Welcome to the picturesque Forest of Dean, a captivating destination that offers a wealth of romantic experiences. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply quality time together, this enchanting forest has it all. Let’s dive into nine unforgettable romantic experiences that will make your stay in the Forest of Dean truly special.
Embark on a romantic horseback adventure through the Forest of Dean’s scenic trails. The Forest of Dean is an ideal place for pony trekking with 42 square miles of woodland and riverside paths to explore with a guide.
Pedal your way through the forest on a tandem bike, sharing laughter and joy with your partner. Discover hidden paths, picturesque spots, and the beauty of nature at your own pace. Experience the Family Cycling Trail one of the best off-road cycling trails in Britain following 9 miles of old railway track throughout the forest. With many places to stop for a picnic including beautiful Cannop Ponds.
Indulge in a romantic tour of a local vineyard, where you can stroll through the vine-laden rows, learn about the wine-making process, and savor exquisite wines during a tasting session. Raise a glass to your love amidst the vineyard’s idyllic setting.
Enjoy breathtaking views of the landscape during a hot air balloon ride over Gloucestershire. Drift gently with the wind, savoring the panoramic vistas and the feeling of weightlessness. It’s an unforgettable experience that will create lasting memories together.
If you don’t want to make a picnic yourself you can book a bespoke picnic full of local produce from Forest Deli – It’s simple, just phone to book and collect the following day! Picnics – Forest Deli (forest-deli.co.uk)
We have several lovely places to go to for a traditional afternoon tea. If you have been walking around Speech House then The Orangery is a lovely place to spend some time. If you are around Soudley then The Dean Heritage Centre Coffee Shop do lovely afternoon tea as does the Old Diary Rooms at Harts Barn, Longhope. But, if you are looking for something unique we suggest visiting Briery Hill Llamas.
Step aboard a vintage steam train and embark on a gastronomic journey as you savor a delectable fish and chip supper. The combination of delectable food, nostalgic ambiance, and scenic views will create an unforgettable evening for you and your partner.
The Forest of Dean has many romantic experiences that will leave you with cherished memories of your stay. Whatever you decide to do every moment spent together will deepen your connection. And if you are looking for a romantic place to stay we can help with that too!
Castia Lodge is the perfect place just for two with a cosy log burner perfect for cooler evenings and a secluded courtyard and private hot tub for a touch of luxury. For further information and to check availability.
Woodland Barn is a great place for couples to relax. Inside is cosy and warm and outside there is a private patio with terrace and amazing views! Woodland Barn is also dog friendly. For further information and to check availability