The Coleford area is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Forest of Dean. Take a closer look with the Coleford Area Walking Festival, and you'll soon discover the tangle of fascinating links between our natural, built and cultural heritage.
We've developed two free apps that bring our heritage to life with fading then and now images, so you may like to download them before the festival. You'll get an automatic alert when you reach a point of historic interest on your walk.
We'll be leading two walks, the Hidden Heritage of the Dean on 11th May and Coleford's Hidden Heritage on the 12th May using the apps.
From freemining to ancient trees, there will also be opportunities to learn about other Foresters' Forest projects throughout the festival, how we're working together to promote and preserve our special area, and how you can get involved too.
Find out more about Coleford Area Walking Festival at http://colefordareawalkingfestival.co.uk/
Hidden Heritage apps is one of 38 Foresters' Forest projects supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!