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National Forest

National Forest 48 Bath Lane, Swadlincote DE12 6BD, England
+44 1283 551211
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Very nice walk and my Labrador was very happy. Signs of interest and facts, very peacefull. Easy... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Roger A
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Lovely woodland walks

Lots of good walks, trails and tracks with lots of named woodland walks within the National Forest... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Amanda M
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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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“trees” (6 reviews)
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National Forest 48 Bath Lane, Swadlincote DE12 6BD, England
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Very nice walk and my Labrador was very happy. Signs of interest and facts, very peacefull. Easy parking.

Thank Roger A
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Lots of good walks, trails and tracks with lots of named woodland walks within the National Forest - lots of new trees planted so very scenic - good for cycling and dog walking - trails and paths are well sign posted.

Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Not enough trees to make it a National Forest. Some great walks though or trails to go mountain biking on or walk the dogs or ride the horses. Most of the trails are on ex-train lines but you wouldn't know. I know because I remember...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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