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

Runner on forest trail
Blog
17 January 2020
Are you bored of staring at the gym wall? Swap the treadmill for the trail this year, and try out these 13 forest running routes.
Start of duathlon running race
Blog
09 January 2020
With a roster of great races, from Canicross to Adventure Trails and everything in between, there's something for everyone.
Frosty crosscliff at Dalby forest taken by Tony Bartholomew
News
10 October 2019
Leading psychiatrists and the largest provider of outdoor recreation in England are urging people to continue venturing outdoors this autumn and winter to improve their mental health.
Woman running towards sunset in the forest, autumnal forest
Blog
09 October 2019
"I’d often find ways to escape the city and head into the forest near where I grew up. It was a place where I could switch off from everything and just slow down. I loved it, and felt safe there." ~ Hope Virgo, Mental Health Campaigner