what's on 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.