The Forest of Dean has 27,000 acres of ancient woodland to explore. The Severn Vale to the south east is famed for its tidal bore and orchards, and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Beauty is a walking and river sports heaven.

The market towns of Ross on Wye, Monmouth, Abergavenny and Hereford are all nearby and have regular farmers markets. Gloucester city is within 20 miles and is home to the famous cathedral and great for shopping at the designer Gloucester Quays outlet park.

The local area has an abundance of activities to undertake and activity providers in the area can offer a range of activity days for the absolute beginner as well as the more experienced enthusiast. Nearby activities include walking, mountain biking, canoeing, cycling, climbing, high wire adventures and horse riding.

There are also numerous places of interest to visit and spend the day, such as the magical Puzzlewood where Doctor Who and Merlin have all recently been filmed, or if you want something a bit different and fancy learning about bushcraft and survival skills, check out Wilderness Discovery.

Please see below links for activity providers and places of interest in the local area.

Wyedean Tourism

Harts Barn Cookery School


The Dean Heritage Centre



Go Ape

Wye Pursuits

Dick Whittington Farm Park

Goodrich Castle 

Hopewell Colliery 

Dean Forest Railway 

Clearwell Caves 

Nature in Art 

Lydney Park Estate 

Wyedean Canoe & Adventure Group

Dean Forest Cycles

Hot Pot Pottery Tea Room & Pottery Gallery

This is just a taste of things to do and visit in the area, there truly is something for everyone.