CALLING AT... LYDNEY
Surrounded by the Forest of Dean and resting on the River Severn, the historic town of Lydney offers some of the must-see points of interest in the area. Boasting historic monuments and a stunning park estate, there are lots of activities to fill your day in Lydney. With over 30 cafes and traditional pubs catering to locals and visitors, there are plenty of stops to choose from.
The Wye Valley is home to some beautiful walking trails, or, if you prefer a more adventurous mode of transport, canoe hire is available at multiple points along the banks of the river. Thrill-seekers are also catered for in the Forest of Dean by mountain bike tracks that provide the opportunity for both novice and experienced riders to have packed with action.
It’s also the perfect base for those who prefer to leave the car at home, as the town is connected to the national rail network via Lydney Station, with trains to Newport and Gloucester.
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THE CHOCOLATE BAR
They are a small artisan Chocolate Business based in the Forest of Dean.
Join in the 'Box of Chocolates' making workshops. Make your own box of chocolates and impress your friends. With guidance and know-how from the chocolatiers at The Chocolate Bar you can learn how to temper chocolate, make a ganache and learn different techniques for decorating your chocolates.
Lydney Harbour has played a full part in making the Severn Estuary the gateway from the South West to the rest of the world. For these reasons it has always held a special place in the hearts and minds of the people of Lydney.
A footpath from the train station will take you to the harbour.
DEAN FOREST RAILWAY
Running along 4.5 miles of beautiful woodland and countryside the steam train ride offers you the chance to escape and experience the stunning views across the River Severn.
FOREST OF DEAN SCULPTURE TRAIL
Established in 1986, this 4.5 mile long Sculpture Trail was one of the first to open in the UK. The Trail features sculptures created by artists to interpret the Forest environment and the history of this very unusual landscape.
It provides a unique opportunity to walk through the woodlands and discover art along the way.
FOREST OF DEAN CYCLE TRAIL
The Family Cycle Trail is a circular 9 mile route around the Forest of Dean, well signposted and easy to follow, ideal for all ages and a great way to explore the Forest of Dean on two wheels.
Start at Pedalabikeaway, hire your bikes from them if you need them, and make the most of their cafe while you're there.