The National Forest Way

The National Forest Way

Journey through the transformed landscape of the National Forest along the 75-mile National Forest Way. Extending from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire, this long-distance walking trail will take you through rocky outcrops, rolling hills, iconic views and places steeped in industrial heritage.  

Witness the transformation.

The Way is a fully waymarked trail, divided into 12 stages ranging in length from 4 to 7½ miles and can be walked in either direction. Each stage is designed to showcase the varied landscape of the National Forest, from the rugged natural beauty of Charnwood to the verdant transformation at Sence Valley - watch the Forest unroll with every step. 

Route highlights


Be a responsible visitor

To help keep the National Forest safe and enjoyable for others we’ve put together some simple rules to help protect the natural environment, people and nature.  

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