The National Forest Walking Festival

The National Forest Walking Festival 2020 has been cancelled.

National Forest Walking Festival. 

We are sorry to announce that the National Forest Walking Festival due to take place in May has been cancelled.

The decision to cancel the event, due to take place between Saturday 16 and Thursday 28 May 2020, was taken by South Derbyshire District Council and the National Forest Company due to the continued coronavirus (COVID-19) social distancing restrictions.

Thank you to all the organisations and individuals who helped plan what would have been an amazing festival, but many of the events will be taken forward to 2021. We look forward to seeing you for next year’s National Forest Walking Festival. In the meantime, stay home and stay inside.

If you are fortunate enough to live in the National Forest, do make use of the woodlands near you, as long as you can access them responsibly. 


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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