Forestry Commission’s award-winning free app is now even better

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The Forestry Commission’s award winning free app, Forest Xplorer, has just got even better.

The ultimate guide to the nation’s forests - including 3,000 acre Sherwood Pines, near Clipstone, Notts - is now available on android phones and with its easy event finder you will always know what’s happening in your wood.

Visitors will also be able to search for events in other top forests across the country and download handy trail maps so that you can easily find your way around the forest.

Want to stay in the forest a bit longer? Also new for 2012, you can now get back to nature with Camping in the Forest sites or, if you would prefer a bit of luxury, find Forest Holidays cabins on the app too, including the fabulous new forest cabin complex in Sherwood Pines.

And don’t forget about the acclaimed handy tree identifier! The educational and fun app includes a photo gallery, UK common tree identifier and unique 3D tree illustrations. Users can identify a tree using its bark, seed or leaf within just a few clicks.

Pam Warhurst, Forestry Commission Chair, said: “Forest Xplorer is an absolutely fantastic app which can not only help you find out information about your local Forestry Commission Forest Park but also helps you learn more about the trees around you. We have been so pleased with the success of the app and since its launch on iPhone last year, it has been rated as one of the top 500 apps in The Sunday Times!”

Spencer Pettit, Camping in the Forest’s Business Development Manager, said: “Our 20 Camping in the Forest Sites are located on Forestry Commission land in idyllic locations across the country and we’re delighted for them to be featured in the Forest Xplorer app. We look forward to continuing to work with the Forestry Commission to help promote and care for our country’s woodlands.”

Forest Xplorer features include:

Find your nearest forest by current location or by activity

Information on Forestry Commission England Forest Parks

*NEW* Find Forest Holiday sites (luxury cabins in the heart of the forest)

*NEW* Find Camping in the Forest sites (get back to your roots and camp in the woods)

*NEW* event finder. Find hundreds of events across England

Picture Gallery

Directions, facilities and things to do

Downloadable PDF trail maps

UK common tree identifier

Forest Xplorer is available on iPhone and Android devices, and can be downloaded from the iTunes store and the Android Market Place. Find out more and download it for free at www.forestry.gov.uk/mobileapp