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Forest of Dean Removals
Britannia Chase is your local Forest of Dean removals company, with years of experience moving people to and from the Forest of Dean and the wider Gloucestershire area. We pride ourselves on always providing a first-class service, helping to make your move as stress-free as possible.
We can help with all manner of moves in Forest of Dean, whether you’re moving locally, nationally, or internationally. We start by carrying out a pre-move survey to determine exactly what will be needed to make your move successful, including equipment, staff, access to your home and any extra services you might like to include such as professional packing services and packing materials, should you need them.
We can also help with your business moves in the Forest of Dean, whether you need a whole office relocated or just a few pieces of furniture. We’ll work with you to move to your timeframe, helping to keep disruption and down-time to a minimum.
Moving to the Forest of Dean
If you are moving to the picturesque Forest of Dean in Western Gloucestershire, you will no doubt be looking forward to discovering more about its historical importance and the richness of the greenery and wildlife due to it being one of the only surviving ancient woodlands in England.
Before 1066, the forest was used as a royal hunt, but today, the forest is popular with those who enjoy the outdoors as cycling, horse riding and water sports are readily available. If you enjoy an active lifestyle, the Forest of Dean could be the place for you.
Whilst the Forest of Dean is the rural idyll for some, the outskirts are more suburban, so the area does cater to most tastes. The range of property available to buy and rent is varied; from 30’s semis and 60’s bungalows to sprawling country manor houses, farms and quaint stone cottages. There are also some converted barns and mills if you are after a quirky gem. Whilst properties do get more expensive the closer you head towards the Severn, potential buyers can snap up a bargain if they would consider renovating or updating a property. Also, whilst the rental market isn’t the richest in the county, there are opportunities available and it is best to utilise the expertise of a local estate agent.
Things to do in the Forest of Dean
Whilst walking, cycling and horseback riding through the beautiful woodland is undoubtedly a pleasure of living in the Forest of Dean, there are countless attractions and activities to take part in.
The Clearwell Caves are a unique chance to explore the natural cave system which was once extensively mined for iron ore. The ancient mines are home to caves and a museum which can be easily explored. But, visitors can don a hard hat and go into the depths with an expert guide.
If you’d like to get hands on with some of nature’s most impressive creations, the International Centre for Birds of Prey is definitely worth a visit. The centre is home to over 60 species of owls, eagles and hawks and visitors have the chance to get up close and personal with them.
To learn more about the Forest of Dean’s history, the aptly named Dean Heritage Centre in Cinderford is an ideal place to visit. It details the social and industrial history of the area and the people who once lived there.
Forest of Dean Transport Links
Drivers can access the likes of Chepstow and Ross-on-Wye via the M50 in about 30 minutes. The M4, taking drivers to London and South Wales, is easily accessible. Gloucester is a 40-minute drive away.
The nearest train station is at Lydney. Services from this station run from this station hourly to Chepstow (10 mins), Gloucester (20 mins), Newport (30 mins) and Cardiff (52 mins).
To get a removal quote or for more information about Forest of Dean removals please call 01452 270204 or email. Alternatively, you can use the ‘Get a Quote’ box at the top of this page for an idea of the cost.