Danby Lodge

Things to do nearby

Things to do nearby Danby Lodge.

Within 10 minutes walk throught the forest is Mallards Pike Lake which is a lovely peaceful spot. Nearby the take is Go Ape, where you can swing through the trees like a monkey.

The Dean Heritage Centre is a 5 minute drive away in Soudley and the Dean Forest Railway and Norchard Steam Centre are also about 5 minutes drive away in Parkend. The Beechenhurst Sculpture Trail, Puzzlewood with its pre Roman opencast iron ore mine and unusual maze and internationall renowned Mary Rose Young Pottery are a similar distance away. Around 15 minutes drive from Danby Lodge is Chepstow with it’s Castle and Racecourses. All Saints Church in Newland, known as ‘The Cathedral of The Forest and Tintern Abbey are also highly recommended.

Tintern Abbey and Courtyard

                                                                       Tintern Abbey

Other historic buildings, gardens and scenic spots nearby that are worth visiting include Symonds Yat, Goodrich Castle, Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe, Westbury Court Garden and Raglan Castle.

There are a multitude of other activities to enjoy in the area, including caving at Clearwell Caves, Llama and Camel Trekking, Mountain Biking and the Family Cycle Trail, Diving at the National Diving and Activity Centre, Fishing, Forest Combat Paintballing, Golf (Three golf courses within 15 minutes drive), Horse Riding, Canoeing on the River Wye at Symonds Yat, Forest Walks, Mountain Biking at Pedalbikeaway, Llama & Camel Trekking, Falconry at The National Birds of Prey Centre, Outdoor activities at The Forest Adventure Activity Centre, Shopping at Taurus Crafts, Clay shooting, Archery, Angling Tuition, Whitcliff Off Road Driving Experience near Coleford and much more.

We particularly recommend the following nearby attractions : Taurus Crafts, Pedalbikeaway, Mary Rose Young Pottery and if you are here between April and June, the wonderful Bluebells – in the grounds of Danby Lodge, the surrounding woods and in the Bluebell woods in Soudley – a 5 minute walk through the forest.

  • Taurus Crafts

    Taurus Crafts

  • Go Ape

    Go Ape

  • Soudley Bluebell woods

    Soudley Bluebell woods

  • Chepstow Castle

    Chepstow Castle

  • All Saints Cathedral - Newlands

    All Saints Cathedral – Newlands

  • Tintern Abbey

    Tintern Abbey

  • Deer


  • View of the Wye Valley from Symonds Yat

    View of the Wye Valley from Symonds Yat

  • Symonds Yat Rock view

    Symonds Yat Rock view

  • Wild Boar

    Wild Boar

  • Mountain Biking

    Mountain Biking

  • Mary Rose Young Pottery

    Mary Rose Young Pottery

  • Free roaming sheep

    Free roaming sheep