The Forest of Marston Vale

Since the early 1990s, the Forest of Marston Vale has been planting trees to transform the landscape and make the Marston Vale area a thriving place to live, work and play. The Charity has already planted over 1.5 million trees to start creating the Forest, but they need support to plant more trees and look after the growing Forest now and in the future, growing the Forest legacy for future generations. Put simply, trees make life better - for the environment, for wildlife and for us!

Did you know...

The Forest of Marston Vale covers 61 square miles between Milton Keynes and Bedford and is one of England’s 12 community forests. In the early ‘90s there was only 3% tree coverage in the forest area, but with the 1.5 million trees that have been planted by the Forest of Marston Vale, tree coverage is now 15%. The Charity needs your help to achieve their bold vision of planting 5 million more trees.

What makes the Marston Vale Trust different

The Forest of Marston Vale is different because of all the things they do and offer. The Charity plants trees, creates woodlands and maintains those woodlands, offering free access to the public throughout the year. Their flagship site is the Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park, a Green Flag Award Winning site and home to 225 hectares of woodlands, grasslands, meadows and the stunning Wetlands Nature Reserve. The Forest Centre has a Café Bar and offers meeting and conference facilities, a wedding venue and year-round events and activities for all ages, from tribute nights, kids’ holiday events, wildlife walks, educational seminars, family fun days plus much, much more. Whenever you visit the Forest Centre, any money you spend goes towards helping to grow the Forest – so your money grows further at the Forest Centre.

Other ways to support

All support helps the Charity to plant trees. Visit the Millennium Country Park and the Forest Centre and buy tickets for one of the Charity’s many events. Make a donation, Dedicate a Tree or a Habitat for someone special or as a memorial or organise a fundraising event, such as a cake sale, dress down day or sponsored event. To give your ongoing support to the Forest of Marston Vale, become a Friend of the Forest, giving you free parking at the Forest Centre and free access to the Wetlands Nature Reserve.

Address

The Forest Centre Station Road, Marston Moretaine
Bedford
MK43 0PR

Contact Number

01234 767037