Places to Visit in the
Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Vale of Leadon

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Places to Visit
It should soon become apparent that you will never be able to see everything there is on offer in one trip.  The Forest of Dean, Vale of Leadon and Wye Valley, has something to offer everybody, young and old, looking for an active or a relaxing break. The Forest of Dean has a wealth of places to stay, from cosy bed and breakfast accommodation to fine hotels, caravanning or camping.  The forest system of rides and tracks is always open to walkers, and there are waymarked tracks which traverse the forest, for which leaflets are available, starting from the principal car parks and picnic areas.  There are also special tracks for mountain bikes.  

The Wye from Symonds Yat viewpoint

North Forest of Dean Area
Newent and the Vale of Leadon
The Shambles, Newent
National Birds of Prey Centre
Three Choirs Vineyard
Walks in the Vale of Leadon
St Anne's Vineyard, Nr Newent

Newent. The Old Market Hall

West Forest of Dean Area
The Wye Valley Pages
Clearwell Caves
Puzzle Wood
Hopewell Colliery Museum
Perrygrove Railway

Forest walks
Forest Adventure
Symonds Yat
Goodrich Castle
Mariana Art
Motiva Ropes Course & Adventure Services
Kingfisher Cruises - River Wye
Caldicot Castle & Country Park
DBC Leisure, Coleford
Whitecliff Offroad Driving Centre
Wye Pursuits
Wyedean Canoe & Adventure Centre

South Forest of Dean Area
Dean Forest Railway
Lydney Park Gardens
Swan Cheesehouse
Taurus Crafts
Forest of Dean Model Village
Beanhill Fishing Lake
Chepstow Outdoor Activity Centre
National Diving Centre
Wye Valley Quad Bike Challenge

Forest of Dean map

East Forest of Dean Area
Garden Secrets
Dean Heritage Centre
Elton Farm Maize Mazes
Forest of Dean Stained Glass
Forest of Dean Falconry
Pedal-a-bike-away (cycle hire)
Sculpture Trail
Forest walks
Littledean Hall
Balloon flights
Ruardean Garden Pottery
Mechanical Organ Museum
Harts Barn Craft Centre
Mohair Countryside Center

SevernWye Llama Trekking
Bellringing with Church Farm Holidays
Royal Forest of Dean Angling Club
Winner Bike Hire

Dean Heritage Centre - a MUST to visit!.
A place you MUST visit ! Just look at these pages for all that the Dean Heritage Centre has to offer.

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Places to Visit - Arranged by Themes

The Church Trail
A guided tour of some of the Forest's beautiful Churches

The Village Trail  
A guided tour of some of the Forest of Dean Villages

Literary Trail
Following this trail, you are invited to discover memorable landscapes, and a way of life that evoked the emotions of FW Harvey, the Dymock Poets, Winifred Foley, Dennis Potter and other literary figures.

The Heritage Trail
This trail identifies some of the sites where there is still evidence of past industry.

The Flora & Fauna Trail
The Royal Forest of Dean was designated as a National Forest Park in 1938, the first in England.

Please contact Coleford Tourist Information Centre for the above leaflets. Tel. +44 (0)1594 812388



Location of the Forest of Dean  (England and locality of the Forest of Dean)
West area of the Forest (Coleford) with all villages
East area of the Forest (Cinderford) with all villages
North area of the Forest (Newent) with all villages
South area of the Forest (Lydney) with all villages
The Wye Valley
Newent and the Vale of Leadon

Very detailed map of the whole of this area. 187Kb.


General photographs of the area not included in other pages
The Severn Valley from the Forest of Dean

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