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Autumn

Awaken your senses and feel good this autumn amongst the sights, sounds and smells of the forest. Find out what’s happening in your local forest this autumn plus our top ten spots for fabulous autumn colour.
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott with special guest Billy Bragg have announced dates

The Forest Live gigs will see them play material from their albums as a duo and songs from The Beautiful South and the Housemartins.
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Stay Active

Stay active in the forest with our accessible paths, midweek events and discounted bike hire.
The Gruffalo!

Gruffalo Spotters

Follow clues and search for signs of the Gruffalo on our new interactive trail. Download The Gruffalo Spotter app before you visit.
Learning passport

Early Years Teacher’s Pack

Download our Early Years Teacher's Pack, a curriculum-linked resource of fun activities and ideas to aid outdoor learning in the forest.
Art in the forest

Forest art works

Find out about art trails, exhibitions, events and sculptures in our forests. International showcase of environmental photography returns and artists announced for Jerwood Open Forest.
Dog and owner walking through woods.

Dog Walking

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.

Discovery Pass

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

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

Learning in the forest

Learning in your forest

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.

Volunteer for your forests and woods

Volunteers wanted

From mountain bike trail building to planting trees we have exciting volunteering opportunities across England.

ForestXplorer

The ultimate free guide to our forests

Stay in the Forest

Stay in luxury cabins deep in the woods with Forest Holidays or try Camping in the Forest.

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