Visit the home of the Dymock Poets in the Forest of Dean

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

In the quiet village of Dymock, literacy history was being made by six of the finest poets of the early 20th century.

In the years leading up to the First World War, six poets - Lascelles Abercrombie, Wilfrid Gibson, John Drinkwater, Rupert Brooke, Robert Frost and Edward Thomas - would walk, talk, read and write in the Forest of Dean countryside.

Follow in the poets’ footsteps and while away the weekend viewing the glorious historic countryside of woodland, hills, villages, rural farmland and streams that inspired some of their work.

There are two circular eight mile walks, that can be guided or you can follow yourself taking in places of interest associated with the Dymock poets. There is also an exhibition in the local church of St Mary’s giving information about each of the poets and their lives.

Complete your visit with a stay in one of the many homely B&Bs or self-catering cottages, and enjoy reading the poets’ works in front of a cosy open fire.

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