Forest of Dean Ramblers publishes a book of walks which is available either in hardcopy or as an e-book Download via this website. We also publish a number of walks leaflets, all of which are available for purchase as DOWNLOADS ONLY (in PDF format) via this website or in hardcopy from selected local outlets. (Click on an image on this page to see the associated Start Point Map).
Proceeds from these sales are used to fund projects in our area that benefit all walkers (see here).
- Exploring Historic Dean
Our publication Exploring Historic Dean has to be your handbook to explore this great area. Tucked between the Rivers Severn and Wye, the Forest of Dean is undoubtedly one of Britain’s most beautiful areas and includes some of the most attractive woodland in the country, as well as providing superb views over the Welsh Hills, Malverns, and Cotswolds. Such a landscape offers almost unlimited opportunities for walking, but, it may come as a surprise to learn that the area was once a busy industrial centre, with mines, quarries, ironworks, and others. This publication will guide you on some of the best walking in the area and will give you an insight into its’ fascinating history going back several thousand years.
Printed copies of Exploring Historic Dean are available by post from this website, and at a number of local outlets which are listed below. The entire contents of the book are also available as digital downloads from this website. The introduction, which includes a list of the walks in the book, and a location map with the start points, is available as a free download here. The remaining chapters, detailing the walks in the book along with descriptions of the route and points of interest along it, are available either individually, or as a copy of the complete book (see the product list on this page).
- Walk Leaflets
The following walks leaflets are available for Download only from this website:
The Beechenhurst Trail is an 8 mile circular walk in the east of the Forest of Dean through some of the oldest and most varied woodland. A moderate walk starting from the Parking Area at Beechenhurst Lodge (Pay and Display).
The Highmeadow Trail is an 11 mile circular walk in the west of the Forest of Dean with stunning views, a ferry crossing and a footbridge over the River Wye. This is a demanding but rewarding walk with steep assents and descents, starting at Symonds Yat Rock car park.
The Soudley Circles Walks are three circular walks of approximately 3 miles each in the vicinity of Upper Soudley.
All three routes include uphill sections and are not wheelchair friendly. They are available either individually, or as a set of three (product ref LALL).
Publications that are delivered as DOWNLOADS are all in PDF format.
Instructions on how to download your purchase are sent in a confirmation email from fodrambers.org.uk shortly after the sale in completed. Alternatively, the product download form at http://fodramblers.org.uk/download.php can be used.
- Local Outlets
Copies of Exploring Historic Dean are available at the following local outlets:
|Apex Outdoors, Five Acres, Coleford, GL16 8QQ||01594 835160||Website||Map|
|Dean Heritage Centre, Soudley, GL14 2UB||01594 822170||Website||Map|
|Norchard Steam Centre, Lydney, GL15 4ET||Map|
|Brockweir Community Shop, Brockweir, NP16 7NW||01291 689995||Website||Map|
|Rossiters Bookshop, Monmouth, NP25 3BX||Map|
|Rossiters Bookshop, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 5HL||Map|
Copies of Our Walk Leaflets are available at the following local outlets:
|Beechenhurst Lodge, Coleford, GL16 7EJ||Map|