Category Archives: Local Area

March Events Guide 2024: What’s Happening in Forest of Dean & Wye Valley

March 2024 Events in Forest of Dean and Wye Valley: Discover Wildlife, Crafts, and Cultural Festivities

As spring unfolds, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley blossoms with activities, echoing the region’s vibrant landscapes and rich heritage. March brings an eclectic mix of events, promising memorable experiences for every visitor. Whether you’re drawn by the allure of nature, the thrill of creativity, or the warmth of community festivals, this guide is […]

Start 2024 Right: Events in Forest of Dean and Wye Valley this January and February

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, a region steeped in natural beauty and cultural richness, offers a diverse range of events to start off 2024. Here’s a curated list to help you plan your visit. Art and Photography Exhibitions Delve into the world of avian and wildlife beauty with two spectacular photography exhibitions at […]

Frosty Forest Fauna: Discovering Winter Wildlife In The Forest of Dean…

The Forest of Dean, a majestic ancient woodland in England, is particularly enchanting in winter. This guide highlights the wildlife that thrives in this forest during the colder months, offering a spectacular experience for nature enthusiasts. Deer: Majestic Winter Wanderers Fallow Deer: Introduced in Norman times, they are easily identified by their black and white […]

A December to Remember: Winter Events in the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley.

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As the festive season rolls in, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley transform into a winter wonderland, brimming with events that capture the magic of the season. From artistic exhibitions to nostalgic train rides, here are some handpicked events happening this December that you simply can’t miss. farOpen Christmas at the Picture House Gallery […]

Twenty for Twenty at Tudor Farmhouse

colin and hari

The year is 2003, a year full of talking points, Beyonce released Crazy in Love, Apple launched iTunes music store, Dan Brown published The Da Vinci Code but most importantly, Tudor Farmhouse welcomed its new owners – Hari and Colin Fell.  Twenty years later, this award winning luxury, yet laid back boutique hotel, is still […]

Learn more about Float in the Forest

A GUEST BLOG Here at Float in the Forest, we welcome you to carve out a small fragment of time that is solely yours alone to indulge in. An opportunity to pause, reflect, recharge and relax, whilst enjoying your break away at Tudor Farmhouse. Floatation is not comparable to many other things. Envisage yourself resting […]

Discover the Hidden Forest of Dean Walks and Views this Spring

Mireystock Tunnel

The Forest of Dean, nestled up against the Welsh border in rural Gloucestershire, boasts an abundance of stunning scenery, ancient woodland and a huge range of flora and fauna. Read on to find out where to discover some secret Forest of Dean walks and unique views. Known for its verdant beauty and quaint villages, the […]

More Hidden Forest of Dean Walks and Views to Discover this Spring 

King Arthur's Cave

Following on from our previous blog, discover more hidden Forest of Dean walks and views for you to enjoy this Spring. Wintour’s Leap – Stunning Viewpoint This viewpoint is very tricky to find – you could drive past it numerous times and still not find it. In fact, there are many locals who don’t know […]

The Heritage of the Forest of Dean

Mining in the Forest of Dean

Not much is known about the Forest of Dean before the middle ages although there are some artefacts still in existence such as fossils from the prehistoric period, Mesolithic monuments, evidence of Bronze Age settlements, and tools from the early Roman farmers who settled here. The Forest of Dean started to come to prominence during […]

Cycling in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

Cycling Forest of Dean

Who can cycle?  The Forest of Dean caters to all cycling abilities: from the gentle paved family cycle trail at Pedalabikeaway to the adrenaline fuelled trails at Cannop Cycle Centre, there really is something for all ages and abilities.  For those who may not be as active as they would like and think that cycling […]

Filming in the Forest of Dean

Star Wars Puzzlewood Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean is an awe-inspiring landscape and as such has featured in many productions on both the small and the silver screen. Here we will take you on a whistle-stop tour of just some of the locations you may recognise and tell you about the tv shows and movies that were filmed in […]

Frequently Asked Questions about the Forest of Dean

forest, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean

There is definitely something special about the Forest of Dean which is what prompted us to leave London in 2003 to take on the hotel and we have never looked back. We hope you love both the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel and the Forest of Dean as much as we do, and we cannot wait to […]

Cool off in the River Wye

Wild Swimming Wye Valley

This weather has us dreaming of lazy picnics by the riverside and splashing around in the water. We are so lucky to have lots of gorgeous wild swimming spots nearby in the Wye Valley  – whether you’re looking to simply paddle on a riverside beach in Hay-on-Wye or challenge yourself with a 2km swim (from […]

Meet Chris Lewis, Jewellery Designer

Chris Lewis Jewellery Designer

Chris Lewis from The Secret Wardrobe makes bespoke jewellery as well as running workshops allowing guests to design their own rings, including wedding rings, bracelets, pendants – the choice is yours. She has teamed up with Tudor Farmhouse to offer a ring making workshop on March 7. Details of the workshop can be found here. […]

Wildlife Safari with Ed Drewitt

wildlife, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean

By Travel Journalist WENDY GOMERSALL The first thing that stunned me most about great British wild boars – when they eventually pitched up – was their sheer size. I was expecting a kind of roughty-toughty pot-bellied pig-sized animal, not so cute, a bit hairy and grubby. How could something bigger possibly hide itself in the […]

A Hidden Gem, the Gorgeous Forest of Dean – a blog post by Abi King

Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean

We were delighted to host Inside The Travel Lab AKA Abi King recently, here’s her lovely blog post about her stay in the Forest of Dean: Love the Cotswolds but looking for something new and a little more off the beaten track? Meet the Tudor Farmhouse snuggled deep in the Forest of Dean. Cosy indoors, […]

Region’s best local food producers meet for celebration lunch

Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Clearwell, Forest of Dean

Yesterday, to mark over 10 years of local sourcing, we hosted a celebration lunch our local food & drink producers. The area’s finest farmers, greatest growers and the best local artisan food producers who regularly supply the restaurant met to enjoy the fruits of their labour and share their passion for local produce with like-minded […]

An interview with Judith and Colin from Tintern Parva Vineyard.

parva vineyard

We’re extremely lucky to have Parva Farm Vineyard, one of our wine suppliers, so close by in Tintern Chepstow. We caught up with Colin and Judith recently to ask them a few questions… What are you most famous for? Probably for our Bacchus wines as we have won many awards with them, both nationally and […]