Things to do in or near Newent in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is home to a great range of attractions - some man-made, some completely natural but all of them well worth a visit. You may wish to discover the area's history, or enjoy a stroll around a nature reserve.

There’s an array of family oriented attractions where you can all have fun, relax or enjoy some animal magic. On rainy days there’s also plenty to do from museums to caves or how about spending some time riding a steam train through the forest or taking a cruise down the River Wye.

There really is no shortage of ideas for things to see and do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.


farOpen - Forest and Rivers Open Studios

Visit artists in their workshops and galleries during the annual Open Studios Event in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, along the Severn and Gloucester.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Forest of Dean Greenways

A network of horse riding trails across the Forest of Dean also suitable for walkers and leisure cyclists, connected by quiet country lanes.

Attraction in or near Newent


Dymock Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Newent


Kempley Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Newent


Newent Lake Park

Large picturesque lake in the centre of town

Natural World in or near Newent


Kempley Church - St Edwards

History and Heritage in or near Newent


Hartpury Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Gloucester


Newent Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Newent


May Hill

May Hill is the most familiar landmark for many miles around, with its near circular mound and the crowning clump of trees.

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Newent