Where is the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean?
Located at the top of the South West region of England, under Birmingham, above Bristol and next to Wales, almost completely surrounded by the rivers Severn and Wye the area is nearly an island in itself and it covers the three counties of Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire.
How to get here
Birmingham - 72miles/122km - 1 1/2 hrs
Bristol - 33miles/54km - 1hr
Cardiff - 43miles/70km - 1hr
London - 140miles/226km - 3hrs
Manchester - 156miles/252km - 3hrs
Car sharing is a cost effective way of getting about that also helps to reduce the number of cars on the roads. If you are looking for an alternative means of getting here, visit the Sewtacarshare website to discover the benefits of car sharing.
For flight information:
Getting Around the Forest of Dean
- Detailed times of all local bus services in the Forest of Dean are available from South West Traveline, and they can be contacted on: 0870 608 2 608.
- Using buses in Chepstow and the Lower Wye Valley.
- Buses in Monmouthsire.
The Forestry Commission Discovery Pass, is an annual parking pass that enables you to discover, experience and enjoy more and can be purchased for £20 from the Forestry Commission, tel 01594 833057, Forest Connections, tel 01594 822612 or Pedalabikeaway, tel 01594 860065. Or visit www.forestry.gov.uk/pass and purchase on-line. There are a whole host of benefits that include:
- Free parking in Forestry Commission car parks in the Forest of Dean for a year
- 15% off cabin bookings at Forest Holidays (Excluding peak times: 25th June to 3rd September, 22nd October to 28th October and 23rd December to 5th January)
- Seasonal newsletter, packed with news, events and activities
- 20% off Go Ape! with 21 sites to choose from. (Valid Monday-Friday, in term-time excluding bank holidays)
- 2 for the price of 1 entry to Puzzlewood