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Whilst taking in the pleasure of local forest walks be sure to stop by the YHA for a cuppa and or brunch

So much to enjoy in and around the National Forest anytime of the year Get up Get out Get fit Enjoy!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patricia P
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Nice to see that the National Forest still exists

Driving up to the Moira Furnace, we passed through part of the National Forest. Lots of interesting... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Swindon, 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...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much to enjoy in and around the National Forest anytime of the year Get up Get out Get fit Enjoy!

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to walk your dog & enjoy the foerstry & open spaces. Nature reserves well looked after & safe.

Thank Graham A
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

It never ceases to amaze me how many hidden gems there are around my local area. Discovered a hidden part of forest on a walk today. Beautiful. Perfect for a forest school maybe?

Thank Jet622471
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Driving up to the Moira Furnace, we passed through part of the National Forest. Lots of interesting walks and play areas. Nice to get out into nature.

Thank 923Dan
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Bird song, butterflies and a beautiful walk in Willesley Wood between Ashby and Donisthorpe. This easy walk with well positioned benches takes you around a picturesque lake with lovely views. There is a car park but no other facilities so it`s quiet and peaceful. ....More

Thank kathy b
Reviewed June 17, 2018

A very pleasant walk through the forest, there are several different paths, and mostly all flat, there is a distinct lack of signposts in several places, which gives you a chance to get to know the locals.

Thank Charles G
Reviewed March 30, 2018

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

Thank Roger A
Reviewed March 8, 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 A1818ZAmandaM
Reviewed January 22, 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

1  Thank 01TAT
Reviewed October 15, 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.

1  Thank spenspuma
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