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If you go down to the woods… Britain’s first forest festival

Trees and everything that goes with them will be celebrated at next year’s three-day Timber festival in the National Forest, straddling Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. And you can book now

Tickets have gone on sale today for the UK’s first festival exploring the impact of forests, bringing together writers, artists, poets, scientists and philosophers for a three-day event in some of England’s finest woodlands.

Running from 6-8 July 2018, the festival, called Timber, will be held at Feanedock, a woodland site in the National Forest. The 200-square-mile National Forest, spread across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire, was the first forest to be created in England for over 1,000 years, planted over the course of the 1990s to regenerate a landscape that had been left scarred and derelict by the closure of the Midlands coalfields.

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