National Forest

National Forest Welcomes You

Spread over three counties, the National Forest is a vast and varied landscape right in the heart of the country.

Spanning parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire, it covers a huge 200 square miles of the Midlands and aims to link the two ancient Forests of Charnwood and Needwood. With a history of coal-mining and heavy industry, the landscape is now that of rolling farmland, ancient forests and new planted woodlands. The area’s main towns and villages include Burton upon Trent (famous for its brewing), Coalville and Swadlincote (formerly associated with the coal mining industry) and the historic town of Ashby de la Zouch. You’ll find plenty of things to see and do with the whole family.

Whether you’re looking for bushcraft experiences, fun days out or woodland walking and cycling trails, the National Forest has so much to offer. Don’t take our word for it, come and experience the National Forest for yourself.


Distance from London: 150miles. Nearest Airport: Birmingham

Unmissable experiences in National Forest


Active & Adventure

Countryside & Nature

Creative

Food & Drink

History & Heritage