Forest tourism and recreation projects

Dalby Forest, visitor experience masterplan

Dalby Forest, visitor experience masterplan

Client: Forestry England Dalby Forest covers over 3,500 hectares and is a leading ‘forest destination’ experience, which has been developed and is managed by Forestry England. Dalby Forest lies on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park (NYMNP) and...

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Forest Holidays Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Forest Holidays Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Client: Forest Holidays Forest Holidays is the largest operator of luxury forest cabins in the United Kingdom and they have expanded their product by introducing innovative tree-house accommodation units at a number of their sites. We have been working with Forest...

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Forest Lodge Feasibility Study, Dorset

Forest Lodge Feasibility Study, Dorset

Client: Rempstone Estate We were commissioned by the Rempstone Estate to assess the potential of developing a self-catering lodge business which would work well alongside an existing campsite business. Working with the Rempstone Estate in Dorset we carried out a study...

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Craft and Education Centre Feasibility Study, Midlands

Craft and Education Centre Feasibility Study, Midlands

Client: National Forest Company We carried out research into the craft centre sector in the UK for the National Forest Company. Our work included a market review, a detailed benchmarking exercise, concept development, staff modelling and financial modelling to test...

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Forest play experience

Forest play experience

Client: Natural Resources Wales Working with Natural Resources Wales, we were commissioned to carry out an initial options appraisal to identify the potential to introduce a forest play experience at a site within their forest estate. The objectives were to encourage...

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Tourist accommodation options appraisal

Tourist accommodation options appraisal

Client: Natural Resources Wales Working with Natural Resources Wales, we were commissioned to carry out an initial options appraisal to identify the potential to introduce low impact, sustainable tourist accommodation at a site within their forest estate. Developing a...

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Future Potential – Forest Cabins in the UK

Future Potential – Forest Cabins in the UK

Client: Forest Holidays As part of a feasibility study for forest cabins we provided a scoping study on the future business potential of the Forest Holidays product in the United Kingdom and in particular the opportunity to expand the portfolio of forest cabin sites....

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Tree Top Walk Feasibility Study, Wales

Client: Forestry Commission For the Forestry Commission we examined the potential to introduce a new concept visitor attraction in the UK – a major tree top walk. Our work included: Site assessments across Wales An international bench-marking exercise, helping to...

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Delamere Forest Lodge Site and Market Demand Assessment

Client: Forest Holidays We were commissioned to work with Forest Holiday’s senior management team to assess the opportunity of introducing their luxury forest cabin product in Delamere Forest in Cheshire as part of a wider masterplan for the activities around the...

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Epping Forest Heritage Trust

Epping Forest Heritage Trust

Client: Epping Forest Heritage Trust Epping Forest, described by Queen Victoria as the ‘People’s Forest’ in 1882, is London’s largest open space. In April 2018, the Friends of Epping Forest (1969) and The Epping Forest Centenary Trust (1978) merged together based on a...

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Heart of the National Forest Visitor Centre business plan

Heart of the National Forest Visitor Centre business plan

The Heart of the National Forest Visitor Centre was the first phase of the CONKERS development project.  Developed on a 12-acre site, the first phase of the development included: Visitor centre Catering and retail offers Craft units Education centre 600-seat...

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