Forest of Dean Removals
Nestled in Western Gloucestershire, next to the Wye Valley, is the Forest of Dean. The picturesque area of geographic and historical importance is rich with greenery and wildlife due to it being one of the only surviving ancient woodlands in England. Before 1066, it was used as a royal hunt.
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.
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Moving to the Forest of Dean
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.
Days Out 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.
Transport Links Forest of Dean
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).