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Local Walking Routes

With acres of ancient forest on your doorstep, walking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the Forest of Dean, and there are plenty of options for walkers of all abilities.

The surrounding countryside is idyllic and waiting for you to explore. Whether you're looking for a peaceful stroll staying near the site or a lengthy hike with a picnic, there are some fantastic walks below to suit everyone.

See below for details of a selection of walks around the area - click the links to download straight to your phone or tablet. Thanks to the Wyedean tourism associations for allowing us to share their maps. 



12 Easy Walks

These easy walks will give yo a gentle introduction to the region  and are aimed at, older walkers, the less able, young families and inexperienced walkers. They're all circular and are intended as manageable strolls for anyone who wants to spend a short time walking without a great deal of effort.

The walks are mainly on clearly defined, well worn paths, tracks and lanes which should be easy to find. There are sketched route maps indicating the starting points, car parks, gates, as well as features of interest.

The Ordnance Survey map grid reference of the start of each walk is included with all maps. The distance is made clear, allowing you to judge whether the walk is suitable for you. Some of the walks have optional shortcuts with indicated points of historic and natural interest, as well as stunning viewpoints.

  1. Brockweir
  2. Whitestone
  3. Trellech Beacon
  4. Craig-y-dorth
  5. Lydney Docks
  6. Bream Village Walk
  7. Clearwell Village Walk
  8. Dark Hill
  9. Cannop Ponds
  10. Speech House
  11. Symonds Yat
  12. Ross Town Walk

For more extensive walks on other areas of the Forest and Wye Valley please check out the Forest & Wye Valley Tourism Page here wyedeantourism.co.uk/walkroutes

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