Let us help you plan your perfect visit

If you are planning to bring a group to High Lodge you must email hannah.gilson@forestryengland.uk to book so that we know you are coming.

High Lodge is a great place to explore and discover. If you are planning your own visit then follow our links for some useful information to get the most out of your day and to stay safe. 

We now have an outdoor classroom which is currently free to hire. This provides covered seating for up to 30 children and is located near the start of our nature trail. You can request to reserve this for your visit on your booking form, hire is based on a first come first serve basis.

Meet and Greet

Book a Ranger to meet you off the coach and give you a ten minute introduction to Forestry England and High Lodge. Your group will learn about how we manage the forest for people, wildlife and timber and we can link the talk to the aims of your visit.

Request a Ranger meet and greet by indicating this on your school visit booking form which you can get from hannah.gilson@forestryengland.uk. Meet and greets are subject to staff availability and we will confirm at the time of booking your visit.

Ranger in a Bag 

Hire a resource filled backpack containing all you need to run your own successful educational visit to the forest.

Nature Trail

A short walk with interpretation panels and activities. 


Suitable for KS2+.

Children's University 

Discover the forest with the Children's University scheme.

Booking information 

For booking self-guided visits to High Lodge. 

Planning your visit

Lots of useful information and tips to ensure you have a safe trip.

Learning resources

Lesson plans, activities and more to download for free.

We welcome bookings from groups that wish to carry out their own activities and are happy to provide advice about your visit. Please contact Hannah.gilson@forestryengland.uk or call 0300 067 4401 for more information.