Things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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There are so many wild and magical places to explore in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.  Places you can explore off the beaten track, where you can immerse yourself in nature.  Discover ancient trees, carpets of bluebells, rare nightjars and much much more.


Humble by Nature

Humble by Nature is a working farm and rural skills centre owned by broadcaster Kate Humble, based in Penallt just outside Monmouth.

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Canoe the Wye

Canoeing trips down the Wye Valley. Choose from Half a day canoe hire right up to a 4 day canoeing and camping Adventure.

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Borderlands Outdoor

Outdoor Training and Adventure in the Wye Valley & South Wales Borderlands. Climbing, Caving, Archery, Bushcraft, Navigation Training and more

Attraction in or near Monmouth


Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

Walk with butterflies as you explore the incredible and beautiful world of these wonderful creatures. This safari is for everyone with an interest in the environment, and has some wonderful photographic opportunities, come and see!

Attraction in or near Symonds Yat


Foraging & Wildlife Safaris from Tudor Farmhouse

Enjoy foraging in the Forest of Dean as well as Wildlife Safaris with our experts. Group and private courses available.

Attraction in or near Clearwell


FALCONRY EXPERIENCES IN THE FOREST OF DEAN

Falconry Experiences – 1 hour and half day. Meet, handle and fly birds of prey. Based in Littledean. Gift Vouchers available. Pre-booking essential.

Attraction in or near Cinderford


Forest Retreats

Forest Retreats offers Yoga and Wellbeing retreats in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. We offer scheduled retreats across the year but can also arrange bespoke retreats based on your needs.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Wye Valley Falconry

Wye Valley Falconry offers Private Experiences and Events to fly, handle or view a variety of encounters flying a number of Birds of Prey.

Attraction in or near Hereford


International Centre for Birds of Prey

Owls, Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Vultures flown daily whatever the weather. Gardens, Picnic Area, Café, Shop. Courses.  Open every day Feb 1st – Nov 30th.  10.30am – 5.30pm or dusk if earlier.

Attraction in or near Newent


Dean Heritage Centre

The history of the Forest from the Ice Age to present day; the Gruffalo woodland trail, a reconstructed Forester's cottage; a charcoal burner's camp; a woodland playground; cafe & gift shop.

Attraction in or near Cinderford


Goodrich Castle

Explore the 12th century keep, chapel and maze of small rooms. Climb to the battlements and take in the amazing views of the Wye Valley. See 'Roaring Meg', the only surviving Civil War mortar.

Attraction in or near Goodrich


Forestry England

We look after the Forest for everyone...whether you’re a mountain biker or a lover of nature, a great day out awaits...35 Square miles of beautiful woodland to enjoy & explore on foot boke or horse.

Attraction in or near Coleford