About us

Timber is a joint venture between the National Forest Company and Wild Rumpus, who are coming together to create an international festival exploring the transformative impact of forests.

The National Forest

Timber - The National Forest

… is the UK’s boldest environmentally-led regeneration project: the creation of England’s first new forest in a thousand years. Spanning 200 square miles across parts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire, it’s an imaginative and ambitious statement of sustainable development.

The National Forest is transforming lives, the landscape and the economy. Over the last 25 years, more than eight and a half million trees have been planted by communities and landowners, increasing woodland cover to 20%, well above the national average.

However there’s more to this Forest than trees. This transformation inspires people and businesses to connect, to get back in touch with nature and to flourish. We are creating a distinctive sense of place, a forest culture for the 21st century.

Find out more about the National Forest here: nationalforest.org

Wild Rumpus

Timber - Wild Rumpus

… is a social enterprise building breath-taking worlds, immersing audiences in incredible stories and moments of wonder. We take people on creative adventures outdoors to change the way they look at the world around them, creating shared memories and building more confident, creative and cohesive individuals, families and communities.

Wild Rumpus aim to inspire curiosity and leave a legacy of positive social, economic and cultural impact. Our team works from the Whirligig, 4 acres of woodland which help us to understand the profound importance of enjoying natural spaces and which inspire us to protect our environment through teaching ourselves and our children about the landscape that surrounds us.

Find out more about our other adventures here: wildrumpus.org.uk