Forest of Dean

The @aboutglos guide to The Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. Details of all the fun and sights for you to see as well as some hidden gems to explore.

Forest Of Dean

The Forest Of Dean, the area is characterised by over 110 square kilometres (42.5 sq mi) of mixed woodland, one of the surviving ancient woodlands in England. A large area was reserved for royal hunting before 1066, and remained as the second largest Crown forest in England, the largest being New Forest.

Although the name is often used loosely to refer to that part of Gloucestershire between the Severn and Wye, the Forest of Dean proper has covered a much smaller area since mediaeval times. In 1327 it was defined to cover only the royal demesne and parts of parishes within the hundred of St Briavels,[1] and after 1668 the Forest comprised the royal demesne only. This area is now within the civil parishes of West Dean, Lydbrook, Cinderford, Ruspidge, and Drybrook.

The Forest Of Dean has many places for you to walk, do some off road biking or other adventure activities.

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Forest Of Dean Other Pages

  • Cycling Guide – Cycling and Cycle Routes for beginners and experienced off roaders.
  • Eat Out – Restaurants and pubs where you can eat out for lunch or an evening meal.
  • Tourist Attractions – Tourist Attractions including many walks, castles and other places of interest !

Settlements

  • Cinderford
  • Coleford – Coleford is a small market town, it is situated approximately four miles east of the Welsh border and close to the Wye Valley.
  • Drybrook
  • Redbrook – A village on the banks of the river Wye, it has a village store and 2 pubs. It is a great spot for those using the river for fun including for wild swimming.
  • Monmouth
  • Parkend

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Holidays

The Forest of Dean is a beautiful location for an inland holiday in the UK. Consisting of mixed woodland, one of the surviving ancient woodlands in England. Accommodation can range from camping, glamping, B&B and hotels to suit your taste. There is a wide choice of adventure holiday activities including walking, bush craft, and water sports on the River Way AONB.

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The Farmers Boy Inn

The Farmers Boy Inn is Located in Longhope, within the Forest of Dean. The pub/restaurant is all about hearty meals and comfortable accommodation, striving to provide comprehensive hospitality services while keeping it local and low-key. The establishment collects various accolades, including the TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. The Farmers Boy Food The restaurant takes pride in …

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Forest Of Dean Bus Services and Timetables

Bus & Coach Travel In The Forest Of Dean National Express offer travel usually into Gloucestershire to either Gloucester or Cheltenham coach stations. Stagecoach are the main bus company in Gloucestershire, offering services to most villages some more frequent than others. National Express Gloucestershire Stagecoach Gloucestershire Bus Services Route 24 – Ross-on-Wye – Joy’s Green …

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Tree Top Adventure

GoApe Adventures In The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

GoApe Adventures is the place to visit if you are searching for a fun adventure in The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Activities include a tree top adventure with lots of climbing and zip wires. GoApe Adventures Here’s what you can enjoy at GoApe Adventures In The Forest of Dean. MORE INFO… Tree Top Adventure Tree …

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Glampsites & Glamping In The Forest Of Dean

Glampsites & Glamping In The Forest Of Dean. Glamping is shorthand for glamorous camping, luxury camping or going camping, but with glamour, this can typically involve staying the following; Yurts, Shepherd Huts, Tipis, Safari Tents, Bell Tents, Traditional Style Gypsy Caravans, Glammed Up Campervans. Glamping Sites In The Forest Of Dean Some of the more popular …

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Tourist Attractions In The Forest Of Dean, Enjoy The Forest

Tourist Attractions In The Forest Of Dean, Enjoy The Forest, this page is for those worthy of a mention. The biggest attraction is the miles of ancient woodland to explore, either on foot or by car. 25 Walking Routes In The Forest Of Dean Book My preference for a free day out is a circular walk, with …

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