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Walking trails near you

Find a forest or woodland walk near you. Local to you, our walks are for all ages and abilities, from spectacular mountain hikes and sheltered pinewood trails to quiet streamside paths that meander under old oak trees.

You can walk in any of our woodlands and forests, so why not get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air? Look at our feature sites or check out the map below, which shows links to some of our specific walking trails.

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Nordic Walking. Wendover WoodsWalking events near you

Go for a group walk through the forest, make friends and enjoy nature together. Whether you're walking for wildlife, or to keep yourself fit and healthy, we've got the perfect event for you...

Family exploring the remains of Golsary Broch in Rumster forest. Dornoch FDWin a Cotswold Outdoor voucher or a Garmin

Enter our competition for your chance to win a £200 Cotswold Outdoor voucher or a Garmin watch. Kit up for your walks, and track your progress with these fantastic prizes!

Our top walksOur top 18 walks

Our rangers have hand-picked their favourite walks around the country just for you. Discover hidden spots and amazing views as you try their top walks. Suitable for a range of abilities and ages.

New Forest ranger, Gemma StrideRanger's Walk of the Month

Nobody knows the ins and outs of their local forest better than the rangers who manage them. Hear their stories, and discover more about the forest through the eyes of a ranger.

Morning Light from Kielder Viaduct Landscape Mist BakethinITV Britain's 100 Favourite Walks

Only the best of the best made it into ITV's list of Britain's 100 Favourite Walks, and we're delighted to share three of our favourites. This 7 hour hike around the lake at Kielder forest, the wonderful Stocks Resevoir trail at Gisburn, and the beautiful Sandstone Trail with views of Cheshire!

Last updated: 29th June 2018

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