Phil's Recommended top 30 things to do in The Forest of Dean

Sally Gibson Photography

My name is Sally Gibson, My interests of Gardening & Photography came together when I discovered photography in 2011, After some excellent tuition and much practice, I can now indulge my passion to the full combining all my hobbies to take pictures of the flowers, plant life and landscapes in my garden and the surrounding area. If you’re interested in my photography or would like to buying any prints (framed or mounted) please contact me on 07918 741297 or email me

Three Choirs Vineyard

The rolling hills and valleys of Gloucestershire provide a unique microclimate which is perfect for growing grapes. Come for our tours and tastings and find out more about how we produce our great English wine.

Chessgrove Shoot

Sitting on the borders of the Royal Forest of Dean in glorious Gloucestershire countryside, Chessgrove Shoot is a perfect place to enjoy a day out clay pigeon shooting.

BattleSports Gloucester

Battlesports Gloucestershire offers Laser Combat, Airsoft and Paintballing in the Gloucestershire Countryside ... The closest you can get to being in a battle situation without going into battle

Harts Barn Craft Centre

Situated on the edge of the Forest of Dean in its own picturesque. An excellent venue for a day out, it is simply "a place not to miss". Set in beautifully landscaped grounds, this historic award winning centre provides an eclectic mix of craft and gift shops, an established cookery school and bar featuring an historic cider mill and press.


Puzzlewood is a unique and enchanting place, located in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean. Explore a mile of meandering pathways, with its fantastic tree and rock formations, through this 14 acre ancient woodland.

Beechenhurst Lodge

Beechenhurst lies in the heart of the forest, and is a great place to start your adventure. Discover the Sculpture Trail, play area, cafe, shop and climbing tower.

Beechenhurst Lodge

Symonds Yat is a village and popular tourist destination which straddles the River Wye in England. Famed for its natural river scenery and wooded expanses, Symonds Yat Rock is a limestone outcrop rising some 500 feet rising from the banks of the River Wye.

Visit the Forest of Dean

The official tourism website for visiting the Forest of Dean & the Wye Valley Areas.