Top places to stay in the National Forest

The National Forest is a forest in the making: a place of 200 square miles spanning parts of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire in the English Midlands. You can witness and enjoy its physical creation and be involved in its development as part of the nation’s future heritage.

The whole area around the forest is great for exploring and living the outdoor life. We have put together a list of some of the best places to stay in the area so that you can enjoy your holiday no matter what your tastes.

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Aqua Narrowboats

Specialising in luxury canal boat hire and holidays Aqua Narrowboats have a fleet of boats that are just perfect for exploring the Trent and Mersey Canal. These waterways used to be the lifeblood of the area and now provide visitors with a place to relax and explore the wonderful scenery

Beechwood Park

Located near Elvaston Castle and its beautiful Grade II listed gardens, the log cabins of Beechwood Park offer a convenient and cosy way to experience the fantastic landscape around this part of the country. 

Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes

Located on the edge of the National Forest, Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes is one of the most idyllic campsites that you will ever discover. Surrounded by 66 acres of woodland, the site even has its own family friendly petting farm. If you like sleeping under canvas then this is the place for you. 

Blithfield Lakeside Barns

This series of beautiful holiday cottages made from converted barns, sit on the edge of Blithfield Reservoir. The site is ideally located with a short walk to the local town and it’s excellent pubs. Comfortable and welcoming, this is a great choice for those looking to cater for themselves.

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