The National Forest Walking Festival

We were sorry that we had to cancel the National Forest Walking Festival, which was due to take place in May 2021.

The National Forest is full of wonderful trails, walks and attractions and we have compiled a booklet which highlights some of the best.

Download the self-led opportunities booklet  (pdf, 39.4mb)for lots of ideas for walks in the National Forest for you to explore on your own or with friends and family. 

Thank you to all the organisations and individuals who helped plan what would have been an amazing festival, but many of the events will be taken forward to 2022. We look forward to seeing you for next year’s National Forest Walking Festival, which will take place from 14th to 26th May. If you would like to submit a walk or activity, please email by September 2021.

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Find out more and get regular updates by liking the National Forest Walking Festival Facebook page.

The National Forest Walking Festival gratefully acknowledges funding by South Derbyshire District Council, Leicestershire County Council and the National Forest Company.