The National Forest Walking Festival

COVID-19 and the National Forest Walking Festival:

With regards to National Forest Company activities and events we are continuing with these as planned and in accordance with government guidelines, however we are currently uncertain as to whether the 2020 National Forest Walking Festival will go ahead, either in whole or in part.

If there are any changes to this we will post a notice here on our website. For more information please see and the NHS guide for information.

In preparation for government restrictions remaining the same through to May and June, we are currently working on ways of giving you the tools and information to be able to access the walks and activities by yourselves as part of the the one form of exercise that is permitted per day, and only when you can keep 2m safe distance away from others. This should be alone or only with people you live with. This is essential to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

National Forest Walking Festival 16th-28th May 2020. 

*Please note: we will be monitoring the current situation closely and will post updates on here and social media.

We have spent the last few months planning an exciting programme of walks and activities for you and the brochure has now been finalised. 

Get your walking boots ready for action, and watch this space.


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!

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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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