Of course the fun part of all holidays is to get out, explore and be active.   Being in an area of outstanding natural beauty, try taking in all the sights either by foot, bike, boat or from the roof tops.

The River Wye is situated just a few miles away, so what better way to take in the peaceful landscape of the Wye Valley and its wildlife can there be than canoeing down the Wye?



Cycling: And of course, you may wish to take the views in on some wheels, with plenty of cycle scenic cycle routes to choose from.

Coleford, Forest of Dean https://pedalabikeaway.co.uk/

Parkend, Forest of Dean http://deanforestcycles.co.uk/

Monmouthshire http://www.hopyardcycles.co.uk/home

Walking in Monmouthshire; from national trails such as the Wales Coast Path and Offa’s Dyke trail, to small circular walks you can complete in a couple of hours, Monmouthshire is a great destination for walking. Go on a foodie town trail, or scale a mountain in the Brecon Beacons.

Ideas and further information on beautiful walks can be found here:




Go Ape: If you’re looking to couple the charming sites of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean with something that gets your blood pumping a little more, then you’re in luck… Nestled deep within England’s largest oak woodland, awaits hours of high-octane monkey business making for some of the best outdoor activities in Gloucestershire.

You’ll find three adventures across two sites at the Forest of Dean, and depending on which one you’re after, you’ll be heading to either Mallards Pike or Beechenhurst Lodge.


If fishing in the peaceful tranquillity of the countryside is your thing, Grange Springs is situated just over a mile away. A business run by another local farming family who have been farming at Great House Farm for 25 years and who decided to develop a fishing lake in 2005.  https://en-gb.facebook.com/Grange-Springs-Fishing-Lakes-159024900926556/