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Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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Welcome to the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Area - the perfect all year round, all weather holiday destination! Discover a host of great activities and entertainment ... for adventure-seekers, we have mountain biking, cycle tracks, zip-wires...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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| Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8RE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started our walk from Wyndcliff Parking NP16 6HD, with two adults, two kids, and our tubby Bulldog. From this spot you can either walk walk down to Tintern Abbey, cross the road and walk up into the forest, or head towards Cheltenham racecourse. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TheHolyHaddok
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Spectacular scenery makes it a must to drop into the Wye Valley. We ran out of time to do a walk, so pack a picnic and enjoy the environment , walks and tea house found near the lookout.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Beautiful location, we are very lucky to live here, the kids love playing in the Forest and lots of quieter areas that don't see too many tourists.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HolidaysBooks
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Great for a family day out if you are interested in hiking the forest trails of biking. nice picnic areas. This time of the year October id great for Hobbyist photographers with the changing colours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tbigbadbaz
McAllisterandCo, General Manager at Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

We agree! We love the Autumn colours of the DeanWye

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve taken my 5 children to the butterfly farm twice. Two yrs ago it was free to park. This yr, it was £4.... or so we thought. The lady at reception asked “have you paid to park?” I had no idea you had to pay...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MrsGJ75
McAllisterandCo, General Manager at Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for taking the trouble to contact us with your issues in relation to the parking charges at the Butterfly Zoo; we have forwarded your comments to the owners who we hope will respond to you in due course. We do not directly influence...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018

Got totally lost following one of the maps on the "12 easy walks" pdf. DO NOT USE THEM! We met two other couple along the way who we had to retrace our steps back to the car park, and almost went wrong again twice as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stuey71
McAllisterandCo, General Manager at Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for your comments, we will certainly pass these on to those who are responsible for producing the maps and guides. We will review the issues you have outlined and see where these can be updated - we will also speak to those who...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

The beautiful section of the signposted Wye Valley River walk from Symonds Yat to Kern Bridge on has become very difficult due to the closure of the foot bridge just below Lower Lydbrook. If walking north on the Gloucestershire (east) side, instead of crossing toward...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 417humphrey
McAllisterandCo, General Manager at Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for your comments, we will forward them to those responsible for walk ways and signage. Please do keep in touch with us via our facebook and website and we can update you as we hear more. Best, Maureen

Reviewed 18 June 2018

We stayed at a self catering cottage on a farm near Goodrich castle, a great place to set of from, fantastic walks in the Wye valley and Forest of Dean, one of the remaining unspoilt places in the country, you can really get back to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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McAllisterandCo, General Manager at Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 16 May 2018

With nature all around you, stunning forests, rivers, lakes and hills there is so much to see and do here. Activities and attractions, castles, cycling, canoeing and more. Absolutely love it!

Date of experience: May 2018
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McAllisterandCo, General Manager at Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review, it is so nice to hear that our visitors have had a lovely time in the area and we very much hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 April 2018

After visiting the Forest of Dean and the Southern end of the Wye Valley last year, we ventured further north for the start of our Easter holiday this year to the Northern end of the Wye Valley around Hay-on-Wye this year. Excellent river valley with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 923Dan
McAllisterandCo, General Manager at Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

We wish you lived nearer too! It is always lovely to receive such fabulous reviews of our area, and we do hope we see you again soon.

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