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Discovery Pass

Discover the
freedom of
the forest…
every day of the year…

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


The ultimate free guide to our forests

Forest Xplorer running on iPhone and Android devices
Man running on route


Running in the forest beats the gym or the street hands down! Whether you’re a keen runner or just starting to jog, enjoy the freedom, fresh air and scenery of running in the great outdoors.

Woman runningRun Forest Run: Start running in the forest

Find your running motivation with Run, Forest Run! Get started with our 3,2,1 km routes, and an amazing training programme to motivate you with achievable goals and tips from a top personal trainer.

Wild RunningGet off the beaten track with our 5 and 10k iconic Wild Running routes

Escape to the woods and challenge yourself with Wild Running. No tarmac underfoot, no traffic to avoid, and no gym buffs to distract you. It’s just about your healthy body and an inspirational forest backdrop.

Spotify Enjoy our running Spotify Playlists

Nothing gets you through a challenging run like high-paced, exciting music. Find your rhythm with our Forestry Commission Spotify Running Playlist.


Last updated: 11th April 2017

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