King Arthur's Cave near Symonds Yat


Myths and Legends

There are a number of historical legends, ancient myths and terrifying ghost stories that surround the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. With 2017 marking the Year of Myths & Legends, immerse yourself into the stories of the Dean Wye.

From the historic folk tale of the Ruardean Bear to the iconic legend of the Devil’s Pulpit, there are so many interesting myths and legends of the Dean Wye for you to explore.

What is a Myth?

A myth is known as a traditional story concerning the early history of a person or area without any basis of fact or natural explanation.

What is a Legend?

A legend is a traditional story that is often popularly regarded as historical but not authenticated. Very famous or notorious people are often referred to as Legends.



Supported by the Forest of Dean District Council’s Economic Growth Fund

Funded by Welsh Government / Ariennir gan Lywodraeth Cymru


Myths and Legends of the Forest of Dean

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Myths and Legends of the Wye Valley

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