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Forest of Dean features in Guardian forest article

Posted on 30th July 2013

The many benefits of taking Forest of Dean breaks have been outlined in a new Guardian article, ‘English forests: 20 ways to get closer to nature’, with the Gloucestershire beauty spot’s range of exciting and relaxing attractions clearly regarded by the author as some of the best available in the UK countryside.


One of the ways in which the Forest of Dean differs from similar locations in Britain, according to the journalist Bibi van der Zee, is how it is able to offer visitors ‘a walk that doesn’t sound like a walk’. The innovative Sky Rainforest Rescue discovery trail gives guests the chance to discover and learn more about the incredible Amazon rainforest without even straying far from your holiday cottage, and is particularly good for parents looking to keep their children from getting bored!

Another highlight mentioned in the Guardian article would be perfect for anyone looking to indulge their creative side. The Beechenhurst Lodge Sculpture Trail is located deep within the Forest of Dean and features a host of fascinating sculptures which, as van der Zee notes, are ‘inspired by its trees, wildlife and industrial past’.

Image Credit: European Environment Agency (EEA)