest Walking Festival 2018 – with more than 90 walks catering for every age, taste…

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Forest adventures for all seasons

9 Mar

Whether it’s spring, summer, autumn or winter, there’s always something to enjoy amongst the trees and woodlands of The National Forest. With hundreds of woodlands…

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Spring moments in The National Forest

8 Mar

Watch The National Forest burst into new leaf this spring. Welcome new arrivals, explore dazzling bluebell displays and discover an assortment of outdoor activities for…

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