WALKS AND TRAILS

Explore the local area on foot


Get back to nature and explore the amazing forest that surrounds you on your luxury cabin break. You'll find a number of forest walks and trails that will lead you through the beautiful forest with fantastic views along the way. 

Our forest walks and trails offer an ideal opportunity to discover the amazing wildlife that inhabit the forest. Bring your binoculars and look out for wildlife, flora and fauna. The forests are quite literally teaming with wildlife! 

PLANNING YOUR WALK

Recommended resources to plan ahead


Trails range from one to ten miles and from varied forest terrain to pushchair friendly paths so the whole family can get out to discover the wonders of the forest. Our friendly site team will be happy to recommend local walks, and we sell Ordnance Survey maps in the Forest Retreat too. There are also some great websites to help you. We recommend Walk4Life which offers a great range of walks and trails with varying degrees of length and difficulty.

Walking routes

Beautiful walking trails around our UK locations


 

The walking routes above are provided as a guide to help you plan your walks around a number of our forest locations. You can also download a printable version of our walking routes: Ardgartan Argyll, Strathyre, Cropton, Keldy, Thorpe Forest, Forest of Dean, Blackwood Forest, Deerpark (Sherwood Forest coming soon)

Forestipedia

Walking tips on Forestipedia


On dog walking – The Mallyan Spout
We sent blogger Carlie Lee of Diary of a Country Housewife to experience Cropton Forest with her family - including her beautiful dog Dora!
6 spectacular views you must see in North Yorkshire
Spring is in the air once again. Start the season on a high by staying at Cropton or Keldy in North Yorkshire and treating yourself to some of England’s most breath-taking views.
10 Scottish Lochs you must see
Scotland’s lochs are sparkling jewels in the country’s crown; but with over 31,000 to choose from, which should be on your must-see list? Here’s our top 10, including many of the old favourites and a few secret delights.
The History of Deerpark
Rich in history and biodiversity, Deerpark forest in Cornwall is situated close to the Herodsfoot gunpowder mill near Liskeard.

YOUR LUXURY CABIN

The forest on your doorstep


Enjoy the simple luxury of our forest cabins. The perfect base for your walking holiday, with many trails and routes right on your forest doorstep. Choose to stay in a cabin with a hot tub and log burning stove and retreat back to the comfort of your luxury accommodation after a long day exploring. Whichever of our 9 beautiful locations you stay at you will find miles of woodland trails and forest tracks to explore, from a relaxed meander to a challenging hike.

WALKS FOR DOGS

Heaven for our four-legged friends


The forest walks and trails provide great dog walking routes too, making our sites perfect for holidays for dogs. Dogs will be in heaven with the miles and miles of woodland to explore. So as not to disturb the wildlife in their habitat, we do ask that dogs are kept on a short lead at all times and under full control by the owner.

THE FREEDOM OF THE FOREST

Simple luxury in stunning locations


A Forest Holiday is whatever you want it to be. Escape to one of nine idyllic locations, choose from luxurious cabins set deep in woodlands, on the edge of mighty lochs, or in bright forest meadows and make your holiday your own.

 

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Argyll Holidays

Ardgartan Argyll, Scotland

Where the pine-clad mountains meet the shores of Loch Long, the luxury cabins enjoying a stunning lochside location.

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Blackwood Forest

Blackwood Forest, Hampshire 

Blackwood Forest offers the opportunity to stay in our newest luxury cabins, hidden deep in a stunningly beautiful 270 hectare beech forest.

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Cropton Holidays

Cropton, North Yorkshire

Situated in a picturesque woodland meadow, in the heart of Cropton Forest; a perfect setting for adventures, exploring or simply relaxing.

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Deerpark Holidays

Deerpark, Cornwall

Our Deerpark cabins occupy an idyllic setting on the edge of an ancient millpond, deep in a peaceful, wooded valley.


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Forest of Dean Holidays

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Sheltered beneath the protective canopy of this ancient oak woodland our luxury cabins are in complete harmony with their natural surroundings.

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Keldy Holidays

Keldy, North Yorkshire

Our cabins are enveloped in the deep calm of the forest, some hidden beneath the trees and others opening out onto grassy, sunlit glades.

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Sherwood Holidays

Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire 

Surrounded by 3,300 acres of lush pine woodland, Sherwood offers spectacular forest views and an abundance of outdoor activities.

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Strathyre holidays

Strathyre, Scotland

Encircled by forest, loch and mountain in an unbeatable location. Some cabins have enchanting views of the Loch, while others occupy a grassy forest glade.

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Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Located in the woodland banks of the River Thet, close to where the Norfolk and Suffolk borders meet. Choose between a tranquil forest or our beautiful woodland glade.

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