The Forest of Dean Verderers

800 years of history


Walk 15 description

Bones from these and many other extinct animals have been found beneath your feet in this ancient cave system. Then we follow down the valley and up across the airfield to above Lydbrook returning along the legal boundary of the Forest Of Dean. Great views and lots of interest.

Starting in Joyford we follow the lane towards Bicknor then turn right across a field to the wooded stream valley. Here we will see the entrances to Dry Sink ( always wet) and Wet Sink (only wet in flood conditions). You are standing in an extremely old landscape that once had a tropical climate with animals such as rhinoserous changing over time to the last major change, the ice age where animals like woolly Mammoth lived.

7 miles 3.5 hours.

Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire Dales valley