One of England’s few remaining ancient woodlands, the Forest covers some thirty thousands acres. Located in the triangle of land between the rivers Severn and Wye it is an excellent area for walking, cycling or just simply relaxing.
In Spring the bluebells cover the forest in a carpet of emerald green and sapphire blue, then followed by the dusky pink foxgloves.
In summer the varieties of trees show their lush shades of green. Wildlife is active, wild deer roam the forest. Squirrels are busy collecting their winter store and birds sing from dusk to dawn.
In autumn, foliage with its glorious colours of copper and burnished gold, make this a really beautiful time of year
Woodside Cottage is a comfortably furnished cottage set in the beautiful Cannop Valley Nature Reserve in the very heart of The Royal Forest of Dean.
Walk out of the garden gate into oak woodlands. Woodside Cottage has a large fenced garden complete with barbecue and garden furniture. Watch the birds feed at the bird feeders, Woodpeckers and Nuthatches are some of the regular visitors which can be seen feeding from the dining room window.
The cottage is 100 yards from the start of the cycle track and the cycle hire centre, there is a storage shed for those who wish to bring their own cycles. The start of the Sculpture Trail and the Beechenhurst picnic area is approximately a 10 minute walk through the woods.
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