The Forest of Dean is a truly magical forest – after all, this is where JK Rowling took inspiration from when she wrote the Harry Potter books, having been at school in the local area! If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy a walk this winter, there are few places better than the Forest of Dean.
Of course if you are heading into the great outdoors over the winter months you will need to wrap up warm – aran sweaters are the best attire for enjoying the countryside in the cooler periods – click here for aran sweaters that are perfect for this. It is also sensible to make sure you have a good waterproof coat and some walking boots!
Here are just a few of the best places to visit if you are heading into the woods this winter…
May Hill – A bracing walk, not for those who prefer flat terrain, but this Gloucestershire landmark is also rewarding. Those that are happy to climb the steep path to the summit will be greeted with views all over Gloucestershire, the Forest of Dean and all the way to the Black Mountains in Wales.
Soudley Ponds – A soothing and tranquil place to spend time, and for those who prefer to walk on flat ground, the gentle route around theedge of the ponds will be a perfect place to walk. For those who want a longer, more strenuous walk, there is also a path that you can walk uphill and see the lakes below.