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Guidebook to 25 walks in the Forest of Dean, between the Severn and Wye, from 4-mile routes to all-day sections of long-distance trails such as the Offa's Dyke Path and Gloucestershire Way, this guide is ideal for exploring the forest and its history and includes the information needed for walkers of all abilities to explore this ancient area.
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The 25 walks in this guidebook range from relatively simple half-day strolls to challenging full-day excursions along parts of the three long-distance trails which thread their way through the area. With the exception of these longer routes, which will take a full day and require a good level of fitness, almost all of the routes are circular walks and generally they can comfortably be completed in half a day. The walks are described in four sections, covering the western ridges above the gorge of the River Wye; the forested ridges and valleys of central Dean; the eastern ridges together with the lowlands between the Forest and the Severn; and the long-distance trails.
Hemmed in by two major rivers, the Severn and the Wye, the Forest of Dean is truly a land apart, with a distinctive landscape and a unique cultural identity. Encircling ridges and forested slopes give the central Forest a secretive quality, while the ridges above the Wye gorge and the Severn Vale offer sensational views and easy walking.
Historically annexed as a Royal Forest since before the Norman Conquest, it remained a protected hunting ground as well as a site for coal-mining and ironworks from Roman times to the Industrial Revolution. Now, the combination of secretive forests, rolling farmland and ridges above the Wye gorge and the Severn Vale provide excellent paths and spectacular views.
The result is a guidebook that offers all the information walkers need to enjoy a wide range of walking among the rolling countryside of the Forest of Dean.
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|Geology and landscape|
|Plants and wildlife|
|The impact of man|
|Getting to and around the Forest|
|Where to stay|
|What to take|
|Maps and waymarking|
|Using this guide|
|1 Above the River Wye|
|Walk 1 Around the northern ridges|
|Walk 2 Biblins and Yat Rock|
|Walk 3 The Stones of Staunton|
|Walk 4 Dean’s Cathedral and the old Wye|
|Walk 5 Across the Hudnalls|
|Walk 6 To the Devil’s Pulpit|
|Walk 7 Woolaston Common|
|2 The Heart of the Forest|
|Walk 8 Speculation and the northern collieries|
|Walk 9 Bixslade and Cannop Ponds|
|Walk 10 Nagshead and Dark Hill|
|Walk 11 Parkend to Blakeney|
|Walk 12 The Sculpture Trail|
|Walk 13 New Fancy and the Speech House|
|Walk 14 Mallards Pike|
|Walk 15 Soudley Ponds and Blaize Bailey|
|Walk 16 The Soudley Rural Geology Trail|
|3 Eastern Dean and Severn Shore|
|Walk 17 May Hill|
|Walk 18 Littledean and Welshbury|
|Walk 19 Longhope and Flaxley|
|Walk 20 Newnham and Bullo Pill|
|Walk 21 The Awre Peninsula and the Old Severn Bridge|
|4 The Long-distance Trails|
|Walk 22 Offa’s Dyke Path|
|Walk 23 The Gloucestershire Way in the western Forest|
|Walk 24 The Gloucestershire Way through central Dean|
|Walk 25 The Wysis Way|
|Appendix A Route summary table|
|Appendix B Useful contacts|