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Springtime in the Forest of Dean

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Springtime in the Forest of Dean

Springtime in Forest of Dean Lodges –  the start of a new season

Springtime in the Forest of Dean. Bluebells Forest of Dean

Springtime in the Forest of Dean. Bluebells Forest of Dean

A most magical time of the year, Springtime. Its that time of the year when everything seems to be bursting into life, producing new life and rejuvenating the old.

Did you know, there are two definitions of Spring?

  • 1 March 2019 is the first day of the meteorological spring
  • 20 March 2019 is the first day of the astronomical spring

Meteorological spring

Meteorological spring will begin on 01 March 2019 and ends on 31 May 2019.

The meteorological seasons consists of splitting the seasons into four periods made up of three months each. These seasons are split to coincide with our Gregorian calendar making it easier for meteorological observing and forecasting to compare seasonal and monthly statistics. By the meteorological calendar, spring starts on 1 March.

The seasons are defined as spring (March, April, May), summer (June, July, August), autumn (September, October, November) and winter (December, January, February).

Astronomical spring

The astronomical spring begins on 20 March 2019 and ends on 21 June 2019.

The astronomical calendar determines the seasons due to the 23.5-degree tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis in relation to its orbit around the sun. Both equinoxes and solstices are related to the Earth’s orbit around the sun. See more of this article and others on this topic. Met Office.

Forest of Dean Lodges Spring 2019

Spring time Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean is a kaleidoscope of colours.

The great thing about the Forest of Dean come the springtime is that the forest itself is a kaleidoscope of colours. new shoots from the tree branches, bushes, plants and shrubs of all kinds make a breathtaking picture.

Forest of Dean Lodges at Coleford have lodges and cabins as well as cottages available for Spring Breaks. However, you would be wise to book now.

There is plenty to see and do around the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Monmouthshire at this wonderful time of the year. There is no need to wait until summer for a well-deserved break.

We have all sorts of offers available, from weekend breaks, breaks for couples with jacuzzi or hot tubs, family breaks, health and beauty, Spa breaks and lots more. Please check 0out the main Forest of Dean website for more details.

Contact us at any time to book a lodge, cabin or cottage. We are always ready to take your call, whatever the season.

Whats on in the Forest of Dean March

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Whats on in the Forest of Dean March

What’s on in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean March 2019

What's on Forest of Dean? Lambing at Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park

Forest of Dean holidays is great at any time of the year. There is always something going on. Sporting events, arts and crafts, cultural events, you name it and there will be something happening that will get you interested.

One great source of information is the Wye Dean Tourism website, it is a veritable mine of information.

It is always a good idea to read up on the holiday locations you intend to visit. You can save so much time by checking out Blogs and websites that offer information on the area, what’s going on, shows, restaurants and so on, so, when you get to your forest lodge, you will know where you’re going and what you might be doing.

No matter! We are always available to offer you a guiding hand. So; what’s happening in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean in March 2019?

Well, we still have another week of February to get through and there are so many things left to see and do.

For example; 140th anniversary of the battle of Rourke’s Drift. There is an exhibition and talk about one of the most famous (or infamous) battles of the colonial wars against the Zulu. If you have seen the film you will no doubt have a good idea of what this is about.

There are also a number of arts, crafts, photograph and other educational events in February.

St. Patricks Day in the Forest of Dean

One of the great events of the year happens in March and that’s St Patricks Day. You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate ‘Paddy’s Day’, you are honorary Irish for the day. As usual, you will find pubs, clubs and restaurants who will be doing something special for the day.

There is a wildlife photographer of the year exhibition that has been going on since January and runs up until St Patricks Day. Live Lambing at Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm is a great event for the farming enthusiasts. There are also plenty of films, shows and musical events.

Check out this link for events in the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Gloucestershire. Explore Gloucestershire.

Whats on in Gloucester January 2019

No Comments » Written on January 7th, 2019 by
Categories: Events
Whats on in Gloucester January 2019

Events in the Forest of Dean and Gloucester January 2019

Aladdin at the Gloucester Everyman

Forest of Dean Lodges are a fantastic way to enjoy a true British holiday at home. The Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Gloucester are right on your doorstep.

Winter in the Forest of Dean is a beautiful time of year, all the more better if you get a covering of snow. It is real picture postcard stuff.

There is more to a Forest Holiday than the forest itself, although for some pèople, this is more than enough. There is the beautiful Wye Valley and Gloucester areas that you can go and enjoy, using the Forest Lodges at Coleford as a base.

There is always something on, something to see or do. So, what’s on in January 2019?

Events January 2019 Gloucester

Of course, with it being the start of the New Year, there are still plenty of festive shows and pantomimes still running in and about the Forest area. For example, Aladdin at the Everyman Theatre, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bacon Theatre and also musicals such as Elton John tribute, Just So Musical as wellas Simon and Garfunkel shows, to name a few.

Other events happening in January are the Gloucester Cajun and Zydeco festival. A mixture of fantastic music and dancing from Europe’s longest running Cajun and Zydeco festival.

Zydeco is a music genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by French Creole speakers which blends blues, rhythm and blues, and music indigenous to the Louisiana Creoles and the Native people of Louisiana.Wikipedia
There is so much going on all througout the year that it would be wise to bookmarkk this website.
The Explore Gloucestershire website will give you bags of information on events and forthcoming attractions all over the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Gloucester area.
Book your winter break with us at the Forest of Dean Lodges at Coleford and enjoy as real winter holiday; you can brings the dogs with you as well, we are pet friendly.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019

Christmas 2018 Forest of Dean Lodges Happy New Year 2019

On behalf of all at Forest of Dean Lodges, Coleford. We would like to wish all of our guests, past, present and future, a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2019.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Erica Hastings (CEO)

Forest of Dean Lodges

Forest of Dean Sleeps 10 to 12 or Larger Groups

Forest of Dean Sleeps 10 to 12 or Larger Groups

Group accommodation in the Forest of Dean for 10 to 12 people

10 to 12 sleeps Forest of Dean accommodation. Forest pof Dean Lodges at Coleford.
Worcester Lodge, plenty of space for 10 to 12 sleeps

Forest of Dean holidays are a great way to have a family get together or a group holiday. Quite often people want to get away with their families or social groups and so require larger accommodations.

Forest of Dean Losges at Coleford, Glocestershire is right in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean and we can also offer you the very best in family accommodation and great amenities.

We have Lodges and cabins that are suitable for the larger groups sleeping 10 to 12 people, or, even more.

We have such properties and Worcester Lodge, this can sleep 10 to 12 people in comfort and style and we are also happy to welcome your pets as well.

If you are planning a group holiday of 10 to 12 people or more, pklease contact us, we will be delighted to show you what we have to offer your family or group.

And remember, your pets are welcome too!

Breaks in the Forest of Dean 2018 / 2019

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Breaks in the Forest of Dean 2018 / 2019

Breaks in the Forest of Dean 2018 / 2019 – Getting away from it all

 

Breaks in the Forest of Dean are available all year round. You don’t have to wait for your summer vacation to enjoy long or short stays in Forest lodges and cabins. There are no hard a fast rules you need to follow.

The Royal Forest of Dean is a fantastic place for a short, medium or long term break and at Forest of Dean Lodges, Coleford, we have the very best breaks on offer.

There are full week breaks, mid week breaks, weekend breaks, couples breaks with Hot tubs, mother and duaghter offers that include manicure and pedicure.

Holistic, health and Spa breaks are a real favourite. There is nothing quite like getting away for a short holiday and enjoying such things as a massage, Spa, beauty treatments and many more great services on offer from Forest of Dean Lodges and Designed For Beauty.

You can combine beauty treatments with a relaxing Yoga session and come home looking good and feeling so much better.

Seasonal Highlights

Halloween, Christmas and New Year are all but a short few weeks away. These are great times to be in the beautiful and magical Forest of Dean. Imagine, Halloween in the haunting forest, you will find no better atmosphere anywhere. Christmas and New Year are also favourite times for families and friends to come together for the festive season.

Check out what is on offer and get yourself a fantastic lodge or cabin in the Forest of Dean. The other great news is that you are welcome to bring your pet with you, we are pet friendly.

Please contact us at any time for more information on short, medium, long term or seasonal breaks in the Forest of Dean.

 

Autumn and Winter Deals in the Forest of Dean

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Autumn and Winter Deals in the Forest of Dean

Autumn and Winter Deals in the Forest of Dean

Autumn Winter Breaks Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley are beautiful Autumn and Winter.

 

There is more to an annual holiday than a summer break. We live in a modern world and long gone are the days when a town or village would shut down en mass for a two week period. Places such as Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria would literally empty and head off in coaches to Blackpool and beyond.

Working lives have changed and so have working practices and so we have to adapt. For this reason, the Forest of Dean is the ideal all year round holiday.

At our Forest of Dean Lodges and Cottages, we have the accommodation to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, with the most comfortable furnishings ad the best natural views and location anywhere in Europe.

What is more, you can also bring your family pet as we are pet friendly.

Autumn and Winter Breaks

The range of holidays and breaks on offer at Forest of Dean Lodges at Coleford are available all year round. We have couples breaks, breaks with hot tubs, health and beauty breaks and lots more besides. It is always a good idea to on our main website.

If you are thinking of an autumn or winter break in the Forest of Dean and Wye valley, then why not contact us and see what we have to offer you. It is also a good idea to book your autumn or winter break early to avoid disappointment. We are available to answer your questions and offer any advice you may need.

We look forward to seeing you and your pets here, at Coleford, in the beautiful Forest of Dean any time of the year.

Please contact us at any time.

 

Forest of Dean Weddings 2019

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Forest of Dean Weddings 2019

Forest of Dean Weddings 2019

Forest of Dean Weddings

How romantic a location can you get? Forest of Dean Weddings. Thanks to Capture This Moment

 

Having a wedding in the Forest of Dean in 2019 sounds really wonderful. Its something that is becoming ever more popular, especially with people who are on the side of mother earth and those who want something more historically traditional.

OK, having your “normal” wedding is cool, the church/ registrar, wedding dress, suited and booted grooms. But, “a special day” is a really a special day and a little imagination can go a long way.

What got me onto this line of thought was the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markel. I was out to tell the world and his wife all about the Forest of Dean Lodges at Coleford and how it would be a fantastic weekend to book in and watch the wedding from there, in great style and comfort.

It was then that it dawned on me that Forest Of Dean Lodges had nothing on the website about wedding receptions, services or Forest of Dean honeymoons.

So, I did a little bit of research on Google and was astonished to find that the weddings ceremony in the forest of Dean was very popular and that there were many places offering weddings services,wedding receptions and even honeymoons in Dean Forest.

Can you host a wedding at Forest of Dean Lodges in Coleford?

Weddings in the Forest of Dean

As elegant as any church isle and a Clematis covered Pergola for your service.

 

Yes! Of course, was the answer From Erica Hastings, the owner of Forest of Dean Lodges in Coleford. When I explained what I had in mind, Erica told me she would send me all the information I need. I will update this post as soon as I get that.

Meanwhile, while I have my thinking hat on, there is, in Coleford, a company that goes by the name of Designed for Beauty, they can do the hair, make-up, tanning and anything else you could think of that goes into the mix for that perfect wedding.

Other Forest of Dean Weddings venues

  • Bells Hotel. Lords Hill, Coleford.
  • Blaisdon Hall.
  • Clearwell Castle.
  • Forest Hills Golf Club.
  • Perrygrove Railway.
  • The Belfry Hotel.
  • The Speech House Hotel.
  • The Wilderness Centre.

If you are planning to have your destination wedding in the Forest of Dean, then why not contact us and see what we can offer you. For those who don’t know what a ‘Destination wedding’ is; A destination wedding is a ceremony held more than 100 miles from the brides home.

You must have seen or even heard of people going to far flung places to get married? well, that is called a destination wedding and the Forest of Dean is as exotic a place to get married as anywhere outside the UK.

Before you make any hard decisions, please, speak to Forest of Dean Lodges and see what we can arrange for your special day.

Registration Office & Licences

The legal side of a wedding day is the job of the Gloucestershire Registration Services. These are the people who can help and advise you with the legal requirements for weddings and other official events.

Gloucester Registration Services have a great FAQ’s page on their website that dals with th most often asked questions. So, if there is something you need to know, check out the FAQ’s page first.

If that doesn’t get what you are looking for, there is a Help & Advice page. If all else fails, you can contact them via email or telephone. For the Forest of Dean Registration office at Cinderford, you can contact them here.

Forest of Dean Self Catering Holidays 2019

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Forest of Dean Self Catering Holidays 2019

The Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean is a great place for a holiday in a self catering cottage or lodge. Forest of Dean Lodges at Coleford has the very best in self catering holiday cottages and lodges. There is also a great range of breaks, days out, vacations and services available.

 Royal Forest of Dean Cycling Club

Royal Dean Forest Cycling Club out for a ride.

For instance; Couples breaks with hot tubs, Holistic breaks, health and beauty weekends, Spa breaks and, as well as more of that, you can also take your pet with you. Forest of Dean Lodges at Coleford is pet friendly.

About The Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean or The Royal Forest of Dean?, it matters not if you use the prefix “Royal” because everyone knows there is only one Forest of Dean. Which is a pity?

The Forest of Dean is a geographical, historical and cultural region in the western part of the county of Gloucestershire, England. It forms a roughly triangular plateau bounded by the River Wye to the west and northwest. Herefordshire to the north, the River Severn to the south, and the City of Gloucester to the east.

The area is characterised by more than 110 square kilometres (42 sq mi) of mixed woodland, one of the surviving ancient woodlands in England.

A large area was reserved for royal hunting before 1066, and remained as the second largest crown forest in England, the largest being New Forest. Although the name is used loosely to refer to the part of Gloucestershire between the Severn and Wye, the Forest of Dean proper has covered a much smaller area since medieval times. In 1327 it was defined to cover only the royal demesne and parts of parishes within the hundred of St Briavels,[1] and after 1668 comprised the royal demesne only. The Forest proper is within the civil parishes of West Dean, Lydbrook, Cinderford, Ruspidge, and Drybrook, together with a strip of land in the parish of English Bicknor.

Forest of Dean Work

Traditionally the main sources of work have been forestry – including charcoal production – iron working and coal mining. Archaeological studies have dated the earliest use of coal to Roman times for domestic heating and industrial processes such as the preparation of iron ore.

The area gives its name to the local government district, Forest of Dean, and a parliamentary constituency, both of which cover wider areas than the historic Forest. The administrative centre of the local authority is Coleford, one of the main towns in the historic Forest area, together with Cinderford and Lydney.

Forest of Dean and the Holiday Industry

The Forest of Dean is a very special place for hundreds of thousands of holiday makers over many generations. The very nature of the Forest itself is enough to attract people from all walks of life to this beautiful and idyllic part of the United Kingdom.

It is no wonder people flock here. The forest is beautiful, dramatic, colourful and ever changing with the passing seasons. It is a firm favourite for photographers who want that perfect shot, artists who seek inspiration, walkers, cycle riders, bird watchers and many more outdoor activities. You can also bring your pet with you, how nice is that.

Self catering holidays in the Dean Forest are a great option. With a self catering cottage or lodge, you have the freedom of movement not afforded you with hotels or resorts.

If you would like to spend some time in the Forest of Dean, then contact us at Forest of Dean Lodges and we will be happy to make sure you have a holiday to remember.

Self Catering Cottages Forest of Dean

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Self Catering Cottages Forest of Dean

Self Catering Cottages Forest of Dean – Self Catering Holidays in the Forest of Dean

Self Catering Cottages - self catering Forest of DeanCottages

Self catering cottages or self catering lodges? People call things by different names but, in the end, you are talking more or less about the same thing. Forest of Dean holiday cottages at Coleford are an exceptional way to enjoy a summer holiday, short break or one of our many special type of breaks. Such as couples weekends with hot tubs?

The great things about the Forest of Dean cottages self catering holidays are many fold.

Why self catering Cottages?

Well, if you are the type of person who dotes on their pets then this is for you. At Forest of Dean Lodges in Coleford, Monmouthshire, we are pet friendly. Yes! You can enjoy your summer holiday, winter break, couples weekends or whatever and still be with your pet. Pets are not just allowed in our Cottages and Lodges, they are welcome!

The Dean Forest is the best place in the world for a holiday with your pets. The great outdoors is where dogs like to be and it also gives the pets owners a great excuse for some extra exercise.

Self catering gives you the freedom of movement. There can be nothing worse than having to abide by a hotel or resort timetable. There are plenty of places close to our cottages in Coleford to stock up on supplies, you won’t have to waste time routing out shops.

You come and go as you please and you are free to visit anywhere around the Wye Valley that takes your fancy.

Please, check out our main web pages and see what we have to offer you as far as self catering holidays in the Forest of Dean goes. Our cottages are beautifully furnished, clean and comfortable. The Dean Forest is one of the most beautiful natural treasures anywhere in the world.

The added bonus? With countries in Europe calling on travel strikes (at the time of writing, France is calling on 36 days of disruptions), your holidays in the UK won’t be affected. There is nothing worst than your long awaited vacation running into industrial disputes.

Take no chances, check out our website or call us today and book yourself a beautiful self catering cottage in the Forest of Dean.