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What Dr Johnson said about London in the 18th Century could equally be applied to the Forest of Dean today. You don't have to be active, just curious, to appreciate the extraordinary diversity of activities available in this vibrant rural playground. Come inside and see what's on offer- you won't be disappointed.

You can move through the Forest on foot, taking in wildlife, artworks, ancient woods and stunning flora as you go; on horse or bike through waymarked paths, immune from cars, encountering the overgrown remnants of a faded industrial age; by boat down its twin boundaries the Severn and Wye, or by coach on still-quiet roads, your journey enhanced by the erudition of our local Guides.

And if you're staying…..and wondering what to do………..how about: archery, falconry, abseiling, cycling, caving, deer watching, golfing, off road driving, quad biking,riding, rock climbing, or kayaking? Alternatively you can visit the numerous attractions and museums the area has to offer, working collieries, steam railways, craft shops, iron age caves, formal gardens, a staggeringly diverse collection - all within 30 minutes drive of the heart of the Forest.

Take a look at the Tourist Centre's details on Outdoor Recreation

For Local Residents

But if you're a resident you'll know all that, and Forest Web isn't just for visitors, its for Foresters - so if there's something you want to publicise tell us, and we'll tell the world.

  • Have you got a club that needs members?
  • Do you want to do something but don't know where to look?

Whatever your interests you'll find it on FWeb: darts, drama, pool, running, squash, acrobatics, crib, even quoits (where else do you get Quoits?) cooking, yoga - the list is endless. If you're a non-profit organisation we'll put you in our Red Pages Leisure Directory for FREE. If you've already got your own website we'll give you a free link, and remember thousands and thousands of people visit FWeb every month, its where you want to be.

  • Newent Theatre Goers Group
  • Parkend Ladies Running Club
  • Forest Fitness Centre - specialises in rehabilitation exercise for people recovering from operations or illness, competitive lifting for people with learning disabilities and fitness/exercise programmes for health or sport
  • Gloucestershire Regimental Association, (Glosters) Forest of Dean Branch - Known Locally as the 'Back Badge Club' we meet on the last Tuesday in each month 7 p.m. at the Fountain Inn, Parkend, Nr. Lydney.
  • Newent Round Table, Round Table is a club for young men aged between 18-45 yrs old who enjoy having fun, friendship and fundraising supporting the local community. Meet Thursday's 7.30pm
    at The Kings Arms, Newent.
  • Parkend Players - a talented drama group in based Parkend. We are always pleased to accept new members, of any age and experience, and in any capacity.
  • Whitecroft Gym - Qualified BAWLA Instructors.

For more details look at the Weekly Events in the What's On section.

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