The Forest of Dean is a reasonably compact area, so many of its attractions are within a 10-15-minute drive and some within walking distance through the forest.
Explore the ancient forest and idyllic landscapes on foot using the extensive network of well-signed tracks for walkers of all abilities.
Visit a wide range of attractions and historical sites on the doorstep. From castles to caves there is something for everyone (especially on rainy days!)
There is no shortage of activities for thrill seekers. Whether on land or water, this natural playground offers no end of adventure.
Take the hard work out of having fun by letting someone arrange it for you. Choose from a huge range of tours, activities and experiences all designed to enhance your stay in the Forest & Wye Valley.
Whatever your age or experience there is something for you. From bike hire to family trails and even the adrenaline of downhill mountain biking, cycling in the forest can’t be beaten.
Relax, unwind and take it all in. A great place for families to reconnect, meet with friends and make lifelong memories.
Great places for a shopping are never far away with many fantastic shops and craft centres selling a range of food, drink and souvenirs.
Towns & Villages
Stop off at some of the historic towns and villages throughout the forest with a wealth of restaurants, cafes and pubs to break up your day.
Keeping It Local
Deanwood is within easy walking distance to Yorkley village which has two mini supermarkets, a post office, two pubs which also serve meals and where dogs are welcome, hairdressers, Doctors’ surgery, primary school, and playing field with skateboarding park.
Lydney is 3 miles from our Forest of Dean holiday cottages. A small town supplying everything you need – three supermarkets, banks, good selection of restaurants and takeaways, leisure centre with indoor swimming pool, historic harbour, fishing lakes, golf course, outdoor lido, parks, doctors, dentist, hospital, vets, craft and garden centres, start of the Dean Valley Railway.
Lydney (3 miles/5mins) – Tesco & Lidl
Coleford (6 miles/15 mins) – Co-Op & Lidl
Cinderford (8 miles/17mins) – Tesco & Lidl
Monmouth (12 miles/30 mins) – Waitrose, Marks & Spencer (Food)
Food delivery is available from ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury & Ocado. Please visit their websites for details.