The National Forest Walking Festival

Save the date for this year's National Forest Walking Festival! 

Saturday 14th - Thursday 26th May 2022

National Forest Walking Festival 2022

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.

Look out for the surprising range of wildlife in and around the Forest, and marvel at the geological stories beneath your feet. We have included many ‘wildlife’ themed walks in our programme this year to celebrate and learn about nature.

There are over 80 guided walks available across the week, download the brochure below to see the full list. 

We hope you enjoy them!

If you would like more information regarding this event, accommodation, or general tourist information, email:

For the latest updates on the walks across the festival, see the National Forest Walking Festival Facebook page

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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