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The National Forest

Welcome to the National Forest. Perfectly situated in the centre of England, and covering 200 square miles, the National Forest is spread over three counties. Although only 25 years old, the Forest offers a varied and changing landscape, rich in culture and history. Since its creation began in the early 1990s, over eight and half million trees have been planted and there are more than 400 woodland areas for you to discover – both ancient and more recent plantings. Many miles of quiet tracks have been developed throughout the Forest, offering a peaceful landscape to explore.

Our cycling holidays will take you to some of the highlights of the region. The National Memorial Arboretum, Bosworth Battlefield, the breweries of Burton on Trent, Ashby Castle, historic Calke Abbey and of course the National Forest itself are all within easy reach on a cycling holiday in the National Forest.

Supporting the National Forest

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National Forest E-Bike Holidays are proudly working in partnership with the National Forest. Every time you book a cycling holiday, we make a £5 donation to support this bold environmental project transforming 200 square miles of central England by creating a new forested landscape for us all to enjoy.


You can also help.

Plant a tree in the National Forest

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Purchase your own tree and help create this ‘forest for the nation'. Plant a Tree is perfect for a gift, to celebrate life’s special events or in memory of a loved one. You will receive a certificate and be invited to a special tree planting event in the Forest, held twice a year during the tree planting season. Planting a tree is meaningful and hugely enjoyable and, uniquely to the National Forest scheme, you actually get the chance to get your hands dirty and plant the tree yourself.