Experience stars in the night sky like never before when visiting the forest after dark this winter. Find your nearest 'Why stars matter' self-led trail and our online resources to explore the night sky.
Elbow will be playing at all of our venues as part of Forest Live 2017. Renowned for the intimacy of their live shows, stand-out gigs include Glastonbury Festival’s sunset slot with a trio of sets on the Pyramid Stage, taking part in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games performing their classic track ‘One Day Like This’ and recreating their Mercury Prize winning album, ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, with the BBC Concert Orchestra from the world famous Abbey Road Studio One.
Olly Murs will be playing Westonbirt Arboretum and Thetford Forest as part of Forest Live 2017. 2016 has been another incredible year for Olly Murs which has seen him celebrate his fourth successive No.1 Album ’24 Hrs’, becoming the most successful solo artist ever to come from the X Factor.
Walking your dog is a great way to exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. With miles of paths to explore in our forests, there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind next time you’re planning a day out.
Escape the streets with our new Running routes. Download 5 & 10 km route maps to experience Wild Running in the forest, or build your distance gradually with our 3, 2, 1 km Run Forest Run way-marked, beginner trails.
Throughout England, the Forestry Commission offers a wide range of exciting learning activities. Led by experienced staff, the visits are designed to encourage exploration of woods and the life within them through safe, hands on activities.