Start exploring now
Discover something amazing in The National Forest

Welcome ToThe National Forest


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

Pick your own Forest food & drink experience

23 Jun

The warmer summer weather means more chances to eat outside in The National Forest. Here are our picks of the best places to eat al…

Read More

Team Busby from Go Ultra

How Ultra are you?

24 Apr

Two hard core running events, the Go Ultra Events Insomnia 24 and National Forest Way 75, will return to The National Forest this summer and…

Read More

Kids feeding sheep

Spring moments in The National Forest

30 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…

Read More

Boys Exploring

Family fun in the Forest this February half term

1 Feb

February half term is nearly upon us but fear not, The National Forest has you covered! Try not to stay cooped up in the house;…

Read More


Subscribe to our

Newsletter

Let our newsletter inspire you with wonderful ideas for great days out in The National Forest.

Join our Newsletter