Black to Green - Heart of the Forest

Black to Green is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve and enhance the industrial heritage and natural history within the Heart of the Forest.

This is an area of roughly 10 square miles across North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire. The Heart of the Forest is an exceptional story of rapid change from 19th century deep coal and open cast mining, clay extraction and associated industrial activity, to a 21st century sustainable landscape led by the creation of The National Forest.

Black to Green focuses upon telling the story of the extraordinary landscape change, celebrating the areas rich industrial past, whilst providing opportunities to learn about and appreciate the local wildlife.  Much more than interpretation signs these interactive hubs are beautifully designed with site spectific detailing and finishes reflective to each of the seven key sites.

Design and photos by Differentia - Steve Pardue.

Design development and fabrication by Chris Brammall. 

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