Surprise Dad with a dedicated day out in the Dean Wye – 10 places to take Dad on Father’s Day

    We all think that Dad deserves a treat on Father’s Day and where better place to look for that special day out than the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, home to all types of experiences from steam trains, to gorge scrambling, caving to a slap-up lunch in a great pub. Maureen McAllister, … Continue reading Surprise Dad with a dedicated day out in the Dean Wye – 10 places to take Dad on Father’s Day

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Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this Week: 11 – 17 Jun 2018

Here are the events and activities taking place in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week. 11th - 17th June. Whatever the weather may be, and whatever the time of year, you'll find something to do in the #DeanWye region. If you can’t make it this week, see our What’s On page for ideas for next time. … Continue reading Reasons to Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this Week: 11 – 17 Jun 2018

New Volunteer’s Day at Dean Forest Railway

Ever fancied driving a steam locomotive, operating a signalbox, or restoring a carriage? The Dean Forest Railway Society is holding an open day on Saturday 19th May for members of the public, interested in volunteering at the railway, to take a look behind the scenes and find out more about the roles on offer. Potential … Continue reading New Volunteer’s Day at Dean Forest Railway

Heritage Award for Perrygrove Railway

Perrygrove Railway has won an award from the Heritage Railway Association, (HRA), for Outstanding Visitor Attraction 2017. On 10th February a group of Perrygrove staff swapped their overalls for their finest attire and headed to Birmingham for a prestige awards ceremony, held at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel. There was a four course dinner, followed by the … Continue reading Heritage Award for Perrygrove Railway

Iconic steam engine rejoins Dean Forest Railway

An iconic steam engine that was originally saved from the infamous 'Barry Scrapyard' in 1972 by the Dean Forest Railway, will be re-launched in April after a painstaking 10 year overhaul. GWR loco no. 5541, a 1928 built 2-6-2 'Prairie' was first steamed at the Dean Forest Railway in 1975, but has been 'off the … Continue reading Iconic steam engine rejoins Dean Forest Railway

New season – have you ever been?

Dean Forest Railway - New Season Starts! The inaugural running day for the 2014 season at the Dean Forest Railway will be Sunday 2nd March - and the railway is taking a very bold step and will not be charging fares for ordinary travel.  Yes you did read that correctly! The idea is to put the … Continue reading New season – have you ever been?