Category Archives: 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.

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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.

Cannop Ponds - Forest of Dean

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.
  • Places – Towns and villages in the FOD.
  • Tourist Attractions – Tourist Attractions including many walks, castles and other places of interest !


News relating to the Forest of Dean including companies, events and fun.


The Faddle Fair – Artisan & Craft Market in Coleford

Coleford is fast becoming the place to be! The Faddle Fair Artisan & Craft Market includes from fashion to flowers, cafes, bistros, restaurants, hotels & bars. The fair even includes a dog friendly micro pub. […]

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Forest Of Dean Bus Services – Forest Of Dean Bus 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 […]

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Borderlands Outdoor

Borderlands Outdoor is a specialist training, development and activity company based on the England-Wales border on the edge of the Forest of Dean. The company was born of a love of the outdoors shared by […]

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Coleford Music Festival 2016

Coleford Music Festival takes place on the 16th & 17th July 2016 in various places in Coleford Town Centre. The festival is held to support local companies, organisations, performers, artists and groups from Coleford, The […]

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Paddle Boarding Forest Of Dean Offer

Two Hour Stand Up Paddleboarding Experience for One or Two at Way2Go Adventures, Way2Go adventures is a Wye Valley-based, family-run business operating intrepid excursions focused on the surrounding natural scenery, including canoeing, kayaking, raft building and […]

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Forest Of Dean Restaurants & Pubs

Forest Of Dean Restaurants and pubs, our guide to the best places to eat out in The Forest Of Dean including all the local villages, Cinderford, Lydney and Coleford. @aboutglos guide to eating out in The Forest Of Dean. […]

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Forest Of Dean Activities

Forest Of Dean Activities, Fun Activities For Everyone, welcome to my guide to adventure activities in the the Forest of Dean, I will be adding new activity centres and suggestions to this site as they […]

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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 […]

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Forest Of Dean Walk – The Stenders To Drybrook

I had a quick opportunity to have a walk in the forest of dean before meeting family on Sunday, I got dropped at the top of the Stenders and walked through the woods to final […]

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Bespoke Brewing Co Brewery Tour

Brewery Tour with Beer Tasting for small groups at Bespoke Brewing Co in Mitcheldean in the Forest of Dean. Visitors can set off on a tour guided by a member of the brewing team to discover the history and […]

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The Forest Of Dean

Welcome to my guide to the Forest of Dean, this website includes a comprehensive guide off all aspects off “The Forest Of Dean”. Including :- Visitor Attractions & Activity Guide Walking & Camping Guide Local Business Guide Recent FOD […]

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Symonds Yat Rock

Symonds Yat Rock overlooks a spectacular gorge through which the River Wye snakes. This rock is the perfect viewpoint from which to watch raptors. A pair of Peregrine Falcons that nest annually within sight of […]

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St Briavels Castle In The Forest Of Dean

St Briavels Castle is a moated Norman castle at St Briavels in the English county of Gloucestershire. The castle is noted for its huge Edwardian gatehouse that guards the entrance. About St Briavels Castle St […]

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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 […]

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The Forest Of Dean Railways, Enjoy The Dean Forest Railway

If you like trains there are a few good Railway related tourist attractions in the Forest Of Dean and even more within an hours drive from the FOD. Forest Of Dean Railways & Railway Related […]

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