EXPLORE THE FOREST OF DEAN

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is brimming with activities to do.

Whether you like walking, biking, pampering yourself or learning about the heritage and history of the Forest, there is something here for you.

From canoeing on the Wye, to the Dean Heritage Centre, we can guarantee you’ll find something to keep you busy.

Below are some of our suggestions of activities and things to do in the Forest during your stay. This is just the tip of the iceberg, there are many more hidden gems to discover. Book your stay and ask us for more information on anything that takes your fancy.

Float in the Forest

Float in the Forest

Relax and switch off during your break 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...

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...

Forest of Dean Yoga

Forest of Dean Yoga

If you're looking to do some yoga in the Forest of Dean during your stay, look no further. Soul Connection Yoga classes are alignment focused, designed to create a strong and flexible body that allows you to do the things you love with ease. As you calm the mind and...

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...

EXPLORE OUR HERITAGE

EXPLORE OUR HERITAGE

Welcome to The Speech House, an unmissable historic building that has been a part of the Forest of Dean's scenery since 1669. Set in the centre of the Forest, this historic house is surrounded by one of the only surviving ancient woodlands in England. Whether you're...

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...

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