The Forest of Dean is one of England's few remaining ancient
forests, covering over 110 square kilometres of woodland. It lies between the
rivers Wye and Severn, in the western part of Gloucestershire, and on the
borders of Wales and Herefordshire.
The Forest is one of the most distinctive areas of Britain having a seductive
charm and character that is uniquely its own. The stunning landscapes and
spectacular scenery have inspired artists, craftspeople, inventors, poets and
playwrights, as well as the many visitors who return year after year.
There is so much to see and do in the Forest of Dean! With such a spectacular
range of natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, family attractions, plus a
whole host of events and festivals, the Forest of Dean is the perfect place for
a holiday or short break getaway, at any time of year.
The Forest of Dean is made up of four quite different landscape areas:
The Royal Forest lies at the very heart of the district with the market towns
of Coleford and Cinderford offering an insight into the industrial heritage and
history of this fascinating area.
The Wye Valley is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and forms the western
border of the Forest, separating England from Wales. This unique area offers
endless opportunities for outdoor activities such as canoeing and fishing on
what is perhaps Britain's most unspoilt major river.
The Vale of Leadon is a quintessentially unspoilt English area featuring
rolling farmland, vineyards and black and white timbered buildings centred
around the picturesque town of Newent in the northern part of the district.
The Severn Vale, through which flows the country's longest river, is famous for
its tidal bore, Blaisdon Plums and Perry Pears. The old Severnside port of
Lydney is the area's main town, and is a thriving business and shopping area.
Forest Of Dean Tourism has an excellent web site with detailed information
about things to see and do, events and activities within the local area.
Click Here to visit their site.
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further details on what to see and do in the local area whilst staying at Stank Farm.