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Forest of Dean & Wye Valley

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“wild boar”(56 reviews)
“forest of dean”(147 reviews)
“heritage centre”(11 reviews)
You'll never be at a loss for something to see and do in the Forest of Dean. With the natural environment, fascinating history and heritage, an array of attractions and activities you can feed your minds and tire your bodies, but will there be...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Coleford GL15 4JD, England
+44 1594 837135
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All reviews wild boar forest of dean heritage centre live here outdoor activities spent a week sculpture trail beautiful area mountain biking stunning scenery go ape fresh air beechenhurst lodge natural beauty cycle hire the river autumn colours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Any time of year brings something special down the forest. Stunning scenery, wild deer and boar, great cafes, steam railways, ponds, streams, villages, speech house, puzzle wood, rspb spots, symmonds yat, Dean heritage, and so much more. Go see and enjoy!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ian r
Reviewed 1 November 2018

A beautiful area of the country especially in the autumn. The scenery all around is lovely and very picturesque

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beagle82
Reviewed 29 October 2018

lots of walks and places to visit. great wildlife, we saw a stag. wild boar are slowly destroying the place which isn't good as so beautiful!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dudkate
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely stunning!!! Well worth a visit. Enjoyed it more whilst enjoying a toasted tea cake at Tintern Avenue!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alyson_1967
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Need to go at least twice a year to get my green and oxygen fix. Lived there for 5 years as a child and have not lost my love for it. Have taken youth groups there. Stayed in various parts and never get fed up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rosp2018
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

An area of the country we hadn’t explored previously. On,y came for weekend but would love to come back and explore more. Loved walking in the forest and there are enough different forest areas to keep us busy for weeks! Felt very peaceful compared to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 76emmajtp
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent tourist area with simething for the whole family. Great walks and cycle paths , historic features, including iron mines and roman remains, unpretentious towns and villages, within easy reach of Gloucester, Bristol, Hereford and Cardiff.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DavidG13227
Reviewed 7 October 2018

wonderful walk in the middle of great area, we took longest route, it's 11 km and took us a bit over 2 hours, with time for picnic beside little pond, the trail is pretty simple only one place where 3 or 4 different roads connecting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andy B
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful part of the country to visit. Plenty of walks with a chance of seeing deer and boar. There are areas with refreshments and areas that are away from the beaten track. Always take wellies if you have children as there are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Lin W
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Lots going on , whether you like cycling, canoeing, hiking, music, or clog dancing, plus many environmental,projects to get involved in.

Date of experience: September 2018
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18 February 2018|
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Response from Fountain_Inn | Property representative |
Happy to recommend our inn. The Fountain Inn is situated in Parkend, and close to cycle trails, walks, and other attractions. Not allowed to post web addresses here, but please google us for more information.
Monika M
4 June 2017|
Response from SidBarras | Reviewed this property |
Train Bristol to Lydney than a bus
10 January 2017|
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Response from Fountain_Inn | Property representative |
The Sculpture trail, at Beechenhurst, is a great walk for kids. It's quite long, but there are short cuts back to the lodge if the children get tired. A map/guide can be bought from the café. Or RSPB Nagshead at Parkend... More