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

Community trail clean
Blog
14 September 2021
Forests care for our mental health, as well as our physical health. As part of our partnership with Trash Free Trails we headed to the Forest of Dean to explore how seeing litter in the forest, and helping to clear it up, makes us feel.
Ranger and ambassador stood together
Blog
14 July 2021
We’re working with our partner, Trash Free Trails, and their A-TEAM to raise awareness of single-use pollution, or litter, to inspire everyone to be help us to tackle this wide-spread problem.
Rider on Mountain Bike through trails in the woods
Article
13 July 2021
Join our Forestry England Strava groups - compete and connect with others and share your enjoyment of the trails
Feel good in the forest2
Article
Feel Good in the Forest
A flexible programme of activities supporting people to be more active, improve their wellbeing and experience the benefits of spending time in forests.