The National Forest Walking Festival will take place 18th - 30th May 2024



The programme is now available to download! With over 90 walks to choose from, ranging from 1 mile to 18, you're sure to find something that suits you.

Hard copies of the brochure will be available from local tourist outlets from March.

For the latest updates on walks and events in the National Forest and beyond, follow the National Forest Walking Festival Facebook page


**Please note that the launch event at Whistlewood Common on Saturday 18th May has sadly been cancelled.

Keep an eye on our social media for other updates throughout the festival**

Walker Feedback Survey


Have you been on one of our Walking Festival walks? We'd love to hear from you. Your feedback will help us plan for next year's festival, and you could be in with a chance to win a £50 shopping voucher!

Walker Feedback Survey

National Forest Walking Festival brochure 2024

National Walking month

The National Walking month falls during May, and we think this is one of the best times of the year to be outdoors in the National Forest. From the drama of spring blossom, the heady scent of bluebells carpeting ancient woods, and the chance to see wildlife in abundance are all wonderful for the mind and soul.

If you would like more information regarding the Walking Festival, accommodation, or general tourist information, email:

For general walk information and the latest updates on activities during the festival, follow the National Forest Walking Festival Facebook page

Complete the feedback form for each walk you attend during the National Forest Walking Festival for a chance to win a £50 One4All Shopping Voucher.

Walking in the Forest

With miles of trails to walk and beautiful countryside to enjoy, why not lace up your boots and go out exploring? You could try one of our circular walks, or even walk the National Forest Way....or maybe just a section of it!

Find walks in the Forest

Try Orienteering

The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map. It doesn’t matter how young, old or fit you are; you can run or walk at your own pace round the courses.

Visit the British Orienteering Website

Try Geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasurehunting game using a smart phone (or GPS receiver) to navigate to a set of co-ordinates to find a geocache (container) hidden at that location. To find out more, sign up for free and search for geocaches in your local area – go to the website for the Geocaching Association of Great Britain.

Visit GAGB Website

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