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Girl in mask with Superworm
Superworm activity trails

Discover the small but mighty creatures in the much-loved story and learn about the everyday heroic feats of minibeasts in the forest.

The new self-led trail features brightly illustrated panels and a trail pack full of fun activities, including your very own mask.

Set off with Superworm and become a forest superhero!

Superworm lasso a trail activity pack!

What superhero antics will you pull off in your forest superhero mask?

Girl looking at Superworm board in the forest
Superworm activity trails

Discover the small but mighty creatures in the much-loved story and learn about the everyday heroic feats of minibeasts in the forest.

The new self-led trail features brightly illustrated panels and a trail pack full of fun activities, including your very own mask.

Set off with Superworm and become a forest superhero!

Superworm lasso a trail activity pack!

What superhero antics will you pull off in your forest superhero mask?

Winding path through the mature woodland

Wyre Forest is the largest woodland National Nature Reserve in the country and can be found to the west of Birmingham.

Group dog walking
Walking trails and routes

Wyre and its surrounding woodlands are fantastic places to enjoy the fresh air and and have fun outdoors. There are three waymarked walking trails to explore.

Trees in mist

Established in 1915 with trees brought back by the Victorian plant hunter Ernest Wilson from his 1910 explorations of China, The Cyril Hart Arboretum is home to over 200 tree species. 

Originally known as the Speech House Arboretum, it was later renamed the Cyril Hart Arboretum after Dr Cyril Hart who dedicated a lifetime of service to forestry and was a Senior Verderer (1952 – 2009) of the Forest of Dean.

couple walking in the forest on waymarked trail
Event
Every Monday
10:30am start for approximately one hour
Haldon Forest Park

Free weekly walks guided by experienced coaches aimed at nurturing physical and mental health, while spending time in the beautiful forests of Haldon Forest Park.

Ivy covered mine stack surrounded by conifers
Walking trails and routes

This trail follows the river before a short, strenuous ascent to reach the old lead and silver mine of Wheal Glynn. Descend down an intimate valley side returning to the Lady Vale Bridge. 

About Wheal Glynn

Sun shining through the trees in autumn

The perfect location to recharge and relax, Cardinham Woods is found in central Cornwall and has everything you could want from an outdoor woodland adventure. The diverse woodland is full of secret glades, allowing you to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of life into a haven of natural beauty.

Family on walk at Haldon Forest Park

Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park.

Haldon Forest offers a range of walking and cycling trails to suit all abilities, as well as a pump loop, cycle skills area, orienteering courses and so much more just waiting to be discovered.

A gentleman brings a branch covered in lush green leaves close to his nose to smell the aroma. A woman by his side looks up joyfully towards the top of the tree.
Sensory Walks

Going for a sensory walk helps you get outside, be active and connect with nature.

Choose from two Sensory Walks at Wyre:

walkers enjoying a walk around a woodland lake in autumn

This beautiful setting is a great place to get active. Adrenaline seekers can challenge themselves at Go Ape Tree Top Challenge. For those with energy left to burn there is Forest Segway or a range of running trails from 2km to 10km routes.

Families enjoying cycling in the forest

Moors Valley is a joint venture between Dorset Council and Forestry England and the work we do here goes beyond the remit of most visitor attractions, including countryside management and forestry. With over 800 acres, it's a large site to look after and we always aim to balance the needs of our visitors with those of the environment, whist still providing our visitors with a great day out.

Cafe at Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean

Beechenhurst lies in the heart of the Forest of Dean, one of Britain's oldest and largest woodlands.

It is the ideal place for families to start their forest adventure, with a family activity trail, Sculpture Trail, play area and Go Ape Tree Top Adventure. You can even bring your bikes and access the wider forest on our Family Cycle Trail. 

View from Symonds Yat Rock in spring

Discover the ancient hill fort, spot birds of prey and enjoy a snack from the log cabin cafe.

There are waymarked trails linking to the River Wye and over the famous Biblins Bridge, or a choice of circular walks into the forest itself. There is also a cycling trail linking Forest Holidays and Camping in the Forest site at Bracelands to Symonds Yat Rock.

Gisburn cycling
Membership

Save money and get free parking for a year at Gisburn Forest Hub, Cocklet Hill and School Lane car parks, plus a range of great benefits and discounts with Membership to Gisburn Forest and Stocks.

By becoming a member, you'll help support our forests and maintain the facilities for you and your family to enjoy. You'll also receive seasonal e-newsletters so you can discover more local activities and events.

Bedgebury National Pinetum Visitor Centre lake view of cafe
Article
07 September 2021
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest guide to visiting including dog code, scooters and cycling, photography and by-laws
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest Cherry Tree Avenue in spring

Bedgebury is an award winning visitor attraction with something for everyone. Open all year, Bedgebury is the perfect place for healthy outdoor activity.

Front of Whinlatter visitor centre and information point

Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.

Set within the Lake District, a World Heritage Site, Whinlatter has unrivalled views across Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwentwater and Keswick. It is also home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District. 

Sun shining through green trees and shrubs

Every corner of High Lodge has something just waiting to be discovered, the more you walk around the forest, the more you’ll find.

With play areas dotted around the forest, beautiful trails winding through rich wilderness and thrilling mountain biking opportunities, you’ll be itching to return!

The Heritage Trail at High Lodge, built with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy the forest.

a couple looking up at the trees and lights
Article
Frequently asked questions about tickets, access, ecology and more.
2 people in forest
News
17 December 2021
Stretch your legs, breathe in some fresh air and walk off all that delicious festive food with a family visit to one of the nation’s forests near you this Christmas holiday.
Dalby - Adderstone Rigg

Home to 8,000 acres of breath-taking views, endless walking, running and cycle trails and Gruffalo adventures, a great day out awaits at Dalby Forest.

Dilly running in Haldon Forest
Blog
09 December 2020
Dilly took a chance on a forest taster day for over 55's. She hasn't looked back!
Holford Ride Westonbirt

Plan your visit

Home to 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe and 5 national tree collections, Westonbirt is the perfect place for you to escape, relax or have an adventure! Take a journey up into the canopy on the STIHL Tree Top Walkway, stop by the café for a tasty treat or see if you can spot the Gruffalo!

Women walking in the woods
Blog
02 November 2021
Lockdowns and essential restrictions, as well as worries about jobs and finances, have left the nation feeling stressed and anxious. As we move into a new year there is hope that life can get back to some kind of normality, but times are still hard and how exactly can spending time in forests help?