The nation's forests and essential facilities are open, but please follow government coronavirus guidelines when planning your visit - 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

Jo Staniforth field pathway
26 January 2021
Find out how Jo, our Active Forest Officer, got inspired to take on the Walk 1000 Miles challenge...
Dilly running in Haldon Forest
09 December 2020
Dilly took a chance on a forest taster day for over 55's. She hasn't looked back!
Running on forest trail
08 December 2020
It's time to get off the treadmill and into the forest!
Hat, binoculars, walking poles, water bottle, map case and a compass on the forest floor
19 November 2020
To be in with a chance of winning this exciting bundle of walking gear, tell us why forests matter to you. Use #ForForests on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube to enter.  Comment, post, tweet, photo or video - we can't wait to hear your entries! This could be cherished memories with your family, timber for your home, or combatting our changing climate - whatever matters the most to you