The Forest of Dean
The Forest of Dean
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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You'll never be at a loss for something to see and do in the Forest of Dean. With the natural environment, fascinating history, industrial heritage and an array of attractions and activities you can feed your minds and tire your bodies, but will there be enough time to fit it all into one holiday? - Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Tourism Association.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Mike
Glossop, UK1,136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Great walks. Seems to be quite difficult to navigate though as there are many mining/logging roads that don’t appear on maps and don’t always go the way you want. Seems to be lots of different coloured arrow type signs that don’t mean anything unless you’re “in the know”. I found my way by zig zagging in the direction I wanted to go.
Written 28 April 2024
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Rebecca W
Gloucester, UK79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We live the forest!!! There are so many great places to walk and find adventure.

There are plenty of activities to be found along the main route through the forest.
Written 29 March 2024
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margaret a
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The views, the location to all amenities. Wonderful views. Near to restaurants, activities, pubs and the beautiful rive Wye
Written 5 August 2023
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Lyn S
Cricklade, UK79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Such a lovely quiet part of the countryside. Perfect waking up to the birds singing. Our lodge was ideal and well equipped in a perfect spot. Plenty of walks and places to visit. Definitely recommend a visit there.
Written 4 May 2023
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Dan
Lancing, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Fantastic venue. We stayed in one of the treehouse lodges and it was absolutely stunning. Everything we needed for my mates stag do and a HUGE hot tub that easily fit all 8 of us in! The team were Fanta during our stay and gave us plenty of advice on what we could do in the area. Archery was one of the highlights and the e instructor was very patient was some of our cheeky friends! We will definitely be back for sure. Just perfect!!!
Thanks for having us.
Written 19 April 2023
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Travelcelt_10
Norwich, UK204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Everyone should go here once. The autumn colours are magical and the whole area has a sense of mystery.
Written 16 November 2022
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violet339
London, UK406 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I really enjoyed my walk in the forest and would recommend the area to others. I thought the walk was quite diverse really. I started at Christchurch where there're some nice-looking log cabins - that I didn't stay in, as well as a café, toilets, etc. I walked to Symonds Yat along a lovely section of very colourful and leafy waymarked paths. It was a bit foggy at Symonds Yat but, in the end, I didn't mind - I still had a good time. There's again a café, toilets, etc. there. The walk down to the river was quite steep and a bit slippery. I then walked along the river and across Biblins Bridge. There's a youth campsite there that looks kind of retro if that's the right word. There's also a toilet there. I then carried on and went up to King Arthur's Cave. This wasn't marked and it took me some time to find. It seems some trees have fallen so it's not very clear. I came across a local who directed me. As he said, they're just "holes in a cave", but it was kind of satisfying to reach them. The way back to Christchurch was mostly gravel paths. It looks like cycling is also an option and I saw some water sports on the river. I wish I could have stayed longer.
Written 15 November 2022
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Peter C
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We had been trying to find places in the Forest of Dean to park without rip-off car parking by Forestry England now we accidentally get fined by the Wye Valley Visitors Centre. What a horrible time I had in the Forest of Dean all week with the car parking prices and fines. Forestry England often charge £5 for just a couple of hours in one of their many car parks even when you visited for coffee. If you just want a coffee and a little walk there, then go to another site they own it just get ridiculous. Forestry England manage the forest but they have zipped it up with high car parking charge so it's no longer easily accessible in effect they now own the rights to visit the forest and it is no longer a public place. On the whole not a very welcoming forest! Probably best to go somewhere else for a holiday I doubt I will go back there .............
Written 5 September 2022
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bobkat666
Colchester, UK352 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
visit the highest part of the forest of dean at 'pad tod beacon' a real chill zone. it was raining and visibility was low when i visited but it was so relaxing there it didn't distract from it at all. plenty of free parking and an oak tree planted to commemorate the queen. very quiet.......
Written 27 August 2022
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,743 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Many miles of woodland with towns and villages dotted around and few isolated buildings. Some signs of wild boar and deer with areas of mixed woodland, pine forest and older oak woodlands. Some re-wilding and quarries hidden away amongst the trees. Many attractions such as an old coal mine, Forest of Dean Railway, cycle paths, lakes and forest centres. The roads are good quality however motorbike and cycles abound and great care is needed on the steeps hills. Many quaint taverns and Newland Church is worth a visit.
Written 22 June 2022
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