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

ForestXplorer

The ultimate free guide to our forests

Forest Xplorer running on iPhone and Android devices

Events and walks

There are plenty of great woodlands and forests in England to take your dog for a walk. Try Forestry Commission woods for everything from leisurely strolls to energetic treks with your dog.

Top five dog walks

Here are five top dog walks for you to check out.

  1. The Speculation Trail (The Forest of Dean)
  2. Challenge Trail (Wistlandpound, South West)
  3. Haldon Forest Park (Exeter)
  4. Wilverley Wander (New Forest)
  5. Coatham Wood Dog Activity Trail

Dog events in 2014

Walk Your Dog Week - England wide

Monday 28 April - Monday 5 May.

Chopwell Wood - Canine Capers

Sunday 15 June

Hamsterley Forest - The Big Dog Walk (raising money for Butterwick Hospice Care)

Sunday 17 August

Westonbirt Arboretum - Guided dog walks: Walkies!

Sunday 12 Jan – Sunday 6 April
A dog friendly guided walk around Silk Wood with Maisie and her owner Dave Lucas.

Cani­Cross (canine cross country)

Cani­Cross (canine cross country) is running with your dog. No special training or equipment is needed, other than your dog. CaniX UK cater for all shapes and sizes, any breed and all fitness levels canine and human. Humans from the age of ten and dogs from the age of one onwards can compete.

Canine Cross logoCaniX UK attracts all levels of runners from ultra-distance athletes, marathon and fell runners who achieve sub 6 minute mile times to first time runners and those who just enjoy getting as dirty as their dog. No matter what level of runner, all enjoy the camaraderie of our events.

CaniX UK aims to:

  • promote a healthy lifestyle for you and your dog and responsible pet ownership.
  • inform, advise and motivate people of all ages and abilities via the handbook, website and events to achieve their personal health and fitness goals.
  • make people aware of the benefits for both human and dog.

Upcoming CaniX UK events in the forest.