Activities at Rosliston Forestry Centre

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Activities at Rosliston Forestry Centre

Adventure play area at Rosliston Forest, The National Forest
Adventure play at Rosliston Forestry Centre
family on a child friendly cycling trail
Cycling at Rosliston Forest
Group of three people walking past a tree
Orienteering at Rosliston Forest
runner in autumn through woodland
parkrun at Rosliston Forest
Family having picnic and ice cream in the forest
Picnics and barbecues at Rosliston Forest
Group of dog walkers in field
Walking at Rosliston Forest

Nearby forests

Sun shining through trees with bracken and grass covered in dew

Planted in 2002, this community woodland is the perfect spot for a family walk, a burst of exercise and even a picnic.

Seale Wood will become a working coppice woodland, with a goal to encourage the development of a local timber industry. 


bench in front of a lake

In the heart of the National Forest, Hicks Lodge is a former coal mining site that has been totally transformed by new plantings and exciting trails for you to enjoy.

Bluebells under young trees

Located on the outskirts of Derby, Robin Wood offers a range of open paths suitable for walkers and cyclists.

The woodland offers a beautiful display of bluebells in the spring and woodpeckers and deer can also be spotted! 


Woman walking dog

Planted in 2007, Poppy Wood forms the northern gateway to The National Forest, the Midland's most famous forest. This newly planted woodland houses a mosaic of ash, oak, hazel and hawthorn trees, to name a few. See if you can spot something different on each visit! 

Surfaced and grassy trails guide you through the woodland which also includes picnic benches for you to make good use of the fantastic views across the surrounding countryside.

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