Exercise & Well-Being

PLEASE NOTE – DUE TO COVID-19: Many local activities and attractions may be closed or have changed what they offer & times/days/prices. Please check with venues directly before visiting and check out this handy RESPONSIBLE VISITOR GUIDE. The local Tourist Association also have a useful BUSINESS RE-OPENING page.


Source: Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association

There are many local places to help you keep to your fitness regime.

Bathhurst Outdoor Pool – Lydney

A unique experience if the weather is warm – check it out! Given as a present to the ‘inhabitants of Lydney and Aylburton’ by the Bathurst family in 1920, Bathurst Swimming Pool in Lydney (GL15 5DY) is a 38 metre outdoor pool in the Forest of Dean is run by volunteers and open for at least ten weeks during the summer months.

Weather permitting the pool is open from June daily 12 noon until 6pm. Other times are available – visit http://www.bathurstpool.co.uk/ or phone 01594 842625 for more details.

Monmouth Leisure Centre

There is a good leisure centre in Monmouth offering swimming and a range of fitness classes and health and well-being treatments.

Visit http://www.mssportsclub.com/index.htm for more details, or phone 01600 775135 for more details.

Ross-On-Wye Swimming Pool

There is a good swimming pool in Ross-on-Wye. Visit https://haloleisure.org.uk/centres/herefordshire/ross-swimming-pool or phone 01989 763487 for more details.


To keep yourself in perfect balance and health, there are a few local options.

Whitemead Park

If you book for a treatment at Whitemead Forest Park where you also get use of their facilities (pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room) if you spend a certain amount on treatments. Visit https://www.whitemead.co.uk/health-beauty or phone: 01594 560000.


Wildwood Yoga do a number of great classes around the Forest of Dean. Visit: http://wildwoodyoga.co.uk/ or email: kishe@wildwoodyoga.co.uk.

Massage, Mindfulness and Reiki

For a total de-stress take a look at Cosmic Teapot who offer massage, reiki and mindfulness walks in the forest. Visit: https://cosmicteapot.co.uk/ or email/call: cheryl@cosmicteapot.co.uk/07714 286489.