5 THRILLING ADVENTURES IN THE FOREST OF DEAN
Hey Adventure Seekers….here are some awesome experiences in the Forest of Dean that will leave you wanting more! Nestled amidst stunning natural beauty this enchanting forest offers an array of exciting outdoor adventures. Get ready to create lasting memories with these 5 thrilling adventures guaranteed to ignite excitement in the Forest of Dean
Get ready for an unforgettable biking experience in the heart of the Forest of Dean. Let the forest’s natural beauty be the backdrop to your ride. With trails catering to all skill levels, including The Family Cycling Trail (Green / Easy 9 miles), the exciting Verderers Trail (Blue / Moderate 7 miles) well known for it’s Dragon Tail descent and the Freeminers Trail (Red / Difficult from 3 – 10 miles) with its multiple loop options, switchback climbs, rooty drops and hairpin bends. Conquer the twists, turns and exhilarating descents. Don’t miss the renowned Family Cycle Trail one of Britain’s top off-road cycling paths and the Verderers Trail voted Best Blue Trail in England by Mountain Biking UK in 2021.
For further information visit Trails | Forest of Dean Mountain Biking (fodmtb.com)
For mountain bike hire visit Home Pedals – Pedal A Bike Away
GO APE TREE TOP ADVENTURE
For those seeking an adrenaline-fueled challenge a high ropes adventure is a absolute must! Push your limits and unleash your inner Tarzan or Jane as you swing and climb through the treetops at Go Ape Tree Top Adventures at Beechenhurst (Juniors) and Mallard’s Pike. Test your balance, agility and courage on this adrenaline-fueled challenge as you swing and climb your way through a thrilling course suspended high in the treetops. Tackle rope bridges and cargo nets, traverse suspended platforms and the exhilarating zip wire all while enjoying panoramic views of the forest. Go Ape provides an unforgettable adventure for all ages.
CANOEING, KAYAKING & SUP (STAND UP AND PADDLE) ON THE RIVER WYE
Go on a thrilling waterways adventure down the picturesque River Wye. Paddle through gentle rapids, navigate boulders and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature. Glide along the river keeping an eye out for wildlife. Whether this is your first time or you’ve been before the River Wye offers a memorable canoe / kayaking adventure. Or what about taking to the tranquil waters of the River Wye on a stand-up paddleboarding adventure. Glide across the calm surface, soak in the picturesque surroundings and feel a sense of serenity offering a unique perspective of the forest, allowing you to connect with nature. This activity promises relaxation and a chance to embrace the beauty of the river.
Delve into the depths of the earth and explore the unique underground world of Clearwell Caves. Equipped with a helmet and headlamp, descend into a labyrinth of passages adorned with awe-inspiring natural formations. Marvel at glittering stalactites and stalagmites as you venture deeper into the darkness, uncovering the secrets hidden within the cave system. This thrilling caving experience will leave you with a sense of wonder and a unique appreciation for the hidden wonders of the forest.
ROCK CLIMBING & ABSEILING
Challenge yourself on the rugged cliffs and rock faces of the Forest of Dean with rock climbing and abseiling. Scale vertical heights, conquer challenging routes, and soak in the stunning vistas from elevated viewpoints. With experienced guides, learn the techniques of climbing and rappelling, pushing your limits and embracing the thrill of conquering the vertical world. This exhilarating activity is suitable for both beginners and experienced climbers.
The Forest of Dean is a treasure trove of adventures waiting to be discovered. From underground to soaring through the air each experience promises an adrenaline rush and the opportunity to make some lasting memories. Ignite your spirit of adventure and book one of these experiences during your holiday with us.
Other links that maybe helpful include https://willowforeststays.com/5-instagrammable-walking-trails/
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