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78 Forests to explore in England

England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic period but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England's economy is one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, with an average GDP per capita of £28,100 or $36,000.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
Fairhaven Woodland and Water GardenSchool Rd, South Walsham, Norwich NR13 6DZ, UK

A beautiful 130 acre ancient woodland and garden in the heart of the broads. An unusual mix of wild and cultivated plantings creates a habitat rich in wildlife.Within the garden is an ancient fishpond , a 950-year-old oak, over 95 recorded species of birds, a private broad, many species of wild and cultivated plants.

Fermyn Woods Country Park
Fermyn Woods Country ParkLyveden Rd, Brigstock, Kettering NN14 3HS, UK

Fermyn Woods Country Park offers a diverse landscape of forest, marsh and meadows. The beautiful woodlands are the perfect place to stretch your legs and get closer to nature. There are well maintained surfaced paths and plenty of seating for visitors and also this place offers you a refreshing and beautiful nature-friendly living for some time.

Fineshade Wood
Fineshade WoodForestry England Visitor Centre, Fineshade, Corby NN17 3BB, UK

Fineshade Wood is a large wooded area in the county of Northamptonshire in the English East Midlands region. The wood is managed by the Forestry England and is part of the former royal hunting forest of Rockingham Forest. Part of the wood is publicly owned and part leased by Forestry England. The site has a caravan and motorhome park which is open from Easter to October.

Forest of Bowland
Forest of BowlandForest of Bowland, Clitheroe BB7 3BL, UK

The Forest of Bowland is a landscape rich in heritage, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much of this beauty is related to the wild nature of the landscape. One of the best-known features of the area is Pendle Hill, which lies in Pendle Forest. There are more than 500 listed buildings and 18 scheduled monuments within the AONB.

Forest of Marston Vale
Forest of Marston ValeBedford MK43 0PR, UK

a perfect day out for the family! It brings up to 30% tree cover, transforming the landscape and making it a thriving place to live, work and play. The Forest of Marston Vale is one of twelve of community forest projects in the United Kingdom. The total area covered is 61 square miles, but most of this land is in private ownership. There are incentives for landowners to plant trees, and the target for community forests, in general, is to reach 30% tree cover.

Friston Forest
Friston ForestFriston Forest, United Kingdom

Friston Forest is within the South Downs National Park between Lulington Heath National Nature Reserve and Seven Sisters Country Park. It is the largest area of recently established forest in South East England. It's a great place to visit, with lots of picnic tables and BBQs and a children's play area.

Great Merrible Wood
Great Merrible WoodGreat Easton, Market Harborough LE16 8DG, UK

Great Merrible Wood is a 12 hectare nature reserve east of Hallaton in Leicestershire. It is owned and managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, and is part of the Eye Brook Valley Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is semi-natural ancient woodland with several unusual herbs, such as broadleaved helleborine, herb paris and violet helleborine. One of the iconic location for an outing and also for some adventure too.

Grizedale Forest
Grizedale ForestGrizedale Forest, Ambleside LA22, UK

Grizedale Forest is in the heart of the Lake District between Windermere and Coniston. Head for Hawkshead and climb up into the fells, enjoying the feeling of truly being off the beaten track and surrounded by forests and woodland. Popular amongst enthusiasts of outdoor pursuits the forest is brimming with opportunities for adventure, whilst those who prefer gentler activities will enjoy peaceful woodland walks and a trip to the café.

Haldon Forest
Haldon ForestHaldon Forest, United Kingdom

Haldon Forest Park is made up of 3,500 acres of woodland, just 15 minutes from Exeter. Open 364 days a year, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. With miles of trails for walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders, there’s something for everyone at Haldon Forest Park. One of the iconic attraction where you can spend some good time in the middle of nature.

Hamsterley Forest
Hamsterley ForestHamsterley Forest, Bishop Auckland DL13, UK

Hamsterley Forest is a commercial forest in County Durham operated by the Forestry Commission. It is the largest forest in County Durham and covers more than 2,000 hectares. It is a fantastic day out for the whole family. From wildlife watching to stargazing, and adventure play for all the family to exhilarating mountain biking, there is something to keep everyone busy.

Hamsterley Forest - Forestry England
Hamsterley Forest - Forestry EnglandRedford Ln, Hamster, Redford DL13 3NL, UK

One of the picturesque locations where you can spend some nice time from wildlife watching to stargazing, and adventure play for all the family to exhilarating mountain biking, there is something to keep everyone busy. 2000 hectares of mixed scenic woodland lying between the Wear and Tees valleys on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Hartsholme Country Park
Hartsholme Country Park377 Skellingthorpe Rd, Lincoln LN6 0EY, UK

Hartsholme Country Park is a stunning open space to the south of the city covering more than 200 acres. Visitors can enjoy socially distant walks and cycle rides through the lakes and ornamental grounds and lots of wildlife watching. The Park centres on lakes and ornamental grounds originally the work of Edward Milnerin 1862, landscaping the area around a reservoir of 1848. They were built along with a home, Hartsholme Hall, which was demolished in 1951, around the time the grounds became a pub

Haugh Wood
Haugh WoodHaugh Wood, Hereford HR1, UK

Haugh Woods is a 350 hectare mixed woodland, designated as an SSSI due to the rich diversity and nationally recognized for its butterflies and moths, with over 600 species living there. It was an important place for butterflies and moths, with over 600 species recorded within it. This makes the wood one of the top 10 woods in the country.

Heartwood Forest
Heartwood ForestSandridge, St Albans AL4 9DQ, UK

Heartwood Forest is an extraordinary and special place that has transformed a vast area of former farmland in London’s greenbelt. It is home to over half a million new saplings, stunning ancient woodland, a native arboretum and a community orchard. Incredibly, it takes just 12 years to turn bare land into flourishing native woodland, complete with a diverse range of wildlife and towering trees.

Howletts Wild Animal Park ltd
Howletts Wild Animal Park ltdBekesbourne Ln, Bekesbourne, Littlebourne, Canterbury CT4 5EL, UK

Howletts Wild Animal Park, Kent’s most successful and multi-award-winning animal park, offers visitors the chance to experience real conservation, throughout 2016. Explore a 90-acre adventure in beautiful ancient parkland that is ideal for great days out in Kent with the entire family. It is also a breeding sanctuary for some of the rarest and endangered species in the world. With over 450 animals and over 50 individual species.

Jeskyns Community Woodland
Jeskyns Community WoodlandHenhurst Rd, Gravesend DA12 3AN, UK

Jeskyns community woodland was opened in 2007 and covers 360 acres of grassland, orchards, meadows and woodland which is owned and maintained by the forestry commission. There are signposted trails, a dog activity area, an enclosed dog training area, childrens play areas, picnic benches and dog bins located all round the country park.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Park
Lincolnshire Wildlife ParkDickon Hill Rd, Friskney, Boston PE22 8PF, UK

The Lincolnshire Wildlife park, covers the whole ceremonial county of Lincolnshire, England. It was founded in 1948 as a voluntary charitable organisation dedicated to conserving the wildlife and wild places of Lincolnshire and to promoting the understanding and enjoyment of the natural world.

Lullingstone Country Park
Lullingstone Country ParkCastle Rd, Eynsford DA4 0JF, UK

Lullingstone Country Park is a former deer park of a large estate, it was later sold to become an open-space and woodland park near Eynsford, in Kent, England. It is important for its collection of ancient trees, with over 300 veteran oak, beech, ash, hornbeam and sweet chestnut, some of which are thought to be 800 years old. It is the perfect place to get back to nature. With a café on site that serves delicious homemade food and fresh coffee, a shop, and a play area, there really is something

Macclesfield Forest
Macclesfield ForestMacclesfield Forest, Macclesfield SK11 0AR, UK

Macclesfield Forest is a working forest around a cascade of reservoirs; Trentabank, Ridgegate, Teggsnose, and Bottoms. The mixture of water and woodland habitat makes Macclesfield Forest an excellent place for wildlife lovers, with red deer and many birds including Heron Broods in Cheshire’s largest heronry. One of the good trekking destination and also you cans spend some good time there.

Market Bosworth Country Park
Market Bosworth Country Park115 The Park, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton CV13 0LP, UK

Market Bosworth Country Park in Leicestershire extends to 35 hectares and lies immediately to the east of the historic market town of Market Bosworth. The park features a lake, a planted arboretum with many different exotic species, a wildflower meadow, and community woodland. It was one of the iconic attractions in this area and also you can rejuvenate your mind and body.

Map of Forests to explore in England