Climbing trees and kicking leaves

Forests in England feel magical. This is where history has unfolded beneath, and sometimes within, trees many hundreds, if not thousands, of years old. Outlaws and kings alike have sheltered in the forests and trees across the country. A walk is not simply a walk when it is in woodland. On forest holidays, children can build dens and climb trees, dogs will chase squirrels and jump into streams. You can forage for berries, spot birds, identify plants, or simply enjoy the tranquillity created by a canopy of leaves on forest getaways.

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Take a barefoot walk in the woods of Trentham Estate

Take a barefoot walk in the woods of Trentham Estate

Tantalise your toes on a barefoot walk through the woods and meadows of one of England’s great garden estates.

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Walking and hiking
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Enjoy family fun in the forest

Enjoy family fun in the forest

Enjoy a family trip to Hamsterley Forest for walking and cycling routes, horse riding trails, picnic sites and an adventure play park.

Location: Durham Dales

Price: Four star B&B from £160 per family room, per night

Walking and hiking
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Relax in a hot tub surrounded by nature at Woodland Holiday Park

Relax in a hot tub surrounded by nature at Woodland Holiday Park

Stay in a timber lodge with a hot tub and a forest full of wildlife in Norfolk, close to the heritage coast.

Location: Trimmington, Norfolk

Picturesque places
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Enjoy some adrenaline-fuelled cycling in Whinlatter Forest

Enjoy some adrenaline-fuelled cycling in Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter puts the mountain into mountain biking, making full use of its landscape to offer some fantastic trails.

Location: Whinlatter, Cumbria

Cycling
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Climb up Tegg's Nose

Climb up Tegg's Nose

Climb to the summit of Tegg’s Nose, admire the views, cycle the routes and even try your hand at rock climbing.

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire

Walking and hiking
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Enjoy a day out in Dalby Forest

Enjoy a day out in Dalby Forest

The soft green light and dappled shadows of Dalby Forest hide a secret world of offbeat experiences and artisan adventures.

Location: Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

Forests and woodlands
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Take the Greenway

Take the Greenway

Walk along the Stratford Greenway (a disused railway line) and take in the Warwickshire scenery.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Free
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Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

A fantastic way of exploring the area.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Hop over stepping stones across the River Dore at Dovedale

Hop over stepping stones across the River Dore at Dovedale

Follow an easy walking route through Ilam Park and into the spectacular gorge of Dovedale in the southern Peak District.

Location: Ilam, Derbyshire

Countryside
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Kelling Heath Holiday Park

Kelling Heath Holiday Park

Set amongst 250 acres of woodland overlooking the North Norfolk coastline.

Location: Kelling Heath, Norfolk

Picturesque places
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Hear music from around the globe at WOMAD

Hear music from around the globe at WOMAD

Grab your tent and get down at the long-running World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival.

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Forests and woodlands
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Explore the Lake District

Explore the Lake District

Discover the 200 fells, pikes and dales of the Lakes in a vintage camper van.

Location: Cumbria

National Parks
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Monkeying around in the New Forest

Monkeying around in the New Forest

Bond with your tribe at the Go Ape course in Moors Valley Country Park near Ringwood for a thrilling forest adventure.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

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See The National Forest in bloom at Yoxall Lodge

See The National Forest in bloom at Yoxall Lodge

Too many hours indoors during winter’s gloomy days and you’re looking to break out into spring’s fresh air and lengthening daylight hours.

Location: Yoxall, Staffordshire

Walking and hiking
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Follow in the footsteps of 18th Century tourists at Stowe

Follow in the footsteps of 18th Century tourists at Stowe

Explore Capability Brown’s first major commission incorporating over 40 historic monuments.

Location: Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Gardens and Parks
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Hack across Wiltshire countryside with Rein and Shine

Hack across Wiltshire countryside with Rein and Shine

Enjoy the Wiltshire bridleways at Rein and Shine Riding School, who provide traffic free, safe riding.

Location: Braydon, Wiltshire

Countryside
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Explore Hawkstone Park Follies fantasy land

Explore Hawkstone Park Follies fantasy land

Spend the day exploring an historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and towers built hundreds of years ago.

Location: Weston under Redcastle, Shropshire

Forests and woodlands
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Go wild at Trentham Monkey Forest

Go wild at Trentham Monkey Forest

This is the only place in Britain where you can walk amongst 140 Barbary macaques roaming free in 60 acres of forest.

Location: Trentham , Staffordshire

Forests and woodlands
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Swing through the treetops in Sherwood Forest

Swing through the treetops in Sherwood Forest

Connect with your inner monkey as you swing through the trees at Go Ape in Sherwood Forest.

Location: Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

Forests and woodlands
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Wild camping on Dartmoor

Wild camping on Dartmoor

A perfect opportunity for that re-connection with nature.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

Countryside

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