Activities in Forest Of Dean
There is a number of excellent cycling trails around the Forest of Dean, varying from tranquil family-friendly jaunts of several miles to longer and more demanding circuits. Pedalabikeaway hires out both leisure bikes – including tandems and buggies for kids -–and full suspension mountain bikes, and sells maps and gives advice on cycling routes. Here you’ll also find a downhill bike park with nine demanding trails for experienced riders; cycling tours can also be arranged on request.
For more information on cycling in the region, also check out http://deanforestcycles.co.uk/.
This short stretch of rail between Lydney and Parkend is plied by six classic steam engines on select days from March to December, as well as a special treat for children – Thomas the Tank Engine – making the occasional guest appearance. The standard ride is 28 minutes long, but there are lots of special events organised by the railway – from Sunday luncheons in 1st-class carriages to ‘drive you own steam engine’ experiences; book in advance.