Local Area Information

Walking and Cycling Routes

Situated just north of the Forest of Dean, Old Apple Store cottage has many routes within easy access. The Wysis Way crosses the farm, walking on May Hill is very close by and easily accessible.

Outdoor Activities in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

Aside from the walking, there are many other activities around the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley area including kayaking, canoeing, abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking , horse riding, archery, lake and river fishing and golf courses. For full details, please see the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley tourist information site http://www.wyedeantourism.co.uk/.

Places to Visit

International Birds of Prey Centre - Newent Open every day from 1 February to 30 November with over 250 Birds of Prey

Carl Hester’s Yard Local Gold Medal Olympians Carl Hester MBE and Charlotte Dujardin OBE stable and train their horses in the local area.

Vineyards and Breweries

  • Three Choirs Vineyard & St Anne’s Vineyard – Newent
  • Westons Cider Visitor Centre - Much Marcle
  • Hillside Brewery – Longhope


Surrounding Areas

Forest of Dean  Dean Heritage Centre, Peddleabikeaway, Puzzlewood

The Cotswolds Bourton-on-the Water, The Slaughters, Broadway, Burford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold Tetbury, Bibury, Chipping Campden, Cirencester

Gloucester  Cathedral, City Museum, Folk Museum, Soldiers of Gloucester Museum, The Docks

Cheltenham  Regency Architecture & Spa, Britain in Bloom winner, Art Galleries

Hereford  Cathedral (Mappa Mundi & Chain Library), The Old House Cider Museum, Bulmer’s Railway Centre, Three Choirs Festival, Racecourse

Pubs & Restaurants in the Area

Glasshouse Inn

The Glasshouse Inn is a charming red bricked pub in a picturesque spot on the slopes of May Hill surrounded by beautiful countryside. The Inn has been trading as a public house since 1891 and its strength lies firmly in its simplistic, unspoilt, almost timeless tradition.

The Red Hart

A charming, old-fashioned village pub in Blaisdon. The Red Hart offers a good food at great prices, well kept real ales and has a good beer garden.

Kilcot Inn

Emphasis is on tradition. We are a family owned, independent business, striving to always offer the very best. We are proud to offer locally sourced food with our own ‘twist.’ Real ales and ciders are balanced out with an interesting wine menu, focusing on quality and value.

Three Choirs Vineyard

Delicious country classics and decadent plates designed around the seasons, the Brasserie serves the best of fresh ingredients, focusing on provenance. Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner in our ambient dining space with bespoke, eclectic decor.

Farmers Boy

An Award-Winning 17th century Country Inn and Restaurant with an exceptionally warm welcome, home from home atmosphere, remarkably delicious food and a relaxing and comfortable stay. Set in a stunning countryside location. They are well known in these parts for our homemade pies, which are on our menu and available for takeaway.

Penny Farthing 

17th century Bar and Restaurant which has recently been refurbished.
The Penny Farthing boasts many original features including exposed beams and brickwork with a historic central bar.
There is a large beer garden and play area with stunning views of the Black Mountains and Malvern Hills.

Moody Cow

The perfect place to relax and enjoy superb food, drinks and hospitality in a delightful village setting.



Shire Horse ride

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