Begins 13 May at 9:30
Ends 9 September at 13:30
Guided walks with local historian Alex Knight to Discover Dene:
Due to popular demand new dates have been added to our 'Discover Dene' programme. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Monday 15th May: Discover Spring Dene
Sunday 23rd July: Discover Summer Dene
Saturday 9th: September: Discover Late Summer Dene
Join Alex for a walk in the woods to learn about the history, plants and wildlife of this stunning land betwixt two rivers.
09:30: meet for breakfast: Enjoy a great cup of coffee or pot of tea with a delicious bacon or sausage bap (vegetarian/vegan options available) Please notify us of any dietary requirements when booking.
10:00: head out into the woods to discover the stunning ancient woodlands just beyond our boundary. It hides the industrial past of the Forest of Dean and is home to a multitude of woodland creatures. Be amazed by immense veteran trees, discover the multitude of woodland plants and trees that have colonised ancient quarries and change with every season. Follow forest tracks that shy woodland creatures use and immerse yourself in the woodland paradise to refresh the soul.
13:00: return to the Dean Heritage Coffee Shop for a tasty lunch of home-made soup and a roll or scone and tea/coffee with a slice of cake.
Price: £30 per person
Booking: Either book in person at reception or call the Centre on 01594 822170 during opening hours. Payment will be required at time of booking; card payments can be taken over the phone. Maximum of 18 people.
Each walk is approximately 8KM and takes approximately three hours. It is imperative that suitable footwear is worn as you will be walking along woodland tracks and paths. No two walks will be the same, Alex will be looking for different points of interest according to the season.