Ben Nevis opened last week. The Red Bull route at Coed y Brenin opens next weekend and now the Forestry Commission has released info on the routes it is slowly opening up to recreational use again.
Some major railway Paths that are well separated from farmland, eg: Bristol & Bath, Spen Valley path in Yorkshire, remain open. And, as two-thirds of the National Cycle
Network is on quiet or traffic-calmed roads, it provides an ideal place for people to enjoy the countryside without getting too close to areas of risk.
Many of the following forests are now open.
NORTH YORKS MOORS FOREST DISTRICT 01751 472 771
Bishop Wood, near Selby
Wykeham Forest, near Scarborough
SHERWOOD & LINCS FOREST DISTRICT 01623 822 447
Wharnecliffe, near Sheffield
Whitwell, near Worksop
Sherwood Pines, near Mansfield
Thieves Wood, " " " " " "
Blidworth Wood, " " " " " "
Willingham, near Market Rasen
Ostlers Wood, near Woodhall Spa
Stapleford Wood, Newark
WEST MIDLANDS FOREST DISTRICT 01889 586 593
Delamere Forest, between Chester and Northwich
Staffs, Her, Worcs, Shropshire, Derbys – None
FOREST OF DEAN FOREST DISTRICT 01594 833 057
Glos, Her, Worcs, Wilts, Somerset
NEW FOREST DISTRICT 02380 283 141
EAST ANGLIA FOREST DISTRICT 01842 810 271
Thetford Forest High Lodge, between Brandon and Thetford
NORTHANTS FOREST DISTRICT 01780 444 394
Bourne Wood, Bourne
Clipsham Yew Avenue, near Grantham
Southey Wood, Peterborough
SOUTH EAST ENGLAND FOREST DISTRICT 01420 236666
Alice Holt Woodland Park, Farnham
Queens Enclosure, near Portsmouth
Tilgate Forest, near Crawley
Abbots Wood, Eastbourne
Harrison Rocks, Tonbridge Wells
Bedgebury National Pinetum, Hawkhurst
Isle of Wight
PENINSULA FOREST DISTRICT 01392 832 262
LAKES FOREST DISTRICT 01229 860 373
KIELDER FOREST DISTRICT 01434 220 242
WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM 01666 880 220
Forestry Commission’s public enquiries line on 0131 314 6322 (not weekend).
The Commission’s website will be progressively updated when forests are opened www.forestry.gov.uk/recreation.