RunTogether in the nation’s forests
Forestry England cares for the nation’s forests for the benefit and enjoyment of all. From tall pines to ancient oaks, their forests provide a unique setting for your next run.
RunTogether and Forestry England
Shaping landscapes for people, wildlife and timber. Forestry England has built over 1,800 miles of walking, running, and cycling trails, supplies England’s largest amount of sustainably sourced timber, and conserves the homes of thousands of plants and animals.
Forestry England’s waymarked running trails
Whether you're trying to escape the hustle and bustle of city streets and sweaty gyms, or are looking for somewhere more rugged to challenge yourself, Forestry England’s waymarked running trails are the perfect place to find your rhythm.
From 1km to 10km route lengths, their running trails have been designed with both beginners and seasoned runners in mind. They provide an opportunity to run on safe, off-road, traffic-free trails in beautiful forest locations. Search for your nearest running trail below.
Search for a Forestry England running trail
Forestry England’s waymarked running trails have been designed with both beginners and seasoned runners in mind. They provide an opportunity to run on safe, off-road, traffic-free trails in beautiful forest locations.
- Haldon Forest Park, Exeter
- Salcey Forest Park, Northants
- Westonbirt Arboretum, Glos
- Wyre Forest, Worcs
- Alice Holt Forest, Surrey
- Bedgebury National Pinetum, Kent
- Cannock Chase Forest, Staffs
- Chopwell Wood, Gateshead
- Thames Chase Community Forest, Essex
- High Lodge Thetford Forest, Suffolk
- Jeskyns Community Woodland, Kent
- Sherwood Forest, Notts
- Wendover Woods, Bucks
Why run in the forest?
Research shows that spending just 2 hours a week in nature significantly improves our health and satisfaction. Forests are a haven to escape and are especially restorative environments. The sounds, sights and smells you experience while you run through the forest play a role in reducing stress by stimulating the senses.
Supported by Sport England and using National Lottery funding, the waymarked trails make running through the forest more accessible, so you can feel confident to hit the trails and enjoy all the benefits of being active outdoors.