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Wildlife Safaris, Forest of Dean 


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Photos: Wild boar, fallow deer (Flickr: paulodoherty) and a small pearl-bordered fritillary

Join me on a wildlife safari to explore the stunning landscapes and amazing wildlife of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

Private bookings and vouchers
To book a private safari, buy a voucher or simply explore options please contact me direct or click here to see my bookings calendar with available dates and prices. I offer flexible and accessible wildlife experiences for individuals, couples and groups of all ages and backgrounds, throughout the year. These can range from two hours long to a half or full day. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any particular requirements you might have.

You may like to:

  • Listen for woodland birds on a dawn chorus or evening birdsong walk;

  • Look for elusive and shy wild boar or deer;

  • Listen for 'churring' nightjars and roding woodcock;

  • Discover butterflies and trees;

  • Or explore the forest for its special birds such as hawfinches, crossbills and peregrines.

Prices will vary depending on the offer. For example, for a 2 hour evening session in the Forest of Dean, prices are from £125 up to four people and then an additional £25 per person.

Elmore Court

If you are staying in one of the treehouses at Elmore Court, near Gloucester, I also offer safaris around the estate which is enabling wildlife populations and their habitats to regenerate. I would travel over from the Forest of Dean and take you out wildlife watching for two hours, starting from your treehouse and exploring the woodland, hedgerows, pasture and watery spaces. Prices start from £175 for up to four people and then an additional £25 per person. 

OR join me as part of a small group (up to 8 people) with the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel or Yuup:

Wildlife Safaris in the Forest of Dean with the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel - afternoon tea or charcuterie board and wine included.

Upcoming safari dates for 2024 include:

  • April 26th 2024 7pm

  • May 18th 2024 7:30pm

  • May 25th 2024 8pm

  • June 29th 2024 8:30pm

  • August 3rd 2024 7:30pm

  • August 17th 2024 7pm

  • September 28th 2024 5:30pm

  • October 19th 2024 4:30pm

  • November 16th 2024 3pm

  • December 14th 2024 2:30pm

For more details of dates and times, and to book, click here.

Wildlife Safaris in the Forest of Dean, booking through Yuup

Upcoming dates for 2024 include:

Tuesday 21st May 2024 7:30pm

Saturday 22nd June 2024 8:30pm

Saturday 13th July 2024 8pm

Saturday 21st September 2024 5:30pm

Click here to book. 

For early birdsong adventures click here.




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Photos: Hawfinch, chaffinch, robin and mandarin duck

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