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The Forest of Dean by bike

Our pick of VisitEngland Cyclists Welcome places to stay

Explore on two wheels

Nestled in West Gloucestershire where England meets Wales lies the Royal Forest of Dean. Forming an integral part of the Wye Valley, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of Britain’s most ancient woodlands – and one of the best ways to explore it is by bike.

Here’s our pick of top-rated places to stay, all of which are part of VisitEngland’s Cyclists Welcome scheme.

The Buckstone House Coach House

This delightfully converted coach house is situated in the pretty village of Staunton in the beautiful Wye Valley. Highlights include a heated swimming pool and tennis courts, as well as being close to picturesque Puzzlewood and the Clearwell Caves.

Dryslade Farm

Located in the heart of the Forest of Dean, this relaxed and friendly farmhouse bed & breakfast is close to endless forest tracks for walking and mountain biking. Secure cycle storage is also provided.

Edale House

Adjacent to the RSPB Nagshead nature reserve and with many miles of walking and cycling paths within easy reach, Edale House is an ideal B&B for cyclists. This Georgian-style building has six bedrooms, two of which are dog-friendly.

Grove Farm

Situated between the River Severn and the Forest of Dean, this 500-acre dairy farm offers two comfortable double guest rooms. With beautiful woodland walks, bike and pony-trekking trails within easy reach.

The Mount Annexe

This stunning property sleeps four people in two bedrooms, one of which is ensuite. Spacious and comfortable, with direct access to the woodland opposite where an abundance of walks and cycle trails await.

Platts House

An ideal base for exploring the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and beyond, this beautiful 17th-century holiday cottage is close to miles of family cycle trails, as well as more extreme trails for mountain biking. Cycle-washing facilities and secure storage are also available.

Whitemead Forest Park

From camping to glamping, cabins to apartments, the accommodation at Whitemead Forest Park has everything you need for a fabulous self-catering break. With easy access to an extensive network of varied terrain, roads and paths that are perfect for cyclists of all abilities.

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