Find new ways to develop your physical and mental wellbeing in the forest

The Active Forests programme, in partnership with Sport England, is here to support you to get back to nature and explore ways you can be active in the nation’s forests.

We offer some fantastic ways to improve your fitness and mental wellbeing, such as:

  • Running and cycling trails
  • Yoga in the forest
  • Wellbeing trails
  • Orienteering

We know you’ll find what you need in the forest to get you feeling healthy and happy.

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The White Horse, Kilburn
Grade - Various
The White Horse, Kilburn
Grade - Moderate
Westonbirt group
Grade - Easy
Couple with dog walking away through a forest clearing
Grade - Moderate
Couple walking along trail with sun shining through trees
Grade - Easy Access
Family walking on a woodland trail
Grade - Easy Access
Family enjoying a woodland trail
Grade - Easy Access
Family with dog walking along side of lake
Grade - Green
Group of three people walking past a tree
Grade - Various
People enjoying Nordic Walking in the forest
Grade - Various
Family cycling through the dense wood
Grade - Various
A couple walking by the side of a art installation at Viridor Woods
Grade - Various
Walking boots in autumn
Grade - Various
family cycling through the forest
Grade - Green
STIHL Treetop Walkway at Westonbirt Arboretum
Grade - Easy Access
family cycling
Grade - Various
Couple walking next to pond on sunny day
Grade - Various
A family of four cycling on forest trail
Grade - Forest Road
Family biking in Fineshade Woods
Grade - Forest Road
People enjoying Nordic Walking in the forest
Grade - Various
Skills area at Haldon
Grade - Orange: Bike Park
Family walking in Grizedale forest
Grade - Easy Access
Woman walking through winter scene with hands in pockets looking up
Grade - Moderate
Archery bow
Grade - Various
Family walk in Fineshade Woods
Grade - Easy Access
Dymock lake in autumn
Grade - Easy
Family walking on a woodland trail
Grade - Easy Access
A family of four cycling on forest trail
Grade - Forest Road
Family walking Forest of Dean generic
Grade - Easy
Kids riding on mountain bikes through the forest
Grade - Forest Road
Mist in the valley over Symonds Yat at sunrise
Grade - Easy
walkers about to start a woodland walk
Grade - Easy Access
Rear view of a mobility scooter travelling along a forest track
Grade - Moderate
walkers enjoying a walk around a woodland lake in autumn
Grade - Various
People enjoying Nordic Walking in the forest
Grade - Moderate
Sence Valley walking
Grade - Various
Mobile phone showing Geoheritage app on the screen
Grade - Various
Horse rider in orange high vis slowly trotting past a walker in the forest
Grade - Various
Ladies riding on Horses through the woodlands
Grade - Various
bench in front of a lake
Grade - Easy Access
Ladies riding on Horses through the woodlands
Grade - Various
Horse riding on gravel tracks
Grade - Various
Three horse riders in high vis in the forest
Grade - Various
Ladies riding on Horses through the woodlands
Grade - Various
Easy access paths through the wood with man on tramper
Grade - Easy Access
Stone memorial dedicated to the Union Colliery Disaster
Grade - Moderate
Two horse riders in high vis and helmets on a forest path