Useful info and links for the Forest of Dean

Further information
Wye Dean Tourism Lots of info for visitors, accommodation, where to eat, what to do...
Footbridge link to Wye Valley Youth Hostel This bridge is now open again with a temporary walkway.

Additional routes (free downloads, Viewranger account required)

Lydney - Pillowell / Whitecroft link An alternative woodland route to the B-road.
Beeches Campsite - Tintern A gradual way down the valley side on forest tracks.
St Briavels - Bigsweir Bridge bridleway link A quiet but very steep and hidden away alternative to the roads.

The Peregrine Way A flat route following the trail alongside the River Wye from Monmouth to Symonds Yat (as shown in our guide) but then continuing off our guide area along quiet roads to Goodrich.

Forest of Dean Greenways Four circular routes developed for equestrian use but on which cyclists are also welcome - detailed maps.

When approaching horses:

• Take care: horses are often spooked by cyclists, especially when approached from behind
• It's advisable to slow right down, and be prepared to stop
• Call a friendly hello if you think you might not have been noticed, and pass with plenty of room to spare

Chepstow to Tintern A new route following the former railway has been proposed and a petition set up to show support for this.

Please contact us with any news you have about tracks and trails in our guide.

Useful Links

Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Visitor Guide Order or download your copy here.
Monmouth Tourist Information Centre
Coleford Tourist Information Centre
Forestry Commission Useful but limited information.
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail All about the sculptures near Beechenhurst.
Dean Heritage Centre Learn all about the former way of life in the forest. WyeCycle Portal for all kinds of cycling in the Wye and Severn Valley areas.

Cycle Hire
Pedalabikeaway Cycle hire centre at Cannop, close to Beechenhurst visitor centre.
Wye Valley Mountain Bike Hire Symonds Yat West (located at Canoe Hire).
Dean Forest Cycles Cycle hire in Parkend.