Growing Together - FatFace x the National Forest

March 21, 2023

Growing Together.
FatFace x The National Forest.

60,000 trees. 100 acres.
One future.

Did you know we have teamed up with the National Forest on an innovative 75-year partnership that has already planted over 60,000 trees to create a beautiful woodland in the heart of the UK? As well as establishing a forest for the community to enjoy for years to come, it’s a celebration of our long-term commitment to sustainability, supporting our goal to be carbon neutral.

Woman exploring a leafy forest.

Our goal?
To be carbon neutral by 2025

Because we’re passionate about creating a positive impact on our climate by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide we’re releasing. In addition to reducing as much carbon as possible, we’ve teamed up with the National Forest on an innovative project that will minimise our carbon emissions and create something truly special…

Our woodland escape

The woodland will be home to 60,000 trees, set amongst the scenic countryside and rolling landscapes of the National Forest, growing in the heart of the UK across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Staffordshire. It’s our chance to create a cleaner, brighter future for all. And a forest we can experience and enjoy for generations to come.

Sunlight shining through a grove of slender trees.
FatFace CEO Will Crumbie & a reprentative from the National Forest, holding a wooden plaque commemmorating the partnership.

On the 26th November 2021, some of our FatFace Crew travelled up from our Hampshire head office to begin our journey of planting 60,000 trees over 100 acres in Leicestershire.

“This project is an important cornerstone of the FatFace strategy to become carbon neutral by 2025. The National Forest are a great, like-minded partner where we have managed to create something that will make a meaningful long-term change to the environment.”
Will Crumbie - CEO, FatFace

We have planted 60,000 trees!
We have planted 60,000 trees!

FatFace crew planting trees on a blustery autumnal day.

An Unforgettable Gift

Dedicate a tree to a loved one in the National Forest - simply choose a species, select a certificate and personalise with a special message.

Sunlight shining through the trees & foliage of a forest.

Explore the National Forest

A countryside canal with boats moored up along the edge.

Monks and Moorings Walk

By following this 6½-mile walk, you will encounter the past and future of Burton and the surrounding area.

You can see how the Trent and Mersey Canal played a part in the town's industrial history and how old gravel workings have been transformed into a nature reserve.

The Birthday Walk

The 10-mile Birthday Walk was specially prepared in celebration of the first decade, 1995-2005, of the National Forest Company.

With a choice of a number of short loops off the highlighted route, links to other footpaths and a number of nearby shops and pubs, the Birthday Walk is also an ideal outdoor activity for family outings, birthdays and celebrations.

A small lake, surrounded by lush green fields.
A man rowing a wooden boat across a lake, surrounded by lush greenery.

Coal Tips to Country Parks

This 10-mile walk takes you on a route which passes through former coal mining sites which have now been transformed into woodlands and country parks, and by the picturesque Thornton reservoir.

Coton Circular Walk

This 6-mile walk links six new woodlands in the attractive rural landscape of the Mease Lowlands. Discover forests from 1994 to 2007, filled with a variety of native species in different stages of maturity, and see the birth of new forests first-hand.

A field of long grass and oxeye daisies, surrounded by trees.

If you try any of the amazing National Forest walks, we’d love to hear from you! Tag @fatface in your adventure pics on Instagram and join our community.

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