Another great day out in the Forest of Dean would include a visit to the enchanting woodland of Puzzlewood. Discover the maze of pathways, moss covered rocks and twisted tree roots that has provided a back drop to many blockbuster films including Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Interested in learning more about the history and heritage of the Forest of Dean during your day trip? Head to the Dean Heritage Centre to learn about the history of the Forest and enjoy its spectacular woodland backdrop.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, you could head to Go Ape and Forest of Dean Adventure but be careful when driving along the Forest roads, you wouldn’t want to bump into the Beast of Dean!
There are many picnic benches surrounding the ruins so why not take a picnic and enjoy lunch with a view?
Instead of a devilish day trip, why not walk through the Lord’s Wood to King Arthur’s Cave in The Doward, near Symonds Yat – Who knows what you’ll discover! Afterwards why not hire a canoe and have a paddle down the river?
You could also decide to relive the turbulent history of Goodrich Castle for the day. The castle is one of the most complete medieval strongholds in Britain and the free tour is perfect for the whole family to get a glimpse into its horrible history. Afterwards head into the Ross on Wye town centre and browse the variety of small shops and local produce market stalls.
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With such fabulous scenery and myths to discover, the Forest of Dean is a great place to go for a ramble or cycle ride. Start your mythical weekend with a relaxing cycle ride through the deep Forest, keeping your eyes peeled for a glimpse of the Beast of the Dean. Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre is located near Coleford and offer great deals on cycle hire for families and individuals.
Exploring the Forest by bicycle is bound to bring on an appetite! Luckily enough, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is a primary producer of top quality food and drink and there are plenty of places to eat and drink during your weekend break.
To complete your mythical weekend in the Dean Wye travel from the Forest to the town of Chepstow. Back in the 1970’s the entrance to The Otter Hole which is one of the best decorated caves in Britain was discovered. You can enjoy some fantastic shopping and stock up on locally sourced produce whilst in the town.
When travelling to Chepstow, keep your eyes peeled for a sign for the village of Tutshill. Popular author, J.K Rowling grew up in this village and in her most famous story, Harry Potter she regularly acknowledges her childhood roots in the Dean Wye.
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