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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Family-friendly cycle trails in The National Forest

Family-friendly cycle trails in The National Forest

Hicks Lodge is a fantastic day out in the heart of The National Forest for the whole family - from budding cyclists to the more confident.

Location: Moira, Leicestershire

Cycling
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Walk Cheshire’s beautiful Sandstone Trail

Walk Cheshire’s beautiful Sandstone Trail

Take a walk on the wild side discovering the ancient market town of Frodsham, Georgian Whitchurch and everything in between.

Location: Frodsham, Cheshire

Walking and hiking
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Lose yourself in the Allen Valleys

Lose yourself in the Allen Valleys

The Allen Valleys are a nationally protected landscape steeped in history, rich in wildlife, local traditions and culture and a hotspot for artists.

Location: Allendale, Northumberland

Forests and woodlands
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Explore Delamere Forest

Explore Delamere Forest

With its huge ancient trees and unspoilt wetland, Delamere Forest has a little bit of Canada about it. Sure the wildlife may not be quite so exotic, but you’ll get the same satisfying sense of escape – if you know where to go.

Location: Northwich, Cheshire

Forests and woodlands
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Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Take to the trees with Goodleaf and get a different perspective of the Isle of Wight.

Location: Ryde, Isle of Wight

Price: From £38

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Visit the UK’s largest outdoor festival in Keswick

Visit the UK’s largest outdoor festival in Keswick

Grab your Gore-Tex, pack the tent and amble over to Keswick’s big family adventure.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

Forests and woodlands
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Follow themed trails through Haldon Forest Park

Follow themed trails through Haldon Forest Park

Walk, cycle, horse ride, segway or Go Ape at Haldon Forest Park near Exeter.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Walking and hiking
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Walk with wolves with Predator Experience

Walk with wolves with Predator Experience

Go on an exhilarating guided walk through the woodlands of the Lake District and learn all about life as a wolf.

Location: Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Countryside
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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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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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Small pleasures come free at Dimminsdale Nature Reserve

Small pleasures come free at Dimminsdale Nature Reserve

Just a few small snowdrops bring cheer to the colder, shorter days of England’s winter, and seen at Dimminsdale, they’re simply breathtaking.

Location: Staunton Harold, Leicestershire

Free
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Get in touch with your inner Tarzan at Go Ape

Get in touch with your inner Tarzan at Go Ape

Looking for some active fun? Stop monkeying around and spend the day at Go Ape where you can fly down a zip wire or leap off Tarzan Swings.

Location: Northwich, Cheshire

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Put your cycling skills to the test at Hamsterley Forest

Put your cycling skills to the test at Hamsterley Forest

Grab your bike and take on ‘The Loop’ - a circuit which includes features such as rock gardens and obstacles along the way.

Location: Durham Dales

Cycling
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Enjoy a wild night out with bushcraft at Catton Hall

Enjoy a wild night out with bushcraft at Catton Hall

Let Woodland Ways teach you the basics of bushcraft in a fun and safe environment whilst spending time outdoors and sleeping under the stars.

Location: Catton, Derbyshire

Courses, Learning and Self-Improvement
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Enjoy a luxurious camping trip at Crafty Camping

Enjoy a luxurious camping trip at Crafty Camping

Luxury glamping in a beautiful forest setting alongside Guy Mallinson’s Woodland Workshop, featured in the BBC Mastercrafts series.

Location: Holditch, Dorset

Price: From £84 per night

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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National Motor Museum

National Motor Museum

Cars, cars, cars…oh and more cars.

Location: Beaulieu, Hampshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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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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Find The National Forest’s six time-telling sculptures

Find The National Forest’s six time-telling sculptures

Beautiful and intriguing, these natural installations interpret the distinctive nature of six different landscapes that form The National Forest area.

Location: Multiple locations, The National Forest

Forests and woodlands
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Segway through Sherwood Pines Forest

Segway through Sherwood Pines Forest

Discover Sherwood Pines Forest on two wheels, with Go Ape’s Segway tours through Robin Hood country.

Location: Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

Forests and woodlands

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