Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
This former royal hunting forest covers 204 miles in Gloucestershire. Nestling between the scenic Wye Valley and the Severn Vale with an estimated 20 million+ trees; it has a very special charm of its own and is as beautiful in May when the bluebells are in full bloom as it is in the autumn when it’s an absolute picture with the gorgeous colours.
The vast wooded areas are interspersed with charming villages and little market towns like Coleford and Lydney, and there's so much to see and do; take a leisurely boat cruise along the River Wye, go and spot peregrine falcons nesting in the cliffs at Symonds Yat Rock, take the family to Clearwell Caves, Puzzlewood, the aMazing Hedge Puzzle, or to Go-Ape where you can swing through the trees or stay on the ground on Segways. See the famous Severn Bore, go cycling, or horse riding; art lovers will enjoy the very unique Sculpture Trail.
In some ways the Forest of Dean is like a huge adventure playground with heaps of activities on offer for the less faint-hearted; go to Forest Adventure Activity Centre or Inspire2Adventure for rock climbing, abseiling and gorge walking, to SUPYOFI at Symonds Yat for stand-up paddle boarding, and to Canoe the Wye or Wyedean Canoe & Adventure Centre for canoeing and kayaking, caving and archery. If you like the challenge of an adventurous 4x4 trail then a visit to Whitecliff Off-Road Driving Centre should suit you well.
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All information correct at the time of writing.