Walking and fitness trails
There are many miles of paths and tracks through Moors Valley Country Park and Forest. You are welcome to walk on any of these paths however the best routes have been waymarked.
The routes range in distance from 3/4 mile to 5 miles and are easy to follow. The walking routes are waymarked on the ground with round posts with the appropriate coloured band however a detailed ‘Explore’ map which shows all the waymarked walk and cycle routes as well as the Fitness Trail features is available to buy for £1 from the Information Point in the Visitor Centre.
Please note: this is an area of countryside and a working forest; there are lakes, rivers and ponds, uneven footpaths, people and machinery at work. Please stay on the footpaths and keep those in your care close to you.
Play Trail and Tree Top Trail
For a short walk in the Forest – discover the Play Trail with its unique pieces of wooden play equipment situated on a three quarters of a mile walk. Half way along the Play Trail there is the option to divert onto the Tree Top Trail; a wooden walkway that gives you a birds eye view of the Forest.
Please note: The Play Trail is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs but unfortunately the Tree Top Trail is not, however there is a connecting path from start to finish.
The Tree Top Trail will be closed for essential maintenance from 2 January 2018. We expect it be reopen in time for February Half Term, or sooner weather permitting. We apologise for any inconvenience.
3,2,1 Running Routes
In conjunction with Run England there are three additional waymarked routes of 1, 2 and 3 miles. These are waymarked with round metal Run England 3,2,1 discs and all start from the totem pole near the Visitor Centre.
Our specially constructed fitness trail provides a wide variety of exercises options that are ideal for those getting back into exercise, as well as those looking for a more strenuous workout. There are 10 exercise stations positioned along a 2 mile route through the forest. The course starts with a warm up of approximately half a mile before you reach the first station. You can either walk or jog between stations depending on your level of fitness and then follow the instructions to perform our suggested exercises which work different areas of your body in turn. Use the light, medium or high ratings on the signs to decide on the number of repetitions you could do for each exercise.
If you are unsure about tackling a new exercise or if you have any general health concerns about using the trail please consult your doctor first.