Things To Do - Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Caravan Site

The campsite enjoys direct access to the forest and woodlands with many walking, hiking and biking paths and trails to explore. Nature lovers will love the plethora of wildlife and birds and there are a many places to eat and drink locally. 

Have some fun nearby at:
  • Forest of Dean - This ancient forest has changed many times over the centuries. In medieval times it was a royal hunting forest, before becoming a source of timber for the navy's Tudor warships. By Victorian times it was a major site of industry, with coal mining and tramways punctuating the landscape. Visit Forest of Dean website (Opens in new window)
  • Mallards Pike - There are miles of tracks to discover, a number of walking trails and running trails ranging in distance from 2km up to 10km. The lakeside path has easy access, is flat and fairly wide and has benches dotted alongside it - good vantage points for watching mandarins and other ducks - Visit Mallards Pike website (Opens in new window)
  • Clearwell Caves - Underneath the mysterious Royal Forest of Dean lies something spectacular and unseen, an unfathomable natural cave system that has been mined for more than 4,500 years. - Visit Clearwell Caves website (Opens in new window)
  • Puzzlewood - A magical attraction for all ages in the heart of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Perfect for days out with the kids - explore the mysterious wood, meet the animals, outdoor playground, indoor maze, and more… - Visit Puzzlewood website (Opens in new window)
  • National Diving Centre - Some of the best inland dive conditions in Europe and a range of outdoor activities including Abseiling, the Wire Zip Slide, a Giant 3G Swing, an Outdoor Drive-In Cinema and Flyboards.- Visit National Dive Centre website (Opens in new window)
  • Wye Valley - The Wye was voted the nation’s favourite river in 2010, its unspoilt beauty capturing the imagination of all who visit. One of the most natural rivers in Britain, it rises in the mountains of mid-Wales and flows south for some 150 miles, becoming part of the border between Wales and England before meeting the Severn. In its lower stretches, it meanders for 58 miles through the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), from just south of Hereford down to Chepstow. Visit Wye Valley Website (Opens in new window)
  • Bird Watching - The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is home to a huge variety of birds throughout the year. Some are resident and can be seen in great numbers while others come here for the spring and summer, or autumn and winter. The mosaic of woodland, heathland, bogs and mires, rivers and streams, farmland and grassland habitats provide a rich environment for birds, many of which are nationally rare. You can walk stright from the campsite into the woods but we have many bird feeders on site so even sat by your caravan you can see the birds of the Forest.  Visit Bird watching in Wye Valley
  • Wyedean Canoe and Adventure on the Wye River
  • The Norchard Steam Railway
  • Cycle Hire
  • Wye River Fishing
  • Fishing at Cannop ponds Forestry England.
  • Hopewell Colliery
  • Dean Heritage Centre
  • Symonds Yat
  • Lydney Park Gardens
  • Go Ape
  • Birds of Pray.


For more information or to book please contact  Bev Allcock.

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Email: hawthorne.cottage@tiscali.co.uk

Hawthorne Cottage Caravan Site

Clements End,

Coleford,

Gloucestershire.

GL16 8LN


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