The nation’s forests, car parks and essential facilities are open to you for local outdoor recreation and exercise - read our coronavirus guidance.
Sunlight shining through woodland scenery

Download our free Forests for wellbeing booklet

Download and print your free 'Forests for wellbeing' booklet

From urban woodlands and historical places, to special habitats and vast wilderness, forests are as unique and varied as the people who visit them. Whether it’s an adrenaline-fuelled mountain bike descent or simply sitting quietly on the forest floor, heading for the trees is the perfect way to take time out. And science backs this up too. Research shows that spending time in forests can improve our health and wellbeing.

Download this booklet for tips for forest bathing, inspiration for adventure, forest memories notepad and Carol Ann Duffy's poem 'Forest'.

Learn more about forests for wellbeing

Woman in a red hat and blue coat looking at snow in the forest
Blog
09 November 2020
The shorter days and colder weather around Christmas can make it hard to motivate ourselves to get outside and see other people. This can leave us feeling disconnected from each other and the world around us. That’s why we’ve put together three ways you can stay connected to nature and people this winter. With tips from an expert psychiatrist, and guidance from Mind, read on for tips for a kinder, more connected Christmas.
Autumn in the forest
Blog
25 September 2020
Discover waterfalls, spectacular views and brilliant autumn colour in the North East of England this autumn.
Autumnal landscape with lake and mountains in background
Blog
09 September 2020
If you're looking for colourful autumn walks to enjoy near you this season, look no further! We've rounded up our favourite spots in the North West for vibrant colours, breathtaking views, and mindful moments of forest tranquility.
Bedgebury autumn colour
Blog
08 September 2020
From stunning open skies in Norfolk to wooded and ancient landscapes of the home counties, grab your drinking flask, wrap up warm, and discover a perfect autumn walk near you.