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Forest of Dean Lodges Awarded Certificate of Excellence 2017 by TripAdvisor

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Forest of Dean Lodges Awarded Certificate of Excellence 2017 by TripAdvisor

The Forest of Dean Lodges at Coleford has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the world famous TripAdvisor website.

“We are pleased to announce that Forest of Dean Lodges has been recognized with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence, based on the consistently great reviews you’ve earned on TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

Certificate of Excellence from the TripAdvisor Website.


Only select businesses are awarded this certificate and so it is something to be proud of.

Forest of Dean Lodges in the Royal Forest of Dean has made giant strides in offering the very best in Forest holidays and at a very high standard.

Reviews on TripAdvisor are made by actual visitors to the Forest Lodges and are completely independent reviews.

Staff at the Forest of Dean Lodges are very proud of this award and rightly so.

Recognition of excellent service is always welcome.

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Butterfly Zoo Wye Valley Trip

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Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

Beautiful? You bet! Visit the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo.


If you have already booked your Forest of Dean summer holiday, great! If not, you need to do so very quickly as you are missing out on a beautiful summer holiday.

Making this holiday in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley all the more beautiful is the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo.

Why are they called “Butterflies?”

The quick answer is; Nobody knows! The word “Butterfly” has been in the English language for hundreds of years, so, actually tagging somebody with inventing the word would be impossible to do.

Butterfleoge” in Ye olde English language meant “butterfly

Some people think that the name “butter-fly” is a corruption of the word “flutter by” which, when you think about it, that’s exactly what they do, they “flutter by”

Other people like to believe that the word eminates from stories of witches, disguised as butterflies, used to fly in and steal milk and honey. I’m not so sure about that one.

Why am I banging on about Butterflies?

Well, recently, walking through the fields in Spain I came across lots of beautiful butterflies, all sizes and all colours and it got me thinking about our own beautiful British creatures.

I am happy to tell you that, whilst staying at one of our beautiful self catering Forest of Dean lodges, you can, if you wish, go and visit the nearby Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo. Site link.

This has to be one of the most beautiful trips you will ever make. Imagine being able to see so many different varieties of butterflies and in all stages of their life cycle.

Just looking at a butterfly is enough to raise a smile to anyone’s face so, just imagine how happy you’ll be seeing a lot of them.

Please, if you are coming to stay with us in the Forest of Dean lodges, check out the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo website and book yourself a trip that will give you so many, beautiful and happy memeories of a great holiday.

Forest of Dean Events Summer 2017

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Forest of Dean Events Summer 2017 – What to do on your Forest of Dean Summer Holidays

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You’ll be surprised what you can see on a Forest of Dean Summer Holiday


It is almost that time of the year, well, for some of us that are lucky to be going to the Royal Forest of Dean in beautiful Gloucestershire, that is.

I don’t know about you, but I suspect you are no different, the countdown to your summer holidays starts on January the 1st and then just drags, or it seems to.

The great thing about booking a lodge in the Forest of Dean is that it is such a versatile type of holiday.

You have the people who love the great outdoors, they come to the forest just to be there, to observe mother nature first hand. Others are part of a club or have a hobby interest in the outdoors, such as bird watching,

RSPB Forest of Dean

The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) has a fantastic reserve set in the heartlands of the Forest of Dean, you can visit and see some of the most beautiful species to be seen anywhere in Europe.

RSPB has some excellent summer events that will be of great interest to the bird watcher and anyone interested in mother nature and all things wild.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is a charitable organisation registered in England and Wales and in Scotland. It was founded as the Plumage League in 1889 by Emily Williamson. (Wikipedia)

Other Forest Activities

Ramblers, walkers, joggers, artists, cyclists and many more people head for the forest for their summer holidays because it is a beautiful place to be and, having booked one of our self catering forest lodges, they have the freedom to enjoy their hobby to the full.

There is, of course, many hosted events, some of them rural, others sporting and artistic. There are many festivals throughout the summer and autumn months such as the Mitcheldean Fete and Folk festival on the 14th of July 2017.

For the music lovers, there is the Coleford Music Festival and many more events to keep you occupied and interested.

Dining out is also an option and there are many places to for a great meal or simply have a quiet drink and enjoy your break.

Then there is the “do nothing” option; relax in your Forest of Dean Lodge and just enjoy the time away from the hustle and bustle of the rat race.

Have you booked your summer break in the Forest of Dean? If not I would do so rather quickly.



Weather in the Forest of Dean

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Weather in the Forest of Dean

Weather in the Forest of Dean – Summer Holiday Lodges

Weather in the Forest of Dean


Weather in the Forest of Dean? If there is something we British are fond of, its talking about the weather.

The subject dominates our lives like nothing else, its the last thing we check at night and the first question of the day is always “what’s it like outside?”

Is the weather really so important?

Yes. That is the simple answer the weather really is important and for a host of reasons.

If you are off into the forest of Dean for a picnic, you are not going to want to have it in a snow storm or torrent of rain, you want a nice warm, sunny day where you can laze around and tuck into your favourite snacks and perhaps a glass or two of what makes you happy.

Clothes are defined by the type of day, after all, you would look a right Charlie walking about the forest in wellingtons on a blistering hot August day.

Fortunately, in these days of Internet and multiple devices, you can predict the weather by the minute, not like in years gone buy, you would have to purchase a newspaper or watch the TV to find out what might happen, weather-wise, over the following 24 hours.

Now, its a simple matter of going to Google, ask about the weather in the Forest of Dean and bingo! You get up to the minute weather forecasting, complete with graphs, little icons and all other types of images.

Forecasting months ahead

So, you are booking a lodge in the Forest of Dean and you want to know the best time of year for you to go. Not necessarily summer? No! Some people prefer the springtime, others the winter, all depending on the type of holiday you are going to have.

Google is awash with websites predicting the weather and others with historical weather detailson, the latter is the one you need when planning ahead.

I found this website that has historical weather details for the Forest of Dean, its simple, has all the relevant details along with graphs and maps.

Plan ahead, sort out what type of holiday you want, check the weather and then contact us and book a lovely lodge in the Forest of Dean.