Nestling between the River Wye, the Vale of Leadon and the River Severn, the Royal Forest of Dean is one of England’s few remaining ancient forests, covering 27,000 acres of woodland. Easily accessible from the M4/M5/A40 and close to Gloucester, Cardiff and Bristol.
Local produce is widely available and can also be found in many historic market towns including Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, Chepstow, Malvern, and Gloucester itself.
Notable natural features of the area include the Symonds Yat, Yat Rock, May Hill, The Severn Bore, and of course, the forest itself.
Extensive information on local activities is provided and includes:
|Horse Riding||Bird Sanctuaries|
|Mountain Climbing||GWR Museum|
|Zip Lining||Ancient Monuments|
|Off Road Driving||Churches|
|Steam Railway||Gastro pubs|
|Arts and Crafts||St Anthony’s Well|
To find out more on what you can do in the area please see our local attractions page.