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Forest Fit: Get active in your local forest

Ditch the stuffy gym and get active in the the great outdoors this year. Go solo, or get the whole family together and take to the woods to get active whatever the weather.

3 very good reasons to ditch the gym

Save money with a Discovery PassWhen we've overendulged, it can be tempting to rush to the nearest gym. For a fraction of the price, you can become even healthier by swapping your gym pass for a Discovery Pass! Find out why you're better off ditching the gym.

Get active with the family

Active outdoorsGetting active outdoors doesn't necessarily mean pulling on your running shoes! Sharing time with your family outdoors is a great way to enjoy quality time and keep in shape. Get active with the family this winter, why not try:

How to achieve your fitness goals

Get fit by February!It's easy to lose motivation after a few weeks of being active, so we've put together 4 ways to help you to stick to your goals. We've also got a fantastic beginners running programme put together by an outdoor personal trainer.

Top routes to burn off the Christmas calories

Calorie burnersWe've compiled a selection of calorie burning walks, cycles and runs highlighting which Christmas foods you will burn off! Remember we also have an enormous range of routes, trails and sports events to keep you active throughout 2018!

Last updated: 10th January 2018

What's of interest

Did you know?

An annual Discovery Pass costs an average of just £35 a year, around 12 times less than you're paying for gym membership.

There are 2,500km of cycle trails across our woods and forests. That's the equivalent of Land's End to John o'Groats and back again.

Over 85% of people living in England are within a 1/2 hour drive of one of our forests.

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.