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Puzzle Wood

Puzzle Wood, Coleford GL16 8QD, UK

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About Puzzle Wood

Puzzlewood is an attraction suitable for all ages. The site, covering 14 acres (5.7 ha), shows evidence of open cast iron ore mining dating from the Roman period, and possibly earlier. The area contains strange rock formations, secret caves and ancient trees, with a confusing maze of paths.



Attractions near Puzzle Wood

Perrygrove Railway is a fantastic family attraction based in the forest of dean, offering a great day out on our railway lines, picnic facilities and treetop adventure and so more. The railway was inspired by the minimum gauge estate railways or British narrow gauge railways developed by Sir Arthur Heywood at the end of the 19th century, including his pioneering Duffield Bank Railway and the later Eaton Hall Railway.

Clearwell Caves1km from Puzzle Wood

At Clearwell Caves you discover the hidden world the miners created, as they dug through impressive natural caverns to remove iron ore and ochre pigment. The caves are part of a Natural England designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and the notification includes parts of Clearwell along with Old Bow, Lambsquay and Old Ham mine complexes.

Hopewell Colliery3.39km from Puzzle Wood

Hopewell is a working coal mine managed by Rich Daniels, a freeminer of the forest. It offers a unique visitor experience in that you can actually visit the mine workings. See how coal, the power source of Britain for many centuries, is mined. Understand the extreme conditions that miners have to work in and so more.

Cannop ponds3.47km from Puzzle Wood

A beautiful two large ponds, which offers a large flat grassed area close to the car park and next to the ponds. It was home to lots of wildlife including mandarin ducks, awards, and dragonflies. The top pond is a wildlife trust nature reserve.

Cannop Cycle Centre4.52km from Puzzle Wood

Cannop Cycle Centre is a small woodland cycling centre, comprising mountain bike trails, a visitor centre, car parks and uplift service. It is located on the former site of Cannop Colliery in the Cannop Valley, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The nearest village is Parkend, 3 miles away. The cycling centre has been an active supporter of the Hands off our Forest campaign and hosted a 'cycle protest rally' in January 2011.

Beechenhurst - Forestry England4.66km from Puzzle Wood

Beechenhurst lies in the heart of the Forest of Dean, one of Britain's oldest and largest woodlands. It is the ideal place for families to start their forest adventure, with a Gruffalo Spotters trail, Sculpture Trail, play area, Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and climbing tower. The play area at Beechenhurst has a host of wooden play equipment for your kids to enjoy. There is a separate toddler area for our younger visitors.

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The cathedral city of Gloucester nestled between the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, is Britain’s most inland port, rich with history dating back to Roman times. Gloucester’s many museums and attractions tell the stories of those that have made a great impact on England and the world.