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Walk among a sea of snowdrops in February, a blanket of bluebells in May or through the Forest's fiery displays of reds and golds in Autumn.  Download fantastic walks across the three counties of the Forest - Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

Short walk icon Short walks
Walks up to 5 miles.

Medium walk icon Medium walks
Walks from 5 to 10 miles.

Long walk icon Long walks
Walks over 10 miles.

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Specifically designed sites and attractions that are suitable for all abilities.  They include details of path surfaces and gradients; toilets and other facilities; inc. parking for the disabled.

The National Forest Way takes walkers on a journey through a transforming landscape, from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire (east to west, or west to east).

The trail leads through young and ancient woodlands, market towns and the industrial heritage of the Forest’s changing landscape.

For more information on the route please visit or download the National Forest Way general leaflet.

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