Providing access to the forest as permissive footpaths is one of the ways we are able to open up the forest to visitors. To allow people to enjoy the Forest 364 days a year, we need to close them for just one day, and this year all permissive paths will be closed on Wednesday 5th December for 24 hours.
Taking a quiet walk on your own or a relaxing walk with family or friends in the Heart of England Forest is a wonderful way to exercise and stay healthy. Having a companion with you, be it a friend or pet dog, can make the experience even more pleasurable. Dog walkers and their dogs are always welcome in the Heart of England Forest making for a great day out to explore the countryside be it on two legs or four.