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Forest Facts:. Participation & Recreation Over 45 new sport and recreation facilities have been created including fishing, mountain biking, orienteering, carriage driving, cross country horseriding and sledging.

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Forest Facts:

Participation & Recreation

  • Over 45 new sport and recreation facilities have been created including fishing, mountain biking, orienteering, carriage driving, cross country horseriding and sledging.
  • It is estimated that 13% of adults and 13% of children who participate in the Forest’s creation each year are from socially excluded groups.
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TOURISM
  • 7.5 million tourists are visiting The National Forest each year, generating £250m into local economy
  • 268,000 children have enjoyed environmental education sessions at Rosliston Forestry Centre and Conkers
  • Over 4000 jobs are supported
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Volunteering

  • Over 17,500 workdays have been undertaken in the Forest since 1997 by British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.
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Health

  • Over 18,000 people have taken part in physical activity through ‘Get Active’ and Rosliston Forestry Centre.
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Wildlife and Nature Conservation

  • Since 1995, over 1,300ha of habitats have been created or brought back into management.
  • 51 miles (82km) of new hedgerow has been planted and 57 miles (91km) of hedgerow has been brought into management.
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BAP species - progress to date includes:

  • 102 new bluebell sites created
  • 127 black poplar sites created
  • 482 boxes installed for noctule bats
  • 155 boxes installed for redstarts
  • 17 new otter holts
  • 26 barn owl boxes installed
  • 5 adder hibernacula created
  • 94 field ponds, scrapes created/brought into management for ruddy darter dragonfly
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Grangewood Farm

  • 60 ha former arable
  • Livery stables
  • Equestrian training
  • Riding trails
  • Equestrian events
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Music events - “Grangestock”
  • Fencing
  • 5+ employment (f+e)