Exploring the Forest of Dean just became easier with the launch this month (31st July 2021) of a new, free, fold-out Map & Guide for the Forest of Dean.
Including striking photos and a detailed map, the guide describes key places to visit in the Forest of Dean along with listing walking trails, whilst also providing details about the area’s industrial and historical past, it’s people and culture along with how to make the most of exploring the Forest’s woods, wildlife and ‘hidden heritage’. This is a jam-packed guide to the Forest of Dean that features no less than 38 key places to visit.
We enjoyed creating the guide and are delighted to have been able to produce it with the support of our National Lottery Heritage funding. We worked closely with the many organisations and visitor attractions listed to develop the content.
Sue Middleton, Programme Manager for Foresters’ Forest, and editor of the guide, says:
“This colourful guide reveals the rich heritage of the area, both past and present, whilst at the same time telling our forest story. Some of the places and species featured have benefited from National Lottery Heritage funds through the Foresters’ Forest programme. We hope that this guide will encourage people to explore our natural, built and cultural heritage and find out why our Forest is so special.”
Ella Beard of the Tourist Information Centre in Coleford, adds:
"We are delighted to have this excellent map and guide at the Tourist Information Centre. It meets the needs of visitors and locals alike, demonstrating the diversity of fascinating places, wildlife, people, history and attractions of our fabulous Forest. Foresters’ Forest with funding from National Lottery Heritage fund have produced this gem and everyone will want a copy."
The map and guide is available from local visitor attractions within the Forest of Dean area, including the Tourist Information Centres.
Design by Dispirito Design
Front cover image kindly supplied by local photographer Ray Buckley