To make it easier to pick a walk that suits you, we have number of 'themes' that apply to different routes. So if you are interested in wildlife, local history or just looking for a day out for the family, you can find a walk in The National Forest.
These walks include some of the original woodlands that pre-date the creation of The National Forest. In fact, many of them are hundreds of years old and contain a wealth of wildlife.
The National Forest contains bustling towns, picturesque villages and most points in between. These walks take in some of the more attractive villages, with places to eat and things to enjoy.
While walks in The National Forest often focus on woodlands, there are plenty of opportunities to walk beside rivers, canals and reservoirs.
Much of The National Forest has a history of coal and clay extraction. It is the renovation of former industrial land that has led to some of the biggest transformations to the local landscape.
While there is lots for the family to do across the whole National Forest, these walks include attractions that are particularly family-friendly.
One of the attractions of a walk in the countryside is the opportunity to take in spectacular views. From the peaks of Charnwood to the rolling countryside near Melbourne, these walks offer the best views.
There is plenty of local history to discover across the Forest. With the first humans settling in the area 25,000 years ago you can learn about Romans and Vikings all the way up to the more recent industrial heritage of the area.
These walks take in attractions focused on historic buildings such as Calke Abbey and Ashby de la Zouch Castle.
While there is plenty of wildlife to see across The National Forest, these walks take in areas of particular wildlife interest. Places where you will spot different sites of nature at different times of the year.
Walking in The National Forest isn't all about the trees, in many places you will be able to walk through open countryside. All the better to appreciate the big skies, the great views and to see how farming flourishes alongside new woodlands.
Over the last 20 years, The National Forest has seen forest cover treble. These walks showcase some of the best examples of how a landscape previously scarred by industry is being healed with woodlands.
In spring and summer, these walks take you through grasslands that are bursting with wild flowers together with the insects and other animals that they attract.