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Staying active

With everything from accessible paths and wildlife hides, to midweek events and discounted bike hire - keeping active in Forestry Commission woods and forests is a great way to stay healthy, sociable and confident.

Staying active doesn't have to be tricky. Forestry Commission woods and forests offer a interesting means to get moving and build your fitness. Whether you're cycle mad or more of a hobbies and crafts fanatic, there's something for you.

Active over 55 campaign, Haldon The benefits of staying active

Keeping active is one of the simplest ways we can improve our physical and mental wellbeing as we grow older. From the impact on independence and energy levels, to the mental and physical benefits, find out more about the benefits of staying active.

Active over 55 campaign, Haldon Staying active events

We're hosting a series of staying active taster events, so that you can try out some of the enjoyable ways to stay active in the forest. There'll be discounts and promotions, as well as advice and support. Find your nearest event.

Blackwood forest golden oakWin a Fitbit and a luxury cabin break 

Teaming up with Forest Holidays and Cotswold Outdoor, we're offering you a chance to win the ultimate 'staycation' and a brand new Fitbit! Enter now for your chance to win this fantastic prize.

Last updated: 24th August 2017

Did you know?

Visiting the forest by car is easy, and you can pick up an annual Discovery Pass entitling you to free parking online or at your local visitor centre.

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