The forest of Dean Gloucestershire /monmouth border

Discussion in 'Gloc' started by Poptop2, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Poptop2

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    One of the places we liked to go to with our previous vws was the forest of Dean on the gloucester monmouth Border .



    It is a magical place with so much to see and do , there are miles of walking along the river ,symmonds yat a monumentally large rock that juts out over the river below , a old iron mine they call clearwell caaves which are fun for all age groups , there is a preserved steam train line that runs from Lydney , there are gardens mazes and shops galore .

    Well equipped campsites are abound some are run by the national trust and require booking , others are private or caravan and camping club , but nearly all are well equipped and cheap .

    This area is a forgotten gem , its not a busy touristy treadmill area just a chilled and beautiful place , it can be accessed from the m50 at Ross or monmouth , or from Gloucester down the old A48 at lydney or follow the signs for coleford .

    i highly recommend this area its waiting to be explored by foot , boat , steam train or van , don't take my word for it why don't you check it out yourself this summer -- you won't regret it .

    http://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk/



    http://www.clearwellcaves.com/



    some Dr who bits were filmed here :)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/sevenwonders/west/symonds-yat/

    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.castlewales.com/tintern02.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.castlewales.com/tintern.html&h=768&w=1024&sz=635&tbnid=EUNPECwmZt8VqM:&tbnh=94&tbnw=125&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dtintern%2Babbey%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=tintern+abbey&docid=Njn9f96pR2tThM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=a0d8T_7YDIOi8QOsn6C6DQ&ved=0CD8Q9QEwAA&dur=2974

    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=forest+of+dean&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&rls=com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-Address&rlz=1I7GGLL_en&biw=1259&bih=628&tbm=isch&tbnid=-NOs8Ru1zhOAhM:&imgrefurl=http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotos-g186462-d1131866-Wye_Valley_and_Forest_of_Dean-Monmouthshire_Southern_Wales_Wales.html&docid=N0HpaMh7QI1X3M&imgurl=http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/17/1c/c2/canoeing-on-the-river.jpg&w=550&h=412&ei=nkd8T_HDLork8QPZycjRDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=625&vpy=115&dur=893&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=98&ty=133&sig=100546097228756867676&page=3&tbnh=139&tbnw=185&start=39&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:39,i:243

    Enjoy and send me a postcard ;)
     
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  2. We're Going next week, after looking at your post we can't wait 8)

    Lets just hope the weather gods are with us ;)

    Thanks for the info,it looks stunning



    Mark
     
  3. :D I was born here in Coleford.

    Still have lots of family in the area
     
  4. Poptop2

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  5. We usually go to Clearwell caves at Xmas times, it's fab ... The kids love it
     
  6. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    halloweens good too :)
     
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