The Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean, Coleford: Hours, Address, The Forest of Dean Reviews: 5/5

The Forest of Dean
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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You'll never be at a loss for something to see and do in the Forest of Dean. With the natural environment, fascinating history, industrial heritage and an array of attractions and activities you can feed your minds and tire your bodies, but will there be enough time to fit it all into one holiday? - Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Tourism Association.
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kipperwales
Swansea, UK114 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We visited during the Summer just as the UK was entering some level of normality after CV-19. What a beautifully kept area. So many things to do for people of all ages, parks, cafes, lakes all free! Most areas have parking charges but this goes back into the upkeep of the forest!
Written August 17, 2020
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Tiggerandfish
Cam, UK102 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Our first visit the the Forest of Dean and its superb for families. We based ourselves near Coleford and explored a few of the local attractions:

Cyril Hart Arboretum, free parking and no entrance fee, just perfect for young children to run around and get muddy and it’s dog friendly.

Beechenhurst , parking fee but no entrance fee. Forestry Commission land which has acres of forest space to explore, dog friendly, sculpture trail. Nice cafe. Large playpark by the cafe. Go ape treetop adventure .

Perrygrove railway, entrance fee . worth a visit and if the weathers nice take a picnic .

Coleford, nice small town with all the shops you’ll need for a short stay . Sixteen community cafe is a good place to refuel.

Overall we loved the wide open space, fresh air and freedom to roam the Forest of Dean offered.

Written January 25, 2020
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Matthew C
5 contributions
Aug 2020
Me and my partner spent 2 days climbing with Alec Roberts, owner of Guided Mountain, in the Wye Valley, gaining confidence to move from the indoor wall to real rock. We had one day at Symonds Yat and one day at Wyndcliff Quarry. Alec was great, taught us loads, including abseiling, setting up a top rope belay, and introduced us to lead climbing. The day after our course, we went out on our own and put things into practice. We would certainly recommend Alec and Guided Mountain.
Written August 31, 2020
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Keith B
Coventry, UK710 contributions
Mar 2020
We go annually for a day out late Feb early March. Visit New a Fancy view for great views of the Forest & great chance of seeing (albeit distant) displaying Goshawks. Cannop Ponds for Mandarin Ducks & anywhere the chance of Hawfinch or even Wild Boar. It’s a lovely area everyone should visit at least once & come back again!
Written March 6, 2020
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Jacquie C
Swansea County, UK101 contributions
Aug 2020
We normally go about every three months. Every time we find something new to do. We find new restaurants and interesting places to go. The Coleford Prison Jail has got to be one of the most amazing private collections of paraphernalia I have ever seen. The Speech House Hotel is such a lovely to stay in; staff & management are an absolute delight and so professional. From sight seeing to walking to pubs to restaurants to Falconry to nurseries and of course amazing scenery, the Forest of Dean has it all. Spoil yourself with a stay at Speech House and then explore... you should not be disappointed.
Written August 29, 2020
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matthewmcneil90
Lincoln, UK55 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Excellent place to visit, walking, cycling, running. There’s woodland, lakes, hills, valleys. Sculpture trail was good, breathtaking scenery. We were here in August, traffic not too bad getting from place to place.
Written August 26, 2021
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KMSN2005
Renfrewshire, UK7 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Lovely day out in the forest of Dean. Had the bikes with us so completed the family cycle loop. Stopped for a picnic on our way round. The route is very well sign posted. Had a great tip to complete the cycle in a clockwise direction (I think!) It made it a bit easier going this way. Our teenagers enjoyed the cycling downhill! After our cycle we walked around one of the water features. Toilets available & clean.
Written July 8, 2021
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Martin_Lancs
Burnley, UK1,048 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
I have been coming to the Forest of Dean for more than 45 years. A wonderful natural environment. My favourite things are walks through the forest and along the River Wye. It’s never too busy and such a wonderful natural environment in which to relax and exercise.
Written June 1, 2021
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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,258 contributions
Mar 2020
We were down staying locally in The Forest of Dean for The Cheltenham Festival.
On one of the mornings we decided to explore the forest.
Driving through the forest can be a little bumper, but with so much to see and the full experience of driving off road made the whole adventure worth while.
Written April 12, 2020
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Dorie
London, UK93 contributions
The Forest of Dean is a glorious place to visit. The countryside and pretty villages and towns are worth going in themselves but the area seems to be packed with things to do.

The actual forest, and nearby Wye Valley are perfect for cycling and walking, for the serious and also for families.

There are castles, caves, gardens, shopping, bird watching, vineyards, art exhibitions, antique hunting....so there really is something for everyone, or more importantly, somewhere to go if the sun doesn't shine for the outdoor activities!
Written June 13, 2005
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