Working with the Forestry Commission

Working closely together to manage the forest around us, protecting and preserving it for future generations.

The Forestry Commission

We are proud of our links to the Forestry Commission and we work closely with them to manage the forest around us, protecting and enhancing it for future generations.

The Forestry Commission manages the Public Forest Estate – the name for all the forests that belong to the nation – and this is how it defines its role:
“We are the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands and increasing their value to society and the environment.”

Working together for Britain's forests

The Forestry Commission has a part-share in the ownership of Forest Holidays and our cabin locations are situated exclusively on land managed by the Forestry Commission. This close relationship allows us to fulfil our values by contributing financially to the upkeep of the Public Forest Estate through profits generated by holidays at our locations and through the annual rent we pay.

However, our relationship extends far beyond these financial considerations. We work together with the Forestry Commission at every level, from the leadership team to the local management teams who are responsible for the forest environment at each location.

When we plan new locations we do so with the support of the Forestry Commission, whose local teams of foresters and ecologists help to ensure that we make the most of the opportunities to protect and enhance the forest.

Together with the Forestry Commission we create and implement long term plans for managing the forest around each location. Find out more about the Forestry Commission and their vision for the Public Forest Estate here