Sports and Activities

As well as walking and cycling, here are a few of the many other Sports and Activities in and around the Forest of Dean, and under 30 mins away from Deanwood Holiday Cottages:-

Golf  Forest Hills Golf Club at Coleford, six miles away from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages, welcomes visitors to their course. Suitable for all abilities, and playable even in wet conditions. Equipment and buggies / trolleys available to hire. Bar meals from the Clubhouse.

Fishing Elton Carp Lakes, 8 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages, Cannop Lakes, 4 miles from Deanwood Holiday Cottages; Lydney Lakes, 3 miles from Deanwood Holiday Cottages. Angling Tuition from Angling4acatch, Lydney.

Sulpture Trail Spot the different sculptures as you walk through the Forest of Dean. Start at Beechenhurst Lodge, near to Speech House, approx. 4 miles away from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages. Also at Beechenhurst Lodge is a Climbing Tower and Treetop ropes and a Junior GoApe course.

Archery arranged through Way2goadventures,

Go Ape only ten minutes away from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages, in the beautiful Cannop Valley by Mallard Pike Lake.

Canoeing & kayaking Canoes and kayaks can be hired by the hour, half day, or full day from several companies operating on the River Wye, such as Way2goadventures

Paintballing Forest Combat, nr Coleford, 9 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages.

4 x 4 Offroad Adventure at Whitecliff Quarry, 7 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages.

Nordic Walking arranged through Way2goadventures,

Surfing Ride the Severn Bore! The Severn Bore is especially spectacular with the Spring and Autumn high tides, particularly when combined with a full or new moon. Ride it or just watch it where the river narrows at Newnham on Severn or Westbury on Severn.

Swimming at Whitecroft Leisure Centre, Lydney, 3 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages, also Bathurst Open Air Lido pool in Lydney is open in the summer.

Bubble Football at Hillside Brewery, Longhope

Archery Tag at Hillside Brewery, Longhope

Extreme Sports Several companies aim to get the adrenelin pumping! –

Redhill Extreme Bike & Board Centre,  at Elton, 8 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday  Cottages;   ‘The Wire’ at the National Diving and Activity Centre near Chepstow,  – Launch from a 70m high cliff and zip over the length of the 80m deep quarry!  11 Miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages.

Rock Climbing and Abseiling with Summit Montaineering at Symonds Yat Rock, overlooking the beautiful Wye Valley, 14 miles from our Forest of Dean Holiday Cottages.

Inspire2adventure offer gorge scrambling, canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling and also team building challenges for private and corporate events. These can be offered in the grounds of Deanwood Holidays or at Inspire2adventure’s own site near Monmouth.

Information on these and more are in our holiday cottages for you to browse, and to help you plan your stay.