Find Your Spring Freedom


Find Your Spring Freedom in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

Longer and brighter days spent outside in nature... that's what spring is all about. Find your freedom in our ancient forest and wild river valley with our guide to the best things to see and do this spring.

For Nature Lovers:

With the natural world being teased out of its slumber and the sun getting higher in the sky, spring awakens us all with a reminder of just how great it is to be outside. The Forest comes back to life with new leaves and wildflowers, there are lambs in the fields and baby birds in the trees and on the ponds. For nature lovers this spring we've got open gardens, wildflower displays and festivals, foraging, Easter trails, photography walks, crafts and new skills to learn.

For Foodies:

From outdoor dining to foodie experiences we've got everything you need for a delicious spring break in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. We've a guide to the best beer gardens, the top picnic spots, foraging experiences and vineyard tours. We've also got our guide to the best foodie breaks combining a sip, a snack and a snooze with every itinerary.

For Adventurers:

We have outdoor adventures and activities galore, everything from canoeing to zipwires, mountain biking to archery. There’s the family friendly cycle trail to get you started on two wheels, plus experience days and adventure packages to suit thrill seekers and those wanting to try something new. Spring is also the beginning of the big Severn Bores, with the high tides creating a spectacular show of nature’s power.

For Crafty Types:

From rural skills to photography, spring is a great time to try something new and we've got a wide range of arts and crafts, activities and workshops to help you make 2020 the year you learn a new skill.

For Walkers:

Make the most of what we have all around us by simply strolling through the stunning landscapes. Our wild bluebell displays are some of the best in the UK and a woodland walk is made all the more delightful with the bright blue flowers covering the Forest floor in spring. You’ll find miles of beautiful woodland walks, riverside paths and national trails with breathtaking views across the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley and walking is of course one of the main reasons visitors come here.

For Holidaymakers:

Sleeping in the great outdoors is one of the greatest joys which the spring weather brings and we’ve got campsites, caravan parks and glamping options galore to tempt you to stay a little longer. Our rural location means that our accommodation providers often have nature on their doorsteps too, from woodland walks to stunning viewpoints, in the forest, down in the valley or up a hill!

So soak up the first spring rays and let yourself feel free in our ancient forest and wild river valley, with acres of woodland to walk or cycle, breathtaking views and carpets of bluebells and enough outdoor activities and adventures for every adrenaline junkie. It’s a wonderful time of year to venture out, explore, discover and enjoy all that this fantastic area has to offer.

Find Your Spring Freedom in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley…

…With Woodland Walks and Spring Flowers

…With Delicious Local Food and Drink

…By Taking Part in Our Unique Experiences

…By Learning a New Skill

…With Wellbeing and Relaxation

…With Our Great Places to Stay this Spring

…With Our Mother’s Day Guide

…With Our Easter Guide