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Canoeing at Symonds Yat

 

Spanning the three counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, this region will surround you by nature, tempt you into adventure, and fascinate you by its heritage.  

This is where the boughs of the cider orchards hang heavy and the rivers offer fishing, canoeing and even one of the world’s biggest tidal surges, the Severn Bore. It is where the forests are home to ancient trees, steam trains, wildlife, exhilarating zip wires, as well as hiking, biking and sculpture trails.

Amongst the unique landscape of forested hillsides, rocky outcrops and unspoilt villages you will find castles, museums and cathedrals aplenty, foodie spots to satisfy, and gorgeous places to stay from log cabins, cute cottages to stylish boutique hotels and quirky glamping spots.  

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The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is alive with colour and wildlife, and ready to welcome you to enjoy a fun filled break – it’s really time to set your spirit free this year and discover the wonders of this special part of the world – a magical place in all seasons … Enjoy a walk, ride or canoe adventure, fly through the trees or scramble along the rocks, mooch the craft shops and discover artisan crafts, savour locally produced food and drink, and delight in the many things to do and places to visit and of course, the fresh air and freedom.

Whether you’re here for a day or thinking of staying longer, we’ve a host of attractions and activities to enjoy and a fabulous array of accommodation, from camping holidays, to cosy cottages, logs cabin amongst the trees, friendly hotels or B&Bs to choose from.


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More awards in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Awards are coming in thick and fast in the Dean Wye, here are some of the more recent. Speech House ..Read more..

What’s on this Half Term in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean: 22 – 28th Oct 2018

It’s the start of Half Term here in the Dean Wye and we’ve plenty of family activities a..Read more..

Ghoulish ghastly fun: Halloween in the DeanWye

Get ready for spooky times here in the DeanWye this Halloween, with a choice of gruesome activities ..Read more..

Severn Bridges’ tolls end date: 17th December

Good news! The tolls on the Severn Bridge and Prince of Wales Bridge will be removed on Monday 17th ..Read more..