Each application is considered on a case by case basis so it’s essential that you speak to us about your event or activity before you start planning. They will ensure that you have the correct forms and offer help and guidance.

It will normally take 12 weeks to assess an application and complete an internal consultation. This will make sure that your activity, event or project can be carried out safely without affecting others who are using or working on our land.

Events

This is the form for one-off events, which may take place over one or a number of days. Events might include mountain biking or running, triathlons, equine events, paintballing, filming, skills training, guided walks, bushcraft, carriage driving – and many others!

Multiple events

For events taking place over a period of time and on separate dates – such as trail and drag hunts, health and wellbeing activities, orienteering – the forms you will need are below.

Please note that a separate form is required for conservation, heritage and archaeological surveys.

Surveys

This is the form for you if you wish to undertake conservation, heritage or archaeological surveys that require a permit. Activities of this kind might include archaeological excavations, activities on scheduled ancient monuments or surveys of European protected species.

Memorials

Geocaching

You don’t need a permit for this activity – you are welcome to use the woodlands we manage for geocaching. However, we would kindly ask you to read the guidance below.

Projects

This is the form for you if you are planning a longer-term project, such as the creation of access routes, upgrading paths, installing signage and seating or setting up arts trails.

Annual permits for individuals

This is the form for regular activities that may need a permit or barrier keys, such as horse riding, husky training, keeping beehives and so on (this is not an exhaustive list of potential activities).

Annual permits for businesses, clubs and societies

This is the form for you if you represent a business, club or society and need a permit or barrier keys for activities such as carriage driving and foliage gathering.

Community food

There is a growing demand for allotment sites throughout the UK. Natural Resources Wales is also receiving more requests from communities who wish to use sites at the edges of forests for growing food. Proposals should be submitted using the projects form. For more information, please see our community food policy and guidance below.

Charges

Information about charges for activities, events, projects and surveys.

Related document downloads

Geocaching Guidance PDF [109.8 KB]
Guidance for Memorials PDF [245.7 KB]
Annual Permits Activities by Businesses, Clubs and Societies WORD [343.2 KB]
Annual Permit Activities by Businesses, Clubs and Societies PDF [435.8 KB]
Annual Permit Activities by Individuals WORD [534.6 KB]
Guidance Annual Permit - Individual PDF [325.2 KB]
Events - form WORD [870.5 KB]
Events - guidance PDF [971.8 KB]
Memorial - form WORD [274.0 KB]
Multiple events - form WORD [437.5 KB]
Project - form WORD [436.6 KB]
Surveys - form WORD [583.9 KB]
Surveys - guidance PDF [444.1 KB]
Projects - Guidance Notes PDF [319.9 KB]

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