A handy guidebook to 25 graded walks - 21 circular and 4 one-way linear routes along historic long-distance trails - throughout the vales and glades of the ancient Forest of Dean. Right beside the English-Welsh border, between the River Wye at Monmouth and the River Severn, this secluded area was a Royal Forest long before the Domesday Book and evidence of its rich and varied history is everywhere to be found. From short 4-mile walks to all-day sections of the Offa's Dyke Path and the Gloucestershire Way, this guide is an ideal companion for exploring the forest and its history. Illustrated by vibrant photographs and extracts of Ordnance Survey mapping reproduced at 1:40,000 for extra clarity, these routes take walkers to all corners of the forest, along shaded valleys and gorges, across wide-open farmland and over high ridges with big views. Every route is supplemented by historic, geological and wildlife information to help you make the most of your days exploring the Forest, as well as practical information on public transport and other local facilities.