Close up of spring flowers on tree branch
Forest guide

Things to see in the Forest

Within the Forest you will find up to 30 species of broadleaf trees and shrubs, a wide variety of wildflowers, butterflies, birds and much more.

Use our handy guides to make the most of your Forest visits. 

The branches of a tree silhouetted against the blue sky


Discover 7 of the most widespread and abundant bumblebees you could spot in many habitats from woodlands to grasslands and farmland across the Forest.

Bumblebee collecting pollen
The distinctive black and white wings of a marbled white butterfly
Male emperor dragonfly on branch
A close up of some bluebells in our bluebell wood
Siskin standing on a tree branch
male emperor moth on grass


Discover which mammals make their home here in the Forest.

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Wood mouse sitting on the forest floor
Close up of hawthorn berries on hawthorn
Close up of honey fungi growing on a fallen silver birch tree