Well thanks to Steve sending us an email from 'Dog Friendly Holidays' with a discount for certain holidays and dogs going free with the special code we decided to take the plunge and have a go. Having recently lost our old dog we felt our other one would really now enjoy a Forest Holiday which may have been too much for the old boy so we booked a wood chalet in the Forest of Dean with Forest Holidays for a long weekend (Friday - Monday). The chalet was great, very large with a lovely lounge opening into the kitchen with doors onto 2 decked fully fenced patios, one with a jacuzzi. We had 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The chalet had everything you needed and even had underfloor heating which kept it nice and cosy. There was cafe and shop on site and the dogs were allowed in both. The woodland behind our cabin had several trails to follow and even though it rained most of the time on the Saturday we had some nice walks.
After that the sun shone all weekend and we visited many places including craft centres, garden centres and lakes for walks.
We took the Forest of Dean railway which is about an hour long trip with various stops on the way where you can get on and off when you like all day.Dogs are are allowed on board with a £2 ticket, our carriage was full of dogs enjoying their day. Our dog 'Duffy' especially loved looking out the window as we went along. We went to the end of the line at Parkend where we went on another long walk and ended up in the pub with Duffy for lunch. Afterwards we walked back to the station and caught the train back. On the journey back we stopped and did another walk around the lakes. After which when journeying back to the chalet we had to do an emergancy stop when a HUGE Wild Boar strolled across the road in front of us (only wish we had the camera ready)!Back for a relaxing evening in front of the tv with one very tired little terrier. After our weekend we met up with friends on the journey home as we hadn't seen them for a year and we had a pub lunch together followed by a lovely walk in the sun before heading home, a great time was had by all especially Duffy.