The Forest of Dean is a historical and scenic location set in England’s beautiful county of Gloucestershire, the thousands of acres of woodland in this part of the country are some England’s oldest and best preserved and the area makes for a great place to take a break. The River Wye runs through the heart of this region and the area has been used in the past for many films and TV sets due to it’s medieval feel and its unspoiled nature. If you are looking to take a break in England then the Forest of Dean is a great location to choose and here are just a few reasons why you should consider this stunning part of England.
For those of you that love to jump on your bike then this area is perfect for you, with several trails for you to follow through the varied scenery you can take your bike through the heart of this rugged woodland. The terrain ranges from stoned paths, muddy tracks and and paved roads, meander through the forest and take on hill climbs and rapid downhill descents, there is something here for all abilities regardless of whether you are looking for something high octane or a relaxing cycle through the woods, you can find it here.
For a glimpse into the past of Old England you can visit some of the old buildings that sit in the area, from castles to the jail museum there is plenty here for visitors to see. The larger castles offer guided tours through them where you can explore and learn who occupied the castle and the battles that took place to take them over. These are great places to spend your days and there is plenty of fun to be had for the kids as well.
Many of us work and live in bustling cities and towns with plenty of noise and chaos each day, taking some time out in the Forest of Dean is the perfect way to recharge your batteries in a tranquil setting, a world away from the mania in our daily lives. Enjoy a quiet stay in a holiday cottage here to get the most out of your experience, many of the cottages are set in isolated places so that you can get the most from the peaceful environment and beautiful scenery that the area has to offer.
Clearwell Caves is a huge underground expanse where you can head below the ground for a truly memorable experience. This vast cave system has been significantly mined, leaving behind what is essentially an underground town. The caves have been used in a whole host of TV shows and during Christmas and Easter the caves are themed as Santa’s grotto or with an Easter Egg trail. You won’t find yourself wading through water to see stalactites down here as it is fully visitor ready and a great place to spend your day during your time in the Forest.