Welcome to The Dean Rallies
Special Stage Rally enthusiasts immediately associate The Wyedean Stages Forest Rally with The Forest of Dean. However many will be unaware of the other events that have either taken places within the enclosures, or visited the famous local stages as part of a National rally.
The route of the 1961 RAC Rally included for the first time Special Stages in forests that are now well known, but with only a short trial stage in 1960 the new format was still to be tested. The final forest stages took place in The Forest of Dean and the event was declared a success. In the following years the RAC Rally included more and more forestry mileage.
The contents of this website will offer viewers the opportunity to examine the details of events which have taken place during the last fifty years, and perhaps be surprised by how rallies have taken place.
The Wyedean at 40 book is priced at £10 and is a soft cover publication of 116 A4 pages with a 16 page colour section. The book includes a synopsis of the 39 Wyedean Stages Rallies that have taken place since 1975, and contributions from competitors who have faced the challenge of some of the best known Rally Special Stages in the UK. The chosen good causes benefiting from sales of the book are The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and The League of Friends of The Dilke Hospital.
Still adding to the spreadsheet of all all stages used by all events here