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Conkers Adventure in the National Forest

Swadlincote 01283 216633

National Brewery Centre, Burton

Burton Upon Trent 01283 532880

Calke Abbey

Derby 01332 863822

  • Horseriding in the National Forest
  • Walking by the Pool at Melbourne Hall
  • Walking by the canal at Tatenhill Lock
  • Conkers in the National Forest

The National Forest

Embracing 200 square miles of the Midlands, The National Forest is being planted across central England in parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire; a more gentle landscape contrasting hugely to the scenery and heights of the Peak District. The National Forest aims to link the two ancient Forests of Charnwood on its eastern fringe with Needwood Forest to its west, with the goal to increase woodland cover to about a third of all the land within its boundary. Superb for an array of woodland activities including cycling, fishing and horse-riding, the National Forest also offers historic towns and villages within its boundaries and all within excellent reach of major travel routes.

things to see and do in the national forest

Places to stay in South Derbyshire & the national forest

The Chop House and The Hay Loft at Windlehill Farm

VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £350-£560 pupw sleeps 6, Ashbourne, 01283 732377


VisitEngland 4 Star Self-catering £370-£900 pupw sleeps 4-8, Derby, 01283 730283

Conkers Camping and Caravanning Club

Camping & Caravanning Club Site £19-£32 ptpn, National Forest, 01283 224925

Aqua Narrowboat Hire

Self-assessed Accessibility Information £689-£1665 pupw sleeps 4-6, Derby, 01283 701041