Cottages near the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley
A unique mecca of water sports, hiking, cycling and historic showstoppers
The Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley are home to stunning natural beauty and a wide variety of outdoor activities. The Rivers Wye and Severn flow through these areas, rewarding you with magical viewpoints. The forest is a mecca for watersports, hiking, cycling and adventure. Miles of paths take you out into the wilds where you will discover hidden artwork among the trees, mining caves, castles and the inspirational delights of Puzzlewood. The Forest of Dean has been the muse of JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling and it’s hard not to be moved by the discoveries you will make here.
The landscape is so unique it has been the filming location for many big-name productions. Puzzlewood hosted Star Wars and Doctor Who among others while Netflix’s Sex Education was filmed entirely in this area. You may recognise the main character’s house in Symond’s Yat.
The spectacular Wye Valley Walk follows the river through the Wye Valley and is a great way to see this area. You don’t need to follow the entire route, dipping in and out will introduce you to villages and scenic spots. This area is also popular with water sports enthusiasts. Many places along the river offer canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding for you to try. Heading back to civilisation you will find several towns and villages where you can wander the streets. Cinderford, Coleford and Lydney offer local pubs, craft hubs and museums. Even on rainy days there is plenty to keep you entertained!
There are so many opportunities for day trips no matter where you stay in this region. Tintern Abbey, Goodrich Castle and Chepstow Castle are highlights for a step back in time. Beauty spots are abundant in the area and a walk up to some of the higher points, such as the Eagle’s Nest or the Devil’s Pulpit by Tintern provide far-reaching views.
With unrivalled locations to dive into, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley have so much to offer. Discover our range of cottages in this area and book your adventure break today.
Picture: Cannop Ponds (c) Visit Dean Wye