EXPLORE THE FOREST OF DEAN

Take time to explore everything the amazing Forest of Dean and Wye Valley area has to offer…

Relax with Float in the Forest

Relax with Float in the Forest

Relax and switch off during your visit to the Forest of Dean. If you're looking for something different to do, or a moment to regenerate in-between adrenaline fueled activies - why not book yourself a session at Float in the Forest. Floatation is the ultimate...

Annual Events

Annual Events

We host regular events on the Speech House field that you are welcome to join in with: 6.09.2020 -- Wild Boar Chase - Visit website 11.09.2020 -- Vintage Rally Show (Postponed to 2021) - Visit website 27.09.2020 - Forest of Dean Half Marathon (Postponed to 2021) -...

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddleboarding

PADDLEBOARD ADVENTURES Create magic moments on a paddleboarding adventure. Learn SUP skills with our friendly coaches. Create magical memories in fun family activities, or glide down the River Wye kingfisher spotting. Fuel the adrenaline with a white-water adventure....

Mountain Bike Coaching

Mountain Bike Coaching

With all the incredible cycling trails out in the Forest of Dean, you may wish to have a guided ride, or some mountain bike coaching during your stay! Whether you are new to mountain biking and looking to gain basic skills, a veteran rider who’s lost the love, or a...

Dog Friendly Hotel

Dog Friendly Hotel

The Speech House Hotel in Gloucestershire has hired a Head of Dog Experience, Luca. He is a Lucas Terrier, and has had a distinguished career in consulting for hotels on what it really is that dogs, and their owners want from a UK break. Read on for the inside scoop...

Mobility Scooters to Hire

Mobility Scooters to Hire

The Speech House offers for hire an all-terrain electric mobility scooter, called a Tramper, to help people with limited mobility access the outdoors and explore the Forest of Dean. It has a restricted speed of 4mph which is ideal to accompany walkers and children on...

Falconry Experiences

Falconry Experiences

Meet amazing birds of prey and see them soar... Forest Barn Falconry is based at Littledean, a short drive from the hotel and offers our guests the exhilarating opportunity to get up close and personal to handle and fly their magnificent birds of prey. The falconry...

Photography Courses

Photography Courses

Join professional photographer David Broadbent in the beautiful Forest of Dean & Wye Valley. Improve your technique with a themed group course or hone your skills to perfection on a bespoke one to one training day which is unashamedly - all about you... remember,...

Tea and Tree Trail

Tea and Tree Trail

If you're a history buff, you'll will love the two-hour Royal Historic Tree Trail with an Afternoon Tea, in The Verderers Court of The Speech House. The tour, for 10-20 people, tells the story of The Speech House, which was built in 1669 by King Charles II, originally...

Local Bike Hire

Local Bike Hire

There are many different ways to explore the Forest of Dean, one of our favourites being by bike. With trails for all abilities and riders, there's something for families, the experienced cyclist and those who want to cruise around the Forest without the hard work of...

A Walk on the Wild Side

A Walk on the Wild Side

Guided walks in the Forest of Dean, right from our doorstep. Take advantage of our central location in the Forest of Dean and book out local naturalist Ed Drewitt to inform you about and find with you the wildlife on our doorstep. The ancient trees of the Forest of...

GET ACTIVE EXPLORER BREAK

GET ACTIVE EXPLORER BREAK

Looking for a bit more adventure then we suggest you get outdoors and exhilarated by visiting one of the many local activities at Inspire 2Adventure. Get outdoors and discover some of the most stunning areas the UK has to offer! Inspire2Adventure provides a multitude...

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