Enjoy life in Lydney
Take a stroll into the historic market town of Lydney and browse amongst the local shops and cafes. Relax in Bathurst Park or take in the historic Harbour for spectacular views across the Severn Estuary. From Lydney, the ‘Gateway to the Forest’, discover the wide range of activities available throughout the Forest of Dean, including kayaking, zip-wires, caves, mountain biking and cycle tracks. Or for something more relaxing, take the Dean Forest railway and enjoy the many walks and spectacular views.
Follow the A48 along the Severn Valley from Chepstow, with its historic riverfront Norman Castle, to the Cathedral City of Gloucester, with its historic dock area and Gloucester Quays shopping outlet. As the river narrows towards Gloucester, watch the annual Severn Bore or join the surfers and canoeists as the wave rises and gathers momentum.