Local Area Information

Situated on the edge of the Forest of Dean, with easy access to Chepstow, Bristol, Monmouth, Gloucester and other surrounding picturesque surrounds towns and villages.

The lodge is located very close to the River Severn, and in the warmer/drier months, you can walk down to the bottom of the lane and explore along the banks of the river. If you fancy a ramble, you can even walk to some of the local pubs. 

The Forest of Dean is a short drive away and offers many excellent outdoor activities, including Go Ape, Canoeing, Kayaking, walking and cycling. There are maps and local guidebooks in the lodge to help you explore.

These are our main visitors sites in the Forest of Dean:

Beechenhurst - the best place to start your family forest adventure! 

Symonds Yat Rock - stunning views over the River Wye and beyond. 

Forest of Dean Cycle Centre - trails for all ages and abilities, bike hire available on site.

Mallards Pike - a scenic spot beside the lake, with a variety of activities on offer for you to enjoy.

Wenchford - popular picnic site beside the Blackpool Brook.  

Cannop Ponds - an idyllic spot to view local wildlife including mandarin ducks. 

Soudley Ponds - Surrounded by impressive Douglas fir trees, immerse yourself in the stunning landscape of Soudley Ponds.

The Cyril Hart Arboretum - discover over 200 tree species at the arboretum! 

New Fancy - discover stunning views of the Forest of Dean at the New Fancy viewpoint. 

Tidenham Chase - walk along Offa's Dyke and see stunning views at the Devil's pulpit. 

Nagshead Nature Reserve - the perfect place to spot wildlife.

Darkhill Ironworks - discover the fascinating archaeological site of Darkhill Ironworks and the Titanic Steelworks

Chepstow is 4 miles away. It is a small local town located on the River Wye. Chepstow offers a high street, castle, railway station, local pubs and restaurants and supermarket.

Lydney is 3.7 miles away. Lydney is a small town, with its own harbour, train station, Lydney Park gardens and supermarket. 

Bristol is 16 miles away. It is the most popular city in the south west, with many things to see and do. Easy driving commute over both of the Severn Bridges.

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