Spring in the forest

Know before you go

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. 

Coronavirus visitor guide

We look forward to welcoming visitors back to our sites without legal restrictions. Please remember to take personal responsibility for your health and hygiene and respect others if they wish to continue with some safety measures, such as wearing a mask or social distancing.

Bridge crossing small river on bright sunny day
Fir trees by stream

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. 

Whinlatter family biking
Couple on dog walk along easy access trail

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.

Fungi on forest floor

You may also like...

Kielder Forest and Water Park view through trees
How Forestry England manages forests.
Summers day in the forest with bright greenery and lily-pads in pond
Search for a forest near you and plan a great day out.
Man cycling at Hicks Lodge
Discover green spaces, dedicated cycling trails, skills areas and mountain bike trails.
Group throwing powdered paint into the air
Thinking of hosting an event on Forestry England land? Check this page for everything you need.