Activities and wellbeing

Nordic Walking in the forest

Find an activity for you in the forest

You’ll find what you need in the forest to feel healthy and happy

Find a walk, plan your run or try a mountain bike or cycling trail. Discover something different to unwind.

Need inspiration? Explore our favourite activities and events this season.

Nordic Walking at Bedgebury National Pinetum

Walking in the forest

Spot wildlife, be mindful or get fit with a Nordic walk or riverside hike. Find your nearest forest walks and reap the benefits.
Five people running through forest

Find your forest run

Beginners and seasoned runners can get inspired by running on our waymarked trails ranging from 1km to 10km. Search for your nearest forest and discover the joy of running wild!
Descend mountain biking at Hamsterley Forest

Cycling and mountain biking

The nation's forests offer over 2,500 km of cycling trails to explore, from exhilarating mountain bike trails to family-friendly rides. Discover the thrill of off-road cycling.
Two horse riders in high vis and helmets on a forest path

Horse riding in the forest

Take to the saddle through mature woods, alongside shady streams or overlooking beautiful open heathland, our forests offer amazing riding experiences.
Woman standing in woodland at sunset

Unwind in the forest

Reconnect with nature to unwind in the forest, try forest bathing or tune into your senses on a wellbeing trail.

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Top activities in the forest

People running in Forest Runner event in a forest
Award winning running movement
Hosted at some of our beautiful forests across England, choose to run either a 5k or a 10k event.
Group of people walking in the trees using poles
Join a Nordic walk near you
Discover this fantastic way to stay active and burn more calories.
group of ladies on mountain bikes in a forest
Free, women only cycling in the nation’s forests
Led by a qualified Breeze into the Forest Champion, these group rides are for all abilities.
A child on the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Plus at Moors Valley
Find an adventure near you
Fun outdoor activities for adventurers of all ages.

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