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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.

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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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E-bike holidays in The National Forest

2 Feb

A new e-bike holiday company, recently opened in The National Forest, is the latest business to sign up to the National Forest Company’s ‘forestlife’ campaign.…

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Dimminsdale Nature Reserve Snowdrops © National Forest Company/Jacqui Rock

Forest snowdrops herald the arrival of spring

26 Jan

You know you’ve nearly made it to the end of winter when the delicate and dancing heads of the Forest’s first snowdrops begin to appear.…

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Timber first wave programming

23 Jan

Timber festival has started to reveal its programme of artists, performers and areas for festivalgoers to adventure through for its inaugural edition this July. Timber…

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Make 2018 your year for positive resolutions

22 Dec

It’s not too late to make 2018 your year for positive resolutions, and make the most of The National Forest to help you get fitter,…

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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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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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