GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Forest of Dean Walks

Enjoy miles of trails, bluebell woods, pretty ponds, lakes and wonderful sculpture trails in 110 square kilometres (42sqmi) of mixed ancient woodland.

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Cannop Ponds1 miles (2 km)These two large ponds in the Forest of Dean are a lovely spot for an easy afternoon stroll. It's a nice gentle walk of just over a mile on good footpaths with lovely scenery and wildlife to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Chepstow11 miles (18 km)A splendid circular walk around Chepstow making use of the Wye Valley Walk and Offa's Dyke Path to visit some of the highlights of the area. There's lovely views of the River Wye, lots of peaceful woodland trails and a visit to the historic Tintern Abbey as you pass from Wales into England. View Full Details>>
Coleford Milkwall and Parkend railway path3 miles (5 km)This short cycling and walking path follows the disused Coleford Milkwall and Parkend railway from Coleford to Parkend. You will head into the peaceful Forest of Dean passing Milkwall station and the disused Darkhill Ironworks on the way. The route links with National Cycle route 42 with more details on the Forest of Dean Family Route. View Full Details>>
Daffodil Way9 miles (14 km)Explore the pretty countryside, orchards and woodland surrounding the village of Dymock on this circular walk in theForest of Dean. The trail runs for about 9 miles through Dymock Woods and Kempley Green with lots of wild Daffodils to look out for in early spring. Also look out for bluebells and butterflies in the section through Dymock Woods. View Full Details>>
Devil's Pulpit3 miles (5 km)Climb to this wonderful viewpoint and enjoy views over the Wye Valley AONB on this circular walk in the Forest of Dean. View Full Details>>
Dymock Woods2 miles (2.5 km)These pretty woods in the Forest of Dean have miles of peaceful trails to follow. You can park at the medium sized Queens Wood car park to start your walk. It's located just to the south of Kempley. From here you can pick up several different trails, heading west into Queen's Wood in the Dymock Forest. Heading east takes you into Dymcock Wood. View Full Details>>
Forest of Dean Family Route9 miles (14.22 km)Family Cycle ride around the Forest of Dean: View Full Details>>
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail2 miles (3.5 km)This delightful walking trail takes you to a unique collection of high-quality, contemporary sculptures, within the Forest of Dean. Highlights include include Kevin Atherton's 15 foot by 10 foot stained glassed window 'Cathedral' which hangs high in the canopy over the heads of walkers and Neville Gabie's 'Raw', a giant cube assembled from the entire mass of an oak tree. View Full Details>>
Gloucestershire Way94 miles (151 km)Travel from Chepstow in Wales to Tewkesbury in Gloucestshire and visit the Forest of Dean, the Severn Plain and the Cotswolds on this beautiful and varied walk. View Full Details>>
Lydney Harbour4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a walk along the Lydney Canal and Lydney Harbour on this delightful waterside stroll in Gloucestershire. There's nice views over the River Severn towards Sharpness on the opposite side and the two Severn Bridges further down. It's an idyllic spot with well marked footpaths and lots of birdlife to look out for on the water. View Full Details>>
Mallards Pike Lake1 miles (1 km)Enjoy an easy stroll around this pretty lake in the Forest of Dean. There's a well surfaced trail running around the lake which is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. There's also a car park at the southern end of the lake and a nice picnic area. Trails head off into the surrounding woodland towards Staple-Edge Wood and Blakeney Walk Woods. View Full Details>>
Monmouth6 miles (10 km)A lovely circular walk around the Welsh town of Monmouth, visting Monmouth Castle, The Kymin viewpoint and the River Wye. The walk makes use of the Offa's Dyke Path and the Wye Valley Walk long distance trails to expose you to some of the beautiful surrounding the town. View Full Details>>
Monmouth to Symonds Yat8 miles (12.9 km)A lovely riverside walk from Monmouth to the wonderful viewpoint at Symonds Yat. The walk runs for about 8 miles, following the River Wye on a flat path before climbing to Symonds Yat for wonderful views over the Wye Valley, Wales, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. View Full Details>>
Offa's Dyke Path177 miles (285 km)This incredible 177 mile trail starts on the River Severn Estuary in Gloucestershire in England before taking you over the border into Wales and on through some truly splendid mountainous scenery. Highlights on the route include the gorgeous Wye Valley AONB, crossing from England into Wales along the splendid Hergest Ridge and the awe inspiring Brecon Beacons National Park. View Full Details>>
Puzzlewood1 miles (1.5 km)Try the delightful family trail in these magical woods near Coleford in the Forest of Dean. View Full Details>>
Symonds Yat Rock2 miles (4 km)Enjoy wonderful views over the Wye Valley from this well know viewpoint on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire border. From the elevated position you have a great view of the beautiful wooded gorge below. It's also a popular spot for birdwatching with peregrine falcons,buzzards,goshawksandhobbies regularly seen. The area is great for walking and cycling with miles of waymarked woodland trails and riverside paths to try. This circular walk starts from the car park and follows good footpaths to the viewpoint. You then continue along the river through the woodland, passing Huntsham Hill on the way. A section along the Perigrine Path then takes you along the River Wye before heading through Riddings Wood to the car park. View Full Details>>
Wye Valley Walk138 miles (222 km)This walk takes you through the beautiful Wye Valley in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Wales. View Full Details>>

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