Heritage Open Days celebrate the diverse depth and range of the Forest’s history.
Nationally the second weekend in September is marked by the opening of doors and giving free access and opportunities for local communities and tourists to find out about local stories and sites.
Made possible by volunteers, Heritage Open Days requires co-ordination and marketing to be successful. Its long term legacy is to educate and improve people’s understanding and respect for their surroundings and to build a greater appreciation of the importance of heritage to the Forest.
You can volunteer to be a guide at one of our heritage sites.
We are always grateful for people to offer to deliver events, or even to help with preparation of signs and delivery of these to the appropriate places, together with the printed leaflets.
Or why not attend one of the Heritage Open Days!
Click here to go to the 2021 Forest of Dean Heritage Open Days.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!