Forest of Dean

Description

Region in southeast Wales. The name also refers to the very old and extensive forest in this region, composed of mixed woods. Offa's Dyke Path traverses the forest.

Opinions

Rate 7.0 | 1 vote | No 10. in United Kingdom
  • John P June 2017
  • Rate 7
  • Positive Best part is along Wye valley with some beautiful walks, (Offas Dyke and Wye valley paths) much of it through woodland, with views down the valley, plus historic sights such as Tintern Abbey. You can watch the peregrine falcons which nest at Symonds Yat rock.
  • Negative Can get busy
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Trails in this region

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • Ribble Country Walking
  • Jack Keighley’s illustrated Cicerone guide to Walks in Ribble Country details thirty walks in between Ribblehead and Lytham in the Yorkshire Dales. The guide covers the route of the River Ribble which rises in the heights of the Yorkshire Dales and flows for 75 miles through some Yorkshire and Lancashire’s most idyllic countryside. Each of the... Read more
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • Gloucester & Forest of Dean OS Landranger Active Map 162 (waterproof)
  • Gloucester and the Forest of Dean area, including a part of the Cotswold Way and the southernmost section of the Offa’s Dyke Path, on a waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of map No. 162 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE... Read more
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United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gossip from the Forest: The Tangled Roots of Our Forests and Fairytales
  • Fairytales are one of our earliest and most vital cultural forms, and forests one of our most ancient and primal landscapes. Both evoke a similar sensation in us - we find them beautiful and magical, but also spooky, sometimes horrifying. In this fascinating book, Maitland argues that the two forms are intimately connected: the mysterious... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walks in the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley
  • The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is a paradise for both the keen rambler and the casual stroller. The 22 walks described in this book are along easy footpaths taking you to spectacular viewpoints, along woodland glades carpeted with bluebells, daffodils and foxgloves, and under the dappled shade of its golden autumn canopy. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Walks
  • The Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean are linked both by geography the forest forming the eastern rim of the valley for much of the Wye`s lower reaches and by history, since they share a common heritage as a border between England and Wales. The imposing ruins of medieval castles in the area are a striking reminder of ancient warfare in the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wye Valley & Forest of Dean OS Explorer Active Map OL14 (waterproof)
  • The Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL14, waterproof version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends from Chepstow in the south to beyond Ross-on-Wye and includes Monmouth, the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sections of the Offa’s Dyke National... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Wales: Offa's Dyke Path
  • Der Offa's Dyke Path ist einer der schönsten Long Distance Walks in Großbritannien und hat sich deshalb in den letzten Jahren auch zu einem der beliebtesten gemausert. Vom Bristol Channel im Süden zieht er sich an der Grenze zwischen England und Wales entlang bis zur Irischen See im Norden. Im Unterschied zu anderen Fernwanderwegen orientiert... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Wales: Offa's Dyke Path
  • Der Offa's Dyke Path ist einer der schönsten Long Distance Walks in Großbritannien und hat sich deshalb in den letzten Jahren auch zu einem der beliebtesten gemausert. Vom Bristol Channel im Süden zieht er sich an der Grenze zwischen England und Wales entlang bis zur Irischen See im Norden. Im Unterschied zu anderen Fernwanderwegen orientiert... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Sustrans' Traffic-Free Cycle Rides
  • Published by Sustrans, the creator of the National Cycle Network, this is the official guidebook which brings together 150 of the country's finest traffic-free walking and cycling routes in celebration of twenty years of the NCN.Offering a unique glimpse into the UK's remarkable landscapes, history, culture and architecture, the rides range... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Sustrans' Traffic-Free Cycle Rides
  • Published by Sustrans, the creator of the National Cycle Network, this is the official guidebook which brings together 150 of the country's finest traffic-free walking and cycling routes in celebration of twenty years of the NCN.Offering a unique glimpse into the UK's remarkable landscapes, history, culture and architecture, the rides range... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking in the Forest of Dean
  • Mike Dunn’s Cicerone guide to Walking in the Forest of Dean illustrates 25 walks in the historic royal forest, featuring detailed instructions, OS map extracts and colour photographs.An introduction presents the history, geology and landscape, plants and wildlife of the forest, area of outstanding natural beauty that borders England and South... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • Walking in the Forest of Dean
  • A walking guidebook to the Forest of Dean Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From short walks of 4 miles to all-day sections of long-distance routes such as the Offa's Dyke path and the Gloucestershire Way, the 25 walks in this guidebook gives you the information needed to enjoy a wide range of walking among the rolling countryside of the... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • Walking in the Forest of Dean
  • A walking guidebook to the Forest of Dean Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From short walks of 4 miles to all-day sections of long-distance routes such as the Offa's Dyke path and the Gloucestershire Way, the 25 walks in this guidebook gives you the information needed to enjoy a wide range of walking among the rolling countryside of the... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2001
  • Circular Walks Along the Offa's Dyke Path: Welshpool to Hay-on-Wye v. 2
  • 17 wandelingen variërend van zo´n 8 tot 17 km met mogelijkheden verschillende wandelingen te combineren. The central section of the Offa ´s Dyke Path, through the Welsh Marches between Welshpool and Hay-on-Wye, is a wonderful switchback walk. Eight rivers and numerous tributaries are crossed in beautiful countryside. The 17 walks in this book... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2001
  • Circular Walks Along the Offa's Dyke Path
  • 17 wandelingen variërend van zo´n 8 tot 17 km met mogelijkheden verschillende wandelingen te combineren. The central section of the Offa ´s Dyke Path, through the Welsh Marches between Welshpool and Hay-on-Wye, is a wonderful switchback walk. Eight rivers and numerous tributaries are crossed in beautiful countryside. The 17 walks in this book... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2001
  • Circular Walks Along the Offa's Dyke Path
  • 17 wandelingen variërend van zo´n 8 tot 17 km met mogelijkheden verschillende wandelingen te combineren. The central section of the Offa ´s Dyke Path, through the Welsh Marches between Welshpool and Hay-on-Wye, is a wonderful switchback walk. Eight rivers and numerous tributaries are crossed in beautiful countryside. The 17 walks in this book... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2001
  • Wandelgids Circular Walks Along the Offa's Dyke Path | Mara Books
  • 17 wandelingen variërend van zo´n 8 tot 17 km met mogelijkheden verschillende wandelingen te combineren. The central section of the Offa ´s Dyke Path, through the Welsh Marches between Welshpool and Hay-on-Wye, is a wonderful switchback walk. Eight rivers and numerous tributaries are crossed in beautiful countryside. The 17 walks in this book... Read more
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Maps

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  • Wye Valley & The Forest of Dean AA Walker`s Map 14
  • Wye Valley and The Forest of Dean at 1:25,000 in a series of Walker’s Maps published by the AA with the cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. The map is double-sided and coverage includes Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Whitchurch, Raglan, Usk, Chepstow, Berkeley, etc.Maps in the AA Walker’s series are identical to the OS Explorer maps... Read more
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  • Offa`s Dyke Path North - Knighton to Prestatyn Harvey National Trail XT40
  • The northern part of the Offa’s Dyke National Trail between Knighton and Prestatyn presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map shows this section of the route on seven overlapping panels, with a separate panel highlighting various historic sites along the whole route.Maps in the Harvey’s... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales South
  • The southern part of the Yorkshire Dales on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:40,000 from Harvey Map Services showing local right of way paths, long-distance hiking routes, off road cycling routes, etc.Topography is shown by contours at 15m intervals, with spot heights plus colouring and graphics to show... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales West
  • The western part of the Yorkshire Dales on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:40,000 from Harvey Map Services showing local right of way paths, long-distance hiking routes, off road cycling routes, etc.Topography is shown by contours at 15m intervals, with spot heights plus colouring and graphics to show... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wye Valley & Forest of Dean OS Explorer Map OL14 (paper)
  • The Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL14, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends from Chepstow in the south to beyond Ross-on-Wye and includes Monmouth, the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sections of the Offa’s Dyke National Trail,... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Offa`s Dyke Path South - Chepstow to Knighton Harvey National Trail XT40
  • The southern part of the Offa’s Dyke National Trail between Chepstow and Knighton presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The map shows this section of the route on seven overlapping panels, with a separate panel highlighting various historic sites along the whole route.Maps in the Harvey’s... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Offa's Dyke Path South
  • Wandelkaart van het Zuidelijk deel van Offa's Dyke Path met uitsnedes van de route. Offa's Dyke Path is a National Trail. It runs along the border between Wales and England. Offa was a famous king of Mercia from 757 to 796, ruling an area stretching across a large part of England. Offa's Dyke Path runs from sea to sea - the Severn... Read more
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Belgium
  • Offa's Dyke Path South
  • Wandelkaart van het Zuidelijk deel van Offa's Dyke Path met uitsnedes van de route. Offa's Dyke Path is a National Trail. It runs along the border between Wales and England. Offa was a famous king of Mercia from 757 to 796, ruling an area stretching across a large part of England. Offa's Dyke Path runs from sea to sea - the Severn... Read more
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