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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 3 weeks ago
923Dan
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Willesley Woods, a quiet and peaceful walk.

Bird song, butterflies and a beautiful walk in Willesley Wood between Ashby and Donisthorpe. This... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
kathy b
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 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 5 days ago 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?

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Amanda M
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

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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.

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Reviewed July 12, 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
Reviewed May 30, 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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