Community Forests

These date from the late 1980s when the now Countryside Agency proposed creating a chain of Community Forests to establish multiple-purpose woodlands close to conurbations.

The 12 up and running across England are:

Forest of Avon

Forest of Mercia

Great North Forest
Tel: 0191 460 6200

Great Western Community Forest

The Greenwood Community Forest

Forest of Marston Vale

The Mersey Forest

Red Rose Community Forest

South Yorkshire Forest

The Tees Forest

Thames Chase

Watling Chase

More details are on their websites or click here to access the central Government Community Forest site.