The National Forest Walking Festival

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

Saturday 14th - Thursday 26th May 2022

We were sorry that we had to cancel the National Forest Walking Festival, which was due to take place in May 2021.

The National Forest is full of wonderful trails, walks and attractions and we have compiled a booklet which highlights some of the best.

Download the self-led opportunities booklet below for lots of ideas for walks in the National Forest for you to explore on your own or with friends and family. We also have information on our walking pages, including our updated circular walks, and the National Forest Way.

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 2022. We look forward to seeing you for next year’s National Forest Walking Festival.


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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