The Forest of Dean opens its doors and reveals some of its secrets….

Heritage Open Days returns to the Forest (September 8th-11th) with a host of free and fascinating celebrations of our unique heritage. Heritage Open Days is the UK’s biggest heritage festival involving 40,000 volunteers. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture, environment and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences. … Continue reading The Forest of Dean opens its doors and reveals some of its secrets….

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Forest of Dean Hidden Heritage App

Hidden Heritage App Goes Live See your Forest as you have never seen it before! The Foresters’ Forest Hidden Heritage App is an exciting new way to explore the Forest of Dean because it’s like taking a step back in time, showing you the Forest’s industrial past in a series of magical Then and Now images. … Continue reading Forest of Dean Hidden Heritage App

Discover the Dean’s Heritage

  Lindors Country House Hotel in The Forest of Dean Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture, culture and heritage by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.  Every year on four days in September, we celebrate our heritage; it is a once-a-year chance to discover architectural treasures … Continue reading Discover the Dean’s Heritage

Five Forest #Facts #DeanWye

The Forest is full of some wacky and wonderful facts history. Here are five facts to get you started: It's never eleven in Littledean - Look up at the church tower and you'll notice something is a bit off. The roman numeral 11 has been painted incorrectly. So in a way, it turns 9 o' clock … Continue reading Five Forest #Facts #DeanWye

New book on the Forest of Dean by photographer Chris Morris

Simply titled 'The Forest of Dean: photographs by Chris Morris', the book's subject matter covers many of the cultural and traditional features that make the Dean so unusual an area. As well as dramatic landscapes the vivid contemporary photography celebrates the working freeminers, 'commoners', salmon fishermen and a coracle maker, as well as a surprise picture … Continue reading New book on the Forest of Dean by photographer Chris Morris

First Forest Free Walkers Complete 100 miles

The first group of walkers to complete the St Briavels 100 Long Distance Walk were presented with their badges in the Verderer’s Court, at the Speech House Hotel in the Forest of Dean on 18 January.  The badges and certificates were presented by Donald Johns, a Forest of Dean Free Miner.  Throughout 2010, the walkers … Continue reading First Forest Free Walkers Complete 100 miles

Going Back To Your Roots at the Dean Heritage Centre

Families looking for an entertaining yet informative day out this summer are being encouraged to visit the Dean Heritage Centre (DHC), based in Soudley, as an essential part of any visit to the Forest of Dean. The Centre, which is under new management, is promoting a varied programme of exciting and educational activities for all … Continue reading Going Back To Your Roots at the Dean Heritage Centre

Fifty miles under their boots in the Forest of Dean!

A group of walkers aiming to complete the 100 of St Briavels walking challenge are half way to becoming ‘Freewalkers of the Forest of Dean’. Once a month, on the first Sunday, they set out from a different location in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley under the guidance of an official Forest of … Continue reading Fifty miles under their boots in the Forest of Dean!

Forest of Dean Steam Festival

The Dean Forest Railway is all set for a massive double-header this year, most notably with a two-week festival this month to mark two significant events. This year marks the opening of the Severn and Wye Railway and Canal Company 200 years ago. The railway was authorised by George III under an Act of Parliament … Continue reading Forest of Dean Steam Festival

The Wye Valley & Forest of Dean on Countryfile

If you are not doing on Sunday 28th February at 18.00 make sure you watch Countryfile.  If you are busy, make sure you record the programme.  Matt Baker and Julia Bradbury will be visiting our part of the word, the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley, a dramatic limestone gorge where Wales meets England.  … Continue reading The Wye Valley & Forest of Dean on Countryfile