Nightbringer | The Arthurian Online Encyclopedia

Dean Forest

Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean is a historic woodland area in the western part of Gloucestershire, England.

In Welsh legend, Arthur’s chief forester in Dean was Madawg son of Twrgadarn.

The Welsh story of Geraint begins with a great hunt for a magnificent stag in the forest. In Tennyson, it is named as a forest through which Pelleas rode during his adventures.

The Forest of Dean
It is one of the surviving ancient forests in England and holds a rich history dating back to prehistoric times. The Forest of Dean is considered one of the ancient woodlands of England, and it has a history dating back many centuries. Parts of the forest have been continuously wooded since prehistoric times, making it an important ecological and archaeological site.

Idylls of the King | Lord Alfred Tennyson, 1859-1886
Geraint and Enid | 13th century