The Forest of Dean Area


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Easy routes around this lovely ancient forest, taking in the view and even hunting for the Gruffalo!


Sprinkled with useful, scanable QR codes - perfect for your smartphone whilst you're out and about.

QR stands for Quick Response. If you have a smartphone and internet access you can scan the codes in the intineraries and go straight to a museum's website or the equally useful Parkapedia for local parking and charging information.


Just download a free QR code reader from your app store then scan the code with your phone.


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Dean Heritage Centre

Forest of Dean


Nestled in five acres of the scenic Forest of Dean is an old mill – a special place to explore the story of the forest and its people. Discover how the Romans turned the area into an iron-producing power and share in Royal Medieval Hunts.


You can also sit by the open fire in the 19th Century Forester’s cottage and see the cottage garden where we keep our Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs and make cider on Apple Day.




Engines at dean Forest railway

Dean Forest Railway Museum



Not content with running their lovely steam & diesel trains (including Santa’s Specials) the DFR also operates a superb museum with a large collection of  Forest of Dean and Severn & Wye railway memorabilia and telecommunication equipment.


Combine a train ride through wonderful countryside with a visit to the museum for a perfect day out.