Leaf peeping originated in North America where people travel to view and photograph the fall foliage in areas where leaves change colors in autumn
With over 20 million trees spread across 200 square miles, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley is a heaven for leaf peepers. Home to a wide variety of majestic oak, ash, birch, beech, larch, sweet chestnut and many more, the foliage lights up as the days start to draw in, creating an indulgent visual feast.
Stay at Wyelets and you can experience Leaf Peeping from your armchair. The Little House is nestled under a huge Oak Tree where you can enjoy the changing fluttering leaves. If staying at UP^ sit on the huge decking and enjoy the views out to the forest trees. Or follow one of the listed walks from the door to Devils Pulpit or The Wye Valley Walk as both take you through some amazing ancient woodland to spectacular view points. Enjoy being in the trees and above the trees - both fantastic experiences. You can also take advantage of our Making Memories experience (see below)
Your time spent with us will be memorable for so many reasons but why not pick up an autumnal leaf to remind yourself of this special time and have the leaf made into a permanent memory by a local silversmith. The silversmith will preserve the veins and markings for a lifetime by rolling your leaf onto metal, which, in the process, destroys your leaf but imprints the metal. You can turn your leaves into silver pendants, copper brooches, and brass key fobs or anything else you can think of. Guests at Wyelets benefit from 25% off this beautiful service. Just let us know if you want to take up this offer and we will leave a box to protect your leaf and arrange collection and delivery of your treasure. https://www.chrislewisjewellerydesign.org/leaf-peeping
While you are staying with us why not experience Forest Therapy (also called Forest Bathing -translated from the Japanese Shinrin- Yoku or Forest Medicine) is a slow walking activity that prioritizes sensory experiences over intellectual ones and is designed to be pleasurable and relaxing. Small (2km), tranquil, Forest sites are carefully selected by Carina, a local, experienced and certified Forest Therapy Guide/ Forestry England (FE) Learning Provider. https://www.forestbathe.co.uk