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The Forest of Dean is in Gloucestershire on the English side of the border that joins England to Wales in the United Kingdom. For centuries it was the domain of Royalty and used as a hunting and pleasure zone. Later it became very heavily industrialised - with mainly the extraction industries such as Coal, Iron, Stone and, of course, harvesting the timber that grows along the wooded slopes.
More recently it has seen the decline of heavy industry and a resurgence of the woodlands. More recently still, there has been an increase in Tourism as more people have discovered this unique region that blends a varied industrial heritage with areas of great beauty with a wide range of wild plants and animals.