The National Forest Walking Festival

16th-28th May 2020. 

The date for next year's National Forest Walking Festival has been set! We are planning an exciting programme of walks and activities for you, and the programme will be published in early 2020.  Watch this space!


If you are a walk leader or event organiser and have an idea for a walk or activity you would like to put on, please download and complete the form below. 

Walking Festival 2020 walk entry form

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 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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