Get active in the forest
Notice (reviewed 15 July 2020 - 9:00am): The Scottish Government is in Phase 3 of its route map to recovery and has updated its guidance for exercise and non-contact leisure activities. Please make sure you adhere to the requirements for physical distancing and, before making plans, check relevant guidance in place for a number of sporting activities on the sportscotland website. You should also continue to be mindful of your rights and responsibilities when taking part in outdoor activities, and if you would normally require a permit, refer to our Tenants, Agreements and Permissions Holders’ FAQ.
The forests we look after are fascinating, beautiful places to explore by foot or by bike. Whether you're planning a family day out, or looking for a pleasant place to walk the dog, there's something for everyone.
Take a walk
Walking in the forest is great exercise, and good for the soul too! Choose the right level of trail from you. There's information on walking trails on each forest's page, with terrain descriptions and gradings, so you can select whether you do an easy, moderate or difficult walk.
Walking in the woods you're sure to discover some of the secrets of the forest - from the intriguing traces that remain of a forest's heritage, to the thriving wildlife that calls the forest its home.
Understanding our symbols
The activities and facilities at each forest are shown using the symbols below to make it easy to see what's available there. You'll see them in the About tab on each page.