England's forests are visited by millions of people every year.
Whether you're walking, dog walking, cycling, bird watching or simply taking in the view, we want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit. We have a number of guides which aim to ensure everyone can enjoy what our forests have to offer today, and long in to the future.
Permits for events and activities
Thinking of hosting a sport or educational event, group activity or scientific research on Forestry England land? You may need a permit from us.
We need to balance the needs and safety of all our visitors, wildlife conservation and sustainable timber production when issuing permits. We usually need at least eight weeks to consider your application.
If you wish to use the nation's forests as a filming location please visit our filming in the forest page.
The Forest Code
Our Forest Code aims to make sure you, and visitors for generations to come, enjoy what nature has to offer.
The Forest Cycle Code
Our Forest Cycle Code outlines how to keep cycling safe and enjoyable for everyone.
The Forest Dog Code
Four simple steps to keeping you and your dog safe in the forest.
The Forest Fungi Code
Help us to protect the forest fungi.