Forest Compass

Volunteer Team

Forest Compass is a physical and online directory listing many of the regular activities, support groups and clubs available throughout the Forest of Dean.


The Forest is home to hundreds of social and activity groups of all kinds from baby groups, through lunch clubs, mens sheds to memory cafes. Many are free or very low cost to attend and run by volunteers or not for profits groups. Sadly many people who could benefit from such groups are unaware of the amazing opportunities on their doorstep.

If you run a volunteer lead activity, club or support group in the Forest of Dean advertise in the Forest Compass for FREE by completing the form here

Search for a Club or Group


Please always contact the club or group organiser to check that the club is running on the day you plan to visit before setting out on any journey. Many clubs have days out and trips so may not be running in the stated location every week.

Any information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge.

Physical copies of the Forest Compass are available, free of charge from us at Forest Voluntary Action Forum or pick one up at your local library, Council offices, or from various cafes and community hubs throughout the Forest of Dean.

Forest Compass is funded by the Forest of Dean District Council and West Dean Parish Council