Forest of Dean (Silver)

Expedition Code

FD19 - please quote this in all correspondence with the leaders.

About the Area

Beechenhurst Enclosure, Forest of Dean
The Forest of Dean consists of lovely woodlands and streams, which look particularly colourful in the autumn. The gorge of the River Wye winds through the middle of the forest, and looks terrific - but it also means you may do a fair amount of climbing up and down! You could well see peregrine falcons from Symonds Yat.

The trackbeds of disused railways and tramlines linking the old mines in the area now provide excellent walking and cycling routes through the forest. However, the areas of planted forestry provide an interesting navigational challenge as you have to know which ride you are following and where you are along it.

Award Level

Silver: Practice or Qualifying (N.B. please see the FAQ about mixed practice/qualifying groups). Numbers are limited to 14.


Saturday 26th October to Monday 28th October 2019 - The expedition has taken place!


Friday 27th September 2019

Planning Day

Saturday 28th September 2019

Outline of Expedition

We will drive down early on Saturday morning to the start location to ensure that groups can start walking at 9.30am. This gives us the time available to complete the three days of walking without needing an extra night in the area, thus saving money. We will return to Oxfordshire on Monday evening.


£100 (including a £25 non-returnable deposit required at the time of application)

FAQ: What do my fees cover?

How to Apply

Apply to Sue Gibbons and Alan Wallis for further information and an application form. You can contact them by E-mail.

Useful Links

Forest Web: The Virtual Guide to the Royal Forest of Dean

Photos from the 2016 Expedition