Welcome to Parkend
COVID-19 UPDATE For the latest advice about the virus please go to www.nhs.uk
WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING
Wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering and practise social distancing.
Face coverings are now compulsory in shops, public transport and anywhere you can't practise social distancing.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE and we can get through this. We are so lucky to be surrounded by forest so if you are able to, go for walk through the woods and enjoy nature at its best.
CAN WE HELP?
Please send a message or ring Elaine on 01594 563479 (Parkend nominated contact) and we will try to help.
ACTIVITIES FOR OLDER PEOPLE AND DEMENTIA SUFFERERS
Click this link to access lots of ideas for activities to share Older people activities
STAY SAFE AND PROTECT EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY
Parkend is a thriving small village in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean.
It has a rich industrial history of coalmining, ironworks and forestry but is now a peaceful settlement surrounded by woodlands, one of which is the RSPB Nagshead Nature Reserve, and where sheep wander freely, deer and wild boar can often be seen and buzzards fly overhead.
Parkend is also a popular tourist centre with two village pubs, the Dean Forest Railway with steam trains, a Post Office/village shop and café, Dean Cycles hire/cafe and Whitemead Park holiday park.
There is an abundance of tracks and trails for walking and cycling and dogs are welcome everywhere.
The annual carnival on August Bank Holiday Monday is the longest running and most supported one in the forest.