With the summer well and truly here, it is the perfect time to dig out the picnic basket, get the family together and enjoy some laughs and of course some sandwiches! The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley has some fantastic picnic spots for you and your family to enjoy this summer, or throughout the year.
As well as these below, look at our complete list of picnic spots and viewpoints.
Our Editors Say: Cannop Ponds is a popular picnic site in the Forest of Dean. It has a large grass area to spread out your picnic blankets and is close to the car park and the ponds. The ponds themselves are picturesque and are home to lots of wildlife including ducks, swards and even dragonflies!
Picturesque ponds, home to lots of wildlife. Great picnic area and central for walks and cycle paths.
Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Coleford
Our Editors Say: In the 18th century the gentry of Monmouth built a banqueting house at this viewpoint overlooking the town. It's still a great place to picnic
When Admiral Lord Nelson visited the site in 1802 he described it as one of the most beautiful places he had ever seen.
Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Monmouth