The snake of the Wye Valley from Hereford to Chepstow is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, while the Forest of Dean is one of the few surviving remains of ancient forest in England. Steeped in history, the Forest of Dean is one of the few surviving remains of ancient forest in England and has its own distinct social and cultural identity. Once a medieval and Tudor hunting ground, the Forest also has a proud heritage of iron working and coal mining. To this day the rights of the Foresters are fiercely defended.
Close to the Welsh marches
and also partly in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this beautiful woodland landscape offers fantastic opportunities for walking and cycling along its many trails. The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail is an enduring and popular attraction. Don't forget to bring your dog!
Many of our holiday cottages accept pets. For adrenaline junkies there are plenty of adventure activities to try, including caving and highwire adventure courses. The beautiful River Wye is an ideal location for fishing, canoeing and other water sports.
The famous Symonds Yat beauty spot is a must see, and don't miss the Dean Heritage Centre, a great place to find out about the history of this unique part of the country. This beautiful landscape is within easy to reach if you are holidaying in Gloucestershire
or the Brecon Beacons
. It also makes for the perfect day out if you are renting a holiday cottage in the Cotswolds.