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Local Walking Routes

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

With miles and miles of idyllic landscape around us for you to explore and appreciate the Forest of Dean Is perfect for it, Whether you are looking for a peaceful stroll from the site or a lengthy hike with a picnic, there are some fantastic walks below to suit everyone.

Thanks to the Wyedean tourism associations for letting us share their maps. Below are a full array of walks around the area. Click the links to download straight to your phone or tablet below!

12 Easy Walks

These walks are aimed at:

  • Older Walkers
  • The Less Able
  • Young Families
  • Inexperienced Walkers

Easy Walks gives you a gentle introduction to the region. These 12 circular walks 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 locate. 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 is included with each map. The distance is made clear, allowing you to judge whether this 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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