Getting to Know the Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean is situated in the county of Gloucestershire and covers a large area, so it also borders on Wales and on Herefordshire. It was once known as the Royal Forest of Dean when the land was used for royal hunting parties but has since lost that title.

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It is packed full of history and intrigue and if you are looking for a great place to walk, it has everything. So, get your walking boots out, visit shamrockgift for cosy Aran sweaters, and get ready for a walk in the Forest of Dean…

Puzzle Wood – This part of the Forest is near the town of Coleford and has such unusual land and tree formations that it not only attracts many films and tv shows to be filmed here, but it has also inspired the authors to write about the magical lands, such as Middle Earth and the world of Harry Potter. The deep caverns and twisted tree routes will make you feel as if you are walking in an enchanted woodland, and there is even a trail of things that you can find on your walk.

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The Sculpture Trail -This is a great place to enjoy a walk whilst getting to know more about the forest. As you walk the route through the beautiful woodland, you will see many sculptures that celebrate and remember the history of the Forest, both of the people, the industries and the wildlife that all make up this unique area. It is a great day out for both adults and kids too, and you can choose to walk a longer or shorter route around the trail.

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