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Towns and Villages in or near Cinderford


The name 'Rwirdin' literallly means 'fortified hill'. This pretty village is located on the Herefordshire border and is home to the church of St John the Baptist, one of many on the fringe of the Forest. It's tall 180 foot tower commands spectacular views over the Wye Valley and the Welsh Mountain..

The village is also where two brothers, James and William Horlick were born. The malthouse, now refered to as 'Horlicks' can still be seen in the village.

Ruardean Hill is 951 feet above sea level and was once the most northern boundary in the Forest.


  • Towns and Villages


O/S Ref: SO 6217

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From the A4136 Huntley to Monmouth road, take turning to the village and follow the road for 2 miles.

  • Cinderford
  • Lydbrook