May at Rowan Tree Retreat

As the days lengthen and the weather warms, May brings a special kind of magic to the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley. Vibrant blossoms, especially the amazing show of beautiful bluebells, adorn the woodlands, birdsong fills the air, and the energy of spring turns towards the promise of summer. Rowan Tree Retreat is the perfect place to immerse yourself in this enchanting season.


May is all about embracing the beauty of the outdoors! Explore endless forest trails now carpeted with vibrant wildflowers, set off on a river adventure in a kayak or canoe, or try your hand at an exciting new activity like bushcraft or fishing. With direct access to stunning forest walks and the River Wye, Rowan Tree Retreat puts you at the heart of it all.


Local Festivities

Experience the vibrant culture of the area with these May events:

Wye Valley River Festival (May 3rd-12th): The 10th anniversary this year. A celebration of the river and its surrounding communities features arts, music, food, and outdoor fun. Programme here

Coleford Area Walking Festival (May 11th – 19th) Now in it’s 8th year, this annual festival is based in and around the town of Coleford in the Forest of Dean with walks organised for all abilities ages and capabilities. Most walks are priced at £5 each (three walks are free)

Stargazing Safari (May 18th): Discover the wonders of the night sky on this guided safari at the local Tudor Farmhouse Hotel

After a day of exploration, unwind in the comfort of Rowan Tree Retreat. Soak in the hot tub overlooking leafy views, relax on the porch with a refreshing drink, and gather with loved ones in the light-filled living space. With its dog-friendly features and welcoming atmosphere, it’s a haven for pups and people alike.


Why Rowan Tree Retreat is the Perfect May Destination

Prime Location: Steps away from breathtaking forestBeautiful Bluebells in the Forest of Dean Wye Valley AONB Monmouth Wye Valley River Festival 4th MayColeford walking festival | king arthurs cavestargazing safarin May 18th Tudor Farmhouse hotel trails and the scenic River Wye. Endless Activities: Relax, explore, and discover something new each day.

Fun for All: Couples, families, and furry companions will all feel at home. Local Delights: Experience the charm of nearby villages, pubs, and attractions.


Ready to experience the magic of May at Rowan Tree Retreat? Book your stay today!