Virtual May Day Memories.

As we are currently constrained by the coronavirus lockdown we’ll be having a lie-in on May Day instead of getting up at some unspeakable hour to dance on May Hill.

For those of you with fond memories of May Days past, Ian our PRO has lovingly hand-crafted a selection of photos for you on our Facebook page.


40th Anniversary of Wimberry Clog!

The 25th April should have seen us dancing out in Newent to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our good friends and neighbours Wimberry Clog!

‘Wimberry’ as they are fondly known, sprang from The Forest of Dean Morris Men (as they then were), and since then we have enjoyed their company on a great many dance-outs and other occasions. Here are a few photos from past and more recent times – grateful thanks to Dave Evans for the photos.

Thank you for your company Wimberry Clog – we hope to celebrate your anniversary with you once we are all released from….


In the light of current advice and circumstances it has been decided that we have no option but to suspend Morris practices for the foreseeable future.

We will keep an eye on the situation, but from the timescale that the Government is working to it looks likely that the dancing out season will also be affected.

We also regret to inform you that our annual Family Weekend in June has been cancelled for this year. The good news is that we are already making tentative plans for our 2021 Family Weekend! The date will be 11th, 12th, and 13th June – pop it in your calendar now!


We meet every Wednesday at 8pm ’til 10pm at The Miners Arms, Whitecroft (GL15 4PE).  

Come and join us, have a drink, and give it a try for yourself!

All welcome; male and female, younger and older. (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.) 

For more information contact:   squire@forestmorris.org.uk  
Also see our Facebook page at


Please have a look at our About us page for more details of the history of Morris in the Forest, and of the side itself. We have recently celebrated our 50th Anniversary as a Side – see our ‘Latest news’ page.  

We’re a mixed Side of all ages and are always keen to welcome new dancers whether complete novices or experienced. Look here for more details.


Hello, and welcome to our website!

As it says on the banner above, we are the Forest of Dean Morris. We are based in the Forest of Dean, that wonderful triangle of ancient forest between the rivers Severn and Wye, in Gloucestershire, England.

We are performers of that most English of traditions – Morris Dancing, which has been performed since at least the 1400′s.

The buttons above will provide you with all you need to know about on what we do, why we do it, and where we do it.

Our programme for dancing out runs roughly from Easter until the end of September, but you are most welcome to come and meet us as we practice weekly for 2019 at The Miners Arms in Whitecroft (GL14 4PE).

We dance for enjoyment and to keep the tradition alive. We have danced at weddings, festivals, birthdays, fetes, fayres, and anniversary events all over the UK. We have also danced in France, Germany, and Belgium.

If you would like to find out more about us just use the buttons above in the first instance. If you’d like to join us, book us for an event, or come along to a free ‘taster’ at one of our Winter practice nights please get in touch with us via our Contact page

An unashamed plug for Wye Valley Brewery

An unashamed plug for Wye Valley Brewery!

If you’d like to see us in action here are links to a couple of YouTube videos. First up is the Upton-on-Severn Stick dance from, unsurprisingly, Upton-on-Severn! It’s being danced quite a long way downstream from Upton at Newnham-on-Severn.

 Following on from that is a video of us performing ‘Bluebells of Scotland’ from the village of Adderbury in Oxfordshire.

Poster 2019 Workshop

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