Forest of Dean

The Royal Forest of Dean is one of the most unspoilt areas in England. With over 20,000 acres of ancient forest, it creates an almost magical setting for walking and other outdoor pursuits.

In years gone by, the Dean was crisscrossed by railways that served the mines and quarries. Today, those lines wander through the peace and quiet of the Forest and are being reopened for cycling routes suitable for families – leisurely biking on gentle gradients away from public highways.

Water sports are abundant on the River Wye and many other activities are available from rock climbing, abseiling, archery, golfing, fishing, horse riding, caving and even 4X4 driving, with experts on hand to help you at the Activity Centres and Leisure Centres throughout the area.

Walking is also ideal in the Forest of Dean, with something to suit everyone. There are numerous designated walking trails – all have spectacular views and beautiful woodland scenery.

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