The top 5 picnic spots as voted by visitors to the Dean Wye

What can be better than good weather and good food coming together for a picnic, whether it is out with the family or as a cosy meal for two? To help celebrate National Picnic Week 15th – 24th June), Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism recently conducted a survey of visitors to the region … Continue reading The top 5 picnic spots as voted by visitors to the Dean Wye

NEW LANDMARK SCULPTURE FOR FOREST OF DEAN SCULPTURE TRAIL

Cusp by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva Internationally acclaimed artist, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva is to make a major new sculpture for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, entitled Cusp.  Commissioned by Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust, a registered charity, in partnership with Forestry Commission England, the sculpture is due for completion in late Spring 2018. The new sculpture will … Continue reading NEW LANDMARK SCULPTURE FOR FOREST OF DEAN SCULPTURE TRAIL

Best places to see the bluebells bloom in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

One of the greatest pleasures of exploring the great British countryside is spotting the signs of spring and no site is more iconic than the bloom of bluebells. The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is home to some of the most spectacular shows of these beautiful flowers in the country – and there are … Continue reading Best places to see the bluebells bloom in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Luminescent sentient artwork seeks to explore the Forest of Dean’s hidden secrets

Artist Andrea Roe reveals the unseen communication between trees in the artwork, Sentient Forest, a temporary commission by the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail in collaboration with Forestry Commission England. Sentient Forest seeks to reveal secrets hidden in the forest. Roe’s commission brings the Trail into the 21st century with a technological artwork that utilises … Continue reading Luminescent sentient artwork seeks to explore the Forest of Dean’s hidden secrets

Forest of Dean – Best Family Cycle Trail

The cycle path in the Forest of Dean has just been named by the Daily Telegraph as Britain's No 1 family cycle route.  The route is based upon old railway lines in the Forest, previously used for taking coal to the nearby river ports.  There are 15 miles of track with gradients suitable for all members … Continue reading Forest of Dean – Best Family Cycle Trail

Open Studios in the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley

The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean are home to a large number of artists and crafts-persons and each year during July and August they open their doors to visitors.  This year 35 studios will be open during July and early August.  Full details of the event including the locations and open dates can be … Continue reading Open Studios in the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley