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Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

0.02km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

This 4.5 mile long Sculpture Trail was one of the first to open in the UK which was established in 1986. It provides a unique opportunity to walk through the woodlands and discover art along the way. The Sculpture Trail links several different site-specific sculptures commissioned for the forest. It is open from dawn to dusk every day of the year.

Cannop Cycle Centre

Cannop Cycle Centre

0.74km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

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.

Hopewell Colliery

Hopewell Colliery

1.28km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

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 ponds

Cannop ponds

1.56km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

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.

Mallards Pike

Mallards Pike

3.61km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

Mallards Pike Lake is in the center of the Forest of Dean and is a beautiful lake surrounded by woodland. This is an ideal starting point for a walk or bike ride. This is the main location for Go Ape, the family cycle trail passes by here and there's a fab cafe too. One of the iconic attractions to relax and also you can spend some beautiful time with your loved ones in the center of greenery.

Mallards Pike Lake

Mallards Pike Lake

3.63km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

Mallards Pike Lake is in the centre of the Forest of Dean and is a beautiful lake surrounded by woodland. The lake is a hub of activity, with something for everyone, such as big family picnic areas, Go Ape, watersports, family cycling trails, parkruns and Gruffalo Orienteering for kids.

Perrygrove Railway Tourist Attraction

Perrygrove Railway Tourist Attraction

4.3km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

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.

Puzzle Wood

Puzzle Wood

4.66km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

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.

Dean Heritage Centre

Dean Heritage Centre

5.18km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

The Dean Heritage Centre is located in the valley of Soudley, Gloucestershire, England. Discover the history of the Forest in a grade 2 listed mill building nestled in a valley in the heart of the glorious Forest of Dean. Explore our beautiful five-acre site and experience for yourself the splendour of the Forest that surrounds us.

Clearwell Caves

Clearwell Caves

5.29km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

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.

Littledean Jail

Littledean Jail

6.18km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

Littledean Jail in the Forest of Dean is a unique visitor attraction and home to the crime through time collection and the quadropehnia collection. Behind the austere gatehouse entrance, the prison, with it’s formidable sandstone façade remains much as it was when first built. Steeped in history and infamy, its awesome appearance provides a stark reminder of the hard labour and craftsmanship needed to build this architecturally important jailhouse.

Coppett Hill

Coppett Hill

7.2km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

Coppett Hill is situated in South Herefordshire in the parish of Goodrich, which is equidistant between Ross on Wye and Monmouth. Permissive paths give access to the reserve as well as offering views stretching from the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains to the Clee Hills in Shropshire and the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire. The reserve is within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

King Arthur's Cave

King Arthur's Cave

7.61km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

King Arthurs Cave is a limestone cave, which is one of only five English caves known to have been used in both the Early and Late Upper Palaeolithic periods. The cave is situated at the foot of a low cliff at the north-western end of Lord's Wood on the hill of Great Doward at Whitchurch near the River Wye. It consists of a broad entrance platform, a double interconnected entrance and two main chambers.

Dean Forest Railway

Dean Forest Railway

7.94km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

The Dean Forest Railway is a 4 1⁄4-mile long heritage railway that runs between Lydney and Parkend in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Traveling in nostalgic and comfortable carriages, pulled by either carefully restored steam locomotives or delightful diesel locomotives, this line winds through the atmospheric and calming panorama of the Forest of Dean, passing the numerous quaint station houses that have been repaired and maintained by the dedicated volunteers that continue to run the lin

The aMazing Hedge Puzzle

The aMazing Hedge Puzzle

8.05km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

This is one of Herefordshire’s most popular private tourist attractions, and it’s no wonder! Labyrinths have always fascinated both young and old. It’s with this excitement and trepidation that visitors come and tackle this Amazing Hedge Puzzle, all ages are just thrilled, be it hide and seek in the maze, tag or just finding your way to the centre and back out again.

Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

8.12km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo breeds tropical butterflies so that you see every stage of their incredible life-cycle every day. Walk with butterflies as you explore the incredible and beautiful world of these wonderful creatures. This safari is for everyone with an interest in the environment, and has some wonderful photographic opportunities.

Goodrich Castle

Goodrich Castle

8.76km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles. Boasting a fascinating history and spectacular views from the battlements. It was owned successively by the Marshal, Valence and Talbot families, many of them important figures in war and national politics. It was an important border fortress responsible for securing southern Herefordshire but, despite its location, it had a relatively peaceful history until the Civil War.

St Briavels Castle

St Briavels Castle

9.29km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

St Briavel’s was an important royal castle on the frontier with Wales and the administrative and judicial centre of the Forest of Dean – a royal hunting ground where the game was protected and the king alone allowed to hunt. It was originally built between 1075 and 1129 as a royal administrative centre for the Forest of Dean. During the 13th century the castle became first a favourite hunting lodge of King John, and then the primary centre in England for the manufacture of quarrels, large numbe

Taurus Crafts

Taurus Crafts

9.89km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

Taurus Crafts is a vibrant visitor centre where you can see a wide range of arts and crafts. Throughout the year, there are opportunities to discover your own creativity, As well as being the home to a fantastic range of independent businesses, we run two shops with a mixed ability team.

National Trust - Westbury Court Garden

National Trust - Westbury Court Garden

10.5km from Beechenhurst - Forestry England

Westbury Court Garden is a Dutch water garden in Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, England, 9 miles southwest of Gloucester. The garden was designed 1695-1705. The house has gone but the garden survives and has the reputation of being one of the best examples of the 'Dutch Style in England' and of a 'Dutch canal garden'.

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Beechenhurst - Forestry England

Beechenhurst - Forestry England

Speech House Rd, Coleford GL16 7EJ, UK

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.