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the forest…
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Get free parking, discounts on events and much more with an annual Discovery Pass


The ultimate free guide to our forests

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Fill in our sports and exercise survey Orienteering in the forest Great forest running routes Exciting family cycling

Get active in your woods and forests

Fresh air, inspirational scenery and traffic free, our forests are a great choice for sports and exercise

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Complete our quick survey, and tell us which sports and exercise you do when you visit the forest, for a chance to win great prizes! Full terms & conditions apply.Orange header graphic bottom

#ForestFitGet Forest Fit

Be inspired to ditch the stuffy gym and get active outdoors this year. Go solo, or get the whole family together and take to the woods to get active whatever the weather.

Active over 55 campaign, Haldon Staying Active

With everything from accessible paths and wildlife hides, to midweek events and discounted bike hire for over 55s - staying active in Forestry Commission woods and forests is a great way to stay healthy, sociable and confident.

Cycling in the forestCycling

Head out on two wheels. Whether you're looking for a safe off road adventure or an adrenaline fuelled blitz, there are miles of forest trails for you to discover.

Archery at BedgeburyRunning

Stunning scenery, a higher calorie burn, and increased mental well-being are just a few things to look forward to when you run in the great outdoors.

Horse riding in Sherwood PinesHorse riding

Saddle up! With lots of mature woods, bridleways and beautiful open heathland, our forests offer some really fantastic riding opportunities.

OrienteeringGruffalo Orienteering

Combine fitness and navigational skill for an exhilarating adventure sport. Use a map to find a series of points as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Last updated: 5th September 2017

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