What is Our Shared Forest

Updated 17th May 2023

In 2019 Forestry England embarked on a project to reshape and redirect land management and set new direction for the nation's forests here in the Forest of Dean.

Our Shared Forest set a vision to nurture a shared forest unlike any other.  Allowing the decisions taken to be guided by the natural potential of the land, as well as varied influences of the ever-changing world.  The commitments set out to create a diverse and inclusive forest that is a global example of what can be achieved through forward thinking forestry.

The first of six forest plans to be written inline with the new land management plan, Parkend Walk and Blakeney Hill Walk Forest Plan, has been drafted, consulted on and approved and can be viewed along with Forest Plans online www.forestryengland.uk/forest-planning 

We will continue to work through the remaining five plan areas, using the principles set out in the land management plan, that will direct the operational activity in the decades ahead.