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#MyMicrogap in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

Want to ‘get off the beaten track’ on home turf this year? Maybe go biking, learn photography or try a spot of forest bathing in ancient forests? Or, take a vineyard tour, forage for gin botanicals, paddle down an idyllic river or improve your cooking skills?

All this and more are possible in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley (@deanwyetourism on Instagram).

It’s ideal territory for microgapping, if you can’t get much time off or fork out for a long holiday. Or, maybe you just have an itch to leave town and do something different.

There’s so much to see out there and it’s hard to know where to start so, we’ve made a bucket list of things we’d love to do on a microgap to give you some ideas.

With over 100 miles of pristine rivers (The Wye, The Usk and The Severn), the area offers some of Britain’s best canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding and even tidal river surfing on the Severn Bore.

The Forest of Dean is one of England’s last ancient forests and a true nature’s playground with zip lining, mountain biking, and climbing too. It’s such an inspiring location and often stars on the big screens - from Harry Potter to Star Wars. This is the region where Netflix sensation Sex Education is filmed and covers the three counties of Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire uniquely spanning both England and Wales.

Here are ten #MyMicrogap ideas for the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley: