Who we are

A concept that originated as a small number of cabins beside Loch Lubnaig in Scotland, to almost 600 cabins at nine locations, we've come a long way since 1973.

Our history

From the first forest cabin built by the Forestry Commission at Strathyre, Scotland in 1973 to our position today, providing cabin breaks in forests across the UK, our ethos has remained the same: we cherish our beautiful natural spaces, we believe in the benefits of nature for human wellbeing and we endeavour to become a part of the local communities in which we are situated.

The Forestry Commission

Forest Holidays began life as part of the Forestry Commission’s drive to promote recreation in Britain’s publically owned forests. Our links with the Forestry Commission have changed with the times but our partnership remains strong:  our cabin locations are within the Public Forest Estate, the Forestry Commission continues to share in the ownership of Forest Holidays and, most importantly, we work together on a daily basis at every level of our organisations.

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