Forest of Dean…Make it Yours


Footloose and Toll Free...

With the days lengthening, the buds bursting and the Severn Crossings toll free we’d like to invite you to watch our film and make a date to come over the bridge and experience it all for yourself soon. 

We hope this exciting new footage shows our area off in all its glory, a natural outdoor playground where you are invited to ‘make it yours’ through heritage, adventure, nature, taste and of course, a lot of fun along the way.

Forest of Dean… Make it Yours

Climb to the top of a hill for an epic view of seven counties, wander through ancient woodland, cosy up in a forest cabin with a hot tub, taste delicious artisan food and award-winning wines, try something new such as kayaking, caving, archery or even handling a hawk.

Then feel the rush of soaring birds of prey overhead, or your mountain bike beneath as you bump along a trail. From heritage railway attractions which younger visitors will adore, to open-air sculpture trails, craft centres and pretty pub gardens, this is a place for tots, teens, friends, families, new couples, retired couples, and everyone in between.

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Culture and Heritage

We have a rich heritage of which we are rightly proud. The lower Wye Valley is considered ...


Eat & Drink

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is a primary producer of top quality food and drink. Eve...


Plenty of Active Family Fun

With the Severn bridge tolls gone the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is closer than ever fo...


Outdoor Activities

Whether you are looking for an action-packed, adrenalin-fuelled holiday or a relaxing...


Where to Stay

There are a wide variety of accommodation options in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, so...


Wildlife and Nature

The Forest of Dean was designated as a National Forest Park in 1938, the first in England....