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National Forest

National Forest 48 Bath Lane, Swadlincote DE12 6BD, England
+44 1283 551211
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Been here many many times for walks in both summer and winter.

Lots and lots of walks and scenery. Good for biking also. Fantastic place if you have a dog or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
via mobile
Amazing area

My family live in a village in the National Forest area. I love to visit. It is a beautiful area... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Bury, United Kingdom
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The National Forest is one of England’s most ambitious environmental projects. Across parts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, 200 square miles are being transformed, blending ancient woodland with new planting to create a new national Forest. There is a wealth of choice for great days out or short breaks with bustling attractions, gentle walking and brilliant activities. In less than twenty years, one of the least wooded parts of the country has been transformed. Around 8 million trees have been planted, trebling the woodland cover and creating habitats for wildlife and a beautiful landscape for people to enjoy. The ultimate goal is for woodland to cover around a third of the Forest area and to link the ancient forests of Charnwood and Needwood.The gentle undulating landscape is perfect for walking, cycling and horse-riding. And through the creation of new habitats, The National Forest is an ideal location for bird and wildlife watching.From watersports to wildlife watching, cycling to craft centres and loads of wet weather options too, The National Forest really does have something for everyone. And in this ever-changing landscape as the Forest grows, one thing is guaranteed, there is always something new to see.
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National Forest 48 Bath Lane, Swadlincote DE12 6BD, England
+44 1283 551211
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots and lots of walks and scenery. Good for biking also. Fantastic place if you have a dog or just fancy a walk in the fresh air. We are lucky to live round the corner from such wonderful countryside.

1  Thank spenspuma
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My family live in a village in the National Forest area. I love to visit. It is a beautiful area with lots of little picturesque villages, country pubs and places to visit.

Thank Wiscasset
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I remember driving through the area and seeing fields full of little sticks in the ground with the signs saying this was The National Forest It was only maybe 15 years or so ago. It pleased me back then but it pleases me even more...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The National Forest covers such a large vast area that there are times you are walking and it is not until you see signs telling you this is the National Forest that you realise. Plenty of places to walk and cycle and all appear to...More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We were in a caravan close the Conkers area and so went for a walk in the forest on our first evening. Our impressions were not good. Even though there are some signposts pointing to the paths through the forest they are not well marked....More

Thank millomite
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We live in Ashby de la Zouch which is in the centre of this area of newly planted woodland with footpaths, cycle ways and lots of historic and family friendly attractions. One of the newly developed outdoor attractions is The National Forest Cycle Centre at...More

Thank kathy b
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The National Forest is very young. However, it is well planned with the YHA just next to it, Adventure play ground, lake... quite a few things to do with young family. The walks are easy grade as well. You can do short walks or longer...More

Thank Mei Y
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Miles upon Mile of woodlands make up this vast modern forest. Look carefully and you can still find elements of the industrial history that has made way for this forest. Coal mines, clay pits and potteries strewed this area from the 18th century, now you...More

1  Thank Dr Iain M H
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Lots of good footpaths to choose from. Lot's of history about what was once a mining area has been turned into a new forest area.

Thank DerbyshireCook
Reviewed 23 October 2015

So beautiful and so many things to see and do. we would def go here again but make a weekend out of it

Thank natsheff
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