With an area covering more than 500 square kilometres, there are plenty of things to do in the Forest of Dean, with miles of walking and cycling tracks, caves, museums, gardens, the river Wye and bundles of pubs and restaurants.
With so many attractions, it was easy for us to put together a list of the top things to do in this great forest, so you can easily plan your holiday.
We would be perfectly happy taking in the forest that surrounds our Bracelands campsite, with enough walking and cycling routes to keep any avid walker or cyclist happy. If this is what you’re looking for then view our Forest of Dean walking section where you can find routes and articles on what it’s like to exercise in the area.
If exploring is your thing, take a dive below ground level – to approximately -200ft if you’re brave enough – at the incredible Clearwell Caves. Take a self-guided tour around the vast caverns that dwell 100ft underground, or plunge into the labyrinth of passageways that exist just beyond.
Above ground there are plenty more things to do in the Forest of Dean, from Westbury Court Gardens and Lydney Park Estate to Littledean Jail Museum and The Secret Forest.
Take a look at our list of activities below for more ideas and information and if you’re still not sure, take a look at some of our articles on things to do in the Forest of Dean.
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Things to do in the Forest of Dean
Home to more than 250 eagles, owls, buzzards and more, the International Centre for Birds of Prey is a great day out.
Perfectly situated on the banks of the River Wye, The Saracens Head Inn is one of the best places to stop for lunch or a quick drink.
Take a few hours in the peaceful and beautiful Westbury Court Gardens.