Places to visit

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is home to a great range of attractions!

Hire bikes and go exploring, fly through the air on a zip wire or paddle down the river on a watery adventure.  With such fabulous scenery and places to explore, the Forest of Dean is a great place to go for a rambling walk and dog-friendly too. Marvel at the wildlife, follow the superb 4½  mile long sculpture trail with 16 sculptures displayed in the forest or spot a movie scene or two.

Get the family out on bikes at Pedalabikeaway. Choose an easy route or be more adventurous, enjoying a healthy dose of fresh air and freedom. For adrenaline seekers, take a thoroughly exhilarating zip wire through the trees with Go Ape and Forest of Dean Adventure, feeling nothing but air underfoot and taking in the breathtaking views below – if you dare look!

Or for something more sedate, paddle your way down the river with Way 2 Go Adventures in a kayak.

Follow in the footsteps of Dr Who, Merlin and Atlantis, explore the Clearwell Caves or ride through the forest on the steam railway.  Explore the Forest of Dean, a secret corner of England and discover a fascinating heritage unlike anywhere else in England – with lots of things to do and see with the kids from museums and historic buildings, to castles and ancient churches. Learn about the industrial archaeology throughout the Forest and the length of the lower Wye Valley.

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