On foot, on bike or through the trees

For adventure lovers and thrill seekers there’s something to suit all ages and expectations in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley! 

With such fabulous scenery it's a great place to ramble and it's dog-friendly. Marvel at the wildlife, follow the superb four-mile Sculpture Trail that features 16 art works, or spot a movie or TV set.  For our younger visitors, the Dean Heritage Centre has a Gruffalo Trail based on the much loved Julia Donaldson book. 

Hire bicycles and explore, fly through the air on a zip wire or paddle down the river on a watery adventure. Discover the ancient forests of Puzzlewood, the outdoor play areas and trails at Beechenhurst Lodge or delight at our many arboreal adventures. Intrepid visitors can delight in a natural playground connected by zip wires, mountain bike trails, bridleways, ancient caves, treetop assault courses and river rapids.

Stay in a lodge in the heart of the Forest

When you’re ready to relax after your adventures, stay a while and check in to one of our hotels, guesthouses, self-catering cottages, lodges and rustic or glamorous campsites.