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
www.forestofavon.org

Forest of Mercia
www.forestofmercia.co.uk

Great North Forest
Tel: 0191 460 6200

Great Western Community Forest
www.forestweb.org.uk

The Greenwood Community Forest
www.greenwoodforest.org.uk

Forest of Marston Vale
www.marstonvale.org

The Mersey Forest
www.merseyforest.org.uk

Red Rose Community Forest
www.redroseforest.co.uk

South Yorkshire Forest
www.syforest.co.uk

The Tees Forest
www.teesforest.org.uk

Thames Chase
www.thameschase.org.uk

Watling Chase
http://enquire.hertscc.gov.uk/cms/wccf/default

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