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The National Forest Company Secures Charitable Status

The National Forest Company Secures Charitable Status

Announcing that the NFC has been awarded charitable status, Chief Executive John Everitt said: “This is a major milestone for the National Forest Company and sets us up for the next 25 years of The National Forest project.

Planting Trees in the Forest

Forest Creation Continues

More than 8.5 million trees may have been planted in The National Forest over the last 25 years, but there are still lots of opportunities to get involved with tree planting and woodland creation.

Thornton Reservoir

Ramblings Of A (Would Be) Volunteer Ranger - Part 5!

"August, and the last of the so-called summer months. Time since the last walk has passed frighteningly quickly and the school summer holidays are almost over."

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Whistlewood Common

Would you like to help a Forest community continue to flourish as a thriving example of sustainable living?

Whistlewood Common, located in The National Forest between Melbourne and Ticknall, is a ten-acre plot of land, enjoyed by the local community and visitors alike, that has been community-owned since 2013. They are currently inviting community share investment to fund the building of a green-build straw bale roundhouse.

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Press Releases

Friday, 3rd November 2017

Charnwood Forest awarded National Lottery support

Charnwood Forest has been successful in a £2.75m grant bid for initial support by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) through its Landscape Partnership (LP) programme, it was announced today.

Wednesday, 27th September 2017

Call for new walks for the 2018 National Forest Walking Festival

The National Forest Walking Festival is looking for new walks to add to its ever-growing programme, as next year’s festival is shaping up for May 2018.

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Blog: Woodland Edge

A photo of sign warning people that bulls are present in the field

All's well that ends well...

As we all start the year planning our big - and smaller - adventures for 2017, enjoy this blog from a couple of the National Forest Way rangers. Maxine and Chris improvise their way through a field of cows: they know how it should be done, but we read how they actually manage, with hilarious results. Overall, a message about being wary enough but not letting it stop you having a good walk. Happy walking this year, everyone!

Tuesday, 10th January 2017

Thornton Reservoir

Ramblings of a (would be) Volunteer Ranger - Part 5!

Carla posts her final blog and reflects on the role so far.

Thursday, 1st December 2016


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