The National Forest Walking Festival

18th-30th May 2019. 

Now in it's 12th year, the National Forest Walking Festival 2019 is an opportunity to lace up your boots and join our knowledgeable festival walk leaders as they help you to explore in and around 200 square miles of the National Forest. Discover historic towns and villages, enjoy wonderful countryside and learn more about the area's rich and varied history. This year we have nearly 100 walks for you to choose from, plus a whole range of walking-related activities to keep you striding out in the Forest all year round.

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Map Reading Courses

Do you know your east from your west, or a footpath from a bridleway? If not, then come on a map-reading course and get confident in finding your way around. If you would like to learn the skills to read maps, plan your own walks and be able to find your way around the countryside, then this course is for you.

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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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