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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

New Year Resolutions in the Forest 2018

22 Dec

Why not make 2018 your year for positive resolutions, and make the most of The National Forest to help you get fitter, more creative and…

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Timber Festival launches

1 Nov

Timber is an extraordinary new festival where music, art, philosophy and sustainability will weave together into an exhilarating weekend in the heart of The National…

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National Forest Tourism Growth Plan

Tourism Growth Plan targets 700 new jobs

19 Sep

Ambitious plans to drive continued growth in the tourism sector have been launched in The National Forest. Tourism in the Forest already supports more than…

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Feel the gold rush this autumn

8 Sep

Autumn, is our favourite time of year in The National Forest. The time when low suns, long shadows, bright colours and crisp fresh air make…

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Calke Explore

Make summer last a lifetime in the Forest

1 Jul

Summer is the perfect time to visit The National Forest, when the days are long and #forestlife offers a wide range of fun, games and…

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