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Get fit in the forest

Head outside this winter

Take some time for yourself and escape into the great outdoors. Or get the whole family together and take to the woods for a lovely brisk walk. Our forests are right on your doorstep, but miles away from the crowds.

Why green is good for you

Girl jumping off a log We’ve always known it – heading outdoors is good for you in more ways than one. Exploring your local green spots means you get plenty of fresh air, exercise off the beaten track, and lots of peace and quiet too. Have a look at our research and publications to learn more.

Discover a new trail!

Family on a trail at Alice Holt You don’t have to be super fit to enjoy our fantastic forest views, as with 2,500km of walking and cycling trails there'll be one that's perfect for you! So why not head out and discover what the forest has to offer?

Don't leave your furry friend behind

Whinlatter Duathlon There are lots of great trails in our forests where dogs can safely be let off the lead. We’ve also listed the best places to visit with your four-legged companion, along with plenty of ideas for things to do once you’ve arrived!

The green gym

Nordic walking in the forestWe all know many of us should exercise more – so this year, why don't we make the most of all nature has to offer, and head outside? If you regularly visit your local woodland, check out our annual Discovery Pass, so you can enjoy the fresh air all year round for free.

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Last updated: 2nd August 2016

What's of interest

Ditch expensive gym membership this year - get a Discovery Pass and you can get fit in the fresh air all year long!

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