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The Forest of Dean – the view from Symonds Yat

Hideaways Forest of Dean Cottages

High quality holiday cottages in The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

Covering 27,000 acres of woodland on the borders of England and Wales, between the rivers Wye and Severn, the Royal Forest of Dean is one of England’s few remaining forests. This area offers outstanding scenery; the stunning mixed woodland in the forest and the breathtaking, steep-sided limestone gorges above the River Wye. Well-known for its rich and diverse flora and fauna, the Forest is home to grazing sheep, fallow deer and wild boar and also supports a rich variety of birds and butterflies. Peregrine Falcons nest on the crags above the Wye at Symonds Yat.

The history of this ancient forest is varied and fascinating; as well as being a royal hunting ground before 1066, the area has been used for iron working, charcoal production and coal mining. Where else would you find “Sheep Badgers”, “Freeminers”, “Verderers” and “Scowles”? Today the Forest of Dean is a popular tourist destination and lends itself to a particularly wide range of outdoor activities – game and coarse fishing, climbing and caving, canoeing and kayaking and walking and cycling on an extensive network of paths and trails.

Our selection of Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Cottages

Hideaways has a comprehensive selection of high quality cottages in The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Find your ideal Forest of Dean holiday cottage by clicking on ‘View Our Forest of Dean Cottages’. Select a cottage name or click on a thumbnail image to see full descriptions, pictures, pricing and availability. Make bookings online using our secure payment system or, if you prefer, contact us to discuss your requirements. Our Forest of Dean cottages are available all year round for holidays of a week or more or for short weekend breaks. Discover the forest in the spring when the woods are carpeted in bluebells or come to see the magical autumn colours, one of the best natural spectacles in the UK.