Forest of Dean
The Royal Forest of Dean, once called ‘The Queen of the Forests All’, is one of the most fascinating regions of Britain. Its relative isolation created by the valleys of two great tidal rivers, the Severn and the Wye, together with its hilly terrain have helped preserve a pattern of land use, culture and heritage unlike anywhere else in the country. In 1938 these woods covering 57 square miles, together with those of the lower Wye Valley were designated the Wye Valley and Dean Forest Park one of Britain’s first National Forest Parks. Today this unique heritage and the culture of the Forest reflect a close working relationship between its people and the environment.