The Forestlife Blog

Farmer turned Forester: A Landowners Account Of My National Forest

8th September

In our first My National Forest blog, Michael Stanton of Ticknall, South Derbyshire, shares his experience of creating woodlands in the early days of The…

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Make yourself at home in The National Forest

31st August

Whether you fancy sleek and chic, or rustic and cosy, accommodation options are in no short supply in The National Forest. Here’s our pick of…

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Summer doesn’t have to end in August!

16th August

The holidays might be coming to an end, but there’s still plenty going on in The National Forest. See a true English village garden Indulge…

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Outdoor August adventures in the Forest

1st August

Summer holidays are in full swing! Enjoy the outdoors with all these different activities happening in the National Forest & Beyond. A cultured day out…

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10 Family Days Out in The National Forest

21st July

This summer there’s everything from sports, to outdoor games to summer clubs to help you enjoy #forestlife. Be a detective Hone your detective skills at…

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Explore the Forest’s heritage treasures

19th July

There is so much history to explore within the National Forest  & Beyond – here are our suggestions for learning about its rich heritage. Language…

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Pick you own Forest food & drink experience

27th June

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

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Keeping fit in the fresh air

20th June

It’s not all about walking in the National Forest & Beyond.  Here’s how you can enjoy a whole variety of outdoor activities and help keep…

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Great spots to snap around the Forest

With 200 square miles of The National Forest, there are countless opportunities to take photographs. Here are some of our suggestions of where to go…

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What to do in the Forest this May Half Term

17th May

Have a #forestlife adventure!  Here’s a selection of what’s happening across the National Forest & Beyond between Saturday 28th May – Sunday 5th June. Go…

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